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DevOps Leader Certification Course

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

The DevOps Leader course is a unique and practical experience for participants who want to take a transformational leadership approach and make an impact within their organization by implementing DevOps. Leading people through a cultural transformation requires new skills, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders must align and collaborate to break down silos and evolve the organization. The course highlights the human dynamics of cultural change and equips participants with practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the DevOps spectrum through the use of real-life scenarios and case studies.

DevOps Institute Registered Education Partner

  • 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?

  • Comprehend in detail the aspects that make DevOps successful.
  • Leverage the IT organization's capabilities to achieve an effective DevOps adoption.
  • Become a leader for the transformation of the organization.
  • Create value stream maps to improve efficiency throughout the organization.
  • Be capable of reorganizing and redesigning teams towards a DevOps structure.
  • Become an active transformational change agent and lead.
  • Know the wide range of tools that assist a DevOps adoption.
  • Obtain the DevOps Leader certification.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone starting or leading a DevOps cultural transformation program
  • Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organizational change approaches
  • IT team leaders, managers, directors and business stakeholders
  • Practitioners and change agents
  • DevOps tool providers, systems integrators, and consultants

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 DevOps and Time
    • 1.1 What is DevOps?
    • 1.2 Why do DevOps?
    • 1.3 Companies doing DevOps
    • 1.4 The Magic Equation
  • 2 Key differences between DevOps IT and Traditional IT
    • 2.1 What sets DevOps IT apart from Traditional IT?
    • 2.2 How DevOps IT is organized differently
    • 2.3 How to perform to a different standard
    • 2.4 How to use different measurements
  • 3 Becoming a DevOps organization
    • 3.1 Transformational leadership
    • 3.2 Redesigning an organization for DevOps
    • 3.3 Design principles
    • • Focus
    • • Work
    • • Information
    • • Metrics
  • 4 Value Stream Mapping
    • 4.1 What is Value Stream Mapping?
    • 4.2 Why do we need to use this framework?
    • 4.3 Types of maps
    • 4.4 How to create a Value Stream Map
    • 4.5 Types of data to collect
    • 4.6 How to handle exceptions
  • 5 Value Stream Mapping Exercise
  • 6 Squad Organizational Model
    • 6.1 Conway's Law
    • 6.2 The problem with silos
    • 6.3 Spotify's Squad Organization Model (Structure, Roles)
    • 6.4 Squads
    • 6.5 Tribes
    • 6.5 Chapters
    • 6.5 Guilds
    • 6.5 How to reorganize in order to move to this model
  • 7 Managing Cultural Change
    • 7.1 What is culture and how does it impact performance?
    • 7.2 Types of IT culture
    • 7.3 Cultural traits of a DevOps organization
    • 7.4 How to manage change
  • 8 Culture and it's impact on performance
    • 8.1 Types of IT culture
    • 8.2 What is a DevOps Culture?
    • 8.3 How to manage change
    • 8.4 The Three Phases of Change
    • 8.5 Types of changes that need to be implemented
  • 9 Popular DevOps Tools and Practices
    • 8.1 DevOps Tools Periodic Table
    • 8.2 Top DevOps Tool Categories
    • 8.3 Common and Popular Practices
  • 10 Building a business case
  • 11 Bringing it all together
  • 12 Exam Review

Payment methods:

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  • Credit card (via PayPal)

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