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This 2-day DevOps Foundation course provides the definitive introduction to DevOps – the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals.  Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster.

The course features:

  • Two days of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • DevOps – The Basics (pre-class resource)
  • Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
  • Participation in unique exercises designed to apply concepts
  • Sample documents, templates, tools and techniques
  • DevOps Foundation Certificate exam
  • Access to additional sources of information and communities

The DevOps Institute

This course is presented by ALC in association with the The DevOps Institute. The DevOps Institute (DOI) is bringing enterprise level DevOps training and certification to the IT market. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DevOps Institute is setting the standard in quality for enterprise grade DevOps education and training.

Learning outcomes

The learning objectives for DevOps Foundation include an understanding of:
  • DevOps objectives and vocabulary
  • Benefits to the businessConcepts and practices — including its relationship to Agile, Lean IT and IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Improved workflows
  • Improved communication and feedback loops
  • Reliance on automation
  • Applying DevOps in an enterprise environment
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • Real-life examples and results

Who should attend

The DevOps Foundation course is designed for:
  • Individuals and organisations seeking a foundational understanding of DevOps
  • Employees and managers responsible for designing, reengineering or improving process
  • Consultants guiding their clients through process improvement initiatives
  • Internal and external suppliers
  • Process stakeholders

Course contents

1. Course Introduction

  • Course Goals
  • Course Agenda
2. Why DevOps?
  • The Business Perspective
  • The IT Perspective
  • Dev and Ops Stereotypes: Perceptions and Realities
3. What is DevOps?
  • DevOps Introduction
  • DevOps Stakeholders
  • DevOps Goals
  • DevOps Values
  • DevOps Business Value
  • What DevOps is NOT
  • Who’s Doing DevOps
  • Enterprise DevOps
4. DevOps and Other Frameworks
  • DevOps and IT Performance
  • DevOps and Automation
  • Measuring DevOps Success
  • DevOps Principles
  • DevOps Patterns
  • DevOps and Other Frameworks
    • DevOps and Agile
    • DevOps and Lean
    • DevOps and IT Service Management
5. DevOps Culture
  • Understanding Organisational Culture
  • Characteristics of Organisational Culture
  • Characteristics of a DevOps Culture
  • Managing Culture Change
6. DevOps Organisational Considerations
  • DevOps Skills
  • DevOps Teams
  • DevOps Organisational Structures
  • DevOps Roles
  • Promoting Collaboration
  • Improving Communication
7. DevOps Practices
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kanban
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Experimentation and Learning
  • The Deming Cycle
  • Improvement Kata
  • Preparing for Failure
  • ITSM Process Improvement Practices
8. DevOps Automation Practices and Tool Categories
  • DevOps Automation Practices
  • Where to Begin
  • Application Life Concerns and Tool
  • Categories
9. Adopting a DevOps Culture
  • Getting Started
  • Challenges, Risks and Critical Success Factors
10. Summary and Exam Preparations
  • Additional Sources of Information
  • Exam Requirements, Question
  • Weighting and Terminology List
  • Sample Exam Review

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training
Fees per Person
  • DevOps Foundation - single registration
  • $ 1850 + gst

Fees include:

  • Course presentation
  • Course workbook
  • DevOps Foundation Exam
  • Full catering including sit-down lunch

Foundation Certificate Exam

Once you’ve completed your training, you can gain a globally recognised certification with the DevOps Foundation Exam.  An exam voucher is provided after the training course. The exam is online and web-proctored, so you can take it any place, any time.

Successfully passing (65%) the 60 minute exam, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the DevOps Foundation Certificate.

The certification is governed, administered and maintained by the DevOps Institute. The DevOps Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite for other DevOps certifications.


There are no formal pre-requisites to attend the DevOps Foundation course. However, some familiarity with IT and/or IT service management is desirable.