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DevOps Training and Courseware

Web Age offers DevOps Training to introduce students to the theory of DevOps and the tools and processes behind DevOps.

The target audience for DevOps Training includes developers who need to work within a DevOps program, managers who oversee agile development and continuous deployment environments, and operations people who install and maintain the tools and environments of DevOps.

We provide several options for DevOps training, including traditional classroom courses, live virtual courses, and soon, online video training.

Web Age DevOps courses provide methodology training for the developers, administrators and the leaders of the organization. Our DevOps curriculum also provides tool specific training in tools such as Jenkins, Team Foundation Server (TFS), Git, Maven, Docker, Ansible etc.

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What is DevOps?

DevOps is short for Development and Operations. It is an approach to delivering software solutions in a continuous manner based on lean (minimizing waste of resources, reducing the number of defects, etc.) and agile practices. DevOps help manage complexities of Enterprise applications by creating a collaborative environment with participants coming not only from Development and Operations, but also from Business, QA, and other stakeholder groups. In other words, DevOps is not only about Development and Operations! The DevOps practice has been popularized by organizations adopting the Cloud-as-a-Service computing model.

Why DevOps?

To rapidly deliver reliable, scalable micro and macro services that are critical for the business time to market and value. The technical benefits are continuous delivery, reduction in component complexity and agility in problem resolution. The business benefits are agility in the delivery of business benefits, increased stability and more focus on competitive advantage, rather than “keeping the lights on”.

Why use DevOps Training?

The demand for professionals with the right set of DevOps skills is growing rapidly because businesses get great results from DevOps. As DevOps is slowly taking over the IT scene, it’s imperative that IT professionals have an understanding of it before just jumping right into it.

What are the main goals of DevOps?

  • Shift Left. DevOps goes hand-in-hand with Agile software development methodologies. This places emphasis on rapid identification of defects.
  • Competitive Advantage. Faster
  • Technology Enabled Business. Time to market and value
  • Agility. Any developer or server environment should be able to be reloaded in a short amount of time, e.g. 4 hours from request.
  • Happy people. Effective DevOps implementations incur less daily stress and remove constant fire drills. This converts to better customer experience, both internally and externally.

What does a DevOps engineer do?

The role of a DevOps engineer is not just one job role or position. DevOps engineers are involved in the continuous development, integration and delivery of products and processes.

They can be developers who get interested in deployment and network operations, or maybe sysadmins who have a desire for scripting and coding, and want to move into the development side where they can progress in the planning of test and deployment.

What is a Developer on AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) supports DevOps by providing services to build, store and deploy applications, as well as configuration management tools. AWS offers some amazing built-in tools that work with DevOps.

Top DevOps tools

Some of the top DevOps tools are:

  • GIT
  • CHEF

What are the steps of DevOps adoption?

  1. Identify your business drivers
  2. Get educated
  3. Articulate DevOps’ value proposition
  4. Define one or more scenarios of software delivery with DevOps techniques
  5. Produce a roadmap
  6. Gain stakeholder buy-in
  7. Establish governance for risk mitigation
  8. Establish a core team
  9. Invest in infrastructure (not applicable if you operate in the Cloud)
  10. Pilot
  11. Enterprise roll-out

Top Facts on DevOps

From the recently released 2017 State of DevOps Report, high performing organizations that effectively utilize DevOps principles achieve:

  • 46x more frequent software deployments than their competitors.
  • 96x faster recovery from failures.
  • 440x faster lead time for changes.
  • Higher levels of customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.


Why Your Business Needs DevOps
There is a lot of discussion going on as to whether organizations should value the DevOps culture or whether there is simply no need for them to implement it. This article discusses the reasoning behind the creation of the DevOps role and how it benefits your business!
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What are the Best Tools for DevOps and Why
To be successful, DevOps need to use the right combinations of tools, techniques and practices. There are many tools and technologies to choose from, that will support automation and collaboration between teams. It’s important to always be on the lookout for tools to improve efficiency and productivity. The only problem is that there are so many options out there. Where do you start? This article will discuss some DevOps tools that might help to save you some time.
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How to Get Started with DevOps
Setting out on an organizational transformation with DevOps can be overwhelming when you consider the scope and size of the changes it requires. Unlike conventional frameworks, there is no blueprint or roadmap to getting started with DevOps. This article will discuss some tips on how to get started with DevOps!
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Top DevOps Issues and How to Fix Them!
Progress comes with challenges at first but pays off when you stick with it! This article takes a look at a few of the challenges that companies might see when trying to implement DevOps into their organization.
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DevOps 101 – What It Is and Why It Matters
DevOps is an organizational culture for application development and maintenance success. It is not a technology or process. This article discusses what DevOps is and why it matters to your business!
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DevOps in a Nutshell
DevOps is nowadays a big thing and in this post, we will try to explain what this practice is in practical terms. The term DevOps is rather limiting, indicating that only Development and Operations are involved, which is not absolutely true (as is always the case in this life) — DevOps is not only about Development and Operations!
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Standing Up DevOps
While originally DevOps was popularized by Web (Cloud) -based companies, such as Flickr and Netflix, large enterprises, in one form or another, have long been using select DevOps practices. For deeper penetration of DevOps in the Enterprise space and establishing it as a true enterprise capability, it needs to be placed under control within the existing enterprise governance processes.
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Linux Containers
LinuX Containers (LXC) is an OS-level virtualization that allows multiple Linux systems to run on a single physical machine in a multi-tenant arrangement. This type of virtualization is extremely lightweight with every virtual machine (container) being mapped into the booted host OS obviating the need to boot from their own OS image.
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Provisioning Tomcat with the Amazon EC2 Service
In this blog article, I will walk you through the steps required to quickly provision an instance of the Tomcat web server in the Amazone EC2 service. When Tomcat is up and running in EC2, you can upload your WAR (Web ARchive) file that gets automatically deployed and made available for processing HTTP requests from the Internet.
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Configuration Management – Just Do It!
Configuration Management, as applied in DevOps, is the practice of using tools to manage the configuration of our technical architecture. Put simply, we document the desired state of one or more servers in a machine-readable form, and then use a configuration management tool (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible) to setup the real items to match the configuration.
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DevOps Fundamentals
AWS – Real-Life Scenarios – Fault tolerance, AMI, Lambda
Test-Driven infrastructure with Puppet and Test Kitchen
Technical Introduction to Microservices
DevOps – Chef Fundamentals
Embracing DevOps: Exploring the Best Practices and Patterns
Top 10 Trends In 2016 It Landscape
Real World Agile Project Management Using Jira Software
Agile And Devops
Devops In 2015