Well we haven’t had a lot of spare blogging time but we’ve been busy – the agile admins have been hard at work on some more LinkedIn Learning/lynda.com video courses to help make DevOps more accessible for the common man and woman.
James and I did DevOps Foundations: Site Reliability Engineering, which explains our view of what SRE is, and its position in the DevOps arena. This rounds out our “DevOps 201” series, where we delve down into the three practice areas of DevOps – continuous delivery, infrastructure as code, and SRE.
Monitoring is a big part of SRE, but too much to do in the scope of all one course – so at the same time, Peco and I filmed a companion course, DevOps Foundations: Monitoring and Observability! Like the CD and IaC courses, this alternates theory with demos.
Along with the recent DevOps Foundations: Lean and Agile I did with Karthik, we feel like we’ve now completed a curriculum that can introduce you to all the major areas of DevOps and prepare you to grow from there. (Link to lynda.com playlist.) The guys are doing other courses with lynda as well, we’ve kinda gotten addicted to doing them! You can check them all out by your favorite Agile Admin:
I love talking to the folks I meet at conferences and whatnot who have done the courses; let us know what other areas you’d like to get the Agile Admin learning treatment!
We’re not a consultancy or anything – just four practitioners here in Austin who love giving back to the community when we’re not doing our day jobs. We get some royalties per click from the classes, but other than that we don’t have anything to sell you. We got into this to help people make sense of the confusing DevOps landscape and we’ll keep doing it as long as it seems like it’s meeting that goal, so your feedback is needed to let us know if we should keep going and if so on what.
We’re really excited to announce that James Wickett and I (Ernest Mueller) from The Agile Admin have put together a comprehensive DevOps Fundamentals course for lynda.com – a 3 hour long course covering everything from DevOps’ Agile and Lean roots, to DevOps culture to book recommendations and we even cover future .
As you know we here at The Agile Admin have spent a lot of time trying to help people learn DevOps – for a variety of reasons, many of the original DevOps practitioners were reluctant to even define the term, and were against a lot of the “DevOps” training/certification programs that sprung up because they weren’t really a good reflection of the real scope of the movement. While we understand those factors and agree with some of the specific critiques, we think it’s frankly been criminally difficult to learn DevOps with the available resources to date (best answer: go to a variety of events, crawl some random blogs and twitters, try to piece it together yourself over time, read some kinda-related books…). The unicorns don’t need any more than that, but all four of the Agile Admins have worked in corporate IT before and have a lot of sympathy for all the folks out there that *don’t* work for Etsy or Netflix and are trying to figure out how this new world can make their work and life better.
In the course, we go into what we consider to be the three primary practice areas of DevOps – continuous delivery, infrastructure automation, and reliability engineering. lynda has a free trial period so feel free and go give it a look to see if it could help you!
To give you an idea of what is included in the course, here’s the course outline. Even in a three hour class there’s no way to comprehensively cover these topics, so we tried to extensively point you out at other resources as we go and have a whole section on great DevOps learning resources.
- DevOps Basics
- What Is DevOps?
- DevOps Core Values: CAMS
- DevOps Principles: The Three Ways
- Your DevOps Playbook
- 10 Practices For DevOps Success (Part 1)
- 10 Practices for DevOps Success (Part 2)
- DevOps Tools: The Cart Or The Horse?
- DevOps: A Culture Problem
- The IT Crowd and the Coming Storm
- Use Your Words
- Do Unto Others
- Throwing Things Over Walls
- Kaizen: Continuous Improvement
- The Building Blocks of DevOps
- DevOps Building Block: Agile
- DevOps Building Block: Lean
- ITIL, ITSM, and the SDLC
- Infrastructure Automation
- Infrastructure As Code
- Golden Image to Foil Ball
- Immutable Deployment
- Your Infrastructure Toolchain
- Continuous Deployment
- Small + Fast = Better
- Continuous Integration Practices
- The Continuous Delivery Pipeline
- The Role of QA
- Your CI Toolchain
- Reliability Engineering
- Engineering Doesn’t End With Deployment
- Design for Operation: Theory
- Design for Operation: Practice
- Operate for Design: Metrics and Monitoring
- Operate for Design: Logging
- Your SRE Toolchain
- Additional DevOps Resources
- Unicorns, Horses, and Donkeys, Oh My
- The 10 Best DevOps Books You Need To Read
- Navigating the Series of Tubes
- The Future of DevOps
- Cloud to Containers to Serverless
- The Rugged Frontier of DevOps: Security
- Next Steps: Am I a DevOp Now?
We worked long and hard on the course and we think it represents all the must-know aspects of DevOps and can get you started down the path of implementation with a good foundation. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Our good friend Damon Edwards from dev2ops came by our Austin office and recorded a video of Peco and I explaining how we do what we do! Peco never blogs, so this is a rare opportunity to hear him talk about these topics, and he’s full of great sound bytes. 🙂
I apologize in advance for how much I say “right.”
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