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  • Exam Name Exam AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
  • Exam Type Multiple Choice Examination
  • Exam Duration 150 Minutes
  • Number of Questions 40 - 60
  • Exam Fee $165
  • Eligibility/Pre-Requisite To become a Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, you must either earn the Azure Administrator Associate or Azure Developer Associate certification.
  • Exam validity 2 years
  • Exam Languages English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

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Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) FAQs

1. Is there any recommended prerequisite for Microsoft Azure Certification Exam AZ-400?

Yes, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification acts as a prerequisite for the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification. So, one must have passed either AZ-103 or AZ-203 exam before appearing in the AZ-400 exam. 

Exam AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions is the only exam one needs to pass to become an Azure DevOps Engineer Expert. Besides prerequisites, It is recommended that the candidates are proficient agile practices with the familiarity in Azure development and Azure Administration both. 

The candidates should also be skilled in designing and implementing DevOps practices for infrastructure as code, version control, configuration management, build, release, compliance, and testing by using different Azure technologies.


2. What are the important domains covered in the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 exam?

The domains covered in the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 Exam are:

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

Note: Microsoft has updated the content of the Azure AZ-400 exam on December 3, 2019.


3. What are the important topics for the AZ-400 certification exam preparation?

All the domains and the topics under these domains are important for the AZ-400 certification exam preparation. Some of the important topics that you can’t miss during your AZ-400 exam preparation are Infrastructure as code, infrastructure and configuration management, migration and consolidation, version control, code flow, Azure Kubernetes service, system feedback mechanisms, container builds, release management, and dependency management.

4. How to prepare for the Azure AZ-400 exam?

If you want to pass the Azure AZ-400 exam in the first attempt to receive the badge of Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, you should follow the right path for your preparation. Steps you need to follow while preparing for Microsoft Azure AZ-400 Exam are:

  • Go through the Microsoft Learning portal.
  • Understand the Exam Structure and BluePrint
  • Take up Microsoft Azure AZ-400 training
  • Study Microsoft Documentation
  • Refer to Azure whitepapers and ebooks.
  • Participate in Discussion Forums and Study Groups.
Take up AZ-400 free test and AZ-400 practice tests to examine your preparation level.

5. Does the AZ-400 certification exam contain any performance-based lab questions?

Yes, the AZ-400 certification exam contains many performance-based lab questions. You will be asked to go into the Microsoft Azure portal using the given login credentials and perform some tasks. Each lab may contain 8-9 tasks and you can use PowerShell, CLI or Azure Portal to accomplish the tasks. 

6. I am a non-technical person, can I become Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Expert?

The recommended requirement to take up the Azure AZ-400 certification exam is to have significant knowledge in Azure development and Azure administration. Also, the candidate must be a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator or Azure developer. So, it’s not possible for a non-technical person to take the Azure AZ-400 exam directly, but he needs to follow a path.

As you are from a non-technical background, we would recommend you to start your preparation with the Azure AZ-900 Certification course that will help you learn the basics of Azure. At the same time, you can gain some hands-on experience on the Azure platform. And then, you can move to take Azure Administrator AZ-103 or Azure Developer AZ-203 exam. On passing one of these certifications, you can move to the AZ-400 exam to become a Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert.

7. What are the different types of questions asked in the AZ-400 real exam?

You can expect different types of questions in AZ-400 exam, these are:

  • Single choice questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Arrange in right sequence type questions
  • Single choice questions bases on a scenario
  • Case studies with multiple questions
  • Performance lab-based tasks 

8. What is the Exam retake policy for Microsoft Azure AZ-400?

  • The candidate needs to wait 24 hours before retaking the exam second time if fails in the first attempt.
  • The candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam third time if he/she fails in the 2nd attempt.
  • The candidate also has to wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam fourth and fifth times.
  • Candidate can take a maximum of 5 retakes in a year. (This 12-month period starts from the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam attempt.)

9. Which Azure Certification should I choose?

Microsoft Azure introduced Role-based certifications in 2018 to make its certifications more role-specific. Since then there has been a number of modifications in the Azure certification list, involving the addition and deletion of certification exams as well as the addition of new roles. Here is the most recently updated list of Azure role-based certifications:

10. What is the validity of the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 certification?

Once you get certified and achieve AZ-400 certification, it remains valid for a period of 2 years.

11. After purchasing Microsoft Azure AZ-400 practice tests from Whizlabs, how can I clarify my technical questions?

We have a dedicated expert team who will answer all your queries that are submitted through our Learning Management Solutions (LMS) interface. You will be receiving responses within 24 hours after the submission. 

12. What is the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 Exam Cost?

 Microsoft Azure AZ-400 Exam Cost is $165 (which is different across countries).

13. What is the average salary of a Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer?

According to the report by Nigel Frank International, the average Azure DevOps Engineer salary is $145,000 per year in the USA which may range from $125,000 to $185,000 per year as per the knowledge and experience level of the candidate.

14. What’s the next step after passing the Azure AZ-400 certification exam to become an Azure DevOps Engineer Expert?

Microsoft Azure AZ-400 is the one and final step in the journey of becoming a Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert. But before Azure AZ-400, you need to pass the Azure AZ-103 or AZ-203 exam. The path to becoming a Microsoft Azure DevOps engineer expert involves AZ-103 or AZ-203 certification exams.

15. What is the significance of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)?

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is the fully managed service that provides the easiest way to use Kubernetes on Azure. AKS takes care of the hosted Kubernetes environment. This service makes deployment and management of the containerized applications easier, without any need for container orchestration expert. AKS offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery experience, and enterprise-level security and governance.

16. Apart from the Azure AZ-400 certification training course, is there any other DevOps certification training course available on the Whizlabs platform?

Yes, apart from Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer certification AZ-400 training course, following are the available DevOps certification training courses on the Whizlabs platform:

Apart from these certification training courses, we offer some basic online courses for DevOps, these are:

17. What are the roles and responsibilities of an Azure DevOps Engineer?

An Azure DevOps Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing DevOps practices for infrastructure as code, version control, configuration management, build, release, compliance, and testing by using different Azure technologies. Following are the roles and responsibilities of an Azure DevOps Engineer:

  • Designing and implementing DevOps practices using different Azure technologies.
  • Leveraging continuous deployment practices for enhancing the agile posture of a business.
  • Planning, architecting, developing, deploying and evolving CI and CD systems for emerging data analytics platforms on the cloud.
  • Developing software to scale the delivery of system automation and automated deployments.
  • Design and implement new system layers through the first-principles understanding about computing environments with higher complexity.
  • Developing the documentation of the disaster recovery plan.
  • Working in collaboration with crucial stakeholders for capturing, analysis and identification of DevOps requirements.
  • Collaborating with developers to identify necessary Azure resources and automation of provisioning.

18. Will I receive the badge of Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Expert on passing the Azure AZ-400 exam?

Yes, you will receive the badge of Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Expert on passing the Azure AZ-400 exam. To become a Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, you only need to pass one exam i.e. AZ-400. Thus, on passing the AZ-400 exam, you will receive the Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Expert title.

19. What are the Skills validated in Azure AZ-400 Exam?

The skills that are validated in the Azure AZ-400 Exam are:

  • Designing a DevOps strategy
  • Implementation of DevOps development processes 
  • Implementing application infrastructure 
  • Implementing continuous delivery 
  • Implementing continuous integration 
  • Implementing dependency management 
  • Implementing continuous feedback 

20. What are the technical and business benefits of DevOps?

Technical benefits of DevOps are -

  • Reduction in the complex problems
  • Continuous software delivery
  • Faster bug fixing

Business benefits of DevOps are -

  • Faster delivery for customer satisfaction
  • Enough time to add product value
  • More stable operating environments

21. Are Whizlabs training courses enough to pass the Microsoft AZ-series certification exams?

To pass the Azure AZ-series exams all you need is to:

  • Go through exam content to prepare well
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Give practice tests to check your preparation level
  • The assistance of the subject matter experts to clarify your technical as well as non-technical doubts

This is all we provide in our training courses for the AZ-series certification exams. 

Note that we include the links for whitepapers and documentation in our training videos and question explanations, and we highly recommend you to go through those links and dive deep to understand the concepts better.

22. Why should I take up the Azure AZ-400 certification exam?

Azure certifications are among the top-paying info-tech certifications in the world. The AZ-400 exam measures and validates your DevOps skills for designing and implementing strategies for application code and infrastructure that support continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback. The top reasons to take up Azure AZ-400 certification are as follows:

  • Validates your skills to design and implement strategies for application code and infrastructure  
  • Helps you to get expertise as an Azure DevOps Engineer
  • It provides you a global recognition for your knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Adds a credential to your resume and thus makes you stand out of the crowd
  • Helps you to get a number of opportunities to enhance your career as a Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer
  • Gets you more chances of being promoted in your current job or get a new job with a higher paycheck

To know more reasons for getting an Azure certification, you can check out our blog on Top 10 Reasons to Get an Azure certification.

23. Why should I buy the Whizlabs Microsoft Azure AZ-400 practice test?

At Whizlabs, we are committed to building high-quality training courses and practice tests for the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 certification exam.

While a training course helps you learn various concepts and get ready for the exam, practice tests check your preparation level. Thus, you get aware of your weak areas and can work on them to improve. 

If you come across any doubts while taking the practice tests, our experts help you to clear them and thus you become more confident to pass the real exam. So, we highly recommend you to go through our AZ-400 practice tests before sitting in the actual exam.

24. Can I try the AZ- 400 free test before purchasing the complete Azure AZ-400 practice test?

Yes. We are offering Azure AZ-400 Free Test with 15 unique questions for the free evolution of our tool. You can try it before you purchase our complete test. Also, you will find the 15% discount coupon inside the free test that you can apply on the purchase of practice tests.

25. Are you providing case study type questions in your practice tests?

Yes, our practice tests consist of different types of questions as per the real exam format. As the AZ-400 exam may contain case studies with multiple questions, we also provide case study type questions in our practice tests. 

26. Do you provide real-time labs with the AZ-400 training course?

Yes, we provide real-time labs with the AZ-400 training course. You may expect many performance-based lab tasks in the AZ-400 exam, and so provide hands-on practice labs to help you prepare well for the exam. Our AZ-400 training course consists of 38 scenario-based lab exercises that are recommended for the AZ-400 exam.

27. Can I get the Azure AZ-400 course completion certificate from Whizlabs?

Yes. If you complete the AZ-400 video course 100% i.e. go through all the training videos completely, you will be able to download the AZ-400 course completion certificate from Whizlabs; that is signed by our CEO.

28. How long does it take to prepare for the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 exam?

Being an expert-level certification exam, it’s not so easy to pass the AZ-400 exam. But if you’re well determined and concentrated, you will need 20-25 hours to take the Azure AZ-400 training course and practice tests. Also, you can spend as much time as you want on practice labs to get hands-on with the Azure platform.

So, overall get an aggregate of 30-40 hours for the exam preparation and you will be fully prepared for the Azure AZ-400 exam.

Note: the time period required for an exam preparation depends on many factors such as prior knowledge and experience, level of the exam, the concentration of the candidate, and how much time one takes to grasp a new concept. So, the exam preparation duration mentioned above will vary from individual to individual. 

29. Is DevOps a tool?

No, DevOps can’t be referred to as a tool. Instead, it’s a work culture that combines development and operations teams to enable continuous development, continuous testing, continuous integration, continuous deployment, continuous monitoring, and continuous feedback.

30. What are the core operations of DevOps in terms of development and infrastructure?

 The core operations of DevOps in terms of development and infrastructure are :

  • Development
  • Version Control
  • Integration
  • Deployment
  • Testing
  • Delivery
  • Configuration
  • Monitoring
  • Feedback

31. Can I purchase an exam voucher from Whizlabs?

No, we do not provide an exam voucher. You will have to directly purchase it from Microsoft. The cost of the Azure AZ-400 exam is USD 165, which is different across countries.

32. Do you offer a Money-Back Guarantee for the AZ-400 training course and exam simulator?

Yes, we offer a 100% Unconditional money-back guarantee. If you do not clear the exam for any reason, you can request a full refund. Please note that we only refund the cost of the product that you have purchased from Whizlabs, not the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 Exam Fee.

33. Do you provide any discount on the bulk purchase?

Yes. Whizlabs offers up to 50% discount on the purchase of more than 10 products at a time. Please contact Whizlabs Helpdesk for more details.

34. Do you have any preparation guidance for the AZ-400 certification exam?

Yes. We frequently write about certification preparation guides and tips on our blog. Here’s How to Prepare for the Exam AZ-400

35. Do you update the question bank with the latest updates?

Yes. Microsoft revises the exam syllabus based on the current trends to meet the industry standards. We have SMEs who monitor the changes into the exam syllabus and update the questions to ensure that we provide up to date preparation material to our students.

36. When the Azure certifications expire, do they disappear from my Microsoft transcript as well?

Azure role-based certifications come with the validity of two years i.e. get lapse in 2 years. Even after the completion of 2 years, your accreditation will consistently show up on the Microsoft transcript. However, it will be recorded in a different segment from the active certification.

37. How long is the license valid after the purchase?

Our simulators have a lifetime license/validity. Once you have purchased, you can access it for a lifetime.

38. What are the payment gateways you provide?

 We accept payments through different gateways like PayPal, CCAvenue, Stripe, etc.

39. What is the significance of Azure Artifacts?

Azure Artifacts is an Azure DevOps service that helps in the management of dependencies in the codebase. Unlike other package management platforms, in Azure Artifacts, you don’t need to define each individual feed explicitly to pull the package from. Also, Azure Artifacts provide a single entry point for multiple existing feeds.

40. Do I need to memorize all the Azure PowerShell and CLI commands?

The AZ-400 exam tests your knowledge of GUI and commands. Few questions will require PowerShell knowledge while even fewer tests CLI. But you don’t need to memorize each command as you’ll not be asked to write those commands. 


So, get hands-on with the Azure platform, follow the documentation/ebook and write commands while doing the labs. It will help you understand the syntax and structure of the commands. The PowerShell questions will be in a single choice form like  “Choose the right command for this scenario”. So, just knowing the syntax and structure of the command will make you choose the correct option.

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