Certified DevOps Essentials

DevOps is about removing the barriers between traditionally siloed teams, development and operations. Under a DevOps model, development and operations teams work together across the entire software application life cycle, from development and test through deployment to operations.

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One day to cover the basics of DevOps

Upcoming courses

  • Applies to all Learning Journeys
  • Dutch
  • English
09:00 - 17:00
Lunch incl.

Short summary

This 1-day Certified DevOps Essentials course provides the basic knowledge that comes with DevOps. The term is widely used and often misunderstood. Following the course and passing the exam will help set the stage for organizational transformations in software development. This tool-agnostic course helps to understand the principles and practices used within DevOps adoption throughout the journey. It will also serve as a base for future Certified DevOps trainings.

Our Trainer


Markus van Duijn
Lead consultant | author

Markus van Duijn is a DevOps coach with many technical skills. He is versatile, analytical, and eager to learn. He loves a challenge and helps others to bring out the best in themselves. He believes inspiring is done by setting the correct example.

The Learning Objectives support knowledge about the basic principles and practices of DevOps and are used to create the examination for achieving the Certified DevOps Essentials. The topics covered are divided into four DevOps Modules:

DevOps module 1: Exploring DevOps

  1. Understanding what DevOps is
  2. Understanding what DevOps is not
  3. The history of DevOps
  4. Understanding it starts with a vision

DevOps module 2: Understanding DevOps Principles

  1. The three ways
  2. The theory of constraints
  3. Value Stream Mapping
  4. Improvement Kata

DevOps module 3: Understanding DevOps Practices

  1. Continuous Everything
  2. Security
  3. Architecture
  4. Design & Programming
  5. ChatOps

DevOps module 4: Understanding Technology impact

  1. Understanding the levels, ways and considerations for automation
  2. Applying DevOps metrics
  3. Exploring DevOps tools

Target audience

The target audience includes anyone who wants to learn more about DevOps, including, though not limited to:

  • Development teams
  • DevOps engineers
  • Site reliability engineers
  • Testing and Automation engineers
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • Integration Specialists
  • IT Operations
  • IT Directors and Managers
  • Product Owners, Scrum Masters and, Agile and Lean Coaches
  • Project Managers
  • Release Engineers
  • System Administrators and Engineers


Training and certification exam are offered as a package. This means the training includes one exam sitting. You will take the exam through our partner iSQI. The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions, which have to be answered within an hour. To obtain the DevOps Essentials certificate, you must demonstrate your knowledge by passing the exam with a score of 65% or higher (26 correct answers or more). After passing, iSQI will provide you with the certificate.

Top reviews of this training

  • Good practical examples

    Simeon Poot / DevOps Engineer at BinckBank N.V. DevOps Foundation
  • Logical story

    Niek van Weely DevOps Foundation
  • Interactive and focused

    Florin Bizga DevOps Foundation
  • Group discussion settings, nice way (virtual)

    Jeroen van Hees / ScrumMaster & Coach | ProductOwner at Greenchoice DevOps Foundation
  • Practical examples

    Paul Muller DevOps Foundation
  • Able to clear the myths and understand the basics.

    Swamy Anush DevOps Foundation
  • Extra topics, extra trainers

    Henri Dijk / Agile Coach, Trainer at Centric DevOps Foundation
  • Lots of room for discussions

    Jos DevOps Foundation
  • Nice to listen to and a nice interactive setting

    Martijn Krijgsman DevOps Foundation

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What if I book a date, but then have to reschedule?

After your registration has been confirmed, you are still able to change the date up to 20 days before the first day of the training. You are able to do this once. Please send your request to academy@devon.nl or call +31(0)15-24 11 900 for further assistance.

What if not enough people have signed up for the course?

Two weeks before each training, we will check if we have enough participants for the training course to be valuable and continue. If this is not the case, we will inform you by e-mail, with options for a new date and location. After this notification, you will have the right to cancel or change your registration within 5 working days.

How can I pay?

On the website you can choose to pay via iDeal, creditcard or by invoice with a payment period of 30 days.

Which languages do you offer your courses in?

Most of our courses are available in both English and Dutch. We have a selection of training courses which are only available in English, which will be on that training page. Our rule of thumb for courses in the Netherlands is – the course is in English unless everybody speaks Dutch, then the course is in Dutch. If you want to be sure you are in a Dutch course, please get in touch with academy@devon.nl in case the information on a specific date is not available on the course page.

What do the costs include?

Unless mentioned otherwise, the course fee includes the cost of training material, exam cost, the use of the location, catering and parking.

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The costs that apply to our programs initiated from the Netherlands are exempt from sales tax as per Article 11-1-o of the 1968 Sales Tax Act. In other locations/countries, the prices shown are excluding VAT, which will be added.

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What language is the course material in?

All course material for the open registrations is in English.

When will I receive my exam code?

If you are doing the PSD (Scrum.org) or one of the certified DevOps Institute trainings, you will receive your exam code on the final day of the training.

What is your payment term?

We have a payment term of up to 30 days

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