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DevOps Implementation Boot Camp (ICP-FDO)

Length: 3 Days
Tuition: $1,995.00

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Course Description:

For decades there have been big disconnects between the different roles of the IT shop. We struggle with inherent barriers between development projects and the stable infrastructure needed to deploy and run products. Applications get completed and tested in insulated internal environments without adequate collaboration between production IT staff and infrastructure administrators. Unforeseen challenges plague the production environment, wreaking havoc with deadlines, deliverables, and ultimately the business mission. Security is often a wet blanket at best, and an afterthought at worst. In the meantime, huge backlogs of work and technical debt pile up, chronically eroding the efficiency and agility of the business' IT capability.

This three-day DevOps Implementation training class is loaded with practical real-world tools and techniques. From the nation's largest Agile development trainers comes a comprehensive program to get you started on the road to DevOps success. You will leave this course fully literate in the whole array of available DevOps tools and lessons, ready to select what's right for you and chart a path to holistic long-term IT success in your own organization.

Attendees who complete this course automatically receive the ICP designation after course completion. The ICP-FDO is one of two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the DevOps Track. This certification provides an overview of core concepts for DevOps and is geared towards a broad audience of professionals, technical and non-technical. The learning objectives cover areas such as the business case for DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, accompanying cultural changes, operational considerations, configuration management, etc. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in DevOps concepts and ingredients for a successful transition.

Typically, training providers will cover the required learning objectives in approximately 14 hours of instructional activities over the course of two days.

  • Learn to leverage infrastructure automation using configuration tools
  • Chart a path to continuous IT operations
  • Learn how to spot positive feedback loops in IT work and capitalize on them
  • Get real-world techniques for implementing agile concepts into infrastructure management
  • Learn how to continuously monitor capacity and operations
  • Map and visualize IT workflow to eliminate bottlenecks and streamline capacity
  • Learn techniques to effectively communicate the progress and results of your DevOps efforts to management
  • In-class discussion on the state of IaaS and PaaS, and expert updates on which cloud capabilities you should be aware of or considering
  • Implement a plan for leadership participation and transformation of the IT mentality
  • Transform IT from an unpredictable cost center to a strategic source of business value and competitive advantage


Who should attend

  • Anyone in an IT Leadership role
  • CIOs / CTOs
  • System Administrators
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Release Engineers
  • Configuration Managers
  • Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
  • Developers and Application Team leads
  • ScrumMasters
  • Software Managers and Team Leads
  • IT Project & Program Managers
  • Product Owners and Managers

Course Outline:

Part 1: What is DevOps…Really?

  1. Establishing expectations for the next three days
  2. Understanding the anatomy of DevOps
    • What DevOps is not
    • Beginning to define what DevOps is
    • Context from DevOps history
    • Organizations leading the way
    • The goals of a DevOps practice
    • What to expect from a DevOps practice
    • Business outcomes of DevOps maturity
    • Exercise: Release Cycle – Points of Pain
  3. DevOps and Continuous Delivery enablement
    • How CD and DevOps impact IT roles
    • Gauging your CD and DevOps maturity
    • Continuous IT workflow
    • Exercise: Case Study – GE Oil and Gas

 Part 2: The Cultural Components of DevOps

  1. State check: an Agile review
  2. Examining typical misalignments
    • Siloes of job function vs. alignment of mission
    • The change management challenge
    • Adjusting institutional incentive
    • Agile team alignment
  3. Cross-functional teams
  4. Culture and continuous delivery
    • The deployment pipeline concept
    • A new way of testing
    • The role of automation
    • Shifting towards CD culture
    • Exercise: Culture and continuous workflows
  5. Cultural typologies
    • Studies on culture
    • Individual vs. organizational culture
    • Lessons from Agile
    • Collaboration trends
    • Exercise: Case Study – Microsoft Developer Division
  6. Blame and failure
    • A tale of two corporate ethics
    • Planning failure to build resilience
    • Examples from testing
    • Reversing the dynamic
  7. Continuous Improvement
    • Kaizen
    • Ask 'why' five times, root cause analysis
    • Root cause illustration
  8. State of Devops Report
    • Devops correlations with business drivers
    • Leading devops metrics
    • IT performance tiers
    • Exercise: Problem Definition

Part 3: Implementing the DevOps Way of Work

  1. The anatomy of a DevOps mentality
  2. The DevOps mindset
    • The first way: System Thinking
    • The second way: Amplify feedback loops
    • The third way: continuous improvement
    • Lean Startup Teams and incentives
  3. Configuration Management
    • Snowflake Servers
    • Server Sprawl
    • Configuration Drift
    • Principles of configuration management
    • Applying configuration management
    • Tools for configuration management
    • Exercise: Case Study – Knight Capital
  4. Version Control
    • Overview of Version Control
    • Principles of Continuous Integration
    • Small, Frequent Commits
    • Continuous Integration Checklist
  5. Infrastructure as Code
    • Infrastructure: history and complexity
    • Goals and benefits of treating infrastructure as code
    • Bringing agility to infrastructure and the enterprise
    • Scrum teams
    • Done vs. Acceptance
    • Discussion: Infrastructure as code
  6. Cataloging and eliminating waste
    • The manufacturing analogy
    • Toyota waste principles
    • TIMWOOD and the categories of waste
    • Finding bottlenecks 
    • Exercise: Waste
  7. Visualizing and managing workflow
    • Kanban
    • Work in Progress (WIP)
    • Visualizing work in your own situation
  8. Security overview
    • Why it's not working
    • Application security: the weakest link
    • Security and DevOps
    • Starting security early
    • Discussion: Security

Part 4: DevOps Tooling

  1. Contemporary DVCS version control
    • Git and Github
    • Mercurial
  2. Automation
    • What to expect from automation
    • The disruptions of automation
    • Exercise: Automation Expectations
  3. Monitoring and Measurement
    • Hard KPIs for M&M
    • Visibility and M&M
    • Alerts
    •  An overview of common tools
    • Exercise: Case Study – Amazon Web Services
  4. Microservices
    • What are Microservices
    • Why do Microservices
    • Microservice Types
    • Exercise: Case Study – Strangler Pattern
  5. Common DevOps toolsets
    • Configuration management
    • Continuous integration
    • Deployment
    • Process monitoring
    • Containerization
    • Collaboration

Part 5: Charting your course

  1. Revisiting continuous delivery & operation
  2. Clarifying expectations
  3. DevOps in the enterprise
  4. Scaling DevOps
  5. DevOps resources: the Techtown tools glossary
  6. 12 steps to better code


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