SRE Testing Tasks: Testing Considerations

SRE    |    Intermediate
  • 14 videos | 1h 2m 49s
  • Includes Assessment
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Site reliability engineers (SREs) need to create a healthy test and build environment to ensure that products being distributed integrate and function as expected. In this course, you'll explore the fundamentals of creating a robust SRE test and build environment, looking at the standard tools and techniques available for testing at scale. You'll examine disaster and statistical testing, and learn about working with deadlines and production configurations. You'll investigate the topic of test failures, identifying why an SRE should expect specific tests to fail and how results for test failures can help maximize knowledge about operations and end-users. Lastly, you'll look at the why and how of incorporating break glass procedures, integration testing configuration files, and fake back-end versions into your testing procedures.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Recognize how to create an effective test and build environment
    Outline the procedures involved in software testing at scale
    Recognize the importance of testing sre-developed tools
    Describe how to create barrier defenses against risky software
    Recognize the challenges of testing for disasters
    Outline when and how to use statistical testing
  • Define informal deadlines for test results and recognize when to use them
    Recognize key considerations when pushing to production
    Describe why it's best to expect certain tests to fail
    Outline what an emergency break glass procedure is and in what situations it's used
    Recognize the importance of integration testing configuration files
    Describe what fake back-end versions are used for and where they factor in during release tests and monitoring
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course



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