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Do the modules in the DevOps bootcamp build the prerequisite skills required for the next module?


Having recently completed the Cloud Engineer Bootcamp I was looking at building on the DevOps skills that were introduced in the bootcamp.
Checking each course that makes up this bootcamp and the 'Who's it for' sections
The last course Implementing DevSecOps (LFS262) in particular caught my attention as it states:

They must also know how to build CI/CD pipelines, write Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), run Ansible Playbooks, and understand observability concepts such as log management and monitoring.

I can see that pipelines are covered in the previous courses but what about the rest of the skills? Are these included in the previous courses and in significant depth to start this course and is there a particular IaC tool to know such as Ansible, Terraform or is a variety covered?

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  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 1,154
    Answer ✓

    Hi @richiemcg ,

    DevSecOps builds on top of other courses and can be considered as the advanced level topic. You should take the following courses to build the required foundation:

    LFS261 - Builds foundation on CI/CD with container based delivery.
    LFS162 - SRE and DevOps Essentials - This is not a deep dive but builds conceptual foundation on IaaC. You would be able to take DevSecOps course as we do not use Ansible extensively in it. But you may have to learn the essentials of Ansible beyond this course though.
    LFS269 - GitOps Course can help to understand how to setup secure delivery with GitOps.



  • richiemcg

    Thanks @luisviveropena for the clarification. Much appreciated

  • luisviveropena

    It's a pleasure!


  • tanurai
    tanurai Posts: 1

    While CI/CD pipelines are frequently blanketed in introductory DevOps guides, other important capabilities like Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), Ansible, and observability principles consisting of log management and monitoring might also require committed cognizance. Let's spoil down how those skills might be covered in the preceding guides:

    Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC): In many cloud-related publications, in particular the ones focused on Azure or AWS, the idea of IaC is brought. However, the depth of coverage may additionally range. Courses may touch upon primary IaC ideas the use of tools like Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates or AWS CloudFormation. However, for a extra comprehensive expertise, a devoted path on IaC tools like Terraform or Ansible could be beneficial.

    Ansible: Ansible is a popular configuration management tool, and while a few introductory DevOps courses can also point out it in short, a committed path on Ansible would delve deeper into its usage, inclusive of writing playbooks, coping with infrastructure, and automating tasks. Courses like Red Hat's Ansible Essentials or comparable offerings might provide a stable basis.

    Observability Concepts: Courses covering DevOps principles regularly touch upon monitoring and observability principles. However, a specialized course like Implementing DevSecOps (LFS262) would probable offer greater in-intensity coverage, focusing on practical aspects which include log management, metrics series, and putting in monitoring solutions using equipment like Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack, or Azure Monitor.

    Regarding your question approximately a specific IaC device to recognise, it's useful to have familiarity with a couple of equipment, as one of a kind organizations may have specific preferences or requirements. Terraform is extensively used and offers guide for numerous cloud providers, making it a precious ability to collect. Ansible, even as ordinarily known as a configuration management device, additionally has modules for infrastructure provisioning and may be used for IaC purposes. Understanding each Terraform and Ansible could provide you with a versatile toolkit for coping with infrastructure.

    In summary, whilst introductory DevOps guides might also cover a few factors of IaC, Ansible, and observability, devoted courses on these subjects would offer a deeper knowledge and higher prepare you for implementing DevSecOps practices. Consider exploring extra courses or assets to bolster your talents in these areas before diving into Implementing DevSecOps (LFS262). Online learning platforms like Linux Foundation, Edureka, Udemy, or Pluralsight offer courses on these subjects.


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