Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation: Introduction


The course is part of this learning path

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation: Introduction

This course introduces the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation learning path (LP), including what you can expect to learn, who the LP is intended for, and what its prerequisites are.


Hello and welcome to the “Site Reliability Engineering” learning path presented to you by Cloud Academy. In this lesson, I'll quickly cover off the agenda, the intended audience and learning objectives, and finally the prerequisites for taking this learning path. 

I’m really excited to be taking you through this learning path. This learning path will provide you with an introduction to the principles & practices that enable enterprises to reliably and economically scale critical services. Adopting SRE into your own organization requires re-alignment, with a new focus on engineering & automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms.

Now, before I continue, let me quickly introduce myself, I’m Jeremy Cook, one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in DevOps and software engineering. Feel free to connect with either myself and/or the wider team here at CloudAcademy regarding anything about this course. You can email us at

The SRE learning path consists of eight individual course modules - each of which focuses on a particular important aspect of SRE. By completing all eight course modules you will learn not only about what makes SRE such an important discipline when practiced correctly, and how it can improve both the stability and performance of your enterprise applications, but you’ll also prepare yourself to take and pass the SRE Foundation Exam administered by DevOps Institute - should you wish to do so.

The intended audience for this learning path includes:

  • Anyone interested in learning about SRE and its fundamentals

  • Software Engineers interested in learning about how to use and apply SRE within an  operations environment

  • DevOps practitioners interested in understanding the role of SRE and how to consider using it within their own organization

By completing this learning path, you will: 

  • Learn about SRE 

  • Understand its core vocabulary, principles, practices and automation

  • Hear about real-world SRE scenarios and success stories

The following prerequisites will be both useful and helpful for this course:

  • A basic understanding of DevOps

  • A basic understanding of software development and the software development life cycle

Ok, the learning path introduction has now been completed, go ahead and close this lesson and I'll see you shortly in the first-course module.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).