DevOps Foundation

This two-day DevOps Foundation course provides a baseline understanding of key DevOps processes and highlights the benefits of DevOps to support organisational success.
2 day course
Supporting material
A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

The course includes the latest thinking, principles and practices from the DevOps community including real-world case studies from high-performing organisations. It positions learners to successfully complete the DevOps Foundation examination.

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 with increased quality and agility.

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.

Our DevOps Foundation course will be run over two consecutive days. We also offer private training at a location of your choice or via Virtual Classroom.

Course overview
Who should attend:
This course is aimed at Management, Operations, Developers, QA and Testing professionals such as:
  • Individuals involved in IT development, Operations and Service Management
  • Individuals who require an understanding of DevOps principles
  • IT professionals working within an Agile Service Design Environment
Walk away with the ability to:

The learning objectives for DevOps Foundation provides 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.
Course agenda
Course Introduction: Exploring DevOps
  • Defining DevOps
  • Why Does DevOps Matter?
Module 1: Core DevOps Principles
  • The Three Ways
  • The First Way
  • The Theory of Constraints
  • The Second Way
  • The Third Way
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Learning Organisations
Module 2: Key DevOps Practices
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Site Reliability & Resilience
  • Engineering
  • DevSecOps
  • ChatOps
  • Kanban
Module 3: Business and Technology Frameworks
  • Agile
  • ITSM
  • Lean
  • Safety Culture
  • Learning Organisations / Holacracy
  • Continuous Funding
Module 4: Culture, Behaviours & Operating Models
  • Defining Culture
  • Behavioural Models
  • Organisational maturity models
  • Target Operating Models
Module 5: Automation & Architecting DevOps Toolchains
  • CI / CD
  • Cloud
  • Containers
  • Kubernetes
  • DevOps Toolchain
Module 6: Measurement, Metrics, and Reporting
  • The Importance of Metrics
  • Technical Metrics
  • Business Metrics
  • Measuring & Reporting Metrics
Module 7: Sharing, Shadowing and Evolving
  • Collaborative Platforms
  • Immersive, Experiential Learning
  • DevOps Leadership
  • Evolving Change
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