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Linux Foundation

Introduction to DevOps: Practices and Tools

Linux Foundation via edX Professional Certificate


Is your organization looking to incorporate DevOps into your software development and deployment processes? With its modern principles, practices and an array of state-of-the-art automation tools, DevOps provides a collaborative path to bring your IT operations into the Agile development manifold, ultimately resulting in faster software delivery and time to market, without compromising on quality.

The DevOps Practices and Tools Professional Certificate program is addressed to developers and IT operators exploring new approaches for building software, professionals focused on site reliability and quality assurance, and anyone involved in the software delivery process.

In this program, you will start your journey by learning how DevOps is influencing software delivery, how cloud computing has enabled organizations to rapidly build and deploy products, new features and expand capacity, how the open container ecosystem, with Docker and Kubernetes in the lead, is truly revolutionizing software delivery, and the why, what and how of writing Infrastructure as Code (IaC). You will also learn about Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), what a deployment pipeline looks like, the role played by observability systems, what to observe and why. You will then get a solid understanding of the role that Jenkins plays in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), how to install a Jenkins server, how to build software for it, how to manage third party integrations/plugins and how to scale and secure Jenkins. And finally, you will take it a step further and learn how to build serverless functions that can run on any cloud, without being restricted by limits on the execution duration, languages available, or the size of your code.

DevOps has become an important part of software engineering culture, influenced by the wide adoption of microservices, containers and cloud computing. Serverless takes the evolution of cloud-based and microservice architecture one step further, simplifying the operational part of DevOps, development and delivery, and allowing IT organizations to achieve greater business agility.

The 2020 Open Source Jobs Report from edX and the Linux Foundation highlighted the strong popularity of DevOps practices - it is the most in demand job role amongst hiring managers surveyed - along with cloud and container technologies, which are the most sought after technical skills. In addition to DevOps skills being in high demand, DevOps jobs are among the highest paid tech jobs. Get the knowledge and skills needed to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern DevOps practices and tools. Start your DevOps journey today!


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering

Learn how to start transforming your organization using the principles and practices of DevOps.

Course 2: Introduction to Jenkins

Learn the fundamentals required to implement Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) workflows using the Jenkins automation server.

Course 3: Introduction to Serverless on Kubernetes

Learn how to build serverless functions that can be run on any cloud, without being restricted by limits on the execution duration, languages available, or the size of your code.


Taught by

Gourav Shah, Alex Ellis and Deepika Gautam


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