Overview

This course is designed for participants who are engaged in the design, implementation, and management of DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing and potentially Continuous Deployment. The course highlights underpinning processes, metrics, APls and cultural considerations with Continuous Delivery.

Key benefits of Continuous Delivery will be covered including increased velocity to assist organizations to respond to market changes rapidly, thus being able to outmaneuver competition, reduce risk and lower costs while releasing higher quality solutions. Increased productivity and employee morale by having more activities performed by pipelines instead of humans so teams can focus on vision while pipelines do the execution.

Built upon the principles and practices of the bestselling book 'Continuous Delivery' by Jez Humble and David Farley, and the 'Continuous Delivery Live Lessons' video course by Jez Humble, the Continuous Delivery Architect course equips IT professionals with the broad-based competencies necessary in architecting and orchestrating effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines.

Each learner will be provided digital access to the 'Continuous Delivery' eBook and LiveLessons videos. The course materials will also include practical artifacts, templates, and lexicons collected by the author, Marc Hornbeek to assist learners post-class.

This certification positions learners to successfully complete the Continuous Delivery Architect exam. The course fee includes the closed book, Online Proctored exam. Delegates will receive a voucher for this exam which they can sit, at their convenience, post course.

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Prerequisites

An understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts and related work experience are recommended.

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Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives for CDEF include a practical understanding of:

  • Goals, history, terminology, and pipeline
  • The importance, practices, and transformation of a DevOps collaborative culture
  • Design practices, such as modular design and microservices
  • Continuous Integration (Cl), such as version control, builds, and remediation
  • Tenets and best practices of Continuous Testing (CT)
  • Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD): packaging, containers, and release
  • Continuous Monitoring (CM): monitoring and analysis infrastructure, process, and apps
  • Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code
  • Security Assurance: DevSecOps
  • The opportunity to hear and share real-life scenarios
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Course Outline

Learner Materials

  • Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • Digital Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
  • Participation in exercises designed to apply concepts
  • Sample documents, templates, tools and techniques
  • Access to additional sources of information and communities

Certification Exam

Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as a certified DevOps Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation (CDEF). The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

Module 1 - CDA Concepts

Module 2 - CDA Culture

Module 3 - Design Practices for Continuous Delivery

Module 4 - Continuous Integration

Module 5 - Continuous Testing

Module 6 - Continuous Delivery and Deployment

Module 7 - Continuous Monitoring

Module 8 - Infrastructure and Tools

Module 9 - Security Assurance

Capstone exercise

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