Programming & Development

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 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. NOTE: This course will earn you 14 PDUs.

Who Should Attend
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. The following IT roles: Automation Architects, Application Developers, Business Analysts, Business Managers, Business Stakeholders, Change Agents, Consultants, DevOps Consultants, DevOps Engineers, Infrastructure Architect, Integration Specialists, IT Directors, IT Managers, IT Operations, IT Team Leaders, Lean Coaches, Network Administrators, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Release Engineers, Software Developers, Software Tester/QA, System Administrators, Systems Engineers, System Integrators, Tool Providers

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

Course Outline:

Defining DevOps
Why Does DevOps Matter?
The Three Ways
The First Way
The Theory of Constraints
The Second Way
The Third Way
Chaos Engineering
Learning Organizations
Continuous Delivery
Site Reliability & Resilience Engineering
Safety Culture
Learning Organizations
Continuous Funding
Defining Culture
Behavioral Models
Organizational maturity models
Target Operating Models
DevOps Toolchain
The Importance of Metrics
Technical Metrics
Business Metrics
Measuring & Reporting Metrics
Collaborative Platforms
Immersive, Experiential Learning
DevOps Leadership
Evolving Change

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