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Continuous Delivery Architecture Certification Boot Camp (CDA)

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This Continuous Delivery Architecture Certification course is designed for participants who are engaged in the design, implementation, and management of devops deployment pipelines and toolchains that support continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous testing and potentially continuous deployment. The course highlights underpinning processes, metrics, APls and cultural considerations with continuous delivery.

Key benefits of continuous delivery will be covered, including increased velocity to assist organizations to respond to market changes rapidly, thus being able to outmaneuver competition, reduce risk and lower costs while releasing higher quality solutions. Increased productivity and employee morale by having more activities performed by pipelines instead of humans so teams can focus on vision while pipelines do the execution.

Built upon the principles and practices highlighted in bestselling books such as “Continuous Delivery,” “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations,” and more written by thought leaders in the DevOps movement, the Continuous Delivery Architecture course equips IT professionals with the broad-based competencies necessary in architecting and orchestrating effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines.

The course materials will include practical artifacts, templates, and to assist learners post-class. This certification positions learners to successfully complete the Continuous Delivery Architect exam. Successfully passing (65%) the 90-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as a certified DevOps Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA). The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

Goals, history, terminology, and pipeline
The importance, practices, and transformation of a DevOps collaborative culture
Design practices, such as modular design and microservices
Continuous Integration (Cl), such as version control, builds, and remediation
Tenets and best practices of Continuous Testing (CT)
Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD): packaging, containers, and release
Continuous Monitoring (CM): monitoring and analysis infrastructure, process, and apps
Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code
Security Assurance: DevSecOps
The opportunity to hear and share real-life scenarios
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Course Outline

Part 1: Course Introduction

  1. Course goals
  2. Course agenda

Part 2: CDA Concepts

  1. Continuous delivery (CD) definition
  2. Architecting for continuous delivery
  3. Continuous delivery and DevOps
  4. Relationships between CD, Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
  5. Benefits of continuous delivery

Part 3: CDA Culture

  1. Importance of culture to the CD Architect
  2. What a CD Architect can do about culture
  3. How to maintain culture
  4. Assignment: DevOps culture and practices to create flow

Part 4: Design Practices for Continuous Delivery

  1. Why design is important to continuous delivery
  2. CD Architect’s role in design
  3. Key design principles
  4. CD best practices
  5. Microservices and containers

Part 5: Continuous Integration

  1. Continuous integration (CI) defined
  2. CD Architect’s role in CI
  3. Importance of CI
  4. Benefits of CI
  5. CI best practices
  6. Assignment: Optimizing CI workflows

Part 6: Continuous Testing

  1. Continuous testing (CT) defined
  2. Importance of CT
  3. Benefits of CT
  4. CD Architect’s role in CT
  5. Five tenets of CT
  6. CT best practices
  7. Assignment: Handling environment inconsistencies

Part 7: Continuous Delivery and Deployment

  1. Continuous delivery defined
  2. Continuous deployment defined
  3. Benefits of continuous delivery and deployment
  4. CD Architect’s role in continuous delivery and deployment
  5. Continuous delivery and deployment best practices
  6. Assignment: Distinguishing continuous delivery and deployment

Part 8: Continuous Monitoring

  1. Continuous monitoring defined
  2. Importance of continuous monitoring
  3. CD Architect’s role in continuous monitoring
  4. Continuous monitoring best practices
  5. Assignment: Monitoring build progress

Part 9: Infrastructure and Tools

  1. Importance of infrastructure and tools
  2. CD Architect’s role in infrastructure and tools
  3. Building a DevOps toolchain
  4. Infrastructure/tools best practices
  5. Assignment: identifying common infrastructure/tool components

Part 10: Security Assurance

  1. Importance of security assurance
  2. DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps defined
  3. CD Architect’s role in security
  4. Security best practices
  5. Assignment: Applying security practices

Part 11: Capstone exercise

  1. Identifying toolchain and workflow improvements

Part 12: Summary

Part 13: Additional Sources of Information

Part 14: Exam Preparations

  1. Exam requirements
  2. Sample exam review
Who should attend

The target audience for the Continuous Delivery Architecture certification course is anyone interested in learning about the principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, such as:

  • Build Engineers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • IT Managers
  • Maintenance and Support Staff
  • Operational and Infrastructure Teams
  • Project Managers
  • QA Managers
  • Release Managers and Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Security Professionals
  • Testers