DevOps Engineer Course & Examination

DevOps Engineer Course & Examination

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This three-day DevOps Engineer certification course provides knowledge about the essential skills and tools necessary for today’s DevOps Engineer.

DevOps is the convergence of existing IT best practices from ITSM, Lean, Agile, and Scrum into a development and operations approach that supports automation and continuous delivery. Described as more of a mindset than a framework, DevOps aims to blur the lines between the existing IT siloes to create a more collaborative relationship between Dev and Ops allowing organisations to create greater business value with more streamlined processes, faster deployments, and more successful releases.

Course Overview

As enterprise after enterprise moves toward DevOps, it is essential that the traditional specialists in development and operations expand their skillset into the role of a DevOps Engineer. Simply put, an organisation cannot succeed at DevOps without talented DevOps Engineers. 

A key role in DevOps is the DevOps Engineer, who manages the output of software development and introduces processes, tools, and methodologies to balance needs and requirements throughout the entire deployment pipeline. 

DevOps Engineers and DevOps teams make sure that everything is geared toward releasing updates as efficiently as possible. Highly effective DevOps is about collaboration, effective communication, removing barriers and introducing automation wherever possible. The role of DevOps Engineer is a critical success factor, accomplished by establishing a culture of experimentation and an environment of learning that enables the building, testing and release of software to happen more rapidly, frequently, and reliably. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of DevOps Engineer; you will understand:

  • Understand the key characteristics and essential skills of a DevOps Engineer. 
  • Learn about the true impact of technical debt, unplanned work, and IT toil on business value delivery. 
  • Understand the architecture and functionality of the most popular DevOps tools in today’s deployment pipelines. 
  • Learn about the capabilities of cloud computing and, specifically, the public cloud computing platforms. 
  • Understand Agile versus waterfall project management principles and how they can make or break DevOps success. 
  • Learn about the three ways and the five ideals of DevOps. 
  • Understand how microservices are a key factor in the success of a DevOps initiative. 
  • Learn about infrastructure as code and its impact on configuration management. 
  • Understand the security basics necessary for a DevOps engineer. 

Who should attend

This course is designed for traditional specialists in development and operations who want to expand their skillset into the role of a DevOps engineer. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • DevOps engineers
  • IT Architects 
  • Operations Analysts 
  • Change Managers 
  • Agile Scrum Developers 
  • SysOps engineers
  • IT Team Leaders 
  • Software Developers 
  • Sysadmins and IT Managers 
  • Organisational Change Specialists. 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course; however, it is recommended to have a good knowledge of DevOps concepts, which can be gained by taking our DevOps Essentials certification course or equivalent. 

Exam & Certification

This course prepares participants for the examination leading to the DevOps Engineer certificate, granted by Professional Designations:

  • Exam is 1 hour; 40 multiple-choice; closed book
  • 26/40 correct answers, a passing score of 65% is required
  • You will receive an exam voucher for the web-based exam, to be scheduled after the course
  • After completion of this course, you may apply for self-directed learning PDU's through PMI. A certificate of attendance is available upon request. 

Course Material & Inclusions

Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. Attendees may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format best meets their needs, and can use the files under the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.  

Our virtual instructor-led classes include a $25 lunch voucher for each day (valued at $75), this means you can get your lunch organised whether you do it from home or the office. The voucher is provided via email on the first morning of the course.  

DevOps Engineer online exam voucher plus a complimentary DevOps Engineer exam re-sit if you miss out on passing your certification the first time. 

A digital badge you can share with your network of your course achievement will be provided via email upon passing your examination. 

SFIA Skills and Industry Accreditation 

This course enables participants to develop their knowledge and proficiency in the following Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA®) professional skills:

  • METL: Methods and Tools
  • SLEN: Systems and Software Lifecycle Engineering
  • DESN: System Design
  • SWDN: Software Design
  • PORT: Software Configuration
  • TEST: Testing

This list gives the core SFIA skills covered by the course. Elements relevant to other SFIA skills may also be included to a lesser depth. Proficiency in a SFIA skill is measured by performance assessment and is achieved through actual substantial use of that skill in a real-world situation over some time. In course assignments and exercises undertaken through a course can demonstrate elements of the relevant skills which can then be further developed back in the workplace.  Acquiring new skills and building on existing skills, ideally occurs within the context of an agreed development plan for each person that ensures that their personal circumstances, strengths and development needs are met.

    An amazing instructor who explained the content very clearly and at a very good pace. This was a good balance and approach to learning in a three day intensive period. I found the worked examples very practical and very relatable to the Defence industry sector I work in.

    Mary W.

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