Foundations of DevOps

This 2-day course delves into the fundamental underlying values, principles and practices of DevOps. It explains how and why and discusses why DevOp practices work and discusses how DevOps extends Agile and Lean disciplines. Focused on improving the delivery of value, feedback loops and continuous improvement, this course will challenge your team to question their current approaches to delivering software and give them clear guidance on next steps to take to improve their delivery of value to the end user.

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This course can be run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as a public or private course.

The cost for this course is $1800 plus GST, or the early bird rate of $1440 plus GST 30 days prior to course. You may also be eligible for group discounts should you like to run a private course.

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This accredited ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) course is geared towards a broad audience of professionals, both technical and non-technical, who are eager to deliver and operate software in a more automated and streamlined manner.

Attendees will learn what if feels like to be part of a DevOps team and will gain an excellent foundation in DevOps concepts and ingredients for a successful transition.

Relevant roles include developers, testers, operations leads and team members, managers, Agile coaches or anyone aspiring to these roles. Also anyone with a curiosity about the case for and potential of DevOps.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, attendees will understand:

  • The background, history and principles of DevOps

  • The symbiotic nature of Agile, Lean and DevOps

  • Pipelines of value and work

  • Measurement and Improvement of Code Quality

  • Virtualization, Containers, Public and Private Cloud, Platforms, Scaling and Monitoring

  • Developing and Testing in a DevOps environment

  • Source Control and Branching Strategies for Continuous Delivery

  • Continuous Integration, Testing and Delivery

  • Configuration Management

  • Operations within DevOps

  • Feedback loops at multiple levels

  • Release and deployment patterns

  • Continuous improvement and organisational learning


Whether you’re just starting on your DevOps journey or already have experience, you will benefit from this course. You will learn what it feels like to work in a DevOps team including delivering value to users frequently, learning from feedback and continuously measuring and improving your delivery of value.

The hands-on exercises will enable you to experience many of the challenges you are likely to face. Our DevOps simulation game demonstrates the effects of different delivery models and mechanisms. The ‘learning by doing’ style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation. The course is brought to you by Assurity’s DevOps team – skilled practitioners who have worked in high-performing teams internationally and helped organisations adopt the tenants of DevOps.

This course is accredited by ICAgile as the first step on their DevOps track. Students who successfully demonstrate learning in these topics will be awarded an ICAgile Professional - Foundations of DevOps certification

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