Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation & Practitioner eLearning
Become a certified site reliability engineer with this fully accredited SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ & SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ suite from Good e-Learning!
We cover the DevOps Institute’s SRE syllabus in its entirety, teaching candidates everything they need to know about site reliability engineering and how it enables businesses to provide and scale market-leading services. Following an introduction to the principles and practices of SRE, the suite covers how to implement them and fully optimize your pipeline. Kickstart your SRE training today!
Who is this course aimed at?
Software engineers, Scrum masters, system integrators, tool providers, change agents, consultants, IT directors, and anyone else involved in IT leadership, development, operations, scalability, and reliability
DevOps and Site Reliability Engineers who wish to verify their knowledge with widely-recognized qualifications
Organizations wishing to comprehensively integrate SRE’s best practices, insight, tools, and vocabulary
Leaders and managers focused on modern IT leadership and organizational change
DevOps-powered companies that wish to optimize their cultures
What will you learn by taking this course?
Everything required to pass the SRE Foundation and SRE Practitioner certification exams
The principles, practices, and tools of site reliability engineering and how they enhance development and operations
How SRE empowers organizations to scale services reliability and economically
How an organization can be realigned to support SRE best practices
How SRE is evolving, as well as how site reliability engineers can continue updating their knowledge
How to understand, set, and track service level objectives (SLOs)
The relationship between SRE and DevOps
How to highlight, avoid, and repair antipatterns
How to define service level objectives and service level indicators (SLI) in distributed ecosystems
The importance of having an error budget and how to perform error budget calculations
How to make systems secure and reliable by design
The importance of full-stack observability and how to review the health of your systems
How to first implement SRE within an organization
The advantages of building and operating control platforms as products for technology
What kind of role AIOps plays in boosting the efficiency of IT services
How to leverage an incident and command framework and OODA loops in incident response management
The importance of chaos engineering for building confidence in a system
Why should you take this course?
This course suite is fully accredited by the DevOps Institute, the organization behind the Site Reliability Engineering certification
This SRE course suite offers a detailed overview of SRE, its benefits, and how to implement it
SRE optimizes efficiency by enhancing communication and collaboration between development and operations staff
Qualified site reliability engineers are in increasingly high demand across all industries and sectors
Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider, as well as a Trusted Education Partner for the DevOps Institute
This SRE online training course suite comes with several engaging assets, including gamified knowledge checks, mock exams, case studies, and instructor-led videos
Good e-Learning regularly provides free SRE training resources, including downloadable posters and webinars
The GEL support team is fully qualified to answer questions on the SRE training syllabus
Good e-Learning courses can be accessed from any web-enabled device thanks to the FREE Go.Learn app
Worried about SRE certification costs? Good e-Learning offers FREE exam vouchers with this course, as well as a FREE resit via Exam Pledge(T&Cs apply)
The course is fully accredited by the DevOps Institute
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation & Practitioner eLearning
An Introduction to SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Learning Objectives
This module introduces the SRE Foundation training course. The subject matter and rationale is explained and students are given an overview of the Foundation syllabus.
Candidates also receive a toolkit containing:
Table of contents
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 1: SRE Principles & Practices Learning Objectives
This module introduces students to site reliability engineering as a discipline, including how it compares to DevOps. The principles and practices of SRE are also explained.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 2: Service Level Objectives & Error Budgets Learning Objectives
This module examines service level objectives (SLOs), service levels, error budgets, and error budgets policies.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 3: Reducing Toil Learning Objectives
This module introduces ‘toil’, why it represents a problem, and how it can be effectively managed.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 4: Monitoring & Service Level Indicators Learning Objectives
This module focuses on service level indicators (SLIs), along with observability and monitoring.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 5: SRE Tools & Automation Learning Objectives
This module looks at ‘automation’ as defined by both SRE and DevOps. It focuses on several distinct types of automation and their hierarchy, as well as popular automation tools.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 6: Anti-Fragility & Learning from Failure Learning Objectives
This module looks at the SRE principle of learning from failure and how it relates to anti-fragility and chaos engineering.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 7: Organizational Impact of SRE Learning Objectives
This module examines how SRE is managed at an organizational level. It also covers how SRE is initially implemented, why so many businesses are embracing SRE, patterns for adopting SRE, sustainable incident responses, and blameless post-mortems. Finally, it covers how to utilize SRE at scale.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Module 8: SRE, Other Frameworks, Trends Learning Objectives
This module covers how SRE relates to and incorporates other popular frameworks, including IT4IT, Agile, and ITIL 4. It also considers how SRE is evolving and what kind of shape it will take in the future.
SRE Foundation (SREF)℠ Practice Exams Learning Objectives
This module features two practice exams that can help candidates get used to the conditions of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation exam.
An Introduction to SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Learning Objectives
This module introduces students to the main features of the course, including its objectives, aims, learning plan, and structure.
Candidates are taken through the course’s syllabus and provided with a glossary, further reading and links document, diagram pack, and links to download copies of essential SRE publications. It then answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding SRE Practitioner.
The module concludes with a brief assessment to gauge how much candidates remember from the SRE Foundation syllabus.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 1: SRE Antipatterns Learning Objectives
This module focuses on antipatterns in SRE and how such unproductive behaviors can negatively impact a pipeline.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 2: Service Levels and Error Budgets Learning Objectives
This module examines system boundaries and demonstrates how to define system capabilities and appropriate service level indicators (SLIs) and service level objectives (SLOs). It also looks at how to measure the baseline.
The module goes on to examine multi-service architecture, along with how to calculate and utilize error budgets.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 3: Building Secure and Reliable Systems Learning Objectives
This module defines the role of a site reliability engineer when it comes to systems design, along with the important considerations regarding changing landscape and security requirements. The module then examines contemporary approaches, technology, and tools for system design, along with design patterns that help SRE practitioners build secure, resilient, reliable, and scalable systems.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 4: Full-Stack Observability Learning Objectives
This module focuses on the key elements of full-stack observability, as well as how instrumentation makes SRE systems more observable.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 5: Review: Modules 1-4 Learning Objectives
This is a reflective module designed to help students test their knowledge on the concepts and terms covered in modules one to four. It features a memory game as well as a concept checker.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 6: Platform SRE and AIOps Learning Objectives
This module examines the benefits of taking a platform-centric view when building and operating platforms as products. It goes on to look at how artificial intelligence can benefit IT operations and how to implement AI.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 7: SRE and Incident Management Learning Objectives
This module looks at the key elements of incident management in relation to the incident command framework. It also examines how the Observe, Orient, Decide, Act (OODA) loop is used to integrate technology, processes, and resources for incident responses.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 8: Chaos Engineering Learning Objectives
This module examines ‘chaos engineering’, the discipline of experimenting with a distributed system to build confidence in its ability to survive and thrive even in turbulent conditions. It also explains how to set up game day exercises for practicing chaos engineering and dispels common myths on the subject.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 9: Implementing SRE Practices Learning Objectives
This module looks at the role SRE plays in optimizing operations and fully realizing DevOps cultures. It then looks at the steps and models used to implement and execute SRE.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Module 10: Review: Modules 6-9 Learning Objectives
This is a reflective module designed to help students affirm their understanding of the concepts and terms covered in modules six to nine. It features a memory game and concept checker.
SRE Practitioner (SREP)℠ Practice Exams Learning Objectives
This module features two practice exams that can help candidates get used to the conditions of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Practitioner exam.