This short course explores the fundamental principles of DevOps and how they apply to the modern IT organisation. We will discuss what DevOps really is, where it came from and what it works closely with. The core reasoning behind many of these principles will be examined.
We will cover some of the practical and structural components of a good DevOps environment. Students will learn what makes a good DevOps team and business, and how to implement some of the most important elements. This is not a technical subject, but instead covers the reasoning behind these ideas as much as their implementation.
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Moderate-level short course where some prior knowledge or concepts may be assumed. Content may be aimed at late-undergraduate or early-Masters students
Module 1: DevOps Fundamentals
- Lean Value Streams – continuous delivery
- Flow – keeping things moving
- Feedback Loops – timely and accurate information
- Continual Learning – lessons learned is a value gained
Module 2: Flow – Keeping Things Moving
- Alignment: making the pieces fit
- Automated Ongoing Testing: build, test, fix, build
- Continuous Integration: pop-pop, not big bang
- Tiered Deployment Patterns: not every push is the same
Module 3: Feedback Loops – Timely and Accurate Info
- Telemetry: the automated testing framework
- Analysis and Algorithms: detecting and predicting
- Peer Feedback: the human merge of Dev & Ops
- Value Feedback: asking those who measure value
Module 4: Continual Learning – Lessons Learned is Value Gained
- Just & Trust: creating an encouraging environment
- Learning as a Task: the daily KPI of learning more
- Deliberate Failure: fail now, fix now, smile later
- Lesson Proliferation: sharing knowledge
- Exam pass mark: 50%
- Time limit: 1 hour
- Attempts allowed: One
- Format: 40 multiple choice questions
Course Information Q&A
Who will present the webinars?
Brenton Burchmore is one of our leading (and most popular) subject authors and mentors. After two decades in the corporate IT world, he has spent the last decade designing and teaching business and IT-related subjects such as these to over 90,000 students worldwide.
An Adjunct Lecturer since 2010, Brenton has authored more than a dozen Masters subjects that relate to these topics. From Agile Project Management to IT service Management, Professional Communications to Business Analysis – and a long list of professional disciplines in between, Brenton has explored all of ways in which IT services and systems are built and delivered.
Brenton’s prior corporate history includes a decade spent in operations and delivery of technical services, beginning as a network technician and ending as Operations Director. He has combined his knowledge and experience with the latest global thinking on DevOps to bring this short course to all of you.
What is the aim of this short course?
The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online learning with Charles Sturt University. The course content is based on subject MGI515 IT Service Quality Management, which is one of the core subjects in the Master of Business Administration (Computing – with Specialisations).
What is included?
In addition to the weekly hour-long interactive webinars, you will be provided with suggested reading materials, audio lectures, an active discussion forum and a weekly activity to complete.
Is there a final exam?
Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open-book exam that you will sit at your computer.
Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?
Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for the exam.
Will the course qualify me for university credit?
Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.
Are there any pre-requisites for the course?
No, you can sit this short course all by itself.
This course is aimed at students familiar with the importance of business information, with a user-level knowledge of information management. This is a non-technical subject and students do not need a technical data background.
Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?
No — all essential materials will be supplied.
Will the webinars be recorded?
Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.