DevOps Institute: SRE Foundation

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The SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation 16-hour course is an introduction to the principles & practices that enable an organization to reliably and economically scale critical services. Introducing a site-reliability dimension requires organizational re-alignment, a new focus on engineering & automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms. 

A discount is available when:
  • a single customer proceeds with more than three registrations for a particular session;
  • a learner is not currently employed.
Please contact us to receive your discount coupon if you meet any of the above-mentioned criteria.

Please also note that the upcoming sessions are guaranteed to run once they have a minimum number of learners registered.
Total price:
770.00880.00 final price

Available Sessions

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coming soonEurope/AthensLive VirtualWeekday770.00880.00 final price

The SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation 16-hour course is an introduction to the principles & practices that enable an organization to reliably and economically scale critical services. Introducing a site-reliability dimension requires organizational re-alignment, a new focus on engineering & automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms. 

The course highlights the evolution of SRE and its future direction, and equips participants with the practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the organization involved in reliability and stability evidenced through the use of real-life scenarios and case stories. Upon completion of the course, participants will have tangible takeaways to leverage when back in the office such as understanding, setting and tracking Service Level Objectives (SLO’s)

The course was developed by leveraging key SRE sources, engaging with thought-leaders in the SRE space and working with organizations embracing SRE to extract real-life best practices and has been designed to teach the key principles & practices necessary for starting SRE adoption.

This course positions learners to successfully complete the SRE Foundation certification exam. 

The examination cost for this course is included in the price

Who should attend

The target audience for the SRE Foundation course are professionals including:

  • Anyone starting or leading a move towards increased reliability
  • Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organizational change approaches
  • Business Managers
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Change Agents
  • Consultants
  • DevOps Practitioners
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • IT Team Leaders
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Software Engineers
  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Tool Providers

Prerequisites

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

What will you learn

The learning objectives for the SRE Foundation course include a practical understanding of:

  • The history of SRE and its emergence at Google
  • The inter-relationship of SRE with DevOps and other popular frameworks
  • The underlying principles behind SRE
  • Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) and their user focus
  • Service Level Indicators (SLI’s) and the modern monitoring landscape
  • Error budgets and the associated error budget policies
  • Toil and its effect on an organization’s productivity
  • Some practical steps that can help to eliminate toil
  • Observability as something to indicate the health of a service
  • SRE tools, automation techniques and the importance of security
  • Anti-fragility, our approach to failure and failure testing
  • The organizational impact that introducing SRE brings

The course outline is as follows 

  • Course Introduction
    • Course Goals
    • Course Agenda
  • Module 1: SRE Principles & Practices
    • What is Site Reliability Engineering?
    • SRE & DevOps: What is the Difference?
    • SRE Principles & Practices
  • Module 2: Service Level Objectives & Error Budgets
    • Service Level Objectives (SLO’s)
    • Error Budgets
    • Error Budget Policies
  • Module 3: Reducing Toil
    • What is Toil?
    • Why is Toil Bad?
    • Doing Something About Toil
  • Module 4: Monitoring & Service Level Indicators
    • Service Level Indicators (SLI’s)
    • Monitoring
    • Observability
  • Module 5: SRE Tools & Automation
    • Automation Defined
    • Automation Focus
    • Hierarchy of Automation Types
    • Secure Automation
    • Automation Tools
  • Module 6: Anti-Fragility & Learning from Failure
    • Why Learn from Failure
    • Benefits of Anti-Fragility
    • Shifting the Organizational Balance
  • Module 7: Organizational Impact of SRE
    • Why Organizations Embrace SRE
    • Patterns for SRE Adoption
    • On-Call Necessities
    • Blameless Post-Mortems
    • SRE & Scale
  • Module 8: SRE, Other Frameworks, The Future
    • SRE & Other Frameworks
    • The Future
    • Additional Sources of Information
    • Exam Preparations
    • Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List 
    • Sample Exam Review 

Certification

Successfully passing (65% – 26 correct answers) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation certificate. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

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How it works

Registration

You may enroll in the course by providing your full name and email address through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. We treat your personal data, including your full name and email address, with strict confidentiality.

Payment Options

We offer multiple payment methods, including credit cardbank transfer, and PayPal. To receive your invoice, please provide your VAT number (when applicable), address, and zip code. Again, you may provide us with this information either through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. Please note that you can typically expect to receive your invoice on the first day of training, unless there are exceptional circumstances that necessitate a different approach. We’re happy to provide you with a pro-forma invoice if this meets your needs.

Expectations

Following registration, you can anticipate an info email from us approximately one week before the course start date. This email will contain course details, such as the title, date, and time, along with a request to complete a pre-course form. Additionally, we will provide the relevant Zoom link, which is  applicable for all our virtual-live courses, and will invite you to the course's Slack channel on the LA Slack workspace (learningactors.slack.com). For specific courses, you will also receive a preparation email that will set you ready for the course.
Finally, after the session concludes, we kindly request that you take a moment to provide us with your feedback, as it is of great importance to us. Additionally, we will ensure that you receive the learning material through Slack, which will be instrumental in keeping your learning journey on track!

Reminders

  • Discounts are available in two scenarios: when a single customer registers for more than three sessions or if the customer is currently unemployed. Contact the LA team to receive a discount coupon if you meet these criteria.
  • All upcoming sessions displayed on our website are guaranteed to proceed once the minimum required number of learners register. In the case that we must cancel a session, a full refund will be issued to those who have pre-paid for that specific session.

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