DASA DevOps Fundamentals Select

Up to 200 times faster software deployment, 30 times increased deployment frequency, and 60 times higher change success rates. The data doesn’t lie. Organizations such as Netflix, Spotify and Facebook are transforming IT by successfully implementing DevOps principles. But you don’t have to be a hot internet company or a gigantic enterprise to be a DevOps leader. Companies large and small, young and old, have magnificently made the transition and have the proof of success in their pockets.

Course Information

  • Certification: DASA DevOps Fundamentals
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Domain: DevOps
  • Delivery Method: Classroom, Virtual Classroom
  • Accreditor: DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA)
  • Available Languages: English

Course Description

DevOps training is the starting point for an organization going on the DevOps journey. Improved workflows and faster deployment starts with a core understanding of DevOps fundamental concepts by anyone involved in an agile and/or DevOps team. The 3-day DevOps Fundamentals Select course provides an extensive introduction to the core Agile DevOps principles covering the essential knowledge and skill competences that have been defined by the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA). This course is designed to provide the core education necessary to build your DevOps vocabulary and to understand its principles and practices. With the help of key DevOps concepts and terminology, real-life case studies, examples and interactive group discussions and extensive exercises in each module you will acquire a fundamental understanding of DevOps.


  • Individuals involved in IT development, IT operations or IT service management.
  • Individuals whose role is touched by DevOps and continuous delivery, such as the following IT roles:
    • DevOps Engineers
    • Product Owners
    • Integration Specialists
    • Operations Managers
    • Incident and Change Managers
    • System Administrators
    • Network Administrators
    • Business Managers
    • Automation Architects
    • Enterprise Architects
    • Testers

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Know the emergence of DevOps.
  • Know the core concepts and principles of DevOps.
  • Know what DevOps means for you as professional and for your organization.
  • Know the essence of a DevOps culture.
  • Understand the key elements of a DevOps culture.
  • Know the important aspects when creating a DevOps culture.
  • Know the Operational models of DevOps.
  • Understand the need for autonomous teams.
  • Understand the impact of DevOps on Architecture with respect to deployment.
  • Understand governance within DevOps teams.
  • Understand Agile, Scrum and Kanban and how these practices relate to one another.
  • Understand how ITSM processes relate to practices in a DevOps culture.
  • Understand how lean is used to optimise processes.
  • Know how to provide a Value Stream Map for a given process.
  • Understand the way to harvest new and innovative ideas.
  • Know the impact of automation on Software Delivery processes.
  • Understand the benefits and core principles of Continuous Delivery.
  • Describe the key cloud principles for DevOps organizations.
  • Know the relevance of monitoring and logging DevOps.


  • Basic familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Lean, and ITSM principles is beneficial.

Course Materials

  • For Participants
    • Course Book (eBook or printed)
    • Reference Book (eBook)
  • For Instructors
    • Presentations
    • Presentations as PDF
    • Instructor Guide
    • Reference Book

Course Agenda

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
1. Course Introduction 4. Organization (Continued) 6. Automation (Continued)
2. DevOps Introduction 5. Processes 7. Measure and Improvement
3. Culture 6. Automation Mock Exam
4. Organization Exam (Optional)

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Let’s Get to Know Each Other
  • Overview
  • DASA Competence Framework
    Course Objectives
  • DASA: Mastering DevOps in Practice (Knowledge and Skills)
  • Course Agenda
  • Type of Activities
  • Exam
  • Course Book
  • Technical Glossary
  • Question and Answer
  • Activity: Group Discussion

Module 2: DevOps Introduction

  • Emergence of DevOps
  • Activity: Group Discussion
  • Core Concepts of DevOps
  • Activity: Group Discussion
  • Activity: Group Discussion

Module 3: Culture

  • Essence of a DevOps Culture
  • Key Elements of DevOps
  • Implementation of a DevOps Culture
  • Activity: Group Discussion

Module 4: Organization

  • Organizational Model
  • Autonomous Teams
  • Activity: Group Discussion
  • Architecting for DevOps
  • Governance

Module 5: Processes

  • Module Objectives
  • Module Topics
  • Process Basics
  • DevOps in Relation to ITSM
  • Activity: Group Discussion
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Activity: Task/Switching Game
  • Optimizing Processes Using Lean
  • Business Value Optimization and Business Analysis Using Story Mapping

Module 6: Automation

  • Module Objectives
  • 6A Automation Concepts
  • 6A Automation Concepts: Automation for Delivery of Software
  • 6A Automation Concepts: Continuous Delivery Core Concepts
  • 6A Automation Concepts: Continuous Delivery Automation Concepts
  • 6A Automation Concepts: Continuous Delivery Automation Focus Topics
  • 6B Data Center Automation
  • 6B Data Center Automation: Cloud Technology and Principles
  • 6B Data Center Automation: Cloud Services Concepts in a DevOps Organization
  • 6B Data Center Automation: Automated Provisioning Concepts
  • 6B Data Center Automation: Platform Product Characteristics and Application Maturity
  • Activity: Group Discussion

Module 7: Measure and Improvement

  • Importance of Measurement
  • Choosing the Right Metrics
  • Monitoring and Logging

Exam Information

Exam Description

  • The DevOps Fundamentals exams are delivered by APMG and iSQI. The participants and training organizations can attain the vouchers for the exam through ITpreneurs.

Exam Facts

Delivery Online and Paper-based
Format Closed-book format, participants can bring scratch paper
Proctoring Live/Webcam
Duration 60 minutes, 15-minutes additional time for non-native candidates
# of questions 40, simple multiple choice  (1 mark per question)
Pass Grade 65%

Exam Prerequisites

  • While there are no formal prerequisites, it is recommended that the participant has completed the DASA DevOps Fundamentals training.