As organizations are facing new entrants in their respective markets, they need to stay competitive and release new and updated products on a regular basis rather than one or two times a year.
The DevOps Foundation course provides a baseline understanding of key DevOps terminology to ensure everyone is talking the same language and highlights the benefits of DevOps to support organizational success.
The course includes the latest thinking, principles and practices from the DevOps community including real-world case studies from high performing organizations including ING Bank, Ticketmaster, Capital One, Alaska Air, Target, Fannie Mae, Societe Generale, and Disney that engage and inspire learners, leveraging multimedia and interactive exercises that bring the learning experience to life, including the Three Ways as highlighted in the Phoenix Project by Gene Kim and the latest from the State of DevOps report.
Learners will gain an understanding of DevOps, the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration, and automation to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals.
The course is designed for a broad audience, enabling those on the business side to obtain an understanding of Kubernetes and Containers. Those on the technical side will obtain an understanding as to the business value of DevOps to reduce cost (15-25% overall IT cost reduction) with increased quality (50-70% reduction in change failure rate) and agility (up to 90% reduction in provision and deployment time) to support business objectives in support of digital transformation initiatives.
Unique and exciting exercises will be used to apply the concepts covered in the course and sample documents, templates, tools, and techniques will be provided to use after the class.
This certification positions learners to successfully complete the DevOps Foundation examination.
The learning objectives for DevOps Foundation include an understanding of:
DevOps objectives and vocabulary
Benefits to the business and IT
Principles and practices including Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, testing, security and the Three Ways
DevOps relationship to Agile, Lean and ITSM
Improved workflows, communication and feedback loops
Automation practices including deployment pipelines and DevOps toolchains
Scaling DevOps for the enterprise
Critical success factors and key performance indicators
Real-life examples and results
Familiarity with IT terminology and IT related work experience are recommended
Why Does DevOps Matter?
Core DevOps Principles
The Three Ways
The First Way
The Theory of Constraints
The Second Way
The Third Way
Key DevOps Practices
Site Reliability & Resilience Engineering
Business and Technology Frameworks
Culture, Behaviors & Operating Models
Organizational maturity models
Target Operating Models
Automation & Architecting DevOps Toolchains
Measurement, Metrics, and Reporting
The Importance of Metrics
Measuring & Reporting Metrics
Sharing, Shadowing and Evolving
Immersive, Experiential Learning
The target audience for the DevOps Foundation course includes Management, Operations, Developers, QA and Testing professionals such as:
Individuals involved in IT development
IT operations or IT service management
Individuals who require an understanding of DevOps principles
IT professionals working within, or about to enter, an Agile Service Design Environment
IT Team Leaders
Module 1: Why DevOps
Module 2: What is DevOps
Module 3: DevOps Principles
Module 4: DevOps and other frameworks
Module 5: DevOps Culture
Module 6: Organizational Considerations
Module 7: DevOps Practices
Module 8: DevOps Automation Practices and Tool Categories
Successfully passing (65%) the 60 minute exam, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the DevOps Foundation Certificate. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute; exams are delivered through an independent, global examination partner. The DevOps Foundation Certificate will be the pre-requisite for future DevOps certification courses.