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DevOps Fundamentals

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This is the perfect place to start for anyone looking to understand the practical aspects of DevOps and get a solid foundation in the subject. It will help you determine how best to apply DevOps practices within your organization.

We'll start off with an introduction to DevOps, its characteristics, and its benefits, and then we'll move on to the topics of continuous integration and continuous delivery. After that is when the real fun begins: you'll get a chance to put your new knowledge into practice with our hands-on labs, as you carry out your own deployment using AWS Elastic Beanstalk and build your own OpsWorks stack.

The course then carries on to Introduction to Operations, since, once you've got your deployment up and running, you then need to know how to keep the operations running smoothly. That then leads to the final hands-on lab in the series, in which you'll learn how to monitor your operations in AWS by building a log aggregation system.

A final exam makes sure that you've understood all the concepts covered in the course, and helps you to identify any potential areas for further study.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, feel free to get in touch with us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how the DevOps philosophy can provide a holistic way to look at software development, deployment, and operations
  • Explore the various tools, technologies, and vocabularies surrounding the continuous integration ecosystem
  • Get a foundational understanding of continuous delivery
  • Run a controlled deployment with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Deploy a PHP application using Chef with Amazon OpsWorks
  • Learn about the tasks that operations engineers need to address in order to keep a system up-and-running, with little or no downtime
  • Learn how to monitor AWS Cloud systems by building a log aggregation system running the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)

Intended Audience

Administrators, engineers, and developers interested in the practical application of DevOps principles in production environments. 


If you are completely new to DevOps principles then we recommend you start with our DevOps Foundations Course, before taking this course.

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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.

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