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​DevOps Fundamentals Training

Certificate: DASA DevOps Fundamentals Training​Accreditor: DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA)
​Duration: 3 days​Language: English
​Delivery: ​Virtual, On-site, Off-Site​Exam: Closed Book, Multiple Choice

Gain a fundamental understanding of DevOps

Up to 200 times faster software deployment, 30 times increased deployment frequency, and 60 times higher change success rates. The data doesn’t lie. Organizations such as Netflix, Spotify and Facebook are transforming IT by successfully implementing DevOps principles. But you don't have to be a hot internet company or a gigantic enterprise to be a DevOps leader. Companies large and small, young and old, have magnificently made the transition and have the proof of success in their pockets. 

Course Description:

DevOps training is the starting point for an organization going on the DevOps journey. Improved workflows and faster deployment starts with a core understanding of DevOps fundamental concepts by anyone involved in an agile and/or DevOps team. 

The 3-day DASA DevOps Fundamentals course provides an extensive introduction to the core Agile DevOps principles covering the essential knowledge and skill competences that have been defined by the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA). 

This course is designed to provide the core education necessary to build your DevOps vocabulary and to understand its principles and practices. With the help of key DevOps concepts and terminology, real-life case studies, examples and interactive group discussions and extensive exercises in each module you will acquire a fundamental understanding of DevOps.


Individuals involved in IT development, IT operations or IT service management.

Individuals whose role is touched by DevOps and continuous delivery, such as the following IT roles:

  • DevOps engineers
  • Product owners
  • Integration specialists
  • Operations managers
  • Incident & change managers
  • System administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Business managers
  • Automation architects
  • Enterprise architects​

Learning Objectives:

Individuals certified at the DevOps Fundamentals level will have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Core Concepts
    • Know the emergence of DevOps
    • Know the core concepts & principles of DevOps
    • Know what DevOps means for you as professional and for your organization
  • Culture
    • Know the essence of a DevOps culture
    • Understand the key elements of a DevOps culture
    • Know the important aspects when creating a DevOps culture
  • Organization
    • Know the Operational models of DevOps
    • Understand the need for autonomous teams
    • Understand the impact of DevOps on Architecture with respect to deployment
    • Understand governance within DevOps teams
  • Processes
    • Understand Agile, Scrum and Kanban and how these practices relate to one another
    • Understand how ITSM processes relate to practices in a DevOps culture
    • Understand how lean is used to optimise processes
    • Know how to provide a Value Stream Map for a given process
    • Understand the way to harvest new and innovative ideas
  • Automation
    • Know the impact of automation on Software Delivery processes
    • Understand the benefits and core principles of Continuous Delivery
    • Describe the key cloud principles for DevOps organisations
  • Measurement & Improvement
    • Know the relevance of monitoring and logging DevOps


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

1. Course Introduction

4. Organization (Continued)

6. Automation  (Continued)

2. DevOps Introduction

5. Processes

7.  Measure and Improvement

3. Culture


Mock Exam

4. Organization

Exam (Optional)

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

Let’s Get to Know Each Other


Course Learning Objectives

Course Agenda

Group Discussions


Exam Details

Course Book

Module Summary

Module 2: DevOps Introduction

Module Objectives

Module Topics

Emergence of DevOps

Core Concepts of DevOps

DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA)

Module Summary

Module 3: Culture

Module Objectives

Module Topics

Introduction to a DevOps Culture

Key Elements of DevOps

Implementation of a DevOps Culture

Module Summary

Module 4: Organization

Module Objectives

Module Topics

Organizational Model

Autonomous Teams

Architecting for DevOps


Module Summary

Module 5: Processes

Module Objectives

Module Topics

Defining Agile, Scrum, and Kanban

DevOps in Relation to ITSM

The Scrum Approach in more Detail

Optimizing Processes Using Lean

Business Value Optimization and Business Analysis Using Story Mapping

Software Delivery Lifecycle in a DevOps Organization

Module Summary

Module 6: Automation

Module Objectives

6A. Automation Concepts

Automation for Delivery of Software

Continuous Delivery Core Concepts

Continuous Delivery Automation Concepts

Continuous Delivery Automation Focus Topics

6B. Data Center Automation

Emergence of Cloud Technology and Principles

Cloud Services Concepts in a DevOps Organization

Automated Provisioning Concepts

Platform Product Characteristics and Application Maturity

Module Summary

Module 7: Measure and Improvement

Module Objectives

Module Topics

Importance of Measurement

Choosing the Right Metrics

Monitoring and Logging

Module Summary​


  • Basic familiarity with agile, scrum, lean and itsm principles is beneficial​.


  • Exam Format:

    • Closed-book format

    • Web-Based

    • Participants may bring scratch paper

  • Questions: 40 multiple choice questions

  • Passing Score:  65%  

  • Exam Duration:

    • 60 minutes

    • 15 minutes extra time for non-native english speakers.

  • Proctoring: Live / Webcam​

Follow-On Courses:

Courses you can take after this course include:

Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks:

This fundamental level course is the first in the new DASA DevOps certification program defined by the DevOps Agile Skills Association. It is a mandatory requirement for all other levels within the certification scheme.

The DASA DevOps Certification Scheme consists of 5 maturity levels.   There are certifications for various levels, starting at competent level with DevOps Fundamentals and moving up to proficient level with DevOps Practitioner the moving up further to expert level with three DevOps specializations: Enable & Scale, Specify & Verify, Create & Deliver.

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