DevOps Foundation

Course information
Price: £ 695.00 Excl. VAT
Day(s): 2
Course Code: DEVOPSF
GTC: 11 Incl. VAT


This course is an introduction to DevOps. The course emphasizes communication, collaboration , integration, and automation to improve the workflow between developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows lead to more opportunities to design software and services in a more agile fashion which can only be good for customers.

This course (based on the DevOps Institute syllabus) is intended as a basis for discovering the most important DevOps concepts and to understand the principles and methods behind this. The course will leave you with the inspiration to be the advocate of change; The idea is that what you have learned about DevOps - and continue to learn – is shared with others so that you can guide them.


No previous knowledge of DevOps is required



Exam Requirements and weighing

Why DevOps?

  • From a business perspective
  • From an IT perspective
  • Stereotypes of Dev and Ops: perception and reality

What is DevOps?

  • Introduction DevOps
  • Goals DevOps
  • Added value of DevOps
  • Proven Results
  • DevOps for businesses
  • DevOps principles (The Three Ways)

DevOps and other frameworks

  • DevOps and Agile
  • DevOps and Lean
  • DevOps and IT Service Management

DevOps culture

  • Characteristics of a DevOps culture
  • Organizational Considerations DevOps

  • DevOps stakeholders
  • DevOps roles
  • DevOps teams
  • DevOps organizational structures

DevOps methods

  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous delivery
  • Continuous deployment
  • Value stream mapping
  • Kanban
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Improvement Kata
  • Deming's quality circle
  • ITSM processes
  • DevOps and Automation

Methods for DevOps automation

  • Longevity and tools categories DevOps applications
  • Transitioning to a DevOps culture
  • Implementation

    • Challenges, risks and critical success factors
    • Measuring DevOps successes
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      Sample exam


      After completing the course, students are familiar with the following aspects of DevOps :

      • Objectives and concepts
      • Company benefits
      • Performance criteria and results in the real world
      • DevOps principles
      • Concepts and methods ( including the relationship between Agile , Lean and IT Service Management ( ITSM) )
      • Cultural and organizational considerations
      • Methods of communication and collaboration
      • Methods for automation and technology factors
      • Considerations when changing
      • Challenges, risks and critical success factors

      Target Audience

      The course is aimed at: -

      • Those engaged in IT development, IT operations and IT service management.
      • Individuals wishing to have detailed understanding of the principles of DevOps
      • IT professionals working in an Agile environment or will do, and who need a detailed understanding of the interaction between Agile and DevOps
      • Individuals who want to understand the cultural changes DevOps entails


      The course is followed by an examination leading to the award of the DevOps Institute "DevOps Foundation Certificate"

      • Closed book
      • Paper or web based
      • 40 multiple-choice questions
      • Passing Score: 65%
      • Exam duration: 60 minutes 
      Course Details
      14 Dec - 15 Dec, 2017 London - Old Broad Street
      14 Dec - 15 Dec, 2017
      Virtual Training
      29 Jan - 30 Jan, 2018 Wokingham
      12 Mar - 13 Mar, 2018 London - Old Broad Street
      23 Apr - 24 Apr, 2018 Wokingham
      21 May - 22 May, 2018 London - Old Broad Street
      18 Jun - 19 Jun, 2018 Wokingham

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