Introduction to DevOps

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This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Front-End Web Development.

DevOps is the union of people, process and products to enable the continuous delivery of value to end users. It aims to create a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, so you can innovate like a startup and scale for the enterprise. By taking this introductory DevOps course, you’ll be able to define DevOps, understand why you need DevOps, and learn how you can get started with DevOps. You’ll learn the key ideas and techniques to bring development and operations together to produce higher-quality software and deliver it more quickly.

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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
This is a very good course for a beginner that wants an introduction to DevOps - AND - for a IT practioner that already knows some DevOps but wants to take some time to ensure he or she really understands the many perspectives. It has been said that this course is too Microsoft focussed. That may be the case - after all it is a microsoft course, HOWEVER, I think anyone with common sense can translate that to the wider IT world and to their own unique ecosystem. It's a nicely put together course, one of the presenters is a little hard to understand from time-to-time - but it's admirable that they are willing to work in a second language.
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2/10 starsDropped
3 years ago
There is too much Microsoft all over the place. Looks more like a sales lead than a course on DevOps. I had to install Microsoft Visual Studio, Azure an Github. This is - in my opnion - not a course on DevOps but a training/introduction on Microsoft. Absolutely not satisfying as a course.
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Arthur Ashby

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
What an impressive and useful course to really get one’s mind around the correct principles and methodologies of DevOps. Thank you very much Steven Borg and Lei Ma.
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William Lin

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Good course content and great video for studying. The exercises and assignments are not too bad and you are given lots resource for completing them. What I really like is it is very flexible and self-paced. I can bookmark the page or finish half of the assessment and be able to resume them at any time (before the course ends of course).
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
A fantastic course for DevOps beginners! It is very well designed and organized. The course materials are informative and very engaging. Highly recommended.
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Pankaj Kaushik

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
I an new to term "DevOps". I have taken this introductory course and found this very use full for the newbie who would like to understand about devops.
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3 years, 11 months ago
Having heard the term "DevOps" uttered so often recently, I was eager to find out more, so unhesitantly enrolled in this course on learning of its release. I must say, I was not disappointed. Note this course targets software development and maintenance practitioners, but would also be of benefit to others, including those with a stake in the software development / maintenance process, as well as those eager to learn more of this area, since the course provides a clear outline of its essential concepts and practices. The course boasts quality videos that are short, focused, and energetically presented, really bringing the subject matter to life. A particular bonus is that the videos do not simply rehash the textual course content, but include keen insights and useful advice about practical aspects. Well worth viewing. Short and focused also applies to the textual content: bullet-point summaries which outline the essentials,... Having heard the term "DevOps" uttered so often recently, I was eager to find out more, so unhesitantly enrolled in this course on learning of its release. I must say, I was not disappointed. Note this course targets software development and maintenance practitioners, but would also be of benefit to others, including those with a stake in the software development / maintenance process, as well as those eager to learn more of this area, since the course provides a clear outline of its essential concepts and practices. The course boasts quality videos that are short, focused, and energetically presented, really bringing the subject matter to life. A particular bonus is that the videos do not simply rehash the textual course content, but include keen insights and useful advice about practical aspects. Well worth viewing. Short and focused also applies to the textual content: bullet-point summaries which outline the essentials, a very suitable approach, IMHO, for this type of subject matter. They provide a very suitable starting point for undertaking further reading, and research. Quizzes are quite straightforward, serving more as a learning aids than as thoroughgoing assessments. The exercises (there was one for each module - four in all) each involving the creation of a 150 to 700 word summary of the concepts outlined in that module. Completing each one does require some commitment, but for helping to better understand the content, were well worth the effort. A highlight was the inclusion of hands-on labs, mostly using the Visual Studio Team Services. They not only offered the opportunity for a more practical glimpse into this area, but were particularly useful, too, in serving to reinforce each module's content. Other practical content included an optional lab using git, a version control system. The accompanying discussion provided a very insightful description of how a key DevOps concept, Continuous Integration, could be fairly easily implemented, highlighting perhaps, that the adoption of DevOps is not beyond the reach of even smaller organisations. The Discussion Forum was reasonably lively, and acted as another source of useful advice as the more experienced participants offered glimpses into how they, and their organisations, implemented DevOps, or, if not fully, some of its core ideas. Also, the Discussion Forum was closely monitored by staff, and such things as minor technical issues were handled promptly, and quite satisfactorily. In short, another outstanding offering from Microsoft and EdX, the two making for a powerhouse combination in the delivery of short, practical, industry-relevant courses.
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