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DevOps Implementation Boot Camp (ICP-FDO)

3 Days
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4 Days
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Expertise Level: Intermediate
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For decades there have been big disconnects between the different roles of the IT shop. We struggle with inherent barriers between development projects and the stable infrastructure needed to deploy and run products. Applications get completed and tested in insulated internal environments without adequate collaboration between production IT staff and infrastructure administrators. Unforeseen challenges plague the production environment, wreaking havoc with deadlines, deliverables, and ultimately the business mission. Security is often a wet blanket at best, and an afterthought at worst. In the meantime, huge backlogs of work and technical debt pile up, chronically eroding the efficiency and agility of the business' IT capability.

This three-day DevOps Implementation training class is loaded with practical real-world tools and techniques. From the nation's largest Agile development trainers comes a comprehensive program to get you started on the road to DevOps success. You will leave this course fully literate in the whole array of available DevOps tools and lessons, ready to select what's right for you and chart a path to holistic long-term IT success in your own organization.



Attendees who complete this course automatically receive the ICP designation after course completion. The ICP-FDO is one of two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the DevOps Track. This certification provides an overview of core concepts for DevOps and is geared towards a broad audience of professionals, technical and non-technical. The learning objectives cover areas such as the business case for DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, accompanying cultural changes, operational considerations, configuration management, etc. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in DevOps concepts and ingredients for a successful transition.
Typically, training providers will cover the required learning objectives in approximately 14 hours of instructional activities over the course of two days.

Learn to leverage infrastructure automation using configuration tools
Chart a path to continuous IT operations
Learn how to spot positive feedback loops in IT work and capitalize on them
Get real-world techniques for implementing agile concepts into infrastructure management
Learn how to continuously monitor capacity and operations
Map and visualize IT workflow to eliminate bottlenecks and streamline capacity
Learn techniques to effectively communicate the progress and results of your DevOps efforts to management
In-class discussion on the state of IaaS and PaaS, and expert updates on which cloud capabilities you should be aware of or considering
Implement a plan for leadership participation and transformation of the IT mentality
Transform IT from an unpredictable cost center to a strategic source of business value and competitive advantage
Upcoming Dates and Locations
Guaranteed To Run
Jun 26, 2017 – Jun 28, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Columbia, Maryland

Homewood Suites by Hilton
8320 Benson Drive

Columbia, MD 21045
United States

Jul 10, 2017 – Jul 13, 2017    12:00pm – 5:00pm Live Online
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Jul 17, 2017 – Jul 19, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Sacramento, California

UC Davis
2901 K Street, Ste 204
Sutter Square Galleria
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States

Jul 19, 2017 – Jul 21, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Washington, District of Columbia

Microtek-Washington, DC
1110 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Jul 24, 2017 – Jul 26, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm San Antonio, Texas

Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport
7615 Jones Maltberger Rd

San Antonio, TX 78216
United States

Jul 24, 2017 – Jul 26, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Airport
550 Cherrington Parkway

Coraopolis, PA 15108
United States

Jul 24, 2017 – Jul 26, 2017    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
9:30am – 5:30pm
Aug 2, 2017 – Aug 4, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Atlanta, Georgia

Microtek Atlanta
1000 Abernathy Rd. NE Ste 194
Northpark Bldg 400
Atlanta, GA 30328
United States

Aug 7, 2017 – Aug 9, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Denver, Colorado

Microtek Denver
999 18th Street
Suite 300 South Tower
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Aug 14, 2017 – Aug 16, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
8:30am – 4:30pm
Aug 14, 2017 – Aug 16, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm New York, New York Register
Aug 16, 2017 – Aug 18, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Omaha, Nebraska

Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
1616 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68102
United States

Aug 21, 2017 – Aug 23, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Madison, Wisconsin

Hyatt Place Madison Downtown
333 West Washington Ave

Madison, WI 53703
United States

Aug 28, 2017 – Aug 30, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Nashville, Tennessee

One Century Place Conference Center
26 Century Blvd

Nashville, TN 37214
United States

Aug 28, 2017 – Aug 30, 2017    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
9:30am – 5:30pm
Sep 6, 2017 – Sep 8, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Dallas, Texas

Microtek Dallas
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Three Lincoln Centre, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75240
United States

Sep 11, 2017 – Sep 13, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm San Diego, California

San Diego Training and Conference Center
350 Tenth Avenue
Suite 950
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Sep 11, 2017 – Sep 13, 2017    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online
11:30am – 7:30pm
Sep 13, 2017 – Sep 15, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Des Moines, Iowa

Spindustry Training
1370 NW 114th Street
Suite 103
Clive, IA 50325
United States

Sep 18, 2017 – Sep 20, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Phoenix, Arizona

Dynamic Worldwide
4500 S. Lakeshore Dr
Suite 600
Tempe, AZ 85282
United States

Course Outline

Part 1: What is DevOps…Really?

  1. Establishing expectations for the next three days
  2. Understanding the anatomy of DevOps
    • What DevOps is not
    • Beginning to define what DevOps is
    • Context from DevOps history
    • Organizations leading the way
    • The goals of a DevOps practice
    • What to expect from a DevOps practice
    • Business outcomes of DevOps maturity

    Exercise: Release Cycle – Points of Pain

  3. DevOps and Continuous Delivery enablement
    • How CD and DevOps impact IT roles
    • Gauging your CD and DevOps maturity
    • Continuous IT workflow

    Exercise: Case Study – GE Oil and Gas

Part 2: The Cultural Components of DevOps

  1. State check: an Agile review
  2. Examining typical misalignments
    • Siloes of job function vs. alignment of mission
    • The change management challenge
    • Adjusting institutional incentive
    • Agile team alignment
  3. Cross-functional teams
  4. Culture and continuous delivery
    • The deployment pipeline concept
    • A new way of testing
    • The role of automation
    • Shifting towards CD culture

    Exercise: Culture and continuous workflows

  5. Cultural typologies
    • Studies on culture
    • Individual vs. organizational culture
    • Lessons from Agile
    • Collaboration trends

    Exercise: Case Study – Microsoft Developer Division

  6. Blame and failure
    • A tale of two corporate ethics
    • Planning failure to build resilience
    • Examples from testing
    • Reversing the dynamic
  7. Continuous Improvement
    • Kaizen
    • Ask 'why' five times, root cause analysis
    • Root cause illustration
  8. State of Devops Report
    • Devops correlations with business drivers
    • Leading devops metrics
    • IT performance tiers

    Exercise: Problem Definition

Part 3: Implementing the DevOps Way of Work

  1. The anatomy of a DevOps mentality
  2. The DevOps mindset
    • The first way: System Thinking
    • The second way: Amplify feedback loops
    • The third way: continuous improvement
    • Lean Startup Teams and incentives
  3. Configuration Management
    • Snowflake Servers
    • Server Sprawl
    • Configuration Drift
    • Principles of configuration management
    • Applying configuration management
    • Tools for configuration management

    Exercise: Case Study – Knight Capital

  4. Version Control
    • Overview of Version Control
    • Principles of Continuous Integration
    • Small, Frequent Commits
    • Continuous Integration Checklist
  5. Infrastructure as Code
    • Infrastructure: history and complexity
    • Goals and benefits of treating infrastructure as code
    • Bringing agility to infrastructure and the enterprise
    • Scrum teams
    • Done vs. Acceptance

    Discussion: Infrastructure as code

  6. Cataloging and eliminating waste
    • The manufacturing analogy
    • Toyota waste principles
    • TIMWOOD and the categories of waste
    • Finding bottlenecks

    Exercise: Waste

  7. Visualizing and managing workflow
    • Kanban
    • Work in Progress (WIP)
    • Visualizing work in your own situation
  8. Security overview
    • Why it's not working
    • Application security: the weakest link
    • Security and DevOps
    • Starting security early

    Discussion: Security

Part 4: DevOps Tooling

  1. Contemporary DVCS version control
    • Git and Github
    • Mercurial
  2. Automation
    • What to expect from automation
    • The disruptions of automation

    Exercise: Automation Expectations

  3. Monitoring and Measurement
    • Hard KPIs for M&M
    • Visibility and M&M
    • Alerts
    • An overview of common tools

    Exercise: Case Study – Amazon Web Services

  4. Microservices
    • What are Microservices
    • Why do Microservices
    • Microservice Types

    Exercise: Case Study – Strangler Pattern

  5. Common DevOps toolsets
    • Configuration management
    • Continuous integration
    • Deployment
    • Process monitoring
    • Containerization
    • Collaboration

Part 5: Charting your course

  1. Revisiting continuous delivery & operation
  2. Clarifying expectations
  3. DevOps in the enterprise
  4. Scaling DevOps
  5. DevOps resources: the Techtown tools glossary
  6. 12 steps to better code
Who should attend
  • Anyone in an IT Leadership role
  • CIOs / CTOs
  • System Administrators
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Release Engineers
  • Configuration Managers
  • Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
  • Developers and Application Team leads
  • ScrumMasters
  • Software Managers and Team Leads
  • IT Project & Program Managers
  • Product Owners and Managers
Bonus Materials
  • The "DevOps Glossary of tools:" a catalog of resources with descriptions and guidance on more than 80 open-source and proprietary tools to help your IT teams succeed
  • A business case for DevOps which explains the value proposition of DevOps and provides guidance on practical implementation of DevOps principles.
  • The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations by Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, John Willis, Jez Humble, (Foreword by) John Allspaw.

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