Agile Dev East 2017 Pre-conference Training : Fundamentals of DevOps Certification—ICAgile *SOLD OUT*

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Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 8:30am to Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:30pm

Fundamentals of DevOps Certification—ICAgile *SOLD OUT*

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  • Explore the DevOps background, approach, and best practices
  • Integrate test automation with DevOps
  • Implement continuous testing
  • Learn how DevOps practices and principles improve software quality and efficiency
  • Understand the differences between DevOps and traditional operational methodologies
  • Discover the major steps required to successfully implement delivery pipelines

Organizations today are seeking ways to improve the efficiency of both their software development efforts and operations while still meeting quality objectives. Competitive pressures and customer demands continue to reduce software product release schedules, driving the pursuit of faster software releases, which in turn requires ever more efficient testing capabilities. DevOps is the combination of development, testing, and operations and includes continuous integration, automated testing, continuous delivery, and rapid deployment practices. Because DevOps practices require confidence that changes made to the code base will function as expected, automated testing is an essential ingredient that is integrated in the process in every step and relied upon for enforcement of quality gates and to ensure overall delivery quality. This course will teach you how to avoid the common mistakes of DevOps implementations and to leverage DevOps best practices:

  • Test automation
  • Automate everything
  • Incremental build and delivery
  • Continuous improvement
  • Frequent code commits
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Fix the build(!) prioritization
  • Repeatable, reliable processes
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Pperations in DevOps

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recognize positive and negative patterns of software build, test, and deployment in their organization that relate to DevOps. Key concepts that will be introduced and discussed include:

  • Test strategy and implementation within a CI/CD context
  • Automated quality gates
  • Managing configuration
  • Continuous integration and delivery
  • Automated deployments
  • Operations management of infrastructure and data
  • Organizational impacts of DevOps implementation

Bring your specific issues and problems to the training course for discussion as well.

Who Should Attend
The audience includes software test professionals, operations engineers, software developers, project managers, and business owners.

Course Completion and Certification
Upon completion of this course the attendee will be certified by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) and awarded the ICAgile Professional (ICP-FDO) designation. The ICP-FDO is one of two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the DevOps Track. The ICAgile certification fee is included with your registration for your convenience.

About the ICAgile
The International Consortium for Agile’s goal is to foster thinking and learning around agile methods, skills, and tools. The ICAgile, working with experts and organizations across agile development specialties, has captured specific learning objectives for the different agile development paths and put them on the learning roadmap. For more information visit www.icagile.com.

No specific prerequisites are assumed; however, attendees are expected to have some experience with software builds, deployments, and automated testing.

Course Outline

Introduction to DevOps
What is DevOps?
Business value and benefits of DevOps
DevOps vs traditional approaches
DevOps principles

Configuration Management
Source code control
Version management
Managing infrastructure and configuration
Managing data

Continuous Integration
CI culture
CI principles
CI best practices
Build automation
Build quality

Test Strategy, Integration, and Automation
Testing types
Testing integration
Automated testing

Continuous Delivery
CD introduction and definition
CD principles
CD best practices
Deployment pipelines
Deployment automation frameworks

Operations
Continuous monitoring
Managing infrastructure
Managing databases

Organizational DevOps
DevOps within an agile context
Cultural challenges
Addressing governance and policy requirements

Class Daily Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• ICAgile certification fee
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Brian Hicks
Coveros

Brian Hicks is a software engineer, development manager, and technical architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience designing and developing software using core Java, web services, and related technologies in both the commercial and public sectors. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster® and has experience implementing agile processes, leading agile teams and implementing DevOps solutions. At Coveros he is responsible for supporting software development consulting and training engagements, focusing on delivery of training courses across the United States.