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Certified DevOps Foundation® (DOFD)

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NextUp Solutions’ two-day Certified DevOps Foundation® (DOFD) course teaches students the latest thinking, principles, and practices from the DevOps community, including real-world case studies from high-performing organizations. Students gain an understanding of DevOps as a cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration, and automation to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals.

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Students who complete the DOFD class will be eligible to take the DevOps Foundation exam. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute. This course also allows students to claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs).*

Who Should Attend

The target audience for the DevOps Foundation course includes automation architects, application developers, business analysts, business managers, business stakeholders, change agents, consultants, DevOps consultants, DevOps engineers, infrastructure architects, integration specialists, IT directors and managers, IT operations professionals, IT team leaders, Lean coaches, network administrators, project managers, release engineers, software developers, software testers/QA, system administrators, systems engineers, system integrators, and tool providers.

Course Outline

Our two-day DOFD course covers topics like:

  • DevOps objectives and vocabulary
  • Benefits to the business and IT
  • Principles and practices including continuous integration, continuous delivery, testing, security and the “three ways”
  • DevOps’ relationship to Agile, Lean, and ITSM
  • Improved workflows, communication, and feedback loops
  • Automation practices, including deployment pipelines and DevOps toolchains
  • Scaling DevOps for the enterprise
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • Real-life examples and results


*PMI is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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