Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert

Certification details

As a DevOps engineer, you’re a developer or infrastructure administrator who also has subject matter expertise in working with people, processes, and products to enable continuous delivery of value in organizations.

Your responsibilities for this role include delivering Microsoft DevOps solutions that provide continuous security, integration, testing, delivery, deployment, monitoring, and feedback. You design and implement flow of work, collaboration, communication, source control, and automation.

As a DevOps engineer, you work on cross-functional teams that include:

  • Developers
  • Site reliability engineers
  • Azure administrators
  • Security engineers

You must have experience both administering and developing in Azure, with strong skills in at least one of these areas. You should also have experience implementing both GitHub and Azure DevOps solutions.


The English language version of this certification will be updated on July 26, 2024. Review the study guide linked on the Exam AZ-400 page for details about upcoming changes.

Skills measured

  • Design and implement processes and communications
  • Design and implement a source control strategy
  • Design and implement build and release pipelines
  • Develop a security and compliance plan
  • Implement an instrumentation strategy

Job role: DevOps Engineer

Prerequisites: 2 certifications

Required exams: AZ-400

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Certification prerequisites

To become a Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert, you must earn at least one of the following: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification.

Certification exams

  • AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design and implement processes and communications; design and implement a source control strategy; design and implement build and release pipelines; develop a security and compliance plan; and implement an instrumentation strategy.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.