14 PDUs (Technical 4, Leadership 4, Strategic 6)
The 2-days SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation® course, accredited by DevOps Institute, is an introduction to the principles and 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 and 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 to improve the reliability and stability of services provided, 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 target audience for the SRE Foundation course are IT and digital professionals including:
- Anyone starting or leading a move towards ultra-scalable and highly reliable distributed software systems,
- Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organizational change approaches,
- Business Managers, Business Stakeholders, Change Agents, Consultants, IT specialists, DevOps practitioners, IT Directors, IT Managers, IT Team Leaders, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Software Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, System Integrators, Tool Providers.
The learning objectives for the SRE Foundation course include a practical understanding of:
- The story behind the 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;
- 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.
- Course introduction
- Module 1: SRE Principles and Practices
- Module 2: Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) and Error Budgets
- Module 3: Reducing Toil
- Module 4: Monitoring and Service Level Indicators (SLI’s)
- SRE Foundation mock exam
- Module 5: SRE Tools and Automation
- Module 6: Anti-fragility and learning from failure
- Module 7: Organizational Impact of SRE
- Module 8: SRE, Other Frameworks, Trends
- Course review
- Exam tips and tricks
- SRE Foundation certification exam