DevOps Fundamentals

The DevOps Foundation Certification course equips professionals with essential skills to drive organizational success in today’s dynamic market. Developed by industry leaders, this certification recognizes individuals proficient in DevOps principles and practices.

To obtain DevOps Foundation Certification, participants undergo comprehensive training covering key DevOps concepts, terminology, and real-world case studies. The course emphasizes communication, collaboration, and automation to enhance work flow efficiency.

Upon completion of the training, participants are prepared to pass the DevOps Foundation examination, validating their expertise in DevOps methodologies and their readiness to lead DevOps initiatives within their organizations. The exam, designed by DevOps experts, mirrors real-life project management experiences to ensure practical relevance.


The learning objectives for DevOps Foundation include an understanding of:

  • DevOps objectives and vocabulary
  • Benefits to the business and IT
  • Principles and practices including Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, testing, security and the Three Ways.
  • DevOps relationship to Agile, Lean and ITSM
  • Improved work flows, communication and feedback loops
  • Automation practices including deployment pipelines and DevOps tool chains
  • Scaling DevOps for the enterprise
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • Real-life examples and results
  • Familiarity with IT terminology and IT related work experience are recommended.
  • Individuals involved in IT development, IT operations or IT service management
  • Individuals who require an understanding of DevOps principles
  • IT professionals working within, or about to enter, an Agile Service Design Environment
  • The following IT roles: Automation Architects, Application Developers, Business Analysts, Business Managers, Business Stakeholders, Change Agents, Consultants, DevOps Consultants, DevOps Engineers, Infrastructure Architects, Integration Specialists, IT Directors, IT Managers, IT Operations, IT Team Leaders, Lean Coaches, Network Administrators, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Release Engineers, Software Developers, Software Testers/QA, System Administrators, Systems Engineers, System Integrators, Tool Providers
• Defining DevOps
• Why Does DevOps Matter?
• The Three Ways
• The First Way
• The Theory of Constraints
• The Second Way
• The Third Way
• Chaos Engineering
• Learning Organizations

• Continuous Delivery
• Site Reliability & Resilience Engineering
• DevSecOps
• ChatOps
• Kanban

• Agile
• Lean
• Safety Culture
• Learning Organizations
• Sociocracy/Holacracy
• Continuous Funding

• Defining Culture
• Behavioural Models
• Organizational maturity models
• Target Operating Models

• Cloud
• Microservices/Containers
• DevOps Toolchain

• The Importance of Metrics
• Technical Metrics
• Business Metrics
• Measuring & Reporting Metrics

• Collaborative Platforms
• Immersive, Experiential Learning
• DevOps Leadership
• Evolving Change
Length of exam 60 minutes
Number of questions 40 questions
Question format Multiple-choice questions
Passing grade 65% on scale of 100%
Exam availability English, Chinese, French, German, Polish, Spanish
Testing center Pearson VUE Test Center