EXIN DevOps – Professional Certificate Program

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Course overview

DevOps is best known in the field of software services, but the principles are applicable in all contexts where fast delivery of reliable products and services is relevant. DevOps contributes to the success of the overall organization by facilitating the synergy of Agile development, Service Management and Lean improvement while assuring security and maintaining control in a continuous delivery pipeline.

The primary purpose of this training program is to introduce learners to the DevOps practices in the Three Ways: Flow, Feedback, Learning and Experimentation. The learner will understand the impact of these organizational and technical changes on their daily work.

Prerequisites

  • There is no formal pre-requisite for this course, however it is helpful for students to have an understanding of IT Service Management, Lean IT, Agile/Scrum, and basic DevOps concepts
  • Successfully passing the 40 multiple choice questions, 120 minutes, closed book exam leads to the EXIN DevOps Professional certificate. Passing mark is a minimum of 65% (26 out of 40)
  • Students should acquire, at their own cost, the DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

    • Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis
    • ISBN-10: 1942788002
    • ISBN-13: 978-1942788003
    • IT Revolution Press; 1 edition (2016)

Duration

This is a 3 day course when run as an instructor-led course, with an exam voucher issued for students to schedule their exams at a date/time/location that is convenient for them once the course has completed.

Audience

The EXIN DevOps Professional™ certification is meant for anyone working within a DevOps environment or in an organization that considers the transition to a DevOps way of working. The target group includes, but is not limited to:

  • Software and Website Developers
  • System Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Product and Service Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Test Engineers
  • IT Service Management operating and support staff
  • Process Managers
  • Lean IT Professionals
  • Agile Scrum practitioners

Program Objective

This course enables participants to better understand “DevOps”, a contraction of ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’. DevOps is a set of best practices that emphasize the collaboration and communication of IT-professionals (developers, operators, and support staff) in the lifecycle of applications and services, leading to:

  • Continuous Integration: merging all developed working copies to a shared mainline several times a day
  • Continuous Deployment: release continuously or as often as possible
  • Continuous Feedback: seek feedback from stakeholders during all lifecycle stages

Also, the DevOps practices covered in this certification are established around the knowledge associated with DevOps Three Ways:

  • The First Way is to enable the work to move fast from left to right, from Development to Operations to the customer.
  • The Second Way is to enable feedback to go fast from right to left, from all stakeholders back into the value stream.
  • The Third Way is to enable learning by creating a high-trust culture of experimentation and risk-taking.
    Moreover, the crucial subjects of security in all stages, and maintaining compliance during change are covered.

Program Material

  • Online access to the course content for a 12 month period
  • 1 hour of coaching time, to be arranged between the student and the accredited trainer/coach
  • Sample exam
  • Certification exam voucher

Additional Requirements

  • Students should acquire, at their own cost, the DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
    • Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis
    • ISBN-10: 1942788002
    • ISBN-13: 978-1942788003
    • IT Revolution Press; 1 edition (2016)