Summary

SAFe DevOpsTo compete in a disruptive global market, every organization needs to deliver valuable technology solutions at the speed of business. This requires a shared DevOps mindset among all the people needed to define, build, test, deploy, and release software-driven systems—not just the engineers operating a CI/CD pipeline.

The two-day, interactive SAFe® DevOps course helps people across technical, non-technical, and leadership roles work together to optimize their value stream from end to end. Attendees will learn what DevOps is, why it is important to every role, and design a continuous delivery pipeline that is tailored to their business. Attendees work in cross-functional teams to map their current state value stream from concept to cash, identify major bottlenecks to flow, and build an actionable implementation plan that will accelerate the benefits of DevOps in their organization.

Attendees will leave with the knowledge they need to support and enable a successful DevOps initiative at scale. The course also prepares attendees for the SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification exam.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner (SDP)

Learning Goals

After attending the class, attendees should be able to:
  • Explain how DevOps enables strategic business objectives
  • Apply a CALMR approach to DevOps to avoid automating broken processes
  • Understand how successful DevOps requires continuous exploration, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and the ability to release to end users on demand
  • Incorporate continuous testing and continuous security into the delivery pipeline
  • Use value stream mapping to measure flow and identify bottlenecks in the end-to-end delivery process
  • Select DevOps skills and tools strategically for the fastest, most compelling results
  • Prioritize DevOps solutions and investments for greatest economic benefit
  • Design and implement a multi-phased DevOps transformation plan tailored to their organization
  • Work with all roles and levels in the organization to continually optimize the value stream

Topics Covered

  • Introducing DevOps
  • Mapping your Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Gaining alignment with Continuous Exploration
  • Building quality with Continuous Integration
  • Reducing time-to-market with Continuous Deployment
  • Delivering Business Value with Release on Demand
  • Taking action

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:
  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • SAFe DevOps Practitioner certification upon passing of exam

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Who will benefit?

The following will benefit from this course:

  • All members of an Agile Release Train and/or value stream
  • Developers, Testers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and other Agile Team members
  • Infrastructure and Operations engineers and practitioners
  • Configuration Managers, Release Managers, and Change Management professionals
  • Architects, Database Administrators, and Information Security professionals
  • Product Managers, Portfolio Managers, Product Owners, Release Train Engineers, and UI/UX Developers
  • Development, Engineering, QA, Infrastructure, and Operations Managers
  • IT and Business change agents, leaders, and executives

Prerequisites

None. All are welcome to attend the course without prior DevOps or SAFe experience.

SAFe Certification Kit

Becoming a Certified SAFe 4 DevOps Practitioner requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SDP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups  and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is $100

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe 4 DevOps Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice, multiple response
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access –  Candidates can access to the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 DevOps Practitioner course

More Exam Details

  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam.
  • Number of questions – 45
  • Passing score – 33 out of 45 (73%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through the Scrum Alliance
Activity Number SAFeDevOps Duration 2 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 13.50 1.25 0.25 15.00
PgMP® 13.50 1.25 0.25 15.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50
PMI_SP® 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50
PMI_ACP® 13.50 1.25 0.25 15.00
PfMP® 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50
PMI_PBAsm 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50

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