Johns Hopkins University

Introduction to DevSecOps

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Joel Coffman

Instructor: Joel Coffman


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Intermediate level

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21 hours to complete
3 weeks at 7 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Describe DevSecOps

  • Explain the three principles that underpin DevSecOps practices

  • Plan a DevSecOps transformation

  • Automate tasks to increase the quality and throughput of work

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There are 4 modules in this course

What is DevSecOps? How did we get here? This module provides a brief overview of software processes (e.g., waterfall and agile), why many organizations are adopting DevSecOps to increase the business value being delivered by software, and the principles that underpin DevSecOps practices.

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12 videos8 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt3 plugins

The behaviors and practices of DevSecOps stem from three principles: the fast flow of planned work throughout the value stream, constant feedback at every stage in the process, and the creation of a generative culture that embraces continual learning. This module dives into each of these principles in more detail, illustrating the concepts with real-world examples related to manufacturing and technology as evidence of their applicability to different domains.

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18 videos8 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt2 plugins

How do we start a DevSecOps transformation in our organization? When we're in trouble, we don't get many chances so we need to maximize our likelihood of success! Consequently, we should identify a value stream that supports our long-term objectives, carefully select who is involved in the transformation, and elevate existing constraints that limit our ability to scale.

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13 videos6 readings4 quizzes

In this module, we'll apply DevSecOps practices in the context of developing a website. To do that, we'll introduce Git, a distributed version control system, and GitHub, a software development and project management platform; these two tools will be used extensively later in this specialization. Rather than developing the website from scratch, we'll use Jekyll, a static site generator, to convert Markdown files to web pages automatically. Finally, we'll introduce GitHub Actions to automate various tasks, from building the site to monitoring it in production.

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3 videos18 readings4 quizzes2 peer reviews2 discussion prompts5 plugins


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Joel Coffman
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