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CDA - Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation

Overview

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.

Objectives

  • On completion of this course, the following learning outcomes will be achieved:

    • 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 of infrastructure, process, and apps
    • Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code
    • Security Assurance: DevSecOps.

Audience

  • The target audience for this course are professionals, such as:

    • 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.

Content

 

  • CDEF Concepts
    • Architecting for continuous delivery
    • Continuous delivery and DevOps
    • Relationships between CD, Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
    • Benefits of continuous delivery
  • CDEF Culture
    • Importance of culture to the CD Architect
    • How to maintain culture
  • Design Practices for Continuous Delivery (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 and Deployment
    • Benefits of continuous delivery and deployment
    • CD Architect’s role in continuous delivery and deployment
    • Continuous delivery and deployment best practices
  • Continuous Monitoring
    • Importance of continuous monitoring
    • CD Architect’s role in continuous monitoring
    • Continuous monitoring best practices
  • Infrastructure and Tools
    • Importance of infrastructure and tools
    • CD Architect’s role in infrastructure and tools
    • Building a DevOps toolchain
    • Infrastructure/tools best practices
  • Security Assurance
    • Importance of security assurance
    • DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps defined
    • CD Architect’s role in security
    • Security best practices.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attending the Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation course or sitting the certification examination. Familiarity with DevOps definitions and principles are essential.

Certification

 Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation (CDEF) 

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