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Continuous Delivery Architecture (CDA)

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16 hours – On-site or Virtual with live certified trainer

This course is designed for participants who are 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. The course highlights underpinning processes, metrics, APls and cultural considerations with Continuous Delivery.

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  • Official DevOps Institute student material
  • Practical exercises
  • Simulation exam
  • Course completion diploma
  • Official certification exam from the DevOps Institute
  • 16 PDUs
    Course details
  1. What will I achieve?
  2. Who is this course for?
  3. What are the exam characteristics?
  4. What are the course contents?
  5. Payment methods

What will I achieve?

  • Gain increased velocity to assist organizations to rapidly respond to market changes.
  • Actively support the organization to reduce risk and lower costs by releasing higher quality solutions.
  • Obtain an increased productivity and employee morale by having more activities performed.
  • Acquire the competencies necessary in architecting and orchestrating effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines.
  • Apply design practices, such as modular design and micro-services, and best practices of Continuous Testing.
  • Understand the importance, practices, and transformation of a DevOps collaborative culture.
  • Get digital access to the "Continuous Delivery" eBook and Live Lessons videos.
  • Be provided with practical artifacts, templates, and lexicons collected by the author to assist post-class.
  • Obtain the Continuous Delivery Architecture certification.

Who is this course for?

  • Build Engineers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • IT Managers
  • Maintenance and Support Staff
  • Operational and Infrastructure Teams
  • Project Managers
  • QA Managers
  • Release Managers and Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Security Professionals
  • Testers

What are the exam characteristics?

  • Time allocated: 90 minutes
  • Number of questions: 40 multiple-choice
  • Passing score: 65% (26 correct answers)
  • Format: Online or Paper; closed-book
  • Prerequisites: Holding the DevOps Foundation certificate (certificate must be presented as evidence for exam registration). At least 4 hours of personal study during the course are recommended.
When will I know my exam results?

When the exam is paper-based, the results will be notified to the participant afterwards through email. When it is web-based, the participant will get the results immediately after finishing the exam.

What happens if I fail the exam?

The participant who fails the exam may take it again any times at extra cost. No time window between exams is required.

What are the course contents?

  • 1 CDA Concepts
    • 1.1 Continuous Delivery (CD) Definition
    • 1.2 Architecting for continuous delivery
    • 1.3 Continuous delivery and DevOps
    • 1.4 Relationships between CD, Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
    • 1.5 Benefits of continuous delivery
  • 2 CDA Culture
    • 2.1 Importance of culture to the CD Architect
    • 2.2 What a CD Architect can do about culture
    • 2.3 How to maintain culture
    • 2.4 Assignment: DevOps culture and practices to create flow
  • 3 Design Practices for Continuous Delivery
    • 3.1 Why design is important to continuous delivery
    • 3.2 CD Architect's role in design
    • 3.3 Key design principles
    • 3.4 CD best practices
    • 3.5 Micro-services and containers
  • 4 Continuous Integration
    • 4.1 Continuous integration (CI) defined
    • 4.2 CD Architect's role in CI
    • 4.3 Importance of CI
    • 4.4 Benefits of CI
    • 4.5 CI best practices
    • 4.6 Assignment: Optimizing CI workflows
  • 5 Continuous Testing
    • 5.1 Continuous Testing (CT) defined
    • 5.2 Importance of CT
    • 5.3 Benefits of CT
    • 5.4 CD Architect's role in CT
    • 5.5 Five tenets of CT
    • 5.6 CT best practices
    • 5.7 Assignment: Handling environment inconsistencies
  • 6 Continuous Delivery and Deployment
    • 6.1 Continuous delivery defined
    • 6.2 Continuous deployment defined
    • 6.3 Benefits of continuous delivery and deployment
    • 6.4 CD Architect's role in continuous delivery and deployment
    • 6.5 Continuous delivery and deployment best practices
    • 6.6 Assignment: Distinguishing continuous delivery and deployment
  • 7 Continuous Monitoring
    • 7.1 Continuous Monitoring defined
    • 7.2 Importance of continuous monitoring
    • 7.3 CD Architect's role in continuous monitoring
    • 7.4 Continuous monitoring best practices
    • 7.5 Assignment: Monitoring build progress
  • 8 Infrastructure and Tools
    • 8.1 Importance of infrastructure and tools
    • 8.2 CD Architect's role in infrastructure and tools
    • 8.3 Building a DevOps toolchain
    • 8.4 Infrastructure/tools best practices
    • 8.5 Assignment: identifying common infrastructure/tool components
  • 9 Security Assurance
    • 9.1 Importance of security assurance
    • 9.2 DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps defined
    • 9.3 CD Architect's role in security
    • 9.4 Security best practices
    • 9.5 Assignment: Applying security practices
  • 10 Capstone exercise
    • 10.1 Identifying toolchain and workflow improvements
  • 11 Summary and Exam Review

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