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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. The hourlong exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions and students must receive a minimum score of 65% to pass.

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.

What’s In It For You

Attract more recruiters and command a higher rate of pay.

Claim 16 Scrum Alliance Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs)

What You Will Learn

As DevOps adoption continues to grow and drive digital business success, organizations and their teams need to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality software solutions quickly, exceed customer expectations, and outpace competitors. 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


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Also Included In This Course

All course materials and exam fees

Digital copies of all class materials and templates

Dedicated customer support and scheduling flexibility

Access to NextUp’s original content like blogs and webinars as well as trainer office hours