What is DevOps?
DevOps is shorthand for ‘Software Development & IT Operations.’ DevOps describes the processes and tactics of collaboration between an organization’s software developers and its IT Operations team. This interdepartmental synergy allows for shorter development cycles and more rapid iterations.
Why is DevOps Important?
DevOps, like Agile or Continuous Delivery, is taking the tech world by storm. Practicing DevOps can yield the following benefits:
- Faster iteration
- Faster time to market
- Higher customer satisfaction
- Increased product quality
- Increased reliability
- Increased productivity
- Greater efficiency
Fundamentals of DevOps: DevOps Overview
This video is a sample from Skillsoft’s video course catalog. After watching this video, you will be able to describe the purpose of a DevOps organizational structure.
DevOps utilizes a set of tools (called the DevOps Toolchain) to help organizations achieve their development goals. Tools correspond to the follow phases of DevOps:
Is There an Official DevOps Certification?
There is no official industry standard for DevOps certification. Some eLearning vendors may offer DevOps certificates, but their value is not universally recognized by employers.
A DevOps Engineer or DevOps Manager is best evaluated based on their experience working in a DevOps environment and their proficiency with tools in the DevOps Toolchain.
In addition to teaching the fundamentals of DevOps, Skillsoft offers online training on the following tools in the DevOps Toolchain:
- HP LoadRunner 12
- PowerShell for Server 2016
Expert-led online courses, books, virtual labs, and practice tests on all of the above topics are included in our IT portfolio.