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 Certification 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 certification scheme

How Does DevOps Fundamentals Fit into the DASA Competence Module?

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

DASA DevOps Fundamentals Competence model

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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.


  • 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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DASA DevOps Fundamentals 2.0.0

Frequently Asked Questions

Why has DASA introduced a major update of DASA DevOps Fundamentals?

DASA has introduced an update to address the market needs. Everyone was looking for a lightweight course having an awesome flow (course structure) that can be easily understood. Keeping this feedback in mind and doing a thorough analysis, DASA’s editorial team came up with this new version.

How is DASA DevOps Fundamentals 2.0.0 Syllabus different from the previous version 1.0.4?

The primary impact is on the course structure or content flow. The previous version was structured around how DevOps redefines the IT aspects: Processes, Organization, Culture, and Automation. The 2.0.0 version is structured more like a journey for a DevOps professional: Setting the DevOps Context; DevOps for Individuals; DevOps for Teams and Organizations; and the next steps.

Other than the structure, some of the concepts are added (such as DevOps at Scale), updated (such as ITIL), and removed (such as the Three Horizons Model).

Is the certification exam associated with DASA DevOps Fundamentals 2.0.0 different from the previous version 1.0.4?

The 2.0.0 version of DASA DevOps Fundamentals is associated with a different exam. DASA’s editorial team is in the process of updating the exams as well. The major update of exams will be available soon in the market.

Is the exam expected to take place at the end of the program or it can be taken later?

DASA does not recommend to attempt the exam at the end of the program/training. Learners need some time to go through the concepts to prepare for the certification exams. DASA recommends attempting the exams within 10 days (the best retention time) after the completion of the program.

How long will the version 1.0.4 of the syllabus be available in the market?

We recognize that DASA Training Partners schedule classes in advance. Keeping this in mind, DASA will continue to offer 1.0.4 by the end of Q2 2020.

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