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Certified DevOps Architect (CDA)

ABOUT Certified DevOps Architect

GSDC's Certified DevOps Architect's focus is to lead the DevOps practices with the existing architecture. This Certification syllabus is designed for professionals who are engaged in designing, implementing and managing the DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains which are used to support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing, and potentially Continuous Deployment.

The syllabus has strong focus on architecting the DevOps culture, Principles, tools, metrics and DevOps adoption.

This certification positions learners to successfully complete the Certified DevOps Architect exam.


Toward the finish of the course you will learn:

  • How to design, implementation, and manage DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing and, potentially Continuous Deployment.

  • Ways to defining or integrating underpinning processes, metrics, APIs and cultural considerations.

  • Comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to improve time-to-market, the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline.

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OBJECTIVES of Certified DevOps Architect

The high level learning objectives of Certified DevOps Architect Certification course are as below:
1. Importance of continuous integration, continuous testing, and it's application.
2. Key practices, and roadmap for transforming of a DevOps collaborative culture.
3. Concepts of continuous security.
4. Understanding of current delivery pipeline.
5. Measurement of the flow of value through the delivery pipeline.
6. Understanding of Continuous Integration (Cl), such as version control, builds, and remediation.
7. Understanding of Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD): packaging, containers, and release.
8. Understanding of Continuous Monitoring (CM): monitoring and analysis infrastructure, process, and apps.
9. Understanding Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code.
10. Improvement of the process of developing, building, and integrating continuously.
11. Improvement of the process of continuously deploying to staging and production environments.
12. Action plans for DevOps transformation.


TARGET AUDIENCES For Certified DevOps Architect:


The target audience for Certified DevOps Architect Certification is professionals across all IT practices. Anyone who is a part of any kind of IT project or wish to understand the DevOps methodology will benefit from this course.

IT Manager, Project Manager Development Managers, Engineering Managers

Configuration Managers, Release Managers

Build Engineer, Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers

Infrastructure Architects, System Architects

Product Managers, Product Owners


BENEFITS Of Certified DevOps Architect

Get hired easily.

Opportunity to boost your Devops credentials.

Enhanced career opportunities.

Expert level skills in DevOps Architect.


PRE-REQUISITES For Certified DevOps Architect

There is no such recommended experience required for getting this certification.


Certified DevOps Architect EXAMINATION

There will be Multiple Choice Questions exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case the participant does not score passing percentage, they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.

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Certified DevOps Architect EXAM SYLLABUS

1. Introduction to DevOps:

  • Course goals
  • Course agenda
  • Introducing DevOps

2. DevOps Concepts:

  • Continuous delivery (CD) definition
  • Architecting for continuous delivery
  • Mapping your Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Micro Services Architecture (MSA) and its Characteristics
  • Architecting for Systemic Resilience
  • Moving from Legacy to Smaller Services
  • Relationships between CD, Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
  • Building quality with Continuous Integration

3. DevOps Culture:

  • Importance of culture to the DevOps Architect
  • Cultural Aspects of a DevOps Architect
  • DevOps Environment: Service Mindset and Quality at the Source for DA
  • Assignment: DevOps culture and practices to create flow

4. Design Practices for Continuous Delivery:

  • Primary Principles of Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Delivery Versus Integration and Deployment
  • Why design is important to continuous delivery
  • DevOps Architect's role in the design
  • Key design principles
  • Continuous delivery best practices
  • Microservices and containers

5. Continuous Integration using Jenkins:

  • Jenkins Management
  • Build Setup
  • Test Automation (with Maven)
  • Securing Jenkins
  • Notification System
  • Adding a slave node to Jenkins
  • Building Delivery Pipeline

6. Continuous Delivery and Deployment:

  • Continuous Delivery & Deployment Focus Topics
  • Continuous delivery & deployment with benefits
  • DevOps Architect's role in continuous delivery and deployment
  • Continuous delivery and deployment best practices
  • Assignment: Distinguishing continuous delivery and deployment

7. Continuous Integration:

  • Introduction to Continuous Integration
  • Devops Architect's role in continuous integration
  • Importance & Benefits of Continuous integration
  • How to Implement CI
  • Continuous integration best practices
  • Assignment: Optimizing Continuous integration workflows

8. Continuous Testing:

  • Key Concepts, Importance & Benefits of Continuous testing
  • DevOps Architect's role in Continuous testing
  • Describe the importance and strategies for implementing a continuous testing environment
  • Key tenets of Continuous testing
  • Continuous testing best practices
  • Assignment: Handling environment inconsistencies

9. Continuous Monitoring:

  • Key concepts, Importance and Benefits of Continuous monitoring
  • DevOps Architect's role in continuous monitoring
  • Continuous monitoring best practices
  • Assignment: Monitoring build progress

10. Security Assurance:

  • Importance of security assurance
  • DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps defined
  • DevOps Architect's role in security
  • Security best practices

11. Infrastructure and Tools:

  • Importance of infrastructure and tools
  • DevOps Architect's role in infrastructure and tools
  • Building a DevOps tool-chain
  • Infrastructure/tools best practices
  • Assignment: Identifying common infrastructure/tool components


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