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Some familiarity with software development is helpful, but not required.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

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Learners taking this Course are
  • IT Managers
  • Technical Leads
  • Software Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • System Administrators

What you will learn

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    How to diagnose a team’s delivery pipeline and bring forward prioritized recommendations to improve it

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    The skill sets and roles involved in DevOps and how they contribute toward a continuous delivery capability

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    How to review and deliver automation tests across the development stack

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    How to facilitate prioritized, iterative team progress on improving a delivery pipeline

Skills you will gain

DevopsContinuous DeliveryUnit TestingInfrastructure As CodeSystem Testing
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • IT Managers
  • Technical Leads
  • Software Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • System Administrators

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Some familiarity with software development is helpful, but not required.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: approximately 5 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The Importance of Velocity & The Jobs of Delivery

9 videos (Total 63 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
What Is a Delivery Pipeline?4m
What Is a Test Stack?7m
What Is DevOps?6m
The Job of Development and DevOps6m
The Job of Test and DevOps5m
The Job of Ops and DevOps5m
Interview with Jez Humble16m
Your Delivery Pipeline- Getting Started6m
1 practice exercise
Week 1- The Importance of Velocity & The Jobs of Delivery30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Your Testing Stack

14 videos (Total 76 min), 1 quiz
14 videos
How Many Tests?6m
Demo: Introduction to Our Sample Application5m
Demo: Introduction to Our Sample Code3m
Demo: Sample Code7m
The Small/Unit Test3m
Unit Test Example7m
Unit Test Practice Example2m
The Medium/Integration Test6m
The Medium/Integration Test Example3m
The Large/System Test6m
Introduction to System Testing4m
System Test Example10m
Creating a Culture of Experimentation2m
1 practice exercise
Week 2- Your Testing Stack30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Infrastructure and The Jobs of Ops

12 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
12 videos
Who Is this Ops Person?6m
The Job of Ops Sys Admin6m
The Job of Designing5m
The Job of Deploying2m
The Job of Maintaining3m
The Job of Monitoring3m
Version Control 1016m
The Role of Version Control5m
What's Under the Hood?6m
Kubernetes and Container Orchestration4m
Week Close48s
1 practice exercise
Week 3- Infrastructure and The Jobs of Ops30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Delivering Continuously

11 videos (Total 77 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
The CI/CD Process7m
Feature Flags and the Blue/Green Pattern6m
Interview with Adam Zimman at LaunchDarkly6m
Microservices vs. Monoliths3m
Interview with Jim Rose4m
Interview with Ricardo at CircleCI14m
Interview with Emma Bukacek at CircleCI4m
Interview with Sam Aronoff at Honey11m
Interview with David at Intuit11m
Course Wrap-up2m
1 practice exercise
Week 4- Delivering Continuously30m
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Top reviews from Continuous Delivery & DevOps

By DSJul 16th 2019

Very relevant topic and once again delivered in a very engaging and entertaining way. Alex Cowan rocks. Best facilitator of tech topics I have seen past 15 years. Thanks!

By YYApr 16th 2019

This course definitely is timely and very helpful for everyone who are engaged in QA, Thanks to University of Virginia, you can earn a certificate.

Instructor

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Alex Cowan

Faculty & Batten Fellow
Darden School of Business

About University of Virginia

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