DASA Fundamentals

DASA DevOps Fundamentals™ Self-study Guide

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The DASA DevOps Fundamentals™ certification provides the core education necessary to build your DevOps vocabulary and understand its principles and practices.

Certificate DASA DevOps Fundamentals
Duration 16 hours
Accreditor APMG & DevOps Agile Skills Association
Delivery format Self-Study e-book, Pre-course Reading, Post-course Reading


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Course Details


Basic familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Lean, and ITSM principles is beneficial.

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Course Overview
  • Course Objectives
  • Case Study: Easy Journey Airways
  • Exam Details

Module 2: DevOps – The Context

  • DevOps Evolution
  • Business Benefits of DevOps
  • DevOps Principles
  • Goals and Measurements

Module 3: DevOps for Individuals

  • From Roles to T-shape DevOps Profiles
  • DASA Competence Model

Module 4: DevOps for Teams and Organizations

  • Culture and Behavior
  • Organizational Models
  • Team Autonomy
  • DevOps at Scale

Module 5: DevOps Practices

  • ITSM
  • Lean
  • Agile
  • Architecture
  • Continuous Delivery and Automation
  • Modern Infrastructure and Cloud
  • Operations

Module 6: The Next Steps

  • Analyze the Current Situation
  • Improve Incrementally

Course Description

The DASA DevOps Fundamentals™ certification provides the core education necessary to build your DevOps vocabulary and understand its principles and practices. It’s the ideal starting point for DevOps journeys, whether you’re already familiar with working with Agile and/or DevOps teams or not.

Faster software deployment, increased deployment frequency, and higher change success rate are only some of the visible outcomes of practicing DevOps. Organizations such as Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook are transforming IT by successfully implementing DevOps principles. But you don’t have to be big to be a DevOps leader. Companies large and small, young and old, have smoothly made the transition and have the proof of success in their pockets.

This course will inspire you to serve as a change champion by sharing and using what you learned, and continue to learn, about DevOps to lead and mentor others. A solid understanding of DevOps Fundamentals has helped numerous professionals and organizations how to approach a DevOps journey, not only from a tool and automation perspective but also looking in-depth at the softer side of things.

This course covers all 12 key knowledge and skill competencies defined by DASA to ensure you acquire a solid knowledge of DevOps concepts and terminology. Multiple cases or scenarios, group discussions, and examples are included in the course to enhance your learning experience.


  • The DASA DevOps Fundamentals certification adds value to individuals involved in IT development, operations, or service management. Its target audience includes but is not limited to:
    • Automation Architects
    • Business Managers
    • DevOps Engineers
    • Enterprise Architects
    • Incident and Change Managers
    • Integration Specialists
    • Network Administrators
    • Operations Managers
    • Product Owners
    • System Administrators
    • Testers

Learning Objectives

DASA DevOps Fundamentals-certified professionals are able to:

  • Explain the drivers responsible for the emergence of DevOps.
  • Define and discuss the key concepts and principles of DevOps.
  • List and explain the business benefits of DevOps and continuous delivery.
  • Know how teams can translate DevOps principles into tangible practices.
  • Learn about modern operations in a DevOps context.
  • Explain the concepts of test automation, infrastructure automation, and build and deployment automation.
  • Describe how DevOps relates to Lean and Agile methodologies.
  • Get insight into the various organizational DevOps models and architectures.
  • Identify how Cloud and Delivery pipeline automation optimizes and accelerates the ways of working.
  • Discuss the critical success factors for DevOps transformation.

Delivery format

  1. Self-Study e-book
  2. Pre-course Reading
  3. Post-course Reading

Please note that if an exam voucher is included, you are able to schedule your exam for up to twelve months.

Course Duration

Certificate: DASA DevOps Fundamentals

Duration: 16 hours

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method:

  • Self-Study e-book
  • Pre-course Reading
  • Post-course Reading

Accreditation: APMG, DevOps Agile Skills Association

How to pass the DASA DevOps Fundamentals™ Exam

Delivery: Online

Format: Closed Book

Proctoring: Web Proctoring

Duration: 60 minutes (15 minutes additional for non-native English Speakers)

Number of questions: 40 simple multiple choice

Pass grade: 65%

Scheduling Your DASA DevOps Fundamentals™ Exam

You will be able to use the voucher provided with the training material. Once you feel comfortable with the content of the course, our service desk will book the APMG& DevOps Agile Skills Association (official DASA DevOps Fundamentals™ exam provider) exam for you.

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