DevOps Foundation (DOFD)®

About this course


Get started towards your DevOps career with this DevOps Foundation training course from Good e-Learning!

DevOps has become an essential and widely-utilized cultural and professional movement for optimizing development and operations practices.

In organizations weighed down by inefficient, siloed project teams, DevOps can provide incredible boosts to productivity, collaboration, reliability, speed, and ROIs.

Studying the approach is also a fantastic way for development, operations, testing, quality assurance (QA), and IT management staff to become highly-employable DevOps engineers.

Kickstart your DevOps certification training today!

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Businesses and other organizations wishing to adopt the DevOps approach
  • IT staff seeking to become part of DevOps teams or projects
  • IT managers, project managers, and senior staff who wish to become certified in a world-class and highly recognized approach
  • Experienced and prospective DevOps practitioners who wish to prove their knowledge by becoming certified
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • The benefits of DevOps for managing IT development and operations
  • How to apply the approach to real world-organizations, regardless of their size, location, sector, or industry
  • How the approach can lead to higher-quality and more regularly-released code, products, and services
  • How DevOps tools can be used to create automated operations and development processes, resulting in lower costs and increased reliability
  • Everything needed to pass the official DevOps Foundation exam
Why should you take this course?
  • DevOps is used to drive efficiency and reliability in businesses all over the world.
  • Team members who collaborate and share knowledge from different departments can create DevOps cultures of continuous improvement.
  • The tools and processes of the approach can help you release code, products, and services much faster than your competitors.
  • This DevOps training course was built with unique input and insight from highly experienced practitioners.
  • This DevOps certification course offers a practice exam simulator, regular knowledge checks, and fully qualified support to help students prepare for the exam.
  • Worried about DevOps certification costs? Each student can enjoy 6 months access and a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply).
  • The course is fully accredited by the DevOps Institute.
Course Outline

An Introduction to DevOps Foundation®

This module introduces learners to the DevOps online training course, giving them a clear idea of what to expect from the beginning up until the examination.

The areas covered include:

  • Course introduction
  • About the DevOps Institute
  • Who is this DevOps course for?
  • Objectives
  • Course breakdown
  • Examination
Module 1: Exploring DevOps

This module will give learners a clear introduction to the core concepts and fundamentals of DevOps, along with its purpose and how what DevOps costs to implement can quickly be outweighed by the advantages it can offer software-driven organizations.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

  • Define DevOps
  • Describe why it matters
  • Describe the business relationship
  • Describe the IT perspective
Module 2: Core Principles and Practices

Moving on from the introduction, this module will educate learners on DevOps’ practices and principles.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the three DevOps principles
  • Describe the Theory of Constraints
  • Describe the Second Way
  • Describe the Third Way
  • Identify DevOps practices
  • List the continuous process
  • Describe site reliability
  • Describe DevSecOps
  • Describe ChatOps and KanBan
Module 3: Business and Technology Frameworks

This module looks at the importance of business and technology frameworks for effective IT service management. It will also describe popular examples like Agile and Lean.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to describe:

  • Frameworks
  • Agile
  • ITSM
  • Lean
  • Safety culture
  • Learning organizations
  • Types of funding
Module 4: Culture, Behavior, and Operating Models

This module examines the roles that organizational culture and behavior play in the successful use of operating models.

By the end of this module, learners will be able to describe:

  • Culture, behavior and operating models
  • The impact of organizational culture
Module 5: Automation and Architecting DevOps Toolchains

Automation and toolchains are both essential for using DevOps successfully. This module will examine the benefits that each of them has to offer.

By the end of this module, learners will be able to describe:

  • DevOps automation and architecting toolchains
  • DevOps toolchains
Module 6: Measures, Metrics and Reporting

This module looks at how to track and report on the metrics relating to DevOps.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe measures, metrics, and reporting
  • Define lead/ cycle times
Module 7: Sharing, Shadowing and Evolving

This module looks at the various roles associated with DevOps, as well as leadership, cultures, and the most important factors for ensuring success.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe sharing, shadowing, and evolving
  • List types of DevOps days
  • Identify roles
  • Describe DevOps leadership
  • Describe organizational culture
  • Define “start where you are”
  • Describe critical success factors

Practice Exam Simulators

These practice exams are designed to simulate the conditions that learners will face when taking the official DevOps Foundation examination. It will be well worth testing your knowledge before booking your exam, as it will give you the chance to highlight and revise any modules which you have been struggling with.

Be sure to spend enough time going through our DevOps online training resources to prepare yourself for the exam. When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.


This certification course is designed to help learners prepare to sit and pass the Foundation examination. In order to sit the exam, a candidate must complete a DevOps Foundation course from a DevOps Institute Registered Education Provider (REP). Good e-Learning is registered and fully accredited, so learners will be able to sit the exam after completing this course.

This DevOps training course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing. To help students with DevOps certification costs, the course also comes with a FREE exam voucher.

Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. Please visit the DevOps Institute website for more information and guidance.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact Exam voucher requests are typically processed within two working days, but please allow up to five. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period, which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

DevOps Foundation Certification exam:

  • It consists of 40 multiple choice questions
  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is open book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 65%: you must score at least 26 out of 40 questions correct
  • Candidates can take the exam online or in person with an invigilator

    What do you get?

    • Fully accredited
    • Exam voucher included
    • Course duration: 14+ hours
    • Access period: 6 months
    • Tutor support
    • Quizzes & practice exams
    • Mobile compatible


    What is DevOps?

    DevOps is a management methodology that combines ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’. It involves implementing a much greater degree of cooperation and automation across the IT service lifecycle.

    How does DevOps work?

    DevOps has development and operations teams collaborate rather than working in silos. It also automates essential tasks for the sake of boosting reliability and speed while also reducing costs. All of this will usually be overseen by a DevOps engineer.

    After implementing DevOps’ fundamentals, organizations will continue improving and building on cultures as part of continuous optimization.

    What is a DevOps engineer?

    Essentially, this is a manager or practitioner who helps to establish, operate, and oversee DevOps cultures. They will typically have experience in development, operations, or both.

    While there is no set path to becoming a DevOps engineer, they will typically have several years of experience in utilizing the methodology. Needless to say, developing a keen understanding of DevOps’ concepts, terminology, practices, and principles can be a major help in obtaining roles.

    What does the DevOps certification path look like?

    Unlike other approaches, there is no strict DevOps certification path. Most students will start with the Foundation level exam before moving on to either the Leader exam or DevSecOps Engineering. However, there are no prerequisites for higher-level courses.

    How can DevOps benefit businesses?

    DevOps offers several benefits, including increased collaboration, improved ROIs, easier prioritization, and greater alignment between IT and business. Read this article for more information.

    What do I need to know about the DevOps examinations?

    The DevOps Foundation exam is open-book, features 40 questions, and is 60 minutes long (with 15 extra minutes for students who do not have English as a native language). The pass mark is 65%.

    The DevOps Leader exam is open-book, features 40 questions, and is 90 minutes long (with 25 extra minutes for students who do not have English as a native language). The pass mark is 65%.

    Why is security so important in DevOps?

    Security is an issue with huge importance in IT. Because organizations using DevOps enjoy greater speed, they must focus on updating their security practices in order to keep up and keep essential data protected. This is what led to the creation of DevSecOps.

    Can DevOps work with ITIL 4?

    Yes! In fact, ITIL 4 was specifically designed to work with several popular frameworks in IT and software development.

    What you will learn

    DevOps Introduction:

    • Understanding the fundamentals of DevOps, its history, and evolution.
    • Exploring the need for DevOps in modern IT environments.

    DevOps Principles:

    • Learning the core principles of DevOps, including collaboration, automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.
    • Understanding the benefits of adopting DevOps practices.

    DevOps Culture:

    • Exploring the cultural aspects of DevOps, such as collaboration, communication, and shared responsibility.
    • Understanding the role of culture in driving DevOps transformation within organizations.

    DevOps Practices:

    • Learning about key DevOps practices, including version control, continuous integration, continuous delivery, automated testing, and infrastructure as code.
    • Understanding how these practices contribute to improving software delivery and operational efficiency.

    DevOps Automation:

    • Exploring automation tools and techniques used in DevOps processes, such as configuration management, containerization, and orchestration.
    • Learning how automation accelerates software delivery and enhances scalability and reliability.

    DevOps Adoption:

    • Understanding the challenges and best practices for implementing DevOps within organizations.
    • Exploring strategies for overcoming resistance to change and fostering a DevOps culture.

    DevOps Metrics and Measurement:

    • Learning about key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics used to measure the success of DevOps initiatives.
    • Understanding how to use metrics to drive continuous improvement and optimize DevOps processes.

    DevOps Toolchain:

    • Exploring the DevOps toolchain, including popular tools and technologies used for automation, collaboration, and monitoring.
    • Learning how to select and integrate tools effectively to support DevOps practices.

    DevOps Adoption Models:

    • Understanding different DevOps adoption models, such as CALMS (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement, Sharing) and the Three Ways (Flow, Feedback, Continuous Learning).
    • Learning how to apply these models to drive DevOps transformation within organizations.

    Overall, the DevOps Foundation course provides participants with a solid foundation in DevOps principles, practices, and tools, enabling them to contribute effectively to DevOps initiatives and drive organizational success.

    Benefits of this course

    Comprehensive Understanding:

    • Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of DevOps principles, practices, and culture, enabling them to grasp the fundamental concepts behind DevOps and its significance in modern IT environments.

    Improved Collaboration:

    • The course emphasizes collaboration between development and operations teams, fostering a culture of shared responsibility and teamwork. This leads to improved communication and collaboration across teams, resulting in faster and more efficient software delivery.

    Increased Efficiency:

    • By learning about automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery practices, participants can streamline their software development and deployment processes, leading to faster time-to-market and increased operational efficiency.

    Enhanced Quality:

    • DevOps promotes automated testing, infrastructure as code, and other practices that help ensure the quality and reliability of software releases. Participants learn how to implement these practices to deliver higher-quality software with fewer defects.

    Scalability and Flexibility:

    • DevOps practices such as containerization and infrastructure as code enable organizations to scale their infrastructure and applications more efficiently. Participants learn how to leverage these practices to build scalable and flexible IT environments.

    Improved Customer Satisfaction:

    • By focusing on continuous delivery and feedback loops, organizations can respond to customer needs more quickly and deliver value to customers faster. This leads to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.

    Organizational Agility:

    • DevOps encourages a culture of experimentation, continuous learning, and adaptation. Participants learn how to embrace change and respond to market dynamics more effectively, making their organizations more agile and responsive.

    Career Advancement:

    • Individuals who complete the DevOps Foundation course acquire valuable skills and knowledge that are highly sought after in the IT industry. This can lead to career advancement opportunities and increased earning potential.

    Alignment with Industry Best Practices:

    • The DevOps Foundation course is based on industry best practices and frameworks, ensuring that participants learn the most up-to-date and relevant information about DevOps. This alignment with industry standards enhances the credibility and applicability of the knowledge gained from the course.

    Overall, the DevOps Foundation course provides individuals and organizations with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to successfully adopt and implement DevOps practices, leading to improved software delivery, increased efficiency, and enhanced business outcomes.


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