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DevOps Continuous Delivery Architecture

A Continuous Delivery Architect is a a tool-agnostic individual engaged in the design, implementation, and management of DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing and, potentially, Continuous Deployment. A continuous delivery architect is also involved in defining or integrating underpinning processes, metrics, APIs and cultural considerations.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for DevOps Continuous Delivery Architecture (CDA) include a practical understanding of:
- The principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
- Continuous Delivery vs. DevOps Continuous Integration practices
- Extending Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment
- Principles for architecting a deployment pipeline
- Engaging Ops in Continuous Delivery
- Testing and continuous delivery
- Security and continuous delivery
- Continuous deployment and automated release
- Cultural and people consideration
- Change resistance
- Metrics Critical Success Factors, Risks, and Challenges
- Getting started


DevOps Institute Certification Plan
Successfully passing (65%) the 60 minute exam, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the DevOps Continuous Delivery Architect Certificate.


- DevOps Foundation® certification course
- Completion of pre-class assignment


- Anyone involved in cultural transformations and organizational change
- Enterprise architects
- Software developers
- Build engineers
- Release managers and engineers
- Operational and infrastructure teams
- Security professionals
- Testers and QA managers
- IT Managers
- Project Managers
- Maintenance and support staff