DevOps Fundamentals is the starting point for anyone involved in an Agile and/or DevOps team. Improved workflows and faster deployment start with a core understanding of DevOps fundamentals by all team members.

The DevOps Fundamentals Qualification is designed to provide the core education necessary to build your DevOps vocabulary and to understand its principles and practices. With the help of key DevOps concepts and terminology, real life case studies, examples and interactive group discussions and extensive exercises in each module you will acquire a fundamental understanding of DevOps.

DASA DevOps Fundamentals Certified
DASA DevOps Fundamentals

How Does DevOps Fundamentals Fit into the DASA Competence Framework?

After completing this course, you will cover the area marked as DevOps Fundamentals in the following figure of the DASA qualification scheme. As a result, you will reach the “Competent” level of the scheme.

Skill Areas

  1. Courage: Evangelism, coaching, self-confidence, proactivity, reflection, trust, open discussions, experimentation, fail fast, courage to change.
  2. Teambuilding: Understand the other’s point of view, collaboration, mutual accountability, common purpose, ability to integrally support the service/product.
  3. DevOps Leadership: Facilitating teams to high performance, humility, transparency, Service lifecycle mindset, Stakeholder management.
  4. Continuous improvement: Today we do our work better than yesterday, kaizen mindset, quality at the source, first time right, knowledge-sharing, ability to adapt.

The role of the IT engineer will become more generic as DevOps teams develop and IT people become more multi-skilled. The key to working in this environment is to recognize that a skills and knowledge set is needed on these teams.

Niels Loader, Principal Consultant Quint

Knowledge Areas

  1. Business Value Optimization: Use of the IT service in real life, including direct feedback loop of user comments to team, service level management, definition of done, business activity/performance monitoring, business case management.
  2. Business Analysis: Functional requirements, non-functional requirements, longer term development of business process (based on translation of market developments), data analysis, and refinement.
  3. Architecture & Design: Ensuring fit between developments and current situation, overall service design, patterns & styles.
  4. Programming: Software engineering mastery, everything as code, data management.
  5. Continuous Delivery: Automated testing, deployment and release management, configuration management, version control, cloud, containerization, feature-driven delivery.
  6. Test Specification: Design of test cases, test concepts.
  7. Infrastructure Engineering: Technical monitoring, performance management (e.g load balancing etc.), capacity and availability management, reliability engineering, cloud, containerization.
  8. Security, Risk & Compliance: Security, service continuity planning.

Up Close with a DASA Trainer: Thomas Kruitbosch

Interview with Thomas Kruitbosch, DASA Master Trainer and Forerunner Member and Principal DevOps Consultant at Xebia about the DevOps Fundamentals Course, onsite at ING offices in Hilversum, NL.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the drivers responsible for the emergence of DevOps.
  • Define and discuss the key concepts and principles of DevOps.
  • List and explain the business benefits of DevOps and continuous delivery.
  • Describe the Service Delivery process.
  • Explain the concepts of test automation, infrastructure automation, and build and deployment automation.
  • Describe how DevOps relates to Lean and Agile methodologies.
  • Summarize case studies of IT organizations that are making the transformation to Adaptive IT and DevOps models.
  • List the most common and popular DevOps tools.
  • Discuss the critical success factors for DevOps implementation.

Audience

  • Individuals involved in IT development, IT operations, or IT service management
  • Individuals whose role are touched by DevOps and continuous delivery, such as the following IT roles:
    • DevOps engineers
    • Product owners
    • Integration specialists
    • Operations managers
    • Incident and change managers
    • System administrators
    • Network administrators
    • Business managers
    • Automation architects
    • Enterprise architects
    • Testers

N.B. Basic familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Lean, and ITSM principles is beneficial

Exam Information

The DevOps Fundamentals exams are delivered by APMG and iSQI. Training organizations can attain the vouchers for the exam through your courseware partner.

Delivery Online and Paper-based
Format Closed-book format, participants can bring scratch paper
Proctoring Live/Webcam
Duration 60 minutes, 15-minute additional time for non-native candidates
Number of questions 40, simple multiple choice (1 mark per question)
Pass Grade 65%

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