The DevOps Institute (DOI) was founded in March 2015 as a global learning community for emerging DevOps practices. DOI’s goal is to establish the standard for DevOps training and certification at the enterprise scale based on the most current guidance from the most respected resources. We are guided by a Board of Regents comprised of thought leaders from the DevOps, Agile and ITSM spaces. We are establishing strong alliances with global leaders such as PEOPLECERT and DevOps.com.
DOI is not a training organization; all education and certification is delivered through our worldwide network of Registered Education Partners (REPs) and PEOPLECERT as our examination institute. Since our launch, hundreds of candidates have sat the DevOps Foundation and Certified Agile Service Manager courses and exams with positive feedback and results.
Why do we need a DevOps Institute?
DevOps does not have a single body of knowledge. It literally touches almost every aspect of IT, from culture to automation to metrics and beyond. While the lack of a single body of knowledge may be frustrating to some, the evolution of an inclusive and collective body of knowledge allows DevOps to continue to grow and adapt organically.
On a higher plane, that’s great. However, enterprises wanting to transform their environments to be faster, more collaborative and more automated are seeking a more formal approach to training and certification to ensure their teams are fully equipped with holistic knowledge, skills and competencies. That’s where DOI comes in.
DOI strives to capture emerging DevOps guidance into meaningful and sustainable training and certification. We do this by relentlessly studying the wide DevOps’ collective body of knowledge, engaging subject matter experts, attending conferences, interviewing case studies and just plain paying attention to the evolution of DevOps at scale. We track and trend innovations that are delivering real value in real organizations. Our working groups and subject matter experts then encapsulate all of the knowledge on a topic into practical and tangible training. Where appropriate, a certification exam will accompany the training to demonstrate an individual’s skill and qualification in a specific topic area. Successful candidates will become members of the DevOps Institute.
What are the benefits of formal training and certification courses?
- Creates a common mindset and vocabulary
- Encourages dialogue, sharing and collaboration
- Sparks ideas and innovation
- Provides sustainable and actionable steps
- Teaches something that can help teams, organizations and individuals to improve
- Creates holistic expertise
- Gives individuals a sense of pride and accomplishment when achieving certification
Did you notice that DOI is focusing more on “emerging practices” over “best practices”? We believe that DevOps is an emerging space where new practices are being discovered, proven and promoted frequently. We also believe in the DevOps spirit of sharing and collaboration, and will never designate candidates as “masters” or “experts.” DOI’s training and qualifications instead will support a more modern role approach that embraces DevOps’ cultural focus on adaptability, transparency and organizational agility.
In the DevOps Institute neighborhood, we hope to provide:
- Just-in-time knowledge articles from our REPs and others that focus on an emerging DevOps practice or related framework
- Information about current and upcoming training courses and qualifications
- Access to a calendar of available classes from worldwide Registered Education Partners
- Video interviews, templates and other assets to help along your DevOps journey
So, welcome to our neighborhood. We hope you find value in our sharing and come back often.