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SAFe DevOps (SAFe SDP)

Improve Time-to-Market with the SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner Certification based on version 4.6 of SAFe®
Take the SAFe DevOps course from Grow-Lean, your authorized Scaled Agile Partner

In this two-day course you gain a comprehensive overview of DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. You will map the current value stream through the delivery pipeline from idea to cash, and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow.

The course will build an understanding of the complete flow of value from Continuous Exploration to Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release on Demand. You will explore SAFe’s CALMR (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measure, Recover) approach to DevOps, which helps create a culture of shared responsibility for the full spectrum of Solution delivery. It helps align people, processes, and technology throughout the organization to achieve faster time-to-market.

You will leave with the tools they need to execute an implementation plan for improving the delivery pipeline, and the knowledge to support the plan. The course also prepares you for the optional SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification exam.

Learning Goals

What you will learn

  • Understand the CALMR approach to DevOps, why it is so important, and be able to explain it to others
  • Understand the importance of continuous integration, continuous testing, and be ready to apply it
  • Apply the concepts of continuous security
  • Map the current delivery pipeline
  • Measure the flow of value through the delivery pipeline
  • Identify gaps and delays in flow
  • Improve the process of exploring customer needs
  • Improve the process of developing, building, and integrating continuously
  • Improve the process of continuously deploying to staging and production environments
  • Improve the overal release process
  • Execute an action plan for their DevOps transformation
  • Apply a DevOps mindset to drive rapid experimentation

Topics

DevOps concepts from introduction to action

  • Introducing DevOps
  • Mapping your Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Gaining alignment with Continuous Exploration
  • Building quality with Continuous Integration
  • Reducing time-to-market with Continuous Deployment
  • Delivering Business Value with Release on Demand
  • Using DevOps to Drive Business Value
  • Taking action

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation to take the exam
  • Eligibility to take the exam (free access for first try)
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • SAFe DevOps Practitioner certification upon passing of exam
  • Great learning in a friendly environment condusive to learning

Who Should Attend

Those looking to shorten feedback loops and maximize learning via DevOps

  • All members of an Agile Release Train
  • Development Managers, Engineering Managers
  • Configuration Managers, Release Managers
  • Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers
  • Infrastructure Architects, System Architects
  • Product Managers, Product Owners
  • System Administrators, DBAs, InfoSec
  • QA Managers, Testers
  • Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters
  • Those interested in continuous deployment of value

SAFe Certification Kit

What you will receive when you pass the certification exam

  • SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
  • First Year of Certifcation, after one year from the date the certification is earned there is a renewal fee of $100

Exam Information

Basic facts about the exam

  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: You access the exam in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, you have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 33 out of 45 (73% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.