Announcing the OCI DevOps Professional Certification

March 14, 2022 | 6 minute read
Rohit Rahi
Vice President, OCI Global Delivery, Oracle University
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We are pleased to announce the general availability of a new OCI DevOps Professional certification. This certification is meant for all developers and DevOps professionals who are interested in learning more about using OCI to build cloud native applications and migrate existing applications.

OCI – A Complete DevOps Platform

DevOps is the process of continually improving how engineering teams deliver software. DevOps combines people, process, and technologies to deliver products and services by simplifying and improving software delivery and deployment.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides a robust set of services designed to automate infrastructure provisioning, deploy application code, automate the software delivery lifecycle, and monitor your application and infrastructure. In essence, OCI provides services that help you implement DevOps in your organization.

Certification Details

DevOps professionals can streamline delivery by optimizing practices, improving communication and collaboration, and creating automation. The new OCI DevOps Professional certification is intended for DevOps professionals and developers who are responsible for DevOps and automation in their OCI environments. The certification validates DevOps professionals’ ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Configure and manage continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • Provision, configure and manage infrastructure using code and templates
  • Build and deploy microservices using containers or serverless technologies
  • Enable DevSecOps
  • Implement DevOps measurement and instrumentation

To help you prepare for this certification, we have a free training course that covers topics as shown in the graphic here:

OCI DevOps professional certification

In the course, you will learn:

The course objectives are listed below; each are covered in depth within the course.

DevOps Introduction

Understand DevOps practices

Discuss DevOps solutions and tools

Describe DevOps as a service

 

Provision, configure, and manage infrastructure using code and templates

Understand the concepts of Infrastructure as code

Provision infrastructure as code with OCI Resource Manager

Understand Configuration Management process

Automate infrastructure configuration with OCI Ansible collection

 

Configure and manage Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Automate Software Development Life Cycle using OCI DevOps service

Configure and manage source code in Code Repositories

Create and configure Build Pipelines

Create and configure Deployment Pipelines

Create and manage Artifacts for automated deployment

 

Build and deploy microservices using containers or serverless computing

Understand and implement Microservices Architecture

Identify the need for containerization and create containers using Docker

Create and manage Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry (OCIR)

Create and manage Kubernetes clusters with Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE)

 

Enable DevSecOps

Understand the concepts of DevSecOps

Configure and manage IAM policies and Dynamic Groups for DevOps resources

Secure OKE and Functions environments

Create and manage encryption Keys and secrets in OCI Vault

 

Implement Monitoring and Observability

Understand the concepts of DevOps measurement

Monitor metrics with OCI Monitoring service

Create and manage logs with OCI Logging service

Track and report events with OCI Events service

Monitor and diagnose performance issues with OCI Application Performance Monitoring service


Included in the learning path is a Hands-On Lab guide where you will use the OCI DevOps service to deploy a microservices based application to an OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes cluster. You can run this lab in your own Oracle Cloud Free Tier account.

We have a new one-stop training and certification platform consisting of the training course, skill checks, exam prep, practice exam, online certification test, credentials, and more. It provides an integrated learning experience where learners can move seamlessly from training to certification. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of this learning platform: 

  • Jot down notes on topics that seem pertinent (we have transcript for the videos available in 16 languages, so you can follow along in your language of choice)
  • Schedule breaks each hour and move around (don’t stay stationary in front of your computer)
  • Sign-up for an Oracle Cloud Free Tier account and play around with the console and navigation; get familiar with OCI platform and tools
  • Complete all the skill check sections of this course
  • Take the exam prep prior to taking the certification exam
  • Assess your exam readiness by taking the practice exam

Get Started

OCI DevOps Professional Learning Path

Hands-on Lab Guide

Oracle Cloud Free Tier

The OCI team is continuously building and delivering training, integrating feedback, and monitoring user data. If something is broken or not resonating with our users, we want to know. Please feel free to rate this course and leave specific feedback as to what is helpful and what needs improvement.

Thanks for reading and good luck with the course and the certification exam!

Rohit Rahi

Vice President, OCI Global Delivery, Oracle University

Rohit Rahi, Vice President, Oracle University, leads Oracle Cloud Infrastructure global delivery, training, and certifications. He has been part of the core team that launched Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in 2016. Previously, he worked at AWS and Microsoft Azure in various roles.


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