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DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity. Under a DevOps model, a development and operations teams are no longer “siloed”. Quality assurance team also becomes more tightly integrated with development and operations and throughout the application lifecycle. This course covers the DevOps principles and tools required for end-to-end implementation of DevOps.

This course will also provide students with an understanding of the Apache Maven build process, the principles of continuous integration, and the knowledge of how to implement continuous integration with automated test execution using Jenkins, Maven, and the Sonatype Nexus OSS repository manager. Students will use a local copy of Jenkins and create and run Maven jobs, link to a version control system, run automated testing and generate development reports, and configure the system to log build reports and generated artifacts to a Nexus repository.

Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, current Jenkins focuses on the following two jobs:

• Building/testing software projects continuously.  Jenkins provides an easy-to-use so-called continuous integration system, making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. The automated, continuous build increases development productivity.

• Monitoring executions of externally-run jobs, such as cron jobs and procmail jobs, even those that are run on a remote machine. For example, with cron, all you receive is regular e-mails that capture the output, and it is up to you to look at them diligently and notice when it broke. Jenkins keeps those outputs and makes it easy for you to notice when something is wrong.

Finally, this training course introduces the core DevOps concepts and principles as well as the ways to stand up the DevOps practice in your organization. Upon completion of this training course, students will have a fundamental understanding of DevOps’ value proposition; they will also gain practical experience working with select DevOps tools, including Puppet, Jenkins, and others. This training course is supplemented by hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the learned material.

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