The course Intro to DevOps is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
The goal of this course is to take existing IT professionals, whether they come from software development or operations, and help them appreciate the challenges facing companies who are looking to embrace scalable software deployment as well as the architectures and thought processes they can use to address these challenges.
Intro to DevOps
Improving Software Lifecycle
Students will start with a presentation of the problem as it stands today, then dive into the DevOps workflow and a survey of the system architectures currently being used to address this problem.
How to solve the problems with different approach and some tools.
Tools that enable Continuous Integration and Delivery workflows
Measurement and the ways it helps IT and business
Tools that help with measurement
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Based on Puppetlab’s “State of DevOps” report for 2013 and 2014, high-performing organizations are deploying code 30 times more frequently, with 50 percent fewer failures than their lower-performing counterparts.
The report states:
We can now assert with confidence that high IT performance correlates with strong business performance, helping to boost productivity, profitability and market.
Adopting DevOps is the way most companies improve the performance of their IT organisations, and this course will help you take the first steps towards that goal.
To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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