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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.


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DevOps Foundation

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 and DevOps Institute Upskilling reports.
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 microservices 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.

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Course Objectives

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


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    Course Outline

    Module 01: Exploring DevOps

    • Defining DevOps
    • Why Does DevOps Matter
    • The Business Perspective
    • The IT Perspective

    Module 02:  Core DevOps Principles

    • The Three Ways
    • The Theory of Constraints
    • Chaos Engineering
    • Learning Organizations

    Module 03: Key DevOps Principles

    • Continuous Testing and Integration, Delivery Deployment
    • Site Reliability & Resilience Engineering
    • DevSecOps
    • ChatOps
    • Kanban

    Module 04: Business and Technology Frameworks

    • Agile
    • ITSM
    • Lean
    • Safety Culture
    • Learning Organizations
    • Continuous Funding

    Module 05: Culture, Behaviors and Operating Models 

    • Defining Culture
    • Cultural Debt
    • Behavioral Models
    • Organizational Models

    Module 06: Automation & Architecting DevOps Toolchains 

    • Continuous Integration/Delivery
    • Infrastructure as Code
    • Cloud
    • Containers & Microservices
    • Machine Learning
    • DevOps Toolchains

    Module 07: Measurement, Metrics & Reporting

    • The Importance of Measurement
    • DevOps Metrics
    • Change lead/cycle times
    • Value Driven Metrics

    Module 08:  Sharing, Shadowing & Evolving

    • DevOps Days
    • DevOps in the Enterprise
    • Roles
    • DevOps Leadership
    • Organizational Considerations
    • Getting Started
    • Challenges, Risks and Critical Success Factors 
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      Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the DevOps Foundation Certificate. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute. 

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