The DASA DevOps Professional – Enable and Scale certification is designed to provide the core education necessary to put DevOps into practice. With the help of DevOps theory, pragmatic examples and exercises, and interactive group discussions, the course will help you understand how to apply the necessary skills to practice DevOps.

The DASA DevOps Professional Enable and Scale certification
The DASA DevOps Professional – Enable and Scale certification scheme

How Does DevOps Professional – Enable and Scale Fit into the DASA Competence Framework?

After completing this course, you will cover the area marked as DevOps Professional – Enable and Scale in the following figure of the DASA certification scheme. As a result, you will reach the “Proficient” level of the scheme.

Enable and Scale - DASA Competence model

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.

Learning Objectives

When you have acquired the required knowledge from this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of DevOps culture and the aspects that can influence it.
  • Explain why courage, team building, leadership, and continuous improvement are required in a DevOps environment.
  • Explain why courage is essential to enable trust, honesty, and experimentation.
  • Identify and evaluate different types of behavior in a DevOps environment.
  • Recognize the signals indicating impediments and/or team dysfunctions.
  • Describe how to form good DevOps teams.
  • List the effects of happiness and motivation on team performance.
  • Assess the maturity of DevOps teams.
  • Identify how leaders encourage feedback and transparency.
  • Discuss the factors that leaders can influence to build trust.
  • Explain how and why leaders promote a “Safe to fail” environment.
  • Analyze value streams to improve throughput and flow.
  • Facilitate the tools for continuous improvement: structured problem-solving workshops, Story Mapping sessions, and retrospectives.

Audience

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

Course Requirements

Required: DASA DevOps Fundamentals certificate

Beneficial: Basic familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Lean, and ITSM principles

Exam Information

The DASA DevOps Professional – Enable and Scale 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 12 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Pass Grade 60% (36 points to be scored out of 60)

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