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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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IT Manager’s Survival Bundle Training Series – 10 Courses
2 Hrs 45 Min
35 On-demand Videos
Closed Captions

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Course Topics
6  Topics
Question & Answers
20 Prep Questions
Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Course Description for DevOps Fundamentals

The DevOps Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts and practices that define DevOps. This course covers key topics such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment, which are essential for modern software development. Learners will gain hands-on experience with critical tools and technologies, including Docker, Jenkins, GitHub, and AWS CloudFormation, to automate and streamline the software development lifecycle.

This course emphasizes practical application and real-world scenarios to ensure that participants can implement DevOps practices effectively in their own organizations. Topics include infrastructure as code, release management, source control management, and monitoring applications with AWS CloudWatch. By the end of the course, learners will have a solid understanding of how to build, deploy, and manage applications in a DevOps environment.

What You Will Learn in DevOps Fundamentals

In this course, you will acquire essential skills and knowledge to excel in DevOps roles. You will learn how to utilize key DevOps tools and practices to enhance your software development and operations processes.

  • Understand the core principles and benefits of DevOps
  • Implement Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines
  • Master the use of containers with Docker
  • Automate infrastructure with Infrastructure as Code (IaaC)
  • Manage source control effectively with GitHub
  • Monitor and maintain applications using AWS CloudWatch
  • Apply best practices for release management and reliability engineering

Exam Objectives for DevOps Fundamentals Certification

This course prepares you for the DevOps Fundamentals Certification exam. The certification is governed by the DevOps Institute and covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding DevOps concepts and terminologies
  • Implementing DevOps practices and processes
  • Using DevOps tools effectively
  • Applying DevOps best practices for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Automating infrastructure and deployment
  • Monitoring and maintaining applications

Who This DevOps Fundamentals Course is For

This course is designed for a wide range of professionals looking to enhance their DevOps skills. It is ideal for:

  • Software developers looking to integrate DevOps practices into their workflow
  • System administrators aiming to improve automation and infrastructure management
  • IT professionals transitioning to a DevOps role
  • Project managers and team leaders seeking to understand DevOps processes
  • Beginners interested in learning about DevOps

Possible Jobs You Can Get With DevOps Fundamentals Knowledge

With the skills and knowledge gained from this course, you can pursue various career opportunities in the field of DevOps. Potential job titles include:

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Release Manager
  • Automation Engineer
  • Build and Release Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer

Average Industry Salaries for People with DevOps Skills

Acquiring DevOps skills can significantly enhance your earning potential. Here are some average salary ranges for professionals with DevOps expertise:

  • DevOps Engineer: $95,000 – $140,000 per year
  • Site Reliability Engineer: $100,000 – $150,000 per year
  • Release Manager: $90,000 – $130,000 per year
  • Automation Engineer: $85,000 – $125,000 per year
  • Cloud Engineer: $100,000 – $140,000 per year

Get Started Today

Enroll in the DevOps Fundamentals course today and take the first step towards mastering DevOps practices and tools. Enhance your skills, advance your career, and become a key player in your organization’s digital transformation. Join now and start your journey to becoming a DevOps expert!

Frequently Asked Questions About DevOps Fundamentals

What is DevOps?

DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to shorten the system development lifecycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.

Why are containers important in DevOps?

Containers are important in DevOps because they allow applications to be packaged with their dependencies, ensuring consistency across multiple development, testing, and deployment environments. This helps in achieving a smooth and reliable continuous integration and delivery process.

What are the key tools used in DevOps?

Key tools used in DevOps include Docker for containerization, Jenkins for continuous integration and delivery, GitHub for source control management, and AWS CloudFormation for infrastructure as code. These tools help automate processes and improve collaboration between development and operations teams.

How does continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) work?

Continuous integration (CI) is the practice of merging all developers’ working copies to a shared mainline several times a day. Continuous delivery (CD) is an extension of CI, aiming to ensure that the software can be reliably released at any time. CI/CD automates the building, testing, and deployment of applications, reducing manual intervention and speeding up the release process.

What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)?

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the practice of managing and provisioning computing infrastructure through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools. This allows for automated and consistent management of infrastructure, improving efficiency and reducing errors.

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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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