DevOps Leader (DOL)®

About this course


Become a certified DevOps Leader with the award-winning online training team at Good e-Learning!

DevOps has become synonymous with success in the digital sphere.

Through collaboration, communication, automation, and a range of proven best-practices, the DevOps methodology re-energizes IT teams with greater efficiency, focus, and reliability.

However, it takes an experienced and qualified DevOps practitioner for a company to take full advantage of the methodology.

This DevOps Leader (DOL) course is ideal for training DevOps managers and senior DevOps engineers.

It can also help DevOps practitioners to unlock significant career and networking opportunities.

Kickstart your DevOps training today!

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Anybody who already has an understanding of DevOps and wants to take their knowledge further
  • Anyone tasked with leading DevOps transformation projects, as well as managers interested in modern IT leadership practices
  • IT managers, directors, and corporate stakeholders seeking a greater understanding of the DevOps methodology
  • DevOps certified engineers and consultants seeking to expand their knowledge beyond DevOps Foundation and take the next step in their careers
  • Anyone wanting to pass the official DevOps Leader (DOL) exam
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • The practices, methods, and tools required to create a ‘DevOps Organization’
  • The value of becoming DevOps certified
  • Transformational leadership techniques
  • How to ‘unlearn’ counterproductive behaviors
  • Performance metrics, along with workflow organization and value stream mapping techniques
  • How to apply and adapt DevOps, using real-world case studies as examples
  • How to measure the tangible benefits of DevOps
  • The differences between major IT management practices, including DevOps and Agile
  • Everything required to pass the DevOps Leader examination
Why should you take this course?
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider
  • DevOps is currently one of the world’s most popular IT management methodologies. Becoming DevOps certified can greatly improve a candidate’s employability
  • The course includes frequent knowledge checks, as well as an exam simulator to help students prepare for the official DevOps Leader examination
  • There are no prerequisites for sitting the DevOps Leader exam
  • The course includes interactive slides, tutor-led videos, and other training assets created with help from leading subject matter experts
  • Each student can enjoy 6 months of access and a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply)
  • The course is fully accredited by the DevOps Institute
Course Outline

An Introduction to DevOps Leader®

This module provides an introduction to the course, explaining its rationale, introducing the subject matter and providing an overview of the ‘DevOps Leader’ syllabus. Students will also receive information on the DevOps exam and undertake several refresher exercises to remind them of what they learned with DevOps Foundation.

This module also provides students with a toolkit:

  • Table of contents
  • DevOps Foundation reference sheet
  • DevOps Leader reference sheet
  • Skills self-audit form
  • Glossary
  • Build your own glossary
  • Further resources
  • Diagram pack
Module 1: Transformational Leadership

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

  • Define DevOps
  • List the benefits of DevOps
  • Describe ‘transformational leadership’ as a concept
Module 2: Unlearning Behaviors

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

  • Describe how psychology and neuroscience influence DevOps
  • Identify DevOps and other existing systems
Module 3: Becoming a DevOps Organization

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

  • Describe shared goals
  • Explain how to help people participate in DevOps cultures
Module 4: Measuring to Learn and to Improve

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

  • Describe value stream maps and mapping
  • Describe how to measure important metrics in the DevOps methodology
Module 5: Target Operating Models and Organizational Designs

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

  • Differentiate between TOM and OD
  • Describe how to integrate Agile and Ops
  • Identify elements of Agile at scale
  • Describe Spotify’s organizational model
Module 6: Articulating and Socializing Vision

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

  • Describe organizational change
  • Explain how to broadcast outside of your organization
Module 7: Maintaining Energy and Momentum

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

  • Describe blended innovation

Practice Exam Simulators

These practice exams are designed to simulate the conditions that learners will face when taking the official DevOps Leader 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.

When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.


This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the official DevOps Leader (DOL) examination.

The course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, a FREE exam voucher – That’s how confident we are that you’ll pass first time!

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 2 working days but please allow up to 5. 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 Leader (DOL) Certification exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 40 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: 16+ 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 collaborating, rather than working in siloes. 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.

    What is a DevOps engineer?

    A DevOps engineer is, essentially, a manager who helps to establish 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.

    What does the DevOps certification path look like?

    Unlike other methodologies, there is no strict certification path for DevOps. Most students will start with DevOps Foundation, before moving on to DevOps Leader 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 an 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 an 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.

    Can DevOps work with ITIL 4?

    ITIL 4 was specifically designed to work with other popular frameworks, including DevOps.

    What other frameworks can complement DevOps?

    DevOps can be used alongside a number of other frameworks, including ITIL 4.

    What you will learn

    DevOps Culture and Practices:

    • Gain an understanding of the DevOps culture, principles, and practices that emphasize collaboration, automation, and continuous improvement across development and operations teams.

    Leadership in DevOps:

    • Learn how to effectively lead DevOps transformations within organizations by fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. Understand the role of leadership in driving cultural change and aligning teams around common goals.

    DevOps Metrics and Measurement:

    • Explore key metrics and performance indicators used to assess the effectiveness of DevOps initiatives and measure progress towards organizational goals. Learn how to use data-driven insights to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement.

    Value Stream Mapping:

    • Understand the concept of value stream mapping and its role in identifying bottlenecks, waste, and inefficiencies in the software delivery process. Learn how to create and analyze value stream maps to optimize workflows and streamline delivery pipelines.

    Organizational Change Management:

    • Learn strategies and techniques for managing organizational change and overcoming resistance to DevOps adoption. Explore change management frameworks and approaches that support successful DevOps transformations.

    DevOps Leadership Practices:

    • Explore leadership practices and techniques that promote collaboration, empowerment, and innovation within DevOps teams. Learn how to create a supportive environment where teams can experiment, fail fast, and learn from mistakes.

    Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD):

    • Understand the principles and practices of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and their role in accelerating the software delivery process. Learn how to implement CI/CD pipelines and automate the deployment process to deliver software faster and more reliably.

    Security and Compliance in DevOps:

    • Explore the importance of security and compliance in DevOps and learn how to integrate security practices into the software delivery lifecycle. Understand how to address security and compliance requirements while maintaining agility and speed.

    DevOps Toolchain and Automation:

    • Gain familiarity with popular DevOps tools and technologies used to automate various aspects of the software delivery process. Learn how to select and integrate tools effectively to build a robust DevOps toolchain that supports continuous delivery and collaboration.

    DevOps Leadership Skills:

    • Develop essential leadership skills such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making. Learn how to inspire and motivate teams, build trust, and create a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.

    Overall, the DevOps Leader (DOL)® course prepares participants to take on leadership roles in DevOps initiatives, drive organizational change, and lead teams towards achieving DevOps success.

    Benefits of this course

    Leadership Skills Development:

    • The course provides participants with essential leadership skills necessary to lead DevOps transformations effectively. Participants learn how to inspire teams, foster collaboration, and drive cultural change within their organizations.

    Strategic Alignment:

    • By understanding the principles and practices of DevOps, leaders can align DevOps initiatives with organizational goals and objectives. This ensures that DevOps efforts contribute to the overall strategic direction of the organization.

    Improved Collaboration:

    • DevOps emphasizes collaboration and communication between development and operations teams. Leaders trained in DevOps principles can facilitate better collaboration across teams, leading to improved efficiency and productivity.

    Faster Time to Market:

    • DevOps practices such as automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery enable organizations to release software faster and more frequently. Leaders trained in DevOps can implement these practices to reduce time to market and increase competitive advantage.

    Increased Innovation:

    • DevOps encourages a culture of experimentation and innovation. Leaders equipped with DevOps knowledge can create an environment where teams are empowered to innovate and take risks, leading to the development of new products and services.

    Enhanced Quality and Stability:

    • DevOps practices focus on improving the quality and stability of software through automation, testing, and monitoring. Leaders trained in DevOps can implement these practices to deliver higher-quality software with fewer defects and incidents.

    Better Risk Management:

    • DevOps emphasizes the importance of risk management and resilience in software delivery. Leaders trained in DevOps can implement strategies for risk identification, mitigation, and recovery, reducing the impact of failures and disruptions.

    Cultural Transformation:

    • DevOps often requires a cultural shift within organizations, moving towards a culture of collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement. Leaders trained in DevOps can drive this cultural transformation and create an environment where DevOps practices thrive.

    Career Advancement:

    • Individuals who complete the DevOps Leader (DOL)® course gain valuable skills and knowledge that are highly sought after in today’s technology-driven world. This can lead to career advancement opportunities and increased job prospects.

    Organizational Competitiveness:

    • By embracing DevOps practices, organizations can become more agile, innovative, and responsive to customer needs. Leaders trained in DevOps can help their organizations stay competitive in the rapidly evolving marketplace.

    Overall, the DevOps Leader (DOL)® course empowers individuals with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to drive DevOps transformations and lead their organizations towards success in the digital age.


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