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SAFe® DevOps with SDP Certification

Improving Time-to-Market with the Scaled Agile Framework®

SAFe® DevOps with SDP Certification

Improving Time-to-Market with the Scaled Agile Framework®

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Course Overview

This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will map the current value stream through their delivery pipeline from idea to cash, and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow.

The course will build an understanding of the complete flow of value from Continuous Exploration to Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release on Demand. Attendees will explore SAFe’s CALMR (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measure, Recover) approach to DevOps, which helps create a culture of shared responsibility for the full spectrum of Solution delivery. It helps align people, processes, and technology throughout the organisation to achieve faster time-to-market.

Attendees will leave with the tools they need to execute an implementation plan for improving their delivery pipeline, and the knowledge they need to support the plan. The course also prepares students for the optional SAFe® DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification exam.


FAQs

COVID-19

On 3 March 2020, Scaled Agile announced it would allow requests for remote course delivery for all SAFe courses. Additional guidance from their team effective from 9 June 2020 allows the remote delivery of SAFe classes on an on-going basis if required. We are continually reviewing delivery methods decision based on advice from the local authorities in the region of delivery to ensure the safety of our clients. team and partners. For further information please see our policy here.

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How do I reserve my place on a public course?

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Course Content

Topics include:

  • 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

Learning Objectives

After attending the class, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the CALMR approach to DevOps is, why it is so important, and be able to explain it to others
  • Understand the importance of continuous integration, continuous testing, and be ready to apply it
  • Apply the concepts of continuous security
  • Map their current delivery pipeline
  • Measure the flow of value through the delivery pipeline
  • Identify gaps and delays in flow
  • Improve the process of exploring customer needs
  • Improve the process of developing, building, and integrating continuously
  • Improve the process of continuously deploying to staging and production environments
  • Improve the release process
  • Execute an action plan for their DevOps transformation

Audience

The following will benefit from this course:

  • All members of an Agile Release Train
  • Development Managers, Engineering Managers
  • Configuration Managers, Release Managers
  • Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers
  • Infrastructure Architects, System Architects
  • Product Managers, Product Owners
  • System Administrators, DBAs, InfoSec
  • QA Managers, Testers
  • Release Train Engineers, Scrum Master

Pre-requisites

All are welcome to attend the course without prior knowledge.

Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, students should familiarise themselves with the Scaled Agile Framework

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner is to attend this course. This is a requirement because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam prerequisite skills

  • Experience working in a Development and/or Operations environment

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner Exam – or – SAFe® 5 DevOps Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice, multiple responses
  • 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 your course
  • 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.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample Questions – A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

What You Receive

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam

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

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner digital badge to promote the 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 provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Course Address

We can train at a location of your choice.

Course Duration

Course duration - 2 days

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