Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation (DevOps Institute)

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation (DevOps Institute)

The SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation 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. This course prepares you for the SRE Foundation (SREF) certification.

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Learning Objectives

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.


    Course Details

    Course Outline

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

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    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 will benefit from this course.

    Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation (DevOps Institute)

    Course Length : 2 Days

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