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DevOps Implementation Boot Camp (ICP-FDO) 3 Day


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


Course Outline

Introduction: DevOps – More than just Dev and Ops

  1. High-Performance IT Organizations

  2. Core Chronic Conflict

  • Siloes of job function vs. alignment of mission

  • Waste, batching and flow

  1. Where DevOps Came From

  • The Lean Movement

  • Toyota, total quality, & Deming

  • The Agile Movement

  • The Continuous Delivery Movement

Exercise: IT Lifecycles – Points of Pain


Maturing a DevOps Practice in the Enterprise

  1. The cultural component

  • Culture vs. individual work

  • How to present the business case to leadership

  • How to keep leadership involved

  • How to dissolve operational silos over time

  1. Patterns You Can Follow

  • Lean Startup Teams

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Automate Everything You Can

  • Key tooling & automation groups

  • Reserve Time for Improvement

  1. Eliminating Waste

  • Detecting uneven demand

  • Resolving overburdened teams

  • Applying waste principles and management to IT

  1. The Involvement Principles

  • Information Security Principles

  1. Security

  • Security management and process

  • Integrating security priorities with the rest of IT

  • Transforming security from a cost center to an equity builder

  • Resolving stakeholder conflicts

Exercise: The Involvement Process

  1. Automation

  • Benefits of Automation: What to expect

  • Disruptions of Automation

  • How to prevent new bottlenecks

  • Automating Deployments

  • Leveling workflow around automation tools

  • Where should you automate?

Exercise: Choosing a Value Stream

  1. Selecting the Value Stream to Start With

  2. Value Stream Mapping

Exercise: Value Stream Mapping

  1. Plan the Transformation

  2. Product and Organization Architecture


Your DevOps Journey: Optimize Flow

  1. Principles of Flow

  • Tracking flow in the enterprise environment

  1. Infrastructure as Code

  • Infrastructure Configuration Management

  • Configuration Management Tools Examples: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt

  • Models with proven enterprise track records

  • Where to target value with laaS

Exercise: Agile Infrastructure

  1. Deployment Pipeline

  • Moving towards continuous deployments

  • Deployment Tools Examples: Jenkins & Maven

  • Iteration and frequency

  • Changing handoff procedure

  • Shared Version Control

  • Version Control Tools Examples: Git & Github

  • Artifact Management Tools Examples: Artifactory & Nexus

  • Infrastructure As Code Results

Discussion: Automating Deployment Pipelines

  1. Automated Testing

  • Testing Tools Examples: Selenium, Cucumber, & TDD toolsets

  • Code Quality & Security Scanning

  • Examples: SonarQube

  1. Continuous Integration

  2. Containerization

  • Containerization Tools Examples: Docker & Kubernetes

  1. Architecture for Reduced Risk Deployments & IT Ops

  • Microservices

  • The Strangler Pattern

  • Blue-Green Deployment Pattern

  • Virtualization & The Cloud

Case Study: Conway's Law and AWS

  1. Change Review & Coordination

Case Study: Service Architecture


Your DevOps Journey: Amplify Feedback

  1. Principles of Feedback

  2. Telemetry: Metrics, Monitoring, Alerting

  • System Monitoring Tools Examples: Nagios, Monit & PagerDuty

  • How to choose tools and analyze their costs

  • Building M&M into operational processes

  • Log Aggregation & Tools Example: Splunk

  • How to use alerts to boost efficiency

  • Metrics

  1. Using Telemetry to Anticipate Problems

  2. Feedback for Safe Deployment of Code

  3. Hypothesis-Driven Development

Exercise: Principles of Feedback


Your DevOps Journey: Continual Learning & Experimentation

  1. Principles of Continuous Learning

  • Knowledge Management Tools

  • More Principles

  1. Learning Culture

  • Westrum’s organizational typologies

  • Blameless Postmortems

  1. Innovation Culture

  • Rehearsing Failures

  • Knowledge Sharing

  • Reserve Time for Organizational Learning


Conclusion and Charting Your Course

  1. Review

  2. Charting Your Course

  • Establishing a timeline

  1. Open Discussion

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