Is DevOps Important for Software Developers or IT Admins?

AZ-400 Microsoft Azure Devops Infographic

AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps

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There are several myths floating regarding DevOps in the IT industry today! It is not surprising to read them, especially given it is the latest trend and every organization jumping onto the wagon. 

From our experience, we can say that DevOps is worth the hype. If done and implemented properly, this DevOps approach can help in delivering a massive positive effect on organizations and businesses. It helps in reducing costs, improving performances, and breaking down silos between different teams. 

We look at the most common myths that are doing the recent rounds– 

  1. DevOps is only for the web 
  2. DevOps is only related to engineering and operations 
  3. DevOps is not suited for implementation in regulated industries 
  4. DevOps cannot exist without a cloud
  5. There is only a single approach to Azure DevOps 
  6. Purchasing DevOps tools are the same as doing DevOps
  7. DevOps and Agile Development is the same
  8. DevOps only focusses on improving quality and stability

Granted that we come across these talks through our walks of life in both the IT and non-IT industry, there is a lot more truth hidden behind every statement. Yes, this term has been boomed thanks to the ever-growing startup culture as well as the ever-increasing and expanding IT world.

Let’s now look as to which all are true and to what extent.

  • DevOps are only for the web

It is true that this practice initially began with companies that were born on the web. But over time, large organizations and corporations have successfully incorporated this practice and principles in their work culture in non-tech space. 

  • DevOps is only related to engineering and operations 

Yes, the term DevOps is made up of development and operations. And that is how the concept was initiated. But in current times, this approach has been modified to empower whole organizations. Everyone involved in the delivery of the product has a part to play in this process. 

  • DevOps is not suited for implementation in regulated industries 

Understandable that in a regulated industry, there is an extreme need for checks and balances, but this does not hinder the DevOps process. In contrast, DevOps helps with compliance if implemented properly. Automated process flows and tools can help in maintaining audit trails. 

  • DevOps cannot exist without cloud 

It is true that when people think of DevOps, the next thought that comes to mind is the need for cloud computing. Cloud does help testers and developers deploy, test, and make changes rapidly. But if properly and efficiently implemented, processes can be optimized using the DevOps approach without the need for Cloud. 

Virtualization becomes optional. 

  • There is only a single approach to Azure DevOps 

Untrue. Every organization and business has different requirements and goals. A single uniform approach, although applicable does not necessarily have to be efficient. Processes and activities that worked in one organization do not necessarily work in another.

  • Purchasing DevOps tools is the same as doing DevOps 

That’s like saying, buying books is the same as studying them. Although purchasing tools is an investment in the right direction, this doesn’t necessarily help fast track and improve processes. There is an important need for a DevOps culture as well knowledge of the same to work efficiently and produce results.

  • DevOps and Agile Development are the same 

This is the most common myth surrounding DevOps. Although the two are closely related, and processes such as agile, lean, and other “work fast, ship often” models do form an important part of it, they do not necessarily define DevOps. The agile process, although helps in the faster shipment of products, but does not necessarily improve collaboration between different teams during the software lifecycle.

  • DevOps only focusses on improving quality and stability 

Although, if the company requires a sole focus on product quality, then yes DevOps does help fulfill this task. But in the bigger picture, DevOps helps in automating workflows, helping people focus more on the tasks at hand, improving the culture of the organization, and reducing burnout of employees.

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Want To Know How To Build CI/CD Pipeline Using Azure DevOps

CI & CD Pipeline

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There’s an upcoming live webinar on Building CI/CD Pipeline using Azure DevOps, arranged for you where you can learn the following topic live, the webinar is conducted in two platforms free and paid, to register for this webinar, Visit @ https://www.bestdotnettraining.com/courses-and-webinars

What is CI & CD Pipeline?

This pipeline is a process for automating the delivery of software and applications. Users can develop, build, run tests (CI) as well as deploy new versions of the application (CD).

This process helps in the removal of errors due to manual work, standardization of feedback loops between the developers and operations team as well as help in the faster iteration in product development.

CI stands for Continuous Integration. This is industry practice in software development wherein all developers continuously merge their codes to a central repository several times a day.
CD stands for Continuous Delivery wherein the latest builds are continuously deployed to the live version of the software. These together help in the automation of the complete software release process.

Importance of Learning CI/CD?

Learning CI/CD not only hold individual benefits for the user, but also helps in faster and quicker development as well as the deployment of multiple applications and software. Some of the benefits are:

  1. Increased in the speed of innovation as well as the ability to be competitive in the market. Companies that follow the practice of CI/CD tend to deploy and develop applications at a faster pace. This helps them achieve higher levels of innovation as well as stay competitive in the market of today.
  2. Increased revenue for organizations having the code in production compared to the ones sitting in a queue for deployment.
  3. Increased talent retention among organizations due to the allowance of engineers to work on multiple projects and increased market attractiveness for the job roles.
  4. Engineers well versed with CI/CD and Azure DevOps lead to specialized job roles and increased quality in the work delivered as well as faster operations.
CI & CD  Career path

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How to Deploy Applications using Azure DevOps CI & CD Pipeline?

Skills required for a career in CI & CD Pipeline

For a CI/CD engineer, the following characteristics are of utmost importance and can be developed with the help of this course and session.

  1. Strong Communication skills
  2. Ability to break down complex situations into small, understandable components
  3. Excellency and proficiency in automation and optimization processes
  4. Keen and excellent analytical skills
  5. Effective team communication as well as strategic team building capabilities

There has been an increase from 66% to 74% in the percentage of businesses that are investing in DevOps.

Analytics for CI / CD
Profile of CI & CD users

Intended Audience for this course

This session is perfect for :

  • Web developers and programmers looking to begin learning Azure DevOps
  • Give AZ 400 certification
  • Implementing CI/CD in their organization
  • And anyone else.

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Why, How, What and When of Kubernetes and AKS. All you need to know is right here!

Kuberenetes Online Training Course

Kubernetes and AKS

In recent times, multiple applications are being built with the help of containers. Containers are nothing but microservices that are packaged together along with their dependencies and configurations. Kubernetes in turn is open-source software that is used for the maintenance and deployment of these containers on a large scale.

On a similar path, the Azure Kubernetes Service allows individuals to use serverless Kubernetes, which is an integrated CI/CD method, security, and governance. Developers can bring together operations and deployment in order to get rapid build, delivery, and scalability.

Kubernetes Online Training

Importance of Kubernetes and AKS

  • A Framework for today 

Kubernetes helps in the elimination of infrastructure lock-in without the imposition of restrictions when it provides core capabilities for the containers. It is able to achieve this feat with the help of a combination of multiple features within the Kubernetes platform.

  • Improved management through modularity

Containers allow developers to decompose the applications into smaller parts with a clear and distinct defined separation. This approach allows developers to build and complete the development at a faster rate, due to the responsibility of containers falling upon small defined teams. Developers can easily configure services based on load balance, horizontal scale, observability, and discovery.

  • Deployment and Updating software at scale

Kubernetes provides developers with wide latitude for the different types of applications to be supported. It supports a large variety of workloads, including but not limited to stateless, stateful, and data-processing workloads.

  • Foundation for Cloud-native apps

Kubernetes allows teams to keep pace with the requirements of modern software development. Developers are able to derive complete utility containers. They will also be able to develop applications that can be run anywhere, independent of the cloud-specific requirements.

Prerequisite knowledge

A basic understanding of Linux, YAML, and command lines is required. There are some container technologies available like Docker, Podman, Crio-O. So before starting with Kubernetes you should know one of the container technologies in depth. This will in turn help you connect the concepts properly.

Career Path in Kubernetes 

Certification in Kubernetes would make you front-runners for the following career opportunities, or you might like to switch your profession to one of these roles:

  • DevOps Engineer 
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • [Senior] Java Architect
  • [Senior] Python Developer
  • Software Escalation Engineer
Career Path in Kubernetes

How to prepare for Certification?

  • Get familiarity with Kubernetes and what a cluster consists of.
  • Try installing a cluster from scratch. 
  • Understand the concepts and the usage of cluster
  • Enroll for a live course on BestDotnetTraining
  • Or register to watch pre-recorded videos on BestDotNetTraining
  • Practice, practice, practice. Without hands-on experience and practice working with and deploying to a cluster, the exams will be very difficult to pass. 

Why Prepare with BestDotNetTraining?Why Prepare with BestDotNetTraining?

This Kubernetes Online Training by BestDotNetTraining provides an overview of different kinds of features and functionalities and will help you learn how to manage the stored infrastructure and application deployment.

Also, with every course, you will be given a sample project document that contains complete source code. There is also a unique opportunity to Develop a Live Project, which helps you to learn all the processes involved in different stages of application development.

You will be able to do the following things for each of the modules-

  • Access to Pre Recorded videos for the duration of the subscription
  • Course material will be provided to you in a PDF format – You can download and save them for future reference.
  • Interview Questions – In every module, there are a set of interview questions, both descriptive and multiple choices which you can use for your practice
  • Online Exam – You can test and practice to get a better understanding of where you stand on the subject of our online exams.
Kubernetes Training

Who is this course for?

This Kubernetes certification training is beneficial for Kubernetes cluster administrators. Anyone looking to learn how to work with Kubernetes will also benefit from this certification training. This Kubernetes online training is also well-suited for:

  • Software developers
  • Software engineers
  • System administrators
  • Linux administrators
  • Cloud administrators

Objectives of this Certification Course?

By the end of this Kubernetes Course, you will learn:

  • Containerization in Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes Architecture
  • Kubernetes Management Techniques
  • Service discovery, Load Balancing, Networking
  • Storage orchestration

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Everything you need to know to Become an Azure DevOps Engineer.

Azure DevOps (AZ-400)

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There’s an upcoming batch on Azure DevOps, arranged for you from 1st March, where you will be learning from the expert Mr. Sandeep Soni. This Course is paid, you can find details of the course fees here @ https://www.bestdotnettraining.com/courses-and-webinars

AZ-400-Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

In the modern world, with more than 80% of businesses and solutions moving to the cloud, most projects involve the utilization of cloud platforms as well as multiple Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). 

AZ 400 is a course called Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions. AZ 400 is an intermediate course developed by Microsoft for professionals and individuals looking to gain knowledge about designing and implementing processes as well as practices in DevOps. This helps professionals who combine process, people, and technologies to deliver value to the organization.

Career path

AZ-400 Career Path

AZ 400 certification is a fit for individuals who are proficient and experienced with Agile practices in Azure, such as designing and implementation of solutions for compliance, configuration management, version control, infrastructure as code, build, release, etc. This helps professionals in developing skills to be able to optimize practices by streamlining deliveries, improving collaborations between multiple verticals, and creating automation for integration and development. 

After this certification, professionals will not only be able to extremely proficient with practices in DevOps but also be able to operate multiple Azure services, technologies, and tools. 

BEST WAYS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR MICROSOFT AZURE CERTIFICATION EXAM

There are multiple ways of prepping for this certification. You can access documents and tutorials provided by Microsoft to learn and practice by yourself. You can also take up live training provided by BestDotNetTraining, which you can keep an eye on here. Moreover, you can watch the pre-recorded videos by Mr. Sandeep Soni by enrolling in the course here

This exam is a technical one, thereby requiring professionals and individuals to have hands-on experience with technologies and tools surrounding DevOps. An added benefit would be gained if they have knowledge about DevOps practices and Agile Processes. The main points of focus in DevOps will be:

  • Azure DevOps 
  • Version Control (mostly Git) 
  • Azure Resource Manager 
  • PowerShell 

You are also required to have either of the following certifications prior to taking AZ 400-

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate 
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate 

KEY TRAINING ADVICE

AZ 400 certification contains several performance-based lab questions. You could be asked to go into the Azure Portal and perform certain tasks using the given credentials. Each lab may contain 8-9 tasks and you can use PowerShell, CLI, or Azure Portal to accomplish the tasks.

Some key advice from our trainers are:

  • Use the topics in the “Skills Measured” section to create a study plan. Then plan your timings and commit to completing them
  • Achieving a good overall score is not enough in the exam, since you are required to attain a certain minimum score in each of the different areas. As such, you cannot neglect any part of the exam objectives.  
  • Be careful about overestimating how prepared you are and how much you know. Allow time to be given to adequate preparation and review of all topics.   
  • AZ 400 certification contains several performance-based lab questions. You could be asked to go into the Azure Portal and perform certain tasks using the given credentials. Each lab may contain 8-9 tasks and you can use PowerShell, CLI, or Azure Portal to accomplish the tasks.

What you’ll learn in this certification?

The following are the Skills Measured according to Microsoft: 

  • Develop an instrumentation strategy 
  • Develop a site reliability engineering (SRE) strategy 
  • Develop a security and compliance plan 
  • Manage source control 
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration
  • Define and implement continuous integration
  • Define and implement continuous delivery and release management strategy
  • Manage source control 
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration 
  • Define and implement continuous integration 
  • Define and implement continuous delivery and release management strategy

Intended Audience

Job roles that can take up Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions Training include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Developers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Microsoft certified professionals 
  • Operations Team Members 
  • IT Managers 
  • IT Professionals who want to understand Microsoft DevOps 
  • Professionals who want to clear the Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 examination

Learning Objectives

Lastly, the objectives of the course are as follows: 

  • Plan the transformation along with shared goals and timelines 
  • Selection of a project and identification of key project metrics and KPIs 
  • Creation of a team and incorporating Agile organization structure 
  • Understanding and description of the benefits of using Source Control 
  • Recommendation of artifact management tools and practices 
  • Migration and consolidation of artifacts 
  • Migration from TFVC to Git 
  • Migration and Integration source control measure
  • Scaling of Git for Enterprise DevOps 
  • Developing a quality project strategy 
  • Implementation and Managing build infrastructure 
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery 

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