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Introduction to DevOps

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

DevOps is the union of people, process and products to enable the continuous delivery of value to end users. It aims to create a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, so you can innovate like a startup and scale for the enterprise. By taking this introductory DevOps course, you’ll be able to define DevOps, understand why you need DevOps, and learn how you can get started with DevOps. You’ll learn the key ideas and techniques to bring development and operations together to produce higher-quality software and deliver it more quickly.

What you'll learn

  • The value, history, and building blocks of DevOps
  • How to unify processes and improve collaboration between development and operations
  • Continuous Integration (CI), continuous testing, and continuous deployment
  • Release Management, configuration management, and monitoring in DevOps

Course Syllabus

  • Experience working inside an organization that delivers software
  • A basic understanding of source control and Agile software development process

Meet the instructors

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Steven Borg

Steven Borg is the Co-Founder and Strategist of Northwest Cadence. Steven has been a Microsoft ALM MVP since product inception in 2005, speaks regularly at Software Development and Visual Studio conferences, and has authored Microsoft courseware and white papers on Team Foundation Server, regulatory compliance in software development, Scrum, and Lean. Steven has helped hundreds of organizations, both large and small, implement DevOps, adopt Visual Studio ALM tools, improve their software development process, reduce costs, increase quality and speed delivery dates. His expertise lies in bringing successful lean and agile adoption to companies currently using traditional project management techniques to manage software development projects.

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Lei Ma

Lei is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft. She’s been working on developer tools and technologies since she joined Microsoft in 2009. She is passionate about helping developers achieve more in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. She has authored a number of articles for Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) about Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, ALM, etc. She has designed and created exams for Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) program. She is currently authoring online courses about DevOps, cloud services, and modern software development.

  1. Course Number

    DEV212x
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  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    8-12 hours in total

Associated Programs:

  1. MicroMasters Program:

    DevOps Professional