Course Overview

This DevOps course is designed to provide students with a look into the DevOps cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster.

The course includes a 60 minute exam, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, successfully passing (65%) the exam leads to the DevOps Foundation Certificate. The certification is governed, administered and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

Key Learning Areas

  • Understand DevOps objectives and vocabulary
  • Understand the benefits to the business
  • Implement Concepts and practices — including its relationship to Agile, Lean and IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Improve workflows
  • Improve communication and feedback loops
  • Rely on automation
  • Apply DevOps in an enterprise environment
  • Understand critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • Understand and practice real-life examples and results

Course Outline

  • Basic Concepts
  • Value of DevOps
  • Organizational Consideration
  • Culture
  • Practices
  • Automation
  • Key Principles and Terminology
  • Relationship to Other Frameworks

Who Benefits

  • Individuals and organizations seeking a foundational understanding of DevOps
  • Employees and managers responsible for designing, reengineering or improving process
  • Consultants guiding their clients through process improvement initiatives
  • Internal and external suppliers
  • Process stakeholders


  • Completion of Pre-class assignment

  • Familiarity with IT and IT service management is recommended