Azure Pipelines is a fully featured service used to create cross-platform CI (Continuous Integration) and CD (Continuous Deployment). It works with your preferred Git provider and can deploy to most major cloud services, including Azure. Azure DevOps offers a comprehensive Pipelines offering.

This module introduces Azure Pipelines concepts and explains key terms and components of the tool, helping you decide your pipeline strategy and responsibilities.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, students and professionals can:

  • Describe Azure Pipelines.
  • Explain the role of Azure Pipelines and its components.
  • Decide Pipeline automation responsibility.
  • Understand Azure Pipeline key terms.


  • Understanding of what DevOps is and its concepts.
  • Familiarity with version control principles is helpful but is not necessary.
  • Beneficial to have experience in an organization that delivers software.