2-5 Day(s)


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

  • Access to additional sources of information and communitie

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

Target Audience:

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


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



  • Some experience as either a developer, operations or DevOps
  • Comfortable with basic terminal commands in Linux
  • Understand the concepts of source control


  • Experience using git
  • Experience of using the windows command line
  • Programming experience

Course Specifics

Course Outline

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 Organizational Culture
  • Characteristics of Organizational Culture
  • Characteristics of a DevOps Culture
  • Managing Culture Change

6. DevOps Organisational Considerations

  • DevOps Skills
  • DevOps Teams
  • DevOps Organizational 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

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
5 2995 £2995 2018-09-17
2 775 £775 2018-03-06
2 775 £775 2017-11-28
2 695 £695 2017-10-16
2 695 £695 2017-10-16
2 895 £895 2017-10-05