SRE Literacy (Beginner Level)

  • 21m
  • 21 questions
The SRE Literacy benchmark measures whether a learner has had some working exposure in SRE technologies, practices, and principles across multiple platforms. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates professional literacy in most areas of SRE operations, across a variety of different platforms and deployments.

Topics covered

  • describe common tools used for packaging and releasing services and releases
  • describe how automation processes can vary
  • describe the path that the evolution of automation follows
  • describe the value of automation including consistency, platform, repairs, and time savings
  • determine which factors are the root cause of a problem
  • differentiate between different tools used to automate functions
  • differentiate between SRE and DevOps
  • differentiate between tools used for creation such as GitHub and Subversion
  • list the core tenets of SRE
  • provide an overview of common pitfalls associated with troubleshooting systems
  • provide an overview of planning tools such as JIRA and Pivotal Tracker
  • provide an overview of Service Level Agreements
  • provide an overview of Service Level Objectives
  • provide an overview of Site Reliability Engineering
  • provide an overview of the primary goals of a post-mortem philosophy
  • provide an overview of tools used to monitor applications and infrastructure
  • provide an overview of uses cases for automation
  • provide an overview Service Level Indicators
  • recognize how to embrace and manage risk in an environment
  • recognize how to measure service risk using metrics such as time-based availability and aggregate availability
  • recognize the nine principles of Site Reliability Engineering