What is the rationale behind updating the DevOps Fundamentals certification?

  • The fast-paced nature of the DevOps industry demands that organizations and individuals keep up with the latest trends and technologies to remain competitive.
  • The certification update reflects the commitment to staying ahead of the curve by incorporating the latest industry insights and best practices into our curriculum.
  • Through rigorous analysis and feedback from students and instructors, we have identified key areas for improvement and have developed new content and exercises that will help learners build a strong foundation in DevOps.

What is new in DASA DevOps Fundamentals?

  • Updated content: DASA DevOps Fundamentals now encompasses the latest thinking and best practices in DevOps transformation, including current technology trends and successful case studies. It is designed to prepare organizations for the future of IT and help them stay ahead of the curve.
  • Course structure: DevOps Fundamentals 3.0 follows the CALMS framework (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement, and Sharing), which provides a holistic 5 approach to DevOps. The framework helps learners understand the broader picture of DevOps and how each aspect contributes to its success.
  • Focus on culture and people: DASA DevOps Fundamentals now focuses on building a common frame of reference around the philosophy, culture, and people dimensions critical to a successful DevOps transformation, emphasizing the cultural aspects and recognizing that technology is just one part of the journey.
  • Simplified Learning for Non-Technical Audiences: DASA DevOps Fundamentals now presents concepts in a manner that is accessible to non- technical individuals, avoiding excessive complexity. This approach ensures participants can grasp the ideas without being overwhelmed by intricate details. As a result, the course offers a smooth learning experience and fosters a more comprehensive understanding of DevOps concepts.
  • DASA Guidance: DASA DevOps Fundamentals now includes a dedicated module on DASA Guidance, covering the DASA Competency Model, DASA Talent Academy, Transformation & Adoption (DRA), Skills Map, Working Groups, DASA Big Picture, and next steps involving DASA products. This module helps learners understand the various resources available through DASA and how to utilize them effectively for their DevOps transformation journey.
  • Context-Driven: DASA DevOps Fundamentals now provides a personalized learning experience through various additional readings on a wide range of topics, which are not mandatory for learners. 6 Additionally, instructors can select from a range of tools to create context-driven learning experiences and outcomes for different customer situations.

What is the official name of the new certification following the update to the DevOps Fundamentals course?

  • Although the certification represents the third evolution of the course, it will simply be referred to as "DASA DevOps Fundamentals" instead of "DASA DevOps Fundamentals 3." This naming approach emphasizes the continuous improvement and adaptability of the course, aligning it with the ever- changing DevOps landscape while maintaining consistency in its branding and recognition.

When can ATPs and participants expect the updated DevOps Fundamentals certification to be launched?

  • The updated DevOps Fundamentals certification is scheduled to be generally available starting from w/c July 3. From this date onwards, ATPs will be able to offer the course to participants, and interested learners can enroll to begin their journey towards acquiring this valuable certification.

How long will the current DevOps Fundamentals (version 2) certification be available?

  • The sunset date for the current DevOps Fundamentals certification will be announced closer to the release of the updated DevOps Fundamentals course. This transition period will follow a staged approach, ensuring a smooth transition for ATPs and participants across various languages.
  • By providing a clear timeline and a structured phasing-out process, we aim to minimize disruptions and offer ample time for ATPs and participants to adapt to the changes and complete any ongoing DevOps Fundamentals courses before the updated certification becomes available.

What are the job roles or positions that can benefit from obtaining the updated DevOps Fundamentals certification?

  • Job roles that can benefit from the certification include DevOps engineers, developers, system administrators, IT managers, and other IT professionals.

How is the course delivered, and what is the format of the learning material?

  • All the necessary information regarding course delivery and learning materials is included in the 8 message package that we have prepared.

What types of support does DASA provide to ATPs who deliver courses to participants?

  • DASA is committed to supporting its ATPs by offering a range of resources and services, including Train- the-Trainer (TTT) sessions, partner enablement programs, sales enablement sessions, and trainer enablement workshops. These initiatives are designed to help ATPs effectively deliver courses, strengthen their relationships with customers, and enhance the overall learning experience for participants.

What is the validity period of the DevOps Fundamentals certification, and are there any recertification requirements?

  • The DevOps Fundamentals certification does not have an expiration date, which means it remains valid indefinitely. As a result, there is no need to undergo a recertification process to maintain your credentials.
  • However, it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices in the DevOps field to ensure your skills remain relevant and valuable in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.
  • Continuous learning and professional development are highly encouraged to maintain your expertise 9 and stay ahead of the curve.

What type of certification or credential do participants obtain upon successfully completing the DevOps Fundamentals course?

  • Upon successful completion of the DevOps Fundamentals course, participants will be awarded both a digital badge and a digital certificate. The digital badge serves as a visual representation of your accomplishment and can be shared on professional networking platforms, social media, or digital portfolios.
  • Meanwhile, the digital certificate contains detailed information about the course and achievement, which can be downloaded, printed, or shared electronically with employers or colleagues. These credentials together serve as tangible evidence of a participant’s knowledge and skills in the DevOps domain.

What information can ATPs provide to participants inquiring about the DevOps Fundamentals course?

  • To assist ATPs in addressing inquiries about updated DevOps Fundamentals, we have developed a comprehensive message package that can be used to create public communications for your customers.
  • This package contains valuable information about the course content, structure, and learning 10 outcomes, as well as the benefits of obtaining the certification.
  • By utilizing this message package, ATPs can effectively convey the advantages of the DevOps Fundamentals certification to participants and help them make an informed decision about enrolling in the course.

What are the recommended prerequisites for participants interested in pursuing the DevOps Fundamentals certification?

  • While there are no strict prerequisites for enrolling in the DevOps Fundamentals certification course, it is advisable for participants to possess a foundational understanding of IT service management, software development, and operations.

What is the process for validating a learner’s certification to prospective employers?

  • To verify a DevOps Fundamentals certification, you can make use of the unique identifier or digital badge provided by DASA upon successful completion of the certification exam.
  • This identifier or badge serves as proof of certification, and employers can easily validate credentials by accessing DASA’'s verification system. This allows for a quick and secure way to showcase achievements and demonstrate expertise in the 11 DevOps domain.