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DevOps Institute courses

Lumify Work offers DevOps Institute training courses and certifications for individuals and teams desiring to develop their vocabulary and understanding of DevOps principles and practices.

Authorised DevOps Institute Partner

Lumify Work is proud to be an Elite Partner of the DevOps Institute (DOI) - the only Elite Partner in Australia, with campuses also in New Zealand and the Philippines. We bring enterprise-level DevOps training courses and certifications to the IT market. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field, and the IT training market, the DOI is setting the standard in quality for enterprise-grade DevOps education and training.

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What is DevOps?

DevOps is the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration, and automation to improve the workflow between software developers and IT operations professionals, including DevOps engineers.

Organisations embracing DevOps principles often leverage a variety of DevOps tools to streamline processes and enhance efficiency throughout the software development lifecycle. Popular platforms like Google Cloud Platform empower DevOps teams with automation, monitoring, and security features for seamless software delivery and continuous integration. This collaborative approach fosters a DevOps environment where development and operations teams work together seamlessly, applying DevOps practices to achieve shared goals.

If you want to advance your career in the IT industry, or if you want to improve the quality and efficiency of your team's software development process, it's important to take a DevOps training course.

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The DevOps Institute - an Overview

The DevOps Institute is a global learning community empowering people who power IT. Their goal is to help you develop both the professional and personal expertise to make the most of DevOps in both your business and your career.

Providing deep practical knowledge, a welcoming professional network, cutting-edge research, respected certification programs, and unique insider events, the goal is to give you the confidence and know-how to transform your team, your organisation, your career and beyond.

Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DOI is setting the standard in quality for enterprise-grade DevOps education and training. These certifications and training courses are designed to equip development and operations teams with essential DevOps skills necessary for successful collaboration and integration of DevOps processes.

DevOps Institute Training with Lumify Work

Vendor-neutral DevOps certifications, such as the DevOps Foundation and DevOps Leader, are developed by the DevOps Institute, which brings enterprise-level DevOps certification courses and training to the IT market. (Vendor-specific credentials such as AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification are also offered by Lumify Work.)

Book and sit training courses with a DevOps Institute education partner like Lumify Work in New Zealand and earn industry-recognised certifications.

You can access DevOps training near you through our campuses in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

DevOps Foundation certification
The DevOps Foundation (DOFD)® certification provides a baseline understanding of key DevOps terminology to ensure everyone is talking the same language and highlights the benefits of DevOps to support organisational success. Prepare for the certification by sitting the DevOps Foundation course to learn the latest thinking, DevOps principles and practices.

Agile Service Manager (CASM)
Learn how to use Agile Service Management with this DevOps Institute certification. Gain skills and knowledge to increase the customer value your processes create and to compete in a fast-paced, disruptive world. A Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM)® is the working equivalent of a development Scrum Master.

DevOps SRE Foundation certification
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation certification course introduces practices for improving service reliability through automation, working methods and organisational re-alignment. This certification is tailored for those focused on large-scale service availability. This course introduces the principles and practices that enable an organisation to increase the scalability of critical services.

DevOps Leader (DOL) certification
The DevOps Leader (DOL®) certification provides real-life best practices in leading DevOps initiatives, and has been designed to teach the key differences and emerging practices for cultural transformation through leadership in a fast-paced DevOps and Agile environment. The DevOps Leader training course highlights the human dynamics of cultural change. It equips participants with practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the DevOps spectrum and to build stronger teams.

DevSecOps Foundation Certification
The DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF)℠ certification introduces the purpose, benefits, concepts, vocabulary and applications of DevSecOps, including DevOps security strategies and business benefits. Through the DevSecOps Foundation (DSOF) course, students will understand relevant concepts and benefits to prioritising security and compliance measures in everyday workflows.

DevOps Institute Reviews

Prospective students often ask if DevOps is a good career and if getting industry-recognised certifications from DevOps Institute is worth it.

For individuals, DevOps Institute training can help you build a secure and stellar career.
Randstad New Zealand notes that DevOps engineers often find themselves earning higher than average, with variations depending on the company size or work environment.

For organisations, it ensures that you have qualified technical professionals who can tackle your projects.

When it comes to what professionals from the DevOps Institute global learning community say, Sarita L shared:

"I chose to certify as Agile Service Manager at the recommendation of my employer. I would recommend this DevOps Institute certification to everyone who wants to develop their IT service management skills."

FAQs on DevOps Institute Training Manuals and Exams

Here are some frequently asked questions by students:

Is there formal training available to help me prepare for the certification exam?
While DevOps Institute does not directly deliver classes, they have a global network of Authorized Partners that provide formal training to help you prepare for your certification exam. Lumify Work is part of this global network.

I took a course through an Authorized Partner. How do I arrange for the exam?
Lumify Work is a DevOps Institute Authorized Partner and each course booked and sat with us includes an exam voucher. A sample exam paper will be discussed during class to assist with preparation. You can discuss how to schedule your exam with your instructor, or consult the information included in your exam voucher email.

Can I purchase manuals?
As a DevOps Institute Authorized Partner, Lumify Work offers learner manuals when you book and sit a course. Learner manuals serve as an excellent post-class reference.

Critical DevOps Skills

What are some critical DevOps skills you need to build? We cover some technical, project, and people skills that could play a role in your success.

Coding skills: DevOps engineers must build their coding skills to participate in software development tasks, from writing to reviewing and improving applications. You can do this with different programming languages, like Java, Python or Ruby. Knowing Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) is another important skill. An aspiring DevOps engineer needs to understand Linux shell (bash or ksh), Linux commands (find, grep, awk, sed), and Networking commands (nslookup and netstat).

Source code management skills: DevOps engineers should also master source code management to keep their projects organised despite having many code sets. Standard source code management tools include Git, CVS, and Mercurial.

Application building skills: One must learn how to build an application while committing to the source code management tool. Maven is a popular automation tool for quickly building and managing software projects.

Automation skills: DevOps engineers need to know CI/CD tools. Some available CI/CD tools are Jenkins, TeamCity, and Drone. Projects often require that you first build a project object model (POM) file before building an application. The POM file comprises jars, commands, builds plugins, and builds profiles.

App testing skills: Upon completing the build process, you need to learn how to automate web applications testing. A tool often used for this is Selenium.

Application deployment skills: After testing comes the process of deploying the app and running it on the production server. DevOps engineers should know the relevant containers and configuration management tools.

Project management skills: These enable DevOps engineers to initiate, plan, and execute DevOps projects. Your project management skills ensure tasks are completed on time and within budget to keep the company's software up to date and secure. Popular project management methodologies include PRINCE2, Agile Project Management, Scrum, and PMBOK. You can select the method most suited to your working environment.

Communication skills: DevOps projects involve development and IT operations teams, so you rely on your skills in facilitation, presentation, technical writing, and business writing to provide instructions and updates to your teams. Communication is essential when coordinating with clients and stakeholders. Listening skills are equally important when gathering team feedback.

Coaching and people management skills: A practical DevOps engineer sees the balance of technology, people, and processes. They work with people and seek opportunities to mentor and improve the team's skills. Working on many DevOps projects will give you experience spotting where processes need to be improved and where there are skill gaps within the team. Based on these, knowing how to provide training and coaching support can significantly boost your success rates.

PeopleCert DevOps Exams

DevOps Institute exams are now conducted via PeopleCert's online proctoring, with an improved web-based platform released in February 2024. Candidates can schedule their exam for any time within the voucher validity period of 12 months, to be taken anywhere, on any Windows or Mac computer. Live proctors will guide and invigilate the exam process. For full details please see PeopleCert's Guidelines for Web-Based Exam Driver.

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