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Materials for Azure DevOps Podcast

How to Use Microsoft Teams to Host a Virtual Lab or Virtual Hackathon Event

Why take a cert?

Get noticed and stay competitive with role-based certifications

2017 Study Done by Pearson Vue

Which of the following benefits did you receive from completing your certification?

  • Received positive impact on my professional image/reputation 64.9%
  • Moved into a career in IT 22.6%
  • Helped me get a salary increase 17.7%
  • Found a job 15.5%
  • Got a promotion 12.5%

How did achieving a certification help you most in your job?

  • Helped me to perform complex tasks more confidently 36.9%
  • Helped improve the ratings I achieved in my performance review 21.6%
  • Helped me introduce efficiencies into my job role (e.g. time/budget) 21.4 %
  • Helped me take on management responsibilities 7.6%

Who paid for the most recent exam?

  • Employer 56.1%
  • Self-paid 30.5%

What will be on the cert?

Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Exam AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

Skills Measured section

  • Design a DevOps strategy (20-25%)
  • Implement DevOps development processes (20-25%)
  • Implement continuous integration (10-15%)
  • Implement continuous delivery (10-15%)
  • Implement dependency management (5-10%)
  • Implement application infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Implement continuous feedback (10-15%)

What resources can I use to prep?

3rd party

Practice Tests

COVID Changes

Exam Tips:

  • Exams get updated regularly. We typically notify folks in advance to the release of a new exam, and then run the new exam in parallel with the old one for 90 days. If you are looking to take a certification you can usually mix and max old and new exams.
  • Schedule an exam date - this will provide a forcing function/goal to get ready to take the exam.
  • Put study time on your calendar.
  • Exams can be taken in person or at home.
  • Exams are 40-60 questions
  • Some questions can be worth more than one points
  • Answer all the questions
  • No penalty for guessing
  • Some questions cannot be skipped
  • Mark items for review if you are not sure of the questions.
  • Questions come from a pool that is rotated all the time.
  • Need a 700 to pass, not a 70%, and need a passing score in each of the exam skills section.
  • Not all multiple choices, hands on and case study questions also.
  • Exam Policies - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-exam-policies.aspx
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