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DevOps Fundamentals

In this course you get a condensed introduction to DevOps fundamentals, DevOps implementation, implementation of infrastructure, and best practices. This IT course will give you practical guidance on Continuous Integration, Deployment, Release Management, Infrastructure as Code, and Key Performance Indicators (or KPI’s).

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2 Training Hours
DevOps Fundamentals
35 On-demand Videos
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Course Topics
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Prep Questions
20 Prep Questions
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Course Description


Course Description: Mastering DevOps Fundamentals for IT Excellence

Embark on a Transformative Journey

Embark on a transformative journey with our DevOps Fundamentals course, expertly crafted for IT professionals eager to excel in the rapidly evolving tech landscape. This introductory course lays a solid foundation in DevOps principles, blending theory with practical insights to prepare you for real-world challenges.

Expert-Led Instruction

Led by esteemed instructor Joe Holbrook, with extensive industry experience, the course delves deep into DevOps strategies, continuous integration, and cloud technologies. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of implementing DevOps practices effectively, crucial for modern IT environments.

Interactive and Comprehensive Learning

Our interactive course includes comprehensive modules, practical demos, and a focus on essential tools like GCP (Google Cloud Platform), catering to a wide array of IT roles. Whether you’re a cloud administrator, system engineer, or aspiring DevOps expert, this course is your gateway to mastering DevOps essentials.

Course Benefits: Unlocking Career Advancement with DevOps Skills

Gain a Competitive Edge

Gain a competitive edge in the job market with our DevOps Fundamentals course. You’ll learn to streamline software development and operations, enhancing efficiency and productivity in your organization. This course is a stepping stone to advanced roles in IT, offering a pathway to career growth.

Hands-On Learning Experience

Experience hands-on learning with our interactive sessions, including whiteboard explanations and progress tracking. These features ensure a comprehensive understanding of key DevOps concepts like Continuous Deployment, Infrastructure as Code, and Release Management.

Continuous Support and Resources

The course also provides valuable resources for continued learning, including study references and instructor support post-completion. This ongoing support is vital for staying updated with the latest DevOps trends and practices.

Who Is This Course For: Catering to Diverse IT Professionals

Ideal for a Broad Spectrum of IT Roles

Our DevOps Fundamentals course is designed for a broad spectrum of IT roles. It’s ideal for network administrators, product managers, business managers, and developers interested in applying DevOps principles in production environments.

Enhancing Collaboration and Efficiency

The course is also beneficial for operations managers, cloud architects, and solution architects looking to integrate DevOps strategies into their workflow. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance collaboration and efficiency across different departments.

Perfect for Beginners in IT

Furthermore, the course is suitable for beginners in the IT field seeking to build a strong foundation in DevOps. It equips them with the skills and knowledge to embark on a successful career in this dynamic domain.

Key Term Knowledge Base: Key Terms Related to DevOps Fundamentals

Understanding the key terms in DevOps is crucial for professionals involved in the integration of software development and IT operations. This knowledge helps in improving collaboration, efficiency, and the overall quality of software products. DevOps bridges the gap between developers and operations teams, enabling faster, more reliable software release cycles. Here are some essential terms in the field of DevOps:

DevOpsA set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to shorten the system development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.
Continuous Integration (CI)A software development practice where developers regularly merge their code changes into a central repository, after which automated builds and tests are run.
Continuous Delivery (CD)A software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time.
Continuous DeploymentAn extension of continuous delivery where every change that passes the automated tests is deployed to production automatically.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC)A process for managing and provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools.
Release ManagementThe process of managing, planning, scheduling, and controlling a software build through different stages and environments, including testing and deploying software releases.
Source Control Management (SCM)The management of changes to documents, computer programs, large websites, and other collections of information.
PipelineA set of automated processes allowing software developers and DevOps professionals to reliably and efficiently compile, build, and deploy their code to their production compute platforms.
Reliability EngineeringA field of engineering that deals with the study, evaluation, and life-cycle management of reliability: the ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)A set of quantifiable measures that a company uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.
Monitoring ApplicationsThe process of continuously observing a software application’s performance, which helps in identifying issues and ensuring the system’s health and reliability.
Cloud ComputingThe delivery of different services through the Internet, including data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software.
AutomationThe technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimal human assistance.
DeploymentThe process of making a software application or update available for use.
ContainerizationA lightweight alternative to full machine virtualization that involves encapsulating an application in a container with its own operating environment.
MicroservicesA style of software architecture that involves developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms.
Agile MethodologyAn iterative approach to software development and project management that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches.
Version ControlA system that records changes to a file or set of files over time so that specific versions can be recalled later.
Configuration ManagementThe process of systematically handling changes to a system in a way that it maintains integrity over time.
Load BalancingThe process of distributing network or application traffic across multiple servers to ensure no single server bears too much demand.

These terms form the backbone of DevOps and are essential for anyone looking to understand or work in this rapidly evolving field.

Frequently Asked Questions About DevOps Fundamentals

What is DevOps and why is it important?

DevOps is a software development and operations approach that enables faster development of new products and easier maintenance of existing deployments. By creating stronger bonds between the development, operations, and other stakeholders in a company, DevOps promotes shorter, more controllable iterations through the adoption of best practices, automation, and new tools. This course is aimed at providing you with a strong fundamental understanding of DevOps and its effective implementation within your organization.

Who is this course designed for?

Our online course is designed for a range of IT professionals including administrators, engineers, network administrators, DevOps engineers, and product managers. It’s also suitable for beginners looking to learn the basics of DevOps and build a strong foundation in the field​.

Who is the instructor for this course?

The course is led by Joe Holbrook, an experienced IT professional with decades of experience. His teaching will give students a core understanding of DevOps, which is especially beneficial for those wanting to deploy applications on GCP (the Google Cloud Platform), Cloud managers, administrators, architects, solution architects, and developers.

What can I expect from this course in terms of teaching methods?

The ITU Online DevOps Fundamentals course offers a mix of teaching methods, including demos, whiteboard sessions, a progress tracker, and a practice quiz. These approaches help you gauge your comprehension of the course material and identify any topics that need further review.

What topics does this course cover?

The course provides a condensed introduction to DevOps fundamentals and its implementation, infrastructure implementation, and best practices. It covers topics like Continuous Integration, Deployment, Release Management, Infrastructure as Code, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)​.

Is there a trial period for the course subscription?

Yes, ITU Online offers a 7-day free trial for their All Access Monthly Subscription, which gives you access to this course along with over 2,500 hours of on-demand content. You can cancel anytime within the trial period without any obligation​.

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Course Outline

DevOps Fundamentals Course Content

Module 1: Course Overview

  •    Course Overview

  •    Course Pre Reqs

Module 2: The Basics

  •    The Basics

  •    What is DevOps

  •    DevOps Building Blocks

  •    DevOps Best Practices

  •    Why Containers

  •    What is a Pipeline

  •    Continuous Integration and Continous Delivery

  •    Continuous Deployment

  •    Pipelines - Whiteboard

Module 3: Development

  •    Development Basics

  •    CICD Strategy

  •    Source Control Management

  •    Demo - Build Management

Module 4: Infrastructure

  •    Release and Deployments

  •    Release Management

  •    Demo - Release Management

  •    Reliability Engineering

  •    DevOps Tools

  •    Infrastructure as Code

  •    Automation

  •    Demo - (IaaC) CloudFormation

  •    Demo - Jenkins

  •    Demo - GitHub

Module 5: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  •    Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  •    KPI Metrics

  •    KPI Tools

  •    Monitoring Applications

  •    Demo - AWS CloudWatch

Module 6: Course Closeout

  •    Course Closeout

  •    6.1 Module 6 Introduction

  •    Summary Review

  •    6.2 Course Review

  •    Additional Resources

  •    6.3 Blockchain Roles

  •    DevOps Job Outlook

  •    Course Closeout

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Your Training Instructor

Joe Holbrook

Joe Holbrook

Independent Trainer | Consultant | Author

Joe Holbrook has been in the IT field since 1993 when he was exposed to several HPUX systems on board a U.S. Navy flagship. He has migrated from UNIX world to Storage Area Networking(SAN), Enterprise Virtualization, Cloud Architectures, and now specializing in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. He previously worked for numerous companies like HDS, 3PAR, Brocade, HP, EMC, Northrup Grumman, ViON,,, SAIC and Siemens Nixdorf.

Currently he works as a Subject Matter Expert specializing in Enterprise Cloud and Blockchain Technologies. He is the CLO of Elearning and consulting, He holds numerous IT certifications from AWS, GCP, HDS and other organizations.

He is an avid speaker and well-known course author residing in Jacksonville, Florida.

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