Course Overview

This two-day, interactive SAFe® DevOps course helps people across technical, non-technical, and leadership roles work together to optimize their value stream from end to end. Attendees will learn what DevOps is, why it is important to every role, and design a continuous delivery pipeline that is tailored to their business.

Delivering valuable solutions, faster, doesn’t involve just engineers developing software. It involves introducing a shared DevOps mindset among all the people who define, build, test, deploy, and release software-driven products.

The SAFe® DevOps course helps people in technical, non-technical, and leadership roles optimize their development value stream from end to end. Take this course with the rest of your cross-functional team to map your current value stream from concept to cash. Design a Continuous Delivery Pipeline that’s relevant to your business. And get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Key Learning Areas

  • How to incorporate continuous testing and continuous security into the delivery pipeline
  • How to integrate continuous exploration, integration, and deployment, and release value to end users on demand
  • How to design and implement an actionable DevOps transformation plan tailored to your organization
  • How to evaluate and improve your current state using tools like the DevOps Health Radar and Transformation Canvas

Course Outline

Topics Covered:

  • What is DevOps and how does it enable strategic business objectives?
  • What are the mindset, culture, and technical practices to successfully define, build, test, deploy, and release?
  • How do I use value stream mapping to measure flow and spot bottlenecks in the delivery pipeline?

What You Will Receive:

  • Course materials
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • Access to SAFe® Collaborate, a visual online workspace
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice SAFe every day
  • SAFe DevOps certification exam

Associated Certification:

Certified SAFe® DevOps (SDP)

Exam Details:

  • Duration - 90 minutes
  • Number of questions - 45
  • Passing score - 33/45 (73%)
  • Competency level - Intermediate; Proficient, capable; can perform tasks with some assistance
  • Question format - Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
  • Delivery - Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access - Community Platform upon completion of the course
  • Languages offered - English
  • Cost - First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50 

Exam Sections and Percentages

  • Introducing DevOps (11%)
  • Mapping your value stream (13%)
  • Gaining alignment with continuous exploration (31%)
  • Building quality in with continuous integration (31%)
  • Reducing time-to-market with continuous deployment (4%)
  • Delivering business value with release on demand (7%)
  • Taking action (3%)

Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs below toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through the Scrum Alliance

Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number  SAFeDevOps    Duration    2 days
PMI Certification    Technical  Leadership  Strategic    Total
PMP®        13.50       1.25     0.25    15.00
PgMP®        13.50       1.25     0.25    15.00
PMI_RMP®         0.00       1.25     0.25     1.50
PMI_SP®         0.00       1.25     0.25     1.50
PMI_ACP®        13.50       1.25     0.25    15.00
PfMP®         0.00       1.25     0.25     1.50
PMI_PBA®         0.00       1.25     0.25     1.50

Who Benefits

Includes current and aspiring:

  • Members of an Agile Release Train Development Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Configuration Managers
  • Release Managers
  • Development Leads
  • Developers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • System Architects
  • Product Managers
  • Product Owners
  • System Administrators
  • DBAs
  • InfoSec
  • QA Managers
  • Testers
  • Release Train Engineers
  • Scrum
  • Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Coaches
  • SAFe Program Consultants
  • Consultants
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Developers
  • Directors
  • Quality Managers


DevOps, development, or operations experience is preferred but not required.