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Nanodegree Program

Become a DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure

Learn to develop and deploy cloud-based applications on Microsoft Azure, the cloud services platform used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies.
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  • Estimated Time
    3 months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    December 9, 2020

    Get access to the classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Intermediate Python, familiarity with Linux shell scripting and cloud concepts

    See prerequisites in detail

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  • Microsoft

What You Will Learn

SYLLABUS

DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular cloud services platforms used by enterprises, making it a crucial tool for cloud computing professionals to add to their skillset. The DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program teaches students how to deploy, test, and monitor cloud applications on Azure, thereby preparing learners for success on Microsoft’s AZ-400 DevOps Engineer Expert certification exam.

The DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program teaches students how to deploy, test, and monitor cloud applications on Azure, one of the most popular cloud services platforms.

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3 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

Intermediate Python, familiarity with Linux shell scripting and cloud concepts.See detailed requirements.

  • Azure Infrastructure Operations

    In modern deployments, automated deployment and management of cloud infrastructure is crucial for ensuring the high uptimes that customers expect. Understand the DevOps lifecycle and the basics of infrastructure management in Microsoft Azure. Learn about cloud security best practices to keep infrastructure secure. Leverage modern technologies to create robust and repeatable deployments in Microsoft Azure.

    Deploying a Web Server in Azure
  • Agile Development with Azure

    Automated Deployment of high quality software using DevOps principles is a critical skill in the cloud era. Master the theory and practice of Agile project management with hands-on examples. Execute a Python centric Continuous Integration strategy that uses testing best practices, including open source code quality tools such as pylint and pytest. Couple Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) with Continuous Delivery using Azure Pipelines to streamline the deployment of applications to Azure.

    Building a CI/CD Pipeline
  • Ensuring Quality Releases (Quality Assurance)

    Applications that have been built and released into the cloud need to be evaluated to ensure proper performance. Test cloud-based application performance and functionality within the pipeline itself, as well as after it has been deployed by using different types of test suites such as Selenium and Postman. Exercise those test suites against a variety of endpoints, including a sample eCommerce UI, and REST APIs. Build a systemic application monitoring process based on alert triggers in Azure Monitor and custom log files in Azure Log Analytics.

    Ensuring Quality Releases
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Azure-related job growth is projected to hit almost 40% over the next decade.

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Real-world projects from industry experts

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Personal career coach and career services

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You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?
    Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest growing cloud service providers around, with 95% of Fortune 500 companies trusting the platform with their business. That’s why companies across industries are looking to hire developers with Azure expertise, as Azure-related job growth is projected to hit almost 40% over the next decade. With Udacity’s DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program, you will learn the skills you need to be in demand, and you'll be prepared to take the Microsoft AZ-400 Certification exam, proving your proficiency at designing and implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    Companies are hiring professionals with Azure skills for roles such as Systems Architect, Security Engineer, Database Architect, Network Architect, SysAdmin, Cyber Analyst, Database Admin, Software Engineer, and more.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    If you're a developer, system admin, or operations manager interested in automating IT infrastructure, building software delivery pipelines, and deploying and managing infrastructure, this program is for you. This program will enable you to gain the skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly-growing field.
ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
    A well-prepared learner is already able to:
    • Write and read code using Python with 1 or more years of experience, including knowledge of loops, if/then statements, data types, functions, classes, and objects
    • Create a free-tier Azure account for this course, which requires a computer with command-line access, an up-to-date Web browser, and an email address
    • Demonstrate conceptual cloud skills
    • Demonstrate basic Linux shell skills
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    Udacity's Intro to Cloud Computing course is a great way to brush up on foundational Cloud concepts. We also have this Intro to Python Programming course, and the Linux Command Line Basics course if you'd like to learn more about the Linux OS.
TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support three projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in three months, working 5-10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What hardware, software, and versions will I need in this program?
    For this Nanodegree program, you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux and an unmetered broadband Internet connection.