IBM Applied DevOps Engineering Professional Certificate

IBM Applied DevOps Engineering Professional Certificate

Advance your career to high demand field of DevOps. Build on your software development skills with the latest DevOps concepts, tools, and technologies to get job ready in less than 3 months.

John Rofrano
Upkar Lidder
Alex Parker

Instructors: John Rofrano

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What you'll learn

  • Write quality agile user stories, estimate and assign story points to them, and track stories using a kanban board on ZenHub

  • Develop RESTful Python microservices, test with TDD methods, practice CI/CD, and deploy using serverless and container technologies like Kubernetes

  • Develop and execute unit tests with test driven development (TDD) methods including coverage reports, factories, fakes, and mock objects

  • Gain technical experience through hands on labs and projects and build a portfolio to demonstrate your job readiness

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Professional Certificate - 9 course series

Introduction to DevOps

Course 19 hours4.8 (2,657 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • The essential characteristics of DevOps including building a culture of shared responsibility, transparency, and embracing failure.

  • The importance of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, Infrastructure as Code, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development.

  • Essential DevOps concepts: software engineering practices, cloud native microservices, automated continuous deployments, and building resilient code.

  • The organizational impact of DevOps, including breaking down silos, working in cross functional teams, and sharing responsibilities.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Software Testing
Category: Test-Driven Development
Category: Behavior-Driven Development
Category: Test Case
Category: Automated Testing

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum

Course 29 hours4.9 (1,758 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Adopt the 5 practices of Agile, a subset of DevOps: small batches, minimum viable product, pair programming, behavior- and test-driven development.

  • Write good user stories, estimate and assign story points and track stories using a kanban board. Incorporate Scrum artifacts, events, and benefits.

  • Create and refine a product backlog using the sprint planning process. Produce potentially shippable product increments with every iteration.

  • Create burndown charts to forecast the ability to meet a sprint goal. Use metrics to enhance performance, productivity, and client satisfaction.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Openshift
Category: Docker
Category: Kubernetes
Category: Containers
Category: Cloud Native

What you'll learn

  • Using containers, learn how to move applications quickly across any environment.

  • Build cloud native applications using Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio.

  • Describe and leverage Kubernetes architecture to set up and use an entire lifecycle-based container management system.

  • Create and leverage a YAML deployment file to configure and create resources such as pods, services, replicasets, and others in a declarative way.

Skills you'll gain

Category: CI/CD
Category: Microservices
Category: Cloud Computing
Category: Kubernetes
Category: Devops

What you'll learn

  • Summarize the fundamentals of Microservices, their advantages, and contrast with monolithic architectures.

  • Create REST API endpoints and invoke them using cURL and Postman; Use SwaggerUI to document and test APIs.

  • Create, and deploy microservices using Docker containers and serverless technologies like IBM Code Engine.

  • Practice hands-on with labs and projects using a no-charge cloud-based environment.

Skills you'll gain

Category: CI/CD
Category: Continuous Integration
Category: Continuous Development
Category: Infrastructure As Code
Category: Automation

Introduction to Test and Behavior Driven Development

Course 519 hours4.8 (177 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the importance of testing 

  • Describe test-driven development (TDD) and explain its benefits for DevOps

  • Develop unit tests with test assertions and test fixtures and then run the tests

  • Improve unit testing through advanced TDD methods including coverage reports, factories, fakes, and mock objects

Skills you'll gain

Category: Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Category: Observability
Category: security
Category: Monitoring
Category: logging

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Course 614 hours4.8 (148 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain Infrastructure as Code, describe tools used, and create Infrastructure as Code scripts using Terraform

  • Describe cloud platforms and automation, and automate CI/CD tasks using Jenkins and GitHub actions

  • Define Continuous Integration (CI) and list some examples of tools used for CI

  • Describe the process of Continuous Deployment (CD) with tools like OpenShift Pipelines and Argo CD

Skills you'll gain

Category: Representational State Transfer (REST)
Category: Cloud Applications
Category: Openshift
Category: Microservices
Category: serverless

What you'll learn

  • Explain security by design, learn to develop applications using security by design principles; perform defensive coding following OWASP principles.

  • Describe IBM cloud container vulnerability; perform vulnerability scanning and pen testing with Kali Linux.

  • Describe what to look for in app performance; perform troubleshooting using logging, stack trace, and log analytics.

  • Discuss concepts like Golden Signals; list tools for monitoring and troubleshooting; and test monitoring in action with Prometheus and Grafana.

Skills you'll gain

Category: CI/CD
Category: agile
Category: Devops
Category: TDD/BDD
Category: Cloud Native

Monitoring and Observability for Development and DevOps

Course 816 hours4.6 (36 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the importance of monitoring and describe concepts like Golden Signals

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of observability with Instana and explain the pillars of observability, cloud native observability, and types of sampling

  • Implement logging and demonstrate your knowledge of telemetry using OpenTelemetry and tracing using Kubernetes

  • Develop hands-on experience with a variety of tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, Mezmo (LogDNA), OpenTelemetry, and Instana

Skills you'll gain

Category: Observability
Category: Telemetry
Category: Monitoring
Category: logging
Category: Tracing

DevOps Capstone Project

Course 913 hours4.8 (83 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify user requirements, write user stories, create and execute sprint plans.

  • Build an application composed of several microservices and employ containers and serverless for running apps in Cloud.

  • Develop test cases and test your app during various stages of its lifecycle; utilize CI/CD tools to update and deploy your app.

  • List several next steps for starting or enhancing your career as a DevOps professional.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Kanban
Category: Zenhub
Category: Scrum Methodology
Category: Agile Software Development
Category: Sprint Planning


Upkar Lidder
13 Courses291,492 learners
John Rofrano

Top Instructor

7 Courses178,880 learners
Alex Parker
3 Courses111,558 learners

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