In order to complete these labs you will need
Visual Studio Team Services account: If you don’t have one, you can sign up for one, from here
Microsoft Azure Account: You will need a valid and active Azure account for the Azure labs. If you do not have one, you can sign up for a free trial
If you are a Visual Studio Active Subscriber, you are entitled for a $50-$150 credit per month. You can refer to this link to find out more including how to activate and start using your monthly Azure credit.
If you are not a Visual Studio Subscriber, you can sign up for the FREE Visual Studio Dev Essentials program to create Azure free account (includes 1 yr of free services, $200 for 1st month).
Visual Studio 2017 or higher version - You will need Visual Studio for some of the labs. You can use your own machine with VS 2017 installed, or download and use the latest ALM VM, or spin up a VM pre-installed with Visual Studio on Azure.
You can use the Visual Studio Team Services Demo Data generator to provision a project with pre-defined data on to your Visual Studio Team Services account.
Visual Studio Team Services Demo Generator helps you create projects on your Visual Studio Team Services account with preset sample content which includes source code, work items, service endpoints, build and release definitions based on a template you choose. The purpose of this system is to help follow hands-on-labs, demos and other education material provided by Microsoft. For step-by-step instructions on using the demo generator to provision your project, please see this document
If you are not using the VSTS Demo Data Generator, you can clone the source code required to run the application referenced in the labs, from this GitHub repository