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Our expert curations: DevOps and DevSecOps training courses

Explore top Pluralsight courses for DevOps and DevSecOps. Learn how they'll help you build a strong DevOps foundation with assessments and hands-on labs.

Feb 21, 2024 • 3 Minute Read

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  • IT Ops
  • Software Delivery Process
  • Learning & Development
  • kubernetes
  • devops
  • docker

So, you want to learn DevOps or DevSecOps but don’t know where to start? You’re in luck. Our experts combed through our Pluralsight Skills library and curated a list of the top DevOps and DevSecOps courses you need to advance your skills.

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How to become a DevOps engineer using learning paths

DevOps engineers are IT professionals with experience in software development and IT operations. They combine people, process, and technology to improve the software development lifecycle and advocate for a DevOps culture.

If you want to become a DevOps engineer, you can use learning paths to guide your journey and ensure you build the skills you need for a DevOps career.

Entry-level DevOps learning paths and training courses

Start here if you’re new to DevOps and want to build a strong DevOps foundation or become a DevOps engineer.

DevOps Foundations

The DevOps Foundations learning path answers the question, What is DevOps, and why is it important? 

Throughout this learning path, you’ll understand the key concepts of DevOps and how organizations use these principles to improve software development and IT operations. You’ll also get access to a hands-on lab and skill assessment so you can apply what you’ve learned and test your knowledge.

Fundamentals of DevSecOps

The Fundamentals of DevSecOps learning path focuses on securing CI/CD pipelines and implementing cybersecurity best practices throughout the DevOps lifecycle. You’ll learn the core concepts of DevSecOps plus how to integrate automated security testing and vulnerability scans into the process. This course also contains a Skill IQ assessment.

Fundamentals of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

If you’re looking for a different approach to DevOps, the Fundamentals of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) learning path focuses on SRE and how you can incorporate those tenets into your system design and DevOps processes. It also contains a Skill IQ.

Getting started with DevOps and DevSecOps tools

Once you’ve built a DevOps foundation using the learning paths above, the next step is to get familiar with the various tools essential to DevOps and DevSecOps. There are hundreds of tools to choose from, and certain ones aren’t better than others. 

These introductory courses cover some of the most common tools used in DevOps pipelines.

Learning Docker and Kubernetes

Explore practitioner-level courses when you're ready to deepen your knowledge. Our experts recommend learning Docker and Kubernetes since containers are a central pillar of DevOps. All these learning paths include Skill IQ assessments for you to measure what you know—and where you need to improve.

Earning DevOps certifications and passing DevOps exams

Advancing as a DevOps engineer

If you’re looking to build your knowledge of DevOps tools other than Docker and Kubernetes, check out these learning paths.

Start your DevOps learning path with Pluralsight Skills

Ready to dive into DevOps? Learn more about how to upskill into a DevOps role

You can also sign up for a free 10-day trial of Pluralsight Skills to gain access to expert-led DevOps training, hands-on learning, skill assessments, and certification prep.

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