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DevOps Training & Certification from New Horizons

DevOps (development and operations) is a software development phrase used to describe a type of agile relationship between Development and IT Operations. The goal of DevOps is to improve communication, collaboration, and processes between the various roles in the software development cycle in order to improve and speed up software delivery.

DevOps emphasizes integration between software developers and IT operations: Rather than seeing these two groups as silos who pass things along but don’t really work together, DevOps recognizes the interdependence of software development and IT operations, and this approach helps an organization produce software and IT services more rapidly, with frequent iterations.

DevOps Courses from New Horizons

New Horizons is a Registered Education Partner (REP) with the DevOps Institute (DOI). REPs meet all the globally recognized standards for quality education, and comply with the guidelines, policies, ethics, and standards of the DevOps Institute (DOI). 

DevOps Foundation Course
This course provides an 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 learning objectives for DevOps Foundation include an understanding of:

  • DevOps objectives and vocabulary
  • Benefits to the business
  • Concepts and practices — including its relationship to Agile, Lean 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: Individuals and organizations seeking a foundational understanding of DevOps, including employees and managers responsible for designing, reengineering or improving process, as well as consultants guiding their clients through process improvement initiatives. This course would also serve Internal and external suppliers, as well as process stakeholders.

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DevOps Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA)
A Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA) is a a tool-agnostic individual engaged in the design, implementation, and management of DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing and, potentially, Continuous Deployment. A continuous delivery architect is also involved in defining or integrating underpinning processes, metrics, APIs and cultural considerations.

The learning objectives for DevOps Continuous Delivery Architecture (CDA) include a practical understanding of:

  • The principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Delivery vs. DevOps Continuous Integration practices
  • Extending Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment
  • Principles for architecting a deployment pipelin
  • Engaging Ops in Continuous Delivery
  • Testing and continuous delivery
  • Security and continuous delivery
  • Continuous deployment and automated release
  • Cultural and people consideration
  • Change resistance
  • Metrics Critical Success Factors, Risks, and Challenges
  • Getting started

Target Audience: This course will be particularly relevant to automation architects, release engineers, infrastructure teams, security professionals, quality assurance and other roles that contribute to the software delivery value stream. A few examples: Enterprise architects Software developers Build engineers Release managers and engineers Operational and infrastructure teams Security professionals Testers and QA managers IT Managers Project Managers Maintenance and support staff.

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DevOps Leader (DOL)
The DevOps Leader (DOL) course is designed for a tactical or strategic individual who helps design, influence, implement or motivate the cultural transformation proven to be a critical success factor in DevOps adoption. The individual that acquires the DevOps Leader (DOL) certification understands the human dynamics of cultural change and is equipped with practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the DevOps spectrum.

The learning objectives for DevOps Leader (DOL) include a practical understanding of:

  • The Golden Circle
  • Understanding organizational culture and organizational change
  • Conway’s Law and its influence on DevOps and systems thinking
  • Strategies for leading cultural transformations
  • Evolving silos into flat, team-based organizations
  • Managing conflict
  • Creating feedback loops
  • Creating learning environments
  • Avoiding change fatigue
  • Communication and collaboration strategies
  • Meaningful metrics
  • Resourcing for DevOps
  • Demonstrating DevOps Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Critical success factors
  • Getting started

Target Audience:

  • Anyone involved in cultural transformations and organizational change
  • IT team leaders, managers, directors and business stakeholders
  • Practitioners and change agents
  • Tool providers and systems integrators
  • DevOps consultants
  • Anyone involved in cultural transformations and organizational change
  • IT team leaders
  • Managers
  • Directors and business stakeholders
  • Practitioners and change agents
  • Tool providers and systems integrators
  • DevOps consultants

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DevOps Test Engineering (DTE)
The DevOps Test Engineering course specifically addresses testing in a DevOps environment. It describes culture and team aspects for team engineers, test strategies, test infrastructures, test tools, test automation, best practices, test management, and analysis.

In the DTE course, participants experience an inclusive learning environment focusing on the methodology required for a DevOps culture. Candidates learn:

  • The purpose, benefits, concepts and vocabulary of DevOps testing
  • How DevOps testing differs from other types of testing
  • The importance all IT roles play within testing
  • DevOps testing strategies, best practices, infrastructure, tools, automation, and results analysis
  • Strategies for selecting test tools and implementing test automation
  • Integration of DevOps testing into Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery workflow

Target Audience: Quality assurance managers, testers and quality assurance teams, software engineers, software developers, DevOps engineers, IT managers, project managers, release managers and delivery staff, maintenance and support staff, as well as anyone involved in testing tool selection.

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What Are the Measurable Benefits of DevOps?

DevOps aims at establishing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and in a DevOps environment, cross functionality, shared responsibilities, and trust are promoted. One tangible benefit of DevOps is an observed decrease in development and operations cost. Other measurable benefits of DevOps include:

  • Shorter Development Cycle
  • Increased Release Velocity
  • Improved Defect Detection
  • Reduced Deployment Failures and Rollbacks
  • Reduced Time to Recover upon Failure

Register for DevOps training today, or contact us to determine the best DevOps courses for you or your team.