DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF)℠

About this course


Earn your DevSecOps Engineering Foundation certification with the award-winning online training team at Good e-Learning!

Security has become a fundamental aspect of value for organizations that regularly deploy new code.

DevSecOps adds security to the DevOps approach, integrating security and compliance into every stage of a pipeline and upskilling all staff on best practices.

The all-new DevSecOps V 2.0 syllabus offers tools, insight, and best practices on how to establish and improve DevSecOps cultures.

Optimize your security by kickstarting your DevSecOps training today!

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Organizations that wish to adopt DevSecOps’ best practices, strategies, or style of automation
  • DevOps engineers/ leaders or Site reliability engineers looking to incorporate security measures into their current DevOps practices
  • Engineers and managers interested in continuous delivery toolchain architectures
  • Compliance and security staff aiming to contribute towards DevOps teams
  • IT managers, directors, security professionals, practitioners, project and program managers, and corporate stakeholders seeking a greater understanding of the DevSecOps methodology
  • Delivery, maintenance, and support staff, as well as quality assurance teams, software engineers, Scrum masters, release managers, testers, and so on
  • Anyone looking to pass the DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF) examination
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • The purpose, practices, benefits, concepts, and vocabulary of the DevSecOps framework
  • How the approach differs from other security frameworks
  • How to create business-driven strategies for security
  • How the approach integrates security into the continuous assessment practices of DevOps and how DevSecOps fits in with DevOps cultures
  • How to utilize data and security sciences when attempting to understand or apply data
  • How to integrate DevSecOps into organizational cultures
  • How to add security measures into continuous delivery workflows
  • How DevSecOps practitioners enable organizational transformation
  • How to get corporate stakeholders up to speed with new practices and pipelines
  • How to enhance communication between Dec, Sec, and Ops teams
  • Everything needed to pass the official DevSecOps Foundation exam
Why should you take this course?
  • Security is one of the biggest topics in the DevOps community right now. Getting certified in DevSecOps can really make a candidate stand out
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider
  • This course covers the latest version of the DevSecOps syllabus, V 2.0
  • This DevSecOps online course offers interactive slides, instructor-led videos, and other online training assets developed alongside experienced subject matter experts
  • Worried about DevSecOps certification costs? Students can enjoy FREE exam vouchers. Good e-Learning also offers fully qualified support
  • The course features frequent knowledge checks to help students reinforce their training, along with a free practice exam simulator
  • There are no prerequisites for sitting the exam
  • The course is fully accredited by the DevOps Institute
Course Outline

An Introduction to DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF)℠

Module zero introduces you to the DevSecOps online training course’s main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure.

It also offers a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, and links to download essential copies of the framework’s publications. It also addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about the approach.

This module also provides students with a toolkit:

  • Table of contents
  • DevOps Foundation reference sheet
  • DevSecOps reference sheet
  • Skills self-audit form
  • Glossary
  • Build your own glossary
  • Further resources
  • Diagram pack

Lastly, students will be given a complete exam information guide and a list of further literature that will be useful throughout the course.

Module 1: Realizing DevSecOps outcomes

In module one, we take a look at the background and evolution of the approach. We also cover CALMS and the Three Ways.

We also dive into issues and constraints associated with security and explore what is meant by the term ‘safety culture’.

Module 2: Defining the cyber threat landscape

In module two, we move on to consider the concepts of threat modeling, supply chain hygiene, and continuous compliance.

We also look at common risks and vulnerabilities practitioners have to deal with.

Module 3: Integrating DevSecOps stakeholders

In this module, we explore what a ‘good’ culture looks like and how we can both understand cultural differences and close any cultural gaps within organizations.

We also examine the types of stakeholders involved in DevSecOps cultures, as well as the different metrics that are important to them, before concluding with a review of governance, flow, and control.

Module 4: Establishing DevSecOps practices

In this module, we explore how you can set up DevSecOps practices.

We also cover the topics of continuous security, onboarding and resistance, the CI/CD pipeline, and both Cloud and Container security.

Module 5: Memory game

This module includes a short memory game designed to test how many key terms and definitions you can recall from modules 1-4.

Module 6: Best practices to get started

In module six, we address the best practices for flow, feedback, and learning.

Module 7: DevOps pipelines and continuous compliance

Here, we dive into the DevOps pipeline, including the planning and construction activities associated with it.

We also explore the goals and the perils of the pipeline as well as continuous integration and delivery practices before considering how engineers can secure a pipeline.

Module 8: Building a responsive DevSecOps model

In module eight, we move on to explore what we mean by the term ‘responsive’ and why it is important when operating in cyber threat landscapes.

We also analyze KPIs, measuring, and reporting before addressing how to implement a secure pipeline.

Module 9: Learning using outcomes

Module 9 addresses the importance of continual learning and touches on principles like training as policy, learning communities, and the value of retrospective and innovative learning.



Module 10: Memory game

This module includes a short memory game designed to test how many key terms and their definitions you can recall from modules 6-9.

Module 11: Course wrap-up

This module concludes the course.

Practice Exam Simulators

The course comes with two practice exams to help students prepare for the certification exam. The first one was developed by the DevOps Institute, while the second has been tailored by our team of experts at Good e-Learning.

Students are advised to become familiar with the testing environment before booking the official exam.

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


This DevSecOps course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the official DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF) examination. Students will also learn that the benefits of the approach far outweigh anything DevSecOps costs to implement.

This DevSecOps e-learning course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as 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 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.

DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF)℠ Certification exam:

  • Online proctored exam
  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Open-book
  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The pass mark for the exam is 65%: you must answer at least 26 out of 40 questions correctly

    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 DevSecOps?

    DevSecOps is a relatively recent development in the world of DevOps.

    It adds security to DevOps’ focus on development and operations by making sure security considerations are addressed (and, where possible, automated) throughout all key processes.

    DevSecOps v2.0 is the latest version from the DevOps Institute. Its insight and best practices have been updated, and it also has a greater emphasis on exploring and understanding the current ‘cyber threat landscape’.

    Why is security important in DevOps?

    DevOps helps organizations to greatly streamline development and operations processes.

    However, traditional security measures struggle to keep up with this speed, which can leave DevOps users and their products vulnerable.

    DevSecOps solves this problem by speeding up security while also making it more of a priority.

    How does DevSecOps work?

    DevSecOps works by integrating security processes with DevOps practices.

    It establishes ongoing ‘security as code’ cultures (meaning that security checks, tests, and gates are added to processes that involve code and infrastructure).

    It also encourages collaboration, communication, and shared responsibility for security.

    What is a DevSecOps engineer?

    DevSecOps engineers are tasked with overseeing the implementation and management of DevSecOps.

    They choose appropriate tools and programs for security and automation while also making sure that all team members are up to date on how to optimize security

    How can DevSecOps benefit businesses?

    Applying traditional security measures to DevOps creates a bottleneck, greatly slowing down key processes and delaying release dates.

    DevSecOps removes the bottleneck by making security a priority throughout.

    Not only does it leave DevOps products safer, but it also ensures this without causing major delays.

    What do I need to know about the DevSecOps examination?

    The DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF) exam is a closed book examination consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions.

    The exam lasts 60 minutes (with 25 additional minutes for students who do not speak English as a native language). The pass mark for the exam is 65%.

    What does the DevSecOps certification path look like?

    DevSecOps does not have a strictly defined certification path. However, it is best to study the methodology with an accredited training provider.

    How valuable is DevSecOps training?

    According to Neuvoo, DevSecOps certified practitioners can earn between $70,000 and $205,000. According to TotalJobs, DevSecOps users in the UK can earn between £30,000 and over £150,000.

    Salaries also depend on each candidate’s role, location, and experience.

    What other frameworks can complement DevSecOps?

    DevSecOps can be used with a number of other frameworks, such as ITIL 4, PMP, and PRINCE2.

    What you will learn

    Introduction to DevSecOps:

    • Understand the concept of DevSecOps and its importance in modern software development practices. Learn about the principles, values, and objectives of DevSecOps.

    Security Culture and Mindset:

    • Explore the cultural aspects of DevSecOps and how to foster a security-focused mindset within development and operations teams. Understand the role of leadership in promoting security awareness and accountability.

    Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC):

    • Learn about integrating security practices into each phase of the software development lifecycle, including planning, coding, testing, deployment, and monitoring. Understand how to implement security controls and best practices at each stage.

    Security Automation:

    • Explore the concept of security automation and its role in DevSecOps. Learn about tools and technologies for automating security testing, code analysis, vulnerability scanning, compliance checks, and more.

    Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) Security:

    • Understand how to secure the CI/CD pipeline and ensure that security is integrated into every stage of the deployment process. Learn about security testing techniques, secure configurations, and deployment strategies for CI/CD environments.

    Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Security:

    • Learn about securing infrastructure provisioning and configuration management processes using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, Ansible, and CloudFormation. Understand how to apply security controls to IaC templates and scripts.

    Container Security:

    • Explore best practices for securing containerized applications and container orchestration platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes. Learn about container image scanning, runtime security, network segmentation, and access control.

    Microservices Security:

    • Understand the security challenges associated with microservices architecture and learn how to address them effectively. Explore topics such as service authentication, authorization, encryption, and secure communication between microservices.

    Security Monitoring and Incident Response:

    • Learn about security monitoring techniques for detecting and responding to security incidents in DevOps environments. Understand how to implement real-time monitoring, log aggregation, and incident response processes.

    Compliance and Governance:

    • Explore the regulatory and compliance requirements that apply to DevSecOps environments, such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and SOC 2. Learn how to implement security controls and practices to achieve compliance with relevant standards and regulations.

    Overall, the DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF)℠ course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed to integrate security seamlessly into the DevOps workflow and build secure, resilient, and compliant software systems.

    Benefits of this course

    Enhanced Security Awareness:

    • Participants gain a deeper understanding of security principles, best practices, and tools relevant to DevSecOps. This knowledge helps them recognize security risks and vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle.

    Improved Collaboration:

    • By integrating security into the DevOps workflow, teams can collaborate more effectively to address security concerns throughout the development process. This collaborative approach fosters a culture of shared responsibility and accountability for security.

    Reduced Security Incidents:

    • Implementing security practices from the outset reduces the likelihood of security incidents and breaches. By addressing security concerns proactively, organizations can minimize the impact of potential security threats on their systems and data.

    Faster Time to Market:

    • Adopting DevSecOps practices streamlines the software development process and enables faster delivery of secure, high-quality software. By automating security testing and compliance checks, teams can accelerate the release cycle without compromising on security.

    Cost Savings:

    • Preventing security incidents early in the development process can save organizations significant costs associated with remediation, downtime, and reputational damage. By investing in security training and practices upfront, organizations can mitigate potential financial losses in the long run.

    Compliance and Regulatory Alignment:

    • DevSecOps practices help organizations maintain compliance with industry regulations and standards. By integrating security controls and audit requirements into the development process, organizations can demonstrate compliance more effectively during regulatory inspections and audits.

    Competitive Advantage:

    • Organizations that embrace DevSecOps practices gain a competitive edge by delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software products to market faster than their competitors. This can lead to increased customer trust, loyalty, and market share.

    Continuous Improvement:

    • The DevSecOps Foundation course empowers participants to continuously improve their security practices and processes. By embracing a culture of continuous learning and adaptation, organizations can stay ahead of emerging security threats and evolving compliance requirements.

    Professional Development:

    • Completing the DevSecOps Foundation course enhances participants’ skills and credentials in the field of DevSecOps. This can lead to career advancement opportunities and increased job prospects in organizations that prioritize security in their development practices.

    Overall, the DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF)℠ course equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to build and maintain secure, resilient, and compliant software systems in today’s fast-paced digital environment.


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