DevOps Leader (DOL)®

Become a certified DevOps Leader with the award-winning online training team at Good e-Learning!

DevOps has become synonymous with success in the digital sphere. Through collaboration, communication, automation, and a range of proven best-practices, the DevOps methodology re-energizes IT teams with greater efficiency, focus, and reliability. However, it takes an experienced and qualified DevOps practitioner for a company to take full advantage of the methodology. This DevOps Leader (DOL) course is ideal for training DevOps managers and senior DevOps engineers. It can also help DevOps practitioners to unlock significant career and networking opportunities. Kickstart your DevOps training today!

An Introduction to DevOps Leader®

Learning Objectives

This module provides an introduction to the course, explaining its rationale, introducing the subject matter and providing an overview of the ‘DevOps Leader’ syllabus. Students will also receive information on the DevOps exam and undertake several refresher exercises to remind them of what they learned with DevOps Foundation.

This module also provides students with a toolkit:

Table of contents
DevOps Foundation reference sheet
DevOps Leader reference sheet
Skills self-audit form
Build your own glossary
Further resources
Diagram pack

Module 1: Transformational Leadership

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, learners should be able to:

Define DevOps
List the benefits of DevOps
Describe ‘transformational leadership’ as a concept

Module 2: Unlearning Behaviors

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

Describe how psychology and neuroscience influence DevOps
Identify DevOps and other existing systems

Module 3: Becoming a DevOps Organization

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

Describe shared goals
Explain how to help people participate in DevOps cultures

Module 4: Measuring to Learn and to Improve

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

Describe value stream maps and mapping
Describe how to measure important metrics in the DevOps methodology

Module 5: Target Operating Models and Organizational Designs

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

Differentiate between TOM and OD
Describe how to integrate Agile and Ops
Identify elements of Agile at scale
Describe Spotify’s organizational model

Module 6: Articulating and Socializing Vision

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

Describe organizational change
Explain how to broadcast outside of your organization

Module 7: Maintaining Energy and Momentum

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

Describe blended innovation

Practice Exam Simulators

Learning Objectives

These practice exams are designed to simulate the conditions that learners will face when taking the official DevOps Leader examination. It will be well worth testing your knowledge before booking your exam, as it will give you the chance to highlight and revise any modules which you have been struggling with.

When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the official DevOps Leader (DOL) examination.

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DevOps Leader (DOL) Certification exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 40 questions
  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is open book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 65%: you must score at least 26 out of 40 questions correct
  • Candidates can take the exam online or in person with an invigilator

What is DevOps?

DevOps is a management methodology that combines ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’. It involves implementing a much greater degree of cooperation and automation across the IT service lifecycle.

How does DevOps work?

DevOps has development and operations teams collaborating, rather than working in siloes. It also automates essential tasks for the sake of boosting reliability and speed while also reducing costs. All of this will usually be overseen by a DevOps engineer.

What is a DevOps engineer?

A DevOps engineer is, essentially, a manager who helps to establish and oversee DevOps cultures. They will typically have experience in development, operations, or both.

While there is no set path to becoming a DevOps engineer, they will typically have several years of experience in utilizing the methodology.

What does the DevOps certification path look like?

Unlike other methodologies, there is no strict certification path for DevOps. Most students will start with DevOps Foundation, before moving on to DevOps Leader or DevSecOps Engineering. However, there are no prerequisites for higher-level courses

How can DevOps benefit businesses?

DevOps offers several benefits, including increased collaboration, improved ROIs, easier prioritization, and greater alignment between IT and business. Read this article for more information.

What do I need to know about the DevOps examinations?

The DevOps Foundation exam is an open-book, features 40 questions, and is 60 minutes long (with 15 extra minutes for students who do not have English as a native language). The pass mark is 65%.

The DevOps Leader exam is an open-book, features 40 questions, and is 90 minutes long (with 25 extra minutes for students who do not have English as a native language). The pass mark is 65%.

Why is security so important in DevOps?

Security is an issue with huge importance in IT. Because organizations using DevOps enjoy greater speed, they must focus on updating their security practices in order to keep up and keep essential data protected.

Can DevOps work with ITIL 4?

ITIL 4 was specifically designed to work with other popular frameworks, including DevOps.

What other frameworks can complement DevOps?

DevOps can be used alongside a number of other frameworks, including ITIL 4.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Anybody who already has an understanding of DevOps and wants to take their knowledge further
  • Anyone tasked with leading DevOps transformation projects, as well as managers interested in modern IT leadership practices
  • IT managers, directors, and corporate stakeholders seeking a greater understanding of the DevOps methodology
  • DevOps certified engineers and consultants seeking to expand their knowledge beyond DevOps Foundation and take the next step in their careers
  • Anyone wanting to pass the official DevOps Leader (DOL) exam

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The practices, methods, and tools required to create a ‘DevOps Organization’
  • The value of becoming DevOps certified
  • Transformational leadership techniques
  • How to ‘unlearn’ counterproductive behaviors
  • Performance metrics, along with workflow organization and value stream mapping techniques
  • How to apply and adapt DevOps, using real-world case studies as examples
  • How to measure the tangible benefits of DevOps
  • The differences between major IT management practices, including DevOps and Agile
  • Everything required to pass the DevOps Leader examination

Why should you take this course?

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider
  • DevOps is currently one of the world’s most popular IT management methodologies. Becoming DevOps certified can greatly improve a candidate’s employability
  • The course includes frequent knowledge checks, as well as an exam simulator to help students prepare for the official DevOps Leader examination
  • There are no prerequisites for sitting the DevOps Leader exam
  • The course includes interactive slides, tutor-led videos, and other training assets created with help from leading subject matter experts
  • Each student can enjoy 6 months of access and a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply)
  • The course is fully accredited by the DevOps Institute

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  • Course duration: 16+ hours
  • Access period: 6 months
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COURSE IS ALSO available in A virtual instructor-led format

Good e-Learning’s DevOps courses completely cover the DOI syllabus and add valuable extras to ensure learning and understanding is as easy as possible. Perfect for applying the ideas and concepts in real-world situations!

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