DevOps is one of the strongest enabling factors for high-performing organizations.

The combination of speed, stability, quality, and value that you get from DevOps

is what characterizes these organizations.

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Why DevOps?

DevOps is a combination of engineering culture, principles, practices, tools, and techniques. All of these combine to increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at a faster pace and with more added value than with traditional software development. 

The Alliance for Qualification A4Q is proud to be hosting one of the world‘s largest virtual international conferences. Our mission is to bring together and connect the software quality industry. Over 80 Speakers and 30 countries are participating around the world.

Experience Hari Krishnan Gurumoorthi in his 4h Workshop „Crossing DevOps Chasm – Why DevOps Initiatives fail and the capabilities adapted by high performing organizations“ 16th April from 10:00 – 14:00 CET.

THE CERTIFIED DEVOPS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

The two days Certified DevOps Professional training provides the breadth of knowledge and best practices currently applied by high performing organizations to build the software delivery and operational performance capability holistically. This tool-agnostic training helps to understand key challenges and drivers for DevOps adoption, principles, and practices to be used throughout the journey, and the capabilities that would remove the constraints and continuously improve the value delivery.

The unique value proposition of this training

The training is based on the Accelerate book “The Science of Lean Software and DevOps“: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations”, which represents six years of research and data from over 31.000 professionals worldwide. It is the most extensive and longest-running research of its kind, providing an independent view into the practices and capabilities that drive high performance.

The training will give participants a highly interactive and collaborative environment to learn various DevOps concepts via practical exercises, games and simulations. The training content is delivered by a combination of liberating structures, case studies, group discussions and multi-media sources.

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  • The purpose of DevOps
  • The mindset required for adopting DevOps
  • Challenges that impedes software delivery and performance
  • The capability domains required to start the DevOps journey
  • How to start and continuously improve DevOps capabilities
  • Skills required for successful implementation
  • Case studies from industry leaders

The target audience includes anyone who is working with DevOps or interested in it:

  • Development teams
  • DevOps engineers
  • Site reliability engineers
  • Testing and automation engineers
  • Infrastructure architects
  • Integration specialists
  • IT Operations
  • IT Directors and managers
  • Product owners, Scrum masters and, Agile and Lean coaches
  • Project managers
  • Release engineers
  • System administrators and engineers

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the key drivers for DevOps
  • Comprehend the impact of software delivery performance in organizational performance
  • Identify major bottlenecks in the software delivery
  • Appreciate the importance of psychological safety
  • Understand lean management principles
  • Understand architectural aspects for production first mindset
  • Understand continuous practices including CI/CD, DevSecOps and cloud adoption

On this day, the master trainer will give you more background information about the training topics, about the tooling used and in addition to giving a further explanation of the exercises, alternative scenarios for answering the exercises are also discussed. Of course, there is plenty of time to answer your questions. After this day you will be able to provide the training yourself.

Prerequisites for following the TTT

To participate in this unique three-day training, you must have proven training skills and possess the Certified DevOps Professional certificate.

However, since you cannot take the exam yet, we’ll ask you for demonstrable DevOps knowledge (proved by practical experience, certificates, training etc.).

At the next TTT days, future trainers have to possess the Certified DevOps Professional certificate before they can register for the TTT day.

The standard price of three-day training is € 2.245

The price of Certified DevOps Professional examination is included.

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Testimonials

Up-to-date to market standards. Many good insights.

Rating: 8

Trainer score: 8

Taco Bakker , IT Chapter Lead at ING

The trainer! Hari obviously has a lot of knowledge and experience, shares publications and examples to make everything clear and is really passionate about the topic! Also nice that you write on the slides, or make drawings. That makes it possible to follow where you are at and clarified the slides.

Nice to do the personal introduction in Miro.

Very good to start with external disruptions. Why are we doing DevOps

Very nice exercises with recent examples (COVID app)

Very well prepared, Miro board etc.

Good to start the second day with a short recap, it could also work to ask that of participants

Rating: 8

Trainer score: 9

Monique Vogelzang , Heading team of Transformation Facilitators at ABN AMRO

Really good overview!

Rating: 8

Trainer score: 8

Chris Bartels , IT Area Lead (Manager IT) at ING

I liked how the training touched on all the aspects of DevOps, the underlying philosophies, as well as more technical aspects of it.

And the Trainer is a walking library of Devops information. The depth and breadth really help zeroing in on certain topics that I had questions on.

Rating: 9

Trainer score: 9

Anonymous

Interactivity was good. (no need to wait with questions etc) good examples
Good use of questions to test the knowledge (knowledge already present & just presented)

Rating: 8

Trainer score: 8

Anonymous

During the Certdays 2020 Leo van der Aalst and Hari Krishnan Gurumoorthi gave an overview about the importance of DevOps in organizations and an introduction of the Certified DevOps Portfolio.

DEVOPS PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

DevOps is no longer something that only software development organizations use. In fact, many organizations across different industries have adopted DevOps in one form or another as an enabler for digital transformation. To become a high-performing company that is successful at both software delivery and operational performance, you need to: “Start with foundations, and then adopt a continuous improvement mindset by identifying your unique constraints (or set of constraints). Once those constraints no longer hold your back, repeat the process.” – Accelerate State of DevOps 2019 report.

The 16-hour Certified DevOps Professional course provides the breadth of knowledge and best practices currently applied by high-performing organizations to grow their software delivery and operational performance capabilities.

This tool-agnostic course covers:

  • key drivers and challenges of DevOps adoption
  • principles and practices to be used throughout your journey
  • capabilities to remove constraints and continuously increase value delivered
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DEVOPS PRACTITIONER LEVEL

These intermediate to advanced level courses have been put together based on the market-researched capabilities practiced by high-performing organizations. These courses create a highly interactive and collaborative environment in which to learn various DevOps concepts via practical exercises, games, and simulations. The course content is delivered using a combination of liberating structures, case studies, group discussions, and multimedia sources.

The DevSecOps Practitioner course has been carefully designed to help you understand the principles, practices, tools, and techniques that help you deliver secure software, early and often. This knowledge is essential for all organizations, whether you’re just getting started or you’re looking to accelerate towards maturity.

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Building on the understanding participants gained during the Certified DevOps Professional foundation-level course, participants now analyze and evaluate DevOps practices. In doing so they learn how to create solutions that will improve the end-to-end value stream in their organizations.

The overall goal of this Certified DevOps Practitioner course is to equip DevOps professionals with the practical experience they need to drive sustainable performance improvements in software delivery that will deliver the expected business outcomes.

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DEVOPS LEADERSHIP LEVEL

The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, which represents six years of research and data from over 31,000 professionals worldwide. It is the most extensive and longest-running research of its kind, providing and independent view into the practices and capabilities that drive high performance.

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Exam provider

DevOps SIG, led by DevOn

What makes the iSQI certification unique?

The iSQI certification delivers more value than any other certification on the market.

iSQI is a globally recognized brand for IT certifications. We believe that by following our DevOps courses given by experienced and accredited DevOps training providers all around the world, professionals not only achieve the skills they need to contribute to their organization’s digital journey but also the inspiration to lead successful DevOps transformations. At the end of the training, all successful participants receive the iSQI certificate.

HIGH QUALITY & RELEVANT CONTENT

With all of these courses, you are assured of high-quality training. This is because all DevOps training providers and trainers must go through an accreditation process to demonstrate a high level of expertise. In addition, the training delivered is based on high-quality training materials developed by a group of experts.

CERTIFICATION INCLUDED

Training and certification examinations are offered as a package. This means that every iSQI-accredited DevOps training course includes one exam sitting. To obtain the specific DevOps certificate, you must demonstrate your knowledge by passing the certification exam with a score of 65% or higher.

INNOVATIVE & COMMUNITY DRIVEN

All training materials are collaboratively maintained and improved by our community of DevOps experts (Special Interest Group) and our principal DevOps Education Provider.

GLOBAL & CONSISTENT

iSQI is a globally recognized brand when it comes to IT certifications.

iSQI has a large network of training partners around the world. The training providers that iSQI works with are all accredited and in the case of DevOps training, they all use the same course and materials.

 

FUN & INTERACTIVE

The courses are very practical which ensures a very high level of interaction through games and exercises. We believe that a good learning experience should also be easy, enjoyable, and fun for professionals.

FAQs

The new DevOps certification program focuses on an applied learning model to build high-performing IT delivery teams for delivering business value. The program brings well-researched capabilities that are used by high-performing teams across the world independent of the industries. We have identified the following USPs (in random order):

  • Top-down approach for business innovation through IT.
  • Course content developed based on research and experience.
  • Applied learning for the current state of DevOps.
  • Pragmatic with hands-on labs.
  • Balanced for software delivery and operational competence.

The program consist of four certifications:

  • Certified DevOps Professional
  • Certified DevOps Practitioner
  • Certified DevSecOps Practitioner
  • Certified DevOps Leadership

It is recommended that you have some basic knowledge of DevOps and the Software Development Lifecycle. Rudimentary working knowledge of scripting is beneficial but not essential.

Yes, taking the professional level course (and passing the certification) is a prerequisite for enrolling in one of the practitioner level courses.

To obtain a certificate for a course, you need to pass the exam associated with the course.
And to sit the exam, you need to have attended the corresponding course.

By attending the appropriate training course with a recognized training provider you will be
prepared for the exam and ready to obtain a certificate for the module you have chosen.

Examinations are held in a training institute. The exam is a multiple-choice test. The duration, number of questions and pass mark differ from course to course. Please read the appropriate course syllabus to find out more about the exam you will be taking.

Certified DevOps Professional

The target audience includes anyone involved in DevOps implementation, such as:

  • Development Teams
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • Testing and Automation Engineers
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • Integration Specialists
  • IT Operations
  • IT Directors and Managers
  • Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile and Lean Coaches
  • Project Managers
  • Release Engineers
  • System Administrators and Engineers

Certified DevSecOps Practitioner

The target audience includes anyone working in the field of:

  • Security: Engineers, Analysts, Architects
  • DevOps: Engineers, Architects
  • Compliance: Managers, Analysts
  • IT: Administrators, Engineers, Analysts, Managers
  • Dev: Developers, Architects, QA, Managers

Certified DevOps Professional

This course will give participants a highly interactive and collaborative environment to learn various DevOps concepts via practical exercises, games and simulations. Course content is delivered by a combination of liberating structures, case studies, group discussions and multi-media sources.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to

  • Understand the key drivers for DevOps
  • Comprehend the Impact of Software Delivery Performance in Organizational Performance
  • Identify major bottlenecks in the software delivery
  • Appreciate the importance of Psychological Safety
  • Understand Lean Management Principles
  • Understand Architectural aspects for production first mindset
  • Understand Continuous Practices including CI/CD, DevSecOps, Cloud Adoption

Certified DevSecOps Practitioner

The course is designed and centered around hands-on labs to guide attendees to a „learning by doing“ approach. 

The structure of the course focuses on facilitating discussions, workshops, lab exercises – it is practically orientated and based on real-world challenges and stories.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to

  • Understand the fundamental guiding principles and values of DevSecOps
  • Embed Security in the pipelines by introducing SCA, SAST, DAST, Compliance as a Code, and various other tooling’s and techniques that help strengthen your organization’s security posture
  • Being able to apply Practical Risk Management, Vulnerability Management concepts to real-world security weaknesses in applications and infrastructure 
  • Explore the various DevSecOps reference models so to understand that DevSecOps is not a ‘one type fits all’ approach, and how to navigate through challenging implementations
  • Understand the evolution behind traditional security practices, tooling, principles, and maturity models and how they compare to the practices, tooling, principles, and maturity models of DevSecOps
  • Being able to envision and implement a DevSecOps program at scale and at enterprise by balancing the security and velocity
  • Being able to apply a shift left approach in ‘security’ as code, build, and infrastructure
  • Understand the essential skills to apply sensible security automation practices early on and in the various stages of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • The course content is designed by veteran trainers who are vetted and certified by Microsoft, Pluralsight, EC-Council, Scrum.org and ISO
  • A pragmatic approach to practice security to aid in knowledge retention and applicability
  • Legible courseware: Clean slides to point towards Discussions, Explorations and Hands-on, detailed instructions to complete the lab
  • Gamified: Quizzes to validate knowledge at the beginning and end of the class
  • Scoring and Bounties: The first group that solves a challenge, earns a discount for the exam
  • Virtual sessions that can be taken anywhere at anytime
  • Network with the Special Interest Group

We support you in the process of accreditation for DevOps:

iSQI is the service provider for the DevOps accreditation (on behalf of the DevOps SIG). Training Provider has to apply for accreditation for both the company and trainer(s). The master-copy for the material is to be licensed from the DevOps SIG.

Questions and accreditation requests can be sent to: devops@isqi.org

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