Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation (CDEF)℠

Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation (CDEF)

Virtual Classroom

Mar 7 and 8,2020 – 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM IST

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Novel Tech Park, Bangalore, India

Team/Corporate Training

Build Organization capabilities in Continuous Delivery Architecture & Toolchain mapping


Two Days

16 hours of Instructor-led training classes

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Learn how to architect and orchestrate effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines while delivering higher quality solutions, reducing risk, and lowering costs to accelerate business value.

This course is designed for participants who are engaged in the design, implementation, and management of DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing, and potentially Continuous Deployment. The course highlights underpinning processes, metrics, APls and cultural considerations with Continuous Delivery.

Key benefits of Continuous Delivery will be covered including increased velocity to assist organizations to respond to market changes rapidly, thus being able to outmaneuver the competition, reduce risk and lower costs while releasing higher quality solutions. Increased productivity and employee morale by having more activities performed by pipelines instead of humans so teams can focus on vision while pipelines do the execution.

Built upon the principles and practices highlighted in bestselling books such as “Continuous Delivery,” “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations,” and more written by thought leaders in the DevOps movement. The Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation course equips IT professionals with the broad-based competencies necessary in architecting and orchestrating effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines.

The course materials will include practical artifacts, templates, and lexicons collected by the author, Marc Hornbeek to assist learners post-class.

This certification positions learners to successfully complete the Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation exam.

The learning objectives for CDEF include a practical understanding of:

  1. Goals, history, terminology, and pipeline
  2. The importance, practices, and transformation of a DevOps collaborative culture
  3. Design practices, such as modular design and microservices
  4. Continuous Integration (Cl), such as version control, builds, and remediation
  5. Tenets and best practices of Continuous Testing (CT)
  6. Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD): packaging, containers, and release
  7. Continuous Monitoring (CM): monitoring and analysis infrastructure, process, and apps
  8. Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code
  9. Security Assurance: DevSecOps
  10. The opportunity to hear and share real-life scenarios

Course Introduction
Course goals
Course agenda

CD Concepts
Continuous delivery (CD) definition
Architecting for continuous delivery
Continuous delivery and DevOps
Relationships between CD, Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
Benefits of continuous delivery

CD Culture
Importance of culture to the CD Architect
What a CD Architect can do about culture
How to maintain culture
Assignment: DevOps culture and practices to create flow

Design Practices for Continuous Delivery
Why design is important to continuous delivery
CD Architect’s role in design
Key design principles
CD best practices
Microservices and containers

Continuous Integration
Continuous integration (CI) defined
CD Architect’s role in CI
Importance of CI
Benefits of CI
CI best practices
Assignment: Optimizing CI workflows

Continuous Testing
Continuous testing (CT) defined
Importance of CT
Benefits of CT
CD Architect’s role in CT
Five tenets of CT
CT best practices
Assignment: Handling environment inconsistencies

Continuous Delivery and Deployment
Continuous delivery defined
Continuous deployment defined
Benefits of continuous delivery and deployment
CD Architect’s role in continuous delivery and deployment
Continuous delivery and deployment best practices
Assignment: Distinguishing continuous delivery and deployment

Continuous Monitoring
Continuous monitoring defined
Importance of continuous monitoring
CD Architect’s role in continuous monitoring
Continuous monitoring best practices
Assignment: Monitoring build progress

Infrastructure and Tools
Importance of infrastructure and tools
CD Architect’s role in infrastructure and tools
Building a DevOps toolchain
Infrastructure/tools best practices
Assignment: identifying common infrastructure/tool components

Security Assurance
Importance of security assurance
DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps defined
CD Architect’s role in security
Security best practices
Assignment: Applying security practices

Capstone exercise
Identifying toolchain and workflow improvements

Additional Sources of Information
Exam Preparations
Exam requirements
Sample exam review

Day 1
Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Continuous Delivery Concepts
Module 3: Collaborative Culture
Module 4: Designing for CD Practices
Module 5: Continuous Integration (CI)
Module 6: Continuous Testing (CT)

Day 2
Review of Day 1
Module 7: Continuous Deployment (CD)
Module 8: Continuous Monitoring (CM)
Module 9: Infrastructure and Tools
Module 10: Security Assurance
Module 11: Summary

The target audience for the Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation course is anyone interested in learning about the principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, such as:

Build Engineers
Enterprise Architects
IT Managers
Maintenance and Support Staff
Operational and Infrastructure Teams
Project Managers
QA Managers
Release Managers and Engineers
Software Developers
Security Professionals


Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
Digital Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
Participation in exercises designed to apply concepts
Sample documents, templates, tools, and techniques
Access to additional sources of information and communities


An understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts and related work experience are recommended.


Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation (CDEF) certified. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.


Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

Yes. You should have cleared DOI DevOps Foundation Course for this course.

How do I need to take the exam?

TaUB Solutions will request the examinations together with your registration. The exam will be taken at the end of the course. Results are available within 5 working days.

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