DevOps Foundation Training Course

DevOps - A NEW Software Delivery And Support Approach


Our 2-day DevOps Foundation training course provides an introduction to DevOps - the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and IT operations professionals. This DevOps Foundation course is designed to provide the basic education needed to build a DevOps vocabulary and to understand its principles and practices.

Please Note: Our DevOps Foundation training course will run from 9:00 until 17:00 on both days.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
2 Days
£895Excl. VAT

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
    • Exam Requirements and Weights
  • Why DevOps?
    • The Business Perspective
    • The IT Perspective
    • The Dev and Ops Stereotypes: Perceptions and Realities
  • What is DevOps?
    • DevOps Introduction
    • DevOps Goals
    • DevOps Business Value
    • Demonstrated Results
    • Enterprise DevOps
  • DevOps Principles (The Three Ways)
  • DevOps and Other Frameworks
    • DevOps and Agile
    • DevOps and Lean
    • DevOps and IT Service Management
  • DevOps Culture
    • Characteristics of a DevOps Culture
  • DevOps Organisational Considerations
    • DevOps Stakeholders
    • DevOps Roles
    • DevOps Teams
    • DevOps Organisational Structures
  • DevOps Practices
    • Continuous Integration
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Continuous Deployment
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Kanban
    • Theory of Constraints
    • Improvement Kata
    • The Deming Cycle
    • ITSM Practices
  • DevOps and Automation
    • DevOps Automation Practices
    • DevOps Application Life Concerns and Tool Categories
  • Adopting a DevOps Culture
    • Getting Started
    • Challenges, Risks and Critical Success Factors
    • Measuring DevOps Success
  • Additional Sources of Information
  • Exam Taking Tips
  • Sample Exam


Our DevOps Foundation training course is designed to provide the basic education needed to build your DevOps vocabulary and to understand its principles and practices. More importantly, our DevOps Foundation training session is designed to inspire you to serve as a change champion by sharing and using what you’ve learned about DevOps to lead and mentor others.

About the Course

The maximum class size is 12 delegates and the course is presented in a practical manner using exercises, sample exams and real-world Service Management examples.

Please Note: As there are a lot of new concepts to cover, our DevOps Foundation training course will run from 9:00 until 17:00 on both days.

Who Should Attend

Our DevOps Foundation training programme will be most beneficial to those:

  • Individuals involved in IT development, IT operations or IT service management, particularly those in an enterprise environment
  • Individuals who require a detailed understanding of DevOps principles
  • IT professionals working within, or about to enter, an Agile service design environment and requiring a detailed understanding of the concepts involved in interfacing Agile and DevOps
  • Individuals who require an understanding of the culture changes associated with adopting DevOps

Materials Provided

You will receive the following as part of this DevOps course:

  • Access to DevOps pre-class reading and review materials from via our 'Nimble' interface
  • Learner manual (excellent post-class reference manual)
  • Valuable sample documents and templates
  • Participation in practical in-class assignments
  • Study aids, sample exam and exam preparation guidance and tips In-class examination or web examination (virtual classroom)

Organisational Benefits

Our DevOps Foundation training course will help you understand:

  • Why organisations are adopting DevOps practices from both the business and IT perspectives
  • How to answer the question ‘What is DevOps?’
  • DevOps values and principles
  • How DevOps interfaces with other frameworks such as agile, lean and IT service management
  • The characteristics of a DevOps culture
  • DevOps organisational considerations including DevOps roles, teams and organisational structures
  • Key DevOps practices
  • Common DevOps automation practices and tool categories
  • How to adopt a DevOps Culture

Individual Benefits

Individual benefits include:

  • Improved knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Makes you more efficient, effective and productive
  • Improves your career pathway
  • Allows you to be more creative
  • Increases your earnings potential and job satisfaction


Prerequisites for attending the course are:

  • Completion of pre-reading assignments
  • Familiarity with IT and IT services is recommended


The DevOps course pre-reading comprises the following documents, which should also be printed off and brought to the course.

  • DevOps - The Basics
  • DevOps Reference Card

You will be sent an email from our partner 'Nimble' which will allow you to:

  • Access or create your account with Nimble, the courseware delivery platform
  • Access the Welcome Kit pre-read materials to prepare for your class
  • Open an interactive reader
  • Begin your journey!

Please ensure that the pre-reading does not get trapped in your SPAM filter as it comes direct from

Exam Overview

DevOps Foundation Examination:

  • The exam is taken after the course and is administered by the Examination Institute (PeopleCert)
  • Successfully passing (65%) the 60 minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the DevOps Foundation certificate.
  • The certification is governed, administered and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

Please Note: The live exam is taken at a time and place of your choosing after the course. Once you are ready to take the on-line exam please contact your Account Manager at Purple Griffon or your Training Partner if you have booked through one of our Strategic resellers. Once we have received notification that you wish to take the exam you will receive an exam voucher from the accredited exam provider (PeopleCert) to allow you to take the exam at your convenience. The exam MUST be taken within 3 months of course completion; however we strongly suggest you take the exam within 2 weeks of course completion to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

You will earn 16 contact hours or PDUs upon completion of our DevOps Foundation training course.

If you pass this qualification, you will be awarded a digital badge to showcase your achievement. You can share your success online by displaying your digital badge on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Don't worry, if you have already passed this certification - digital badges will be issued retroactively.


DevOps Foundation Certificate

Next Steps

Courses you may consider taking after th DevOps Foundation course include:

ITSM-related courses (such as ITIL- or ISO/IEC 20000 related courses)

You may also consider our Certified Agile Service Manager course (CASM)


Certified at this level, you will have demonstrated an understanding of DevOps including:

  • Goals, objectives and vocabulary
  • Benefits to the business
  • Performance measures and real-world results
  • Principles
  • Concepts and practices (including DevOps’ relationship to Agile, Lean and IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Culture and organisational considerations
  • Communication and collaboration practices
  • Automation practices and technology considerations
  • Adoption considerations (particularly in an enterprise environment)
  • Challenges, risks and critical success factors

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