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DevOps and SRE Fundamentals: Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261)

This course will teach you the skills to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern practices such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD).

Who Is It For

This course is for developers who would like to learn how to deliver software safer, faster and reliably; for quality analysts who would like to set up automated testing, leverage disposable environments, and integrate it with CI tools; for operations engineers, system administrators, DevOps/SRE practitioners responsible for deploying software and managing production environments; and build and release engineers who would like to learn how to deploy software safely and continuously.
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What You’ll Learn

This course introduces the fundamentals of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) within an open container ecosystem and takes a project-based approach to help you understand and implement key practices. Key learnings include the role played by Docker and Kubernetes, using Git for revision control, how to install and configure Jenkins as a Continuous Integration platform, enforcing development workflows as code reviews, application packaging and distribution with Docker and Docker Registry using Argo CD to set up a deployment pipeline and much more.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will help you to be agile and deliver features rapidly, while at the same time being able to achieve non-functional requirements such as availability, reliability, scalability, security, and more.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. What and Why of CI/CD
Chapter 3. Setup: Exploring and Creating Our Learning Environment
Chapter 4. Basics of Container Operations with Docker
Chapter 5. Version Control with Git
Chapter 6. Setting Up Continuous Integration with Jenkins
Chapter 7. GitHub Branch Policies & Pipeline as Code with Jenkinsfile
Chapter 8. Using Docker with Jenkins Pipelines
Chapter 9. Docker Images
Chapter 10. Launching a Multi-Service Application with Docker Compose
Chapter 11. Automated Code Analysis
Chapter 12. SRE and Deploying a Scalable Application to Kubernetes
Chapter 13. SRE. GitOps and CD with Argo CD

Prerequisites
To make the most out of this course, you will need to have:

  • Basic Linux and system administration knowledge
  • Understanding of software delivery process
Lab Info
To successfully complete the lab exercises in this course, access to a Linux server or Linux desktop/laptop is required. Access to a public cloud provider, or VirtualBox on your machine is also needed. Detailed instructions to set up your lab environment are provided in the course.

If using a cloud provider like GCP or AWS, you should be able to complete the lab exercises using the free tier or credits provided to you. However, you may incur charges if you exceed the credits initially allocated by the cloud provider, or if the cloud provider’s terms and conditions change.

Reviews
Sep 2022
The structure of the course is, in my opinion, the correct way to explain software delivery automation to the public.
Aug 2022
This course starts with essentials for people having zero experience, and finishes with a very nice, detailed, and complex solution.
Jul 2022
The content coverage and examples were very practical.
Jun 2022
Gourav Shah explained the topics related to DevOps fundamentals in an easy way.
May 2022
Attention to detail - great video content - in-depth analysis of the tools and real-life scenarios - the best course from LFS so far.
May 2022
Following along with the original instavote application, the motions to get a real application into the CICD pipeline was great.