CDA - Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation


Duration: 2 days

This course is designed for participants who are engaged in the design, implementation, and management of DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing, and potentially Continuous Deployment. The course highlights underpinning processes, metrics, APIs and cultural considerations with Continuous Delivery.

Key benefits of Continuous Delivery will be covered including increased velocity to assist organizations to respond to market changes rapidly, thus being able to outmaneuver competition, reduce risk and lower costs while releasing higher quality solutions. Increased productivity and employee morale by having more activities performed by pipelines instead of humans so teams can focus on vision while pipelines do the execution.

Built upon the principles and practices highlighted in bestselling books such as “Continuous Delivery,” “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations,” and more written by thought leaders in the DevOps movement. The Continuous Delivery Architecture course equips IT professionals with the broad-based competencies necessary in architecting and orchestrating effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines.

This course is provided in partnership with Sapience Consulting Pte. Ltd.


  • Goals, history, terminology, and pipeline. 
  • The importance, practices, and transformation of a DevOps collaborative culture. 
  • Design practices, such as modular design and microservices. 
  • Continuous Integration (Cl), such as version control, builds, and remediation. Tenets and best practices of Continuous Testing (CT). 
  • Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD): packaging, containers, and release. 
  • Continuous Monitoring (CM): monitoring and analysis infrastructure, process, and apps. 
  • Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code. 
  • Security Assurance: DevSecOps. 
  • The opportunity to hear and share real-life scenarios.


  • Build Engineers. 
  • Enterprise Architects. IT Managers. 
  • Maintenance and Support Staff. 
  • Operational and Infrastructure Teams. 
  • Project Managers. QA Managers. 
  • Release Managers and Engineers. 
  • Software Developers. 
  • Security Professionals. 
  • Testers.


 CDA Concepts

  • Architecting for continuous deliver
  • Continuous delivery andDevOps
  • Relationships between CD,Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
  • Benefits of continuous delivery

 CDA Culture

  • Importance of culture to theCD Architect
  • How to maintain culture

 Design Practices for ContinuousDelivery (CD)

  • CD Architect’s role in design
  • Key design principles
  • CD best practices
  • Microservices and containers

 Continuous Integration (CI)

  • CD Architect’s role in CI
  • Importance and Benefits of CI
  • CI best practices

 Continuous Testing (CT)

  • Importance and benefits of CT
  • CD Architect’s role in CT
  • Five tenets of CT
  • CT best practices

 Continuous Delivery andDeployment

  • Benefits of continuousdelivery and deployment
  • CD Architect’s role incontinuous delivery and deployment
  • Continuous delivery anddeployment best practices

 Continuous Monitoring

  • Importance of continuousmonitorin
  • CD Architect’s role incontinuous monitoring
  • Continuous monitoring bestpractices

 Infrastructure and Tools

  • Importance of infrastructureand tools
  • CD Architect’s role ininfrastructure and tools
  • Building a DevOps toolchain
  • Infrastructure/tools best practices

 Security Assurance

  • Importance of security assurance
  • DevSecOps and Rugged DevOpsdefined
  • CD Architect’s role in security
  • Security best practices


The DevOps Foundation certification is a prerequisite to attending the Continuous DeliveryArchitecture course and sitting the certification examination. Familiarity with DevOps definitions and principles is essential.

There are no pre-course reading resources or assignments prior to attending the course.


Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the examination will be recognized as a certified Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA) issued and governed by DevOpsInstitute. Delegates who do not attain a passing score for the examination would be awarded a course attendance certificate only


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