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Training Course

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 DevOps fundamentals 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

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.

Sep 2023
This course provided great information, and good examples. Also, the recommendations of the open source apps were great.
Aug 2023
The labs are great towards becoming familiar with the tools very quickly.
Jul 2023
Easy to understand, and has a good level of knowledge.
Jun 2023
I liked the hands-on experience, with common open-source tools.
Jun 2023
From the clarity of the content, everything was straightforward, and the labs were right on point.