Foundation Certificate in DevOps (FCDO)

Certification Overview

Foundation Certificate in DevOps (FCDO)

Exam Code: FCDO-001

Projects these days have to be synonymous with quality, Agility, scalability and flexibility. Only a project that successfully combines continuous software delivery with fast fixes to problems in a stable operating environment, can achieve business benefits and client satisfaction. To ensure this, organizations are adopting DevOps—a systematic approach that relies on collaborative effort between operations, development, and QA, through the entire lifecycle of a project that leads to continuous improvement and Agility.

Given its numerous advantages, it is expected that project/product managers or those working on Enterprise Infrastructures, understand the various DevOps tools and technologies and their use in solving infrastructure issues.

DevOps Foundation Certification provides an introduction to DevOps the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster. .

The DevOps Foundation Certification has been designed to help accelerate and ensure the success of your improvement efforts. This course brings recognized DevOps, Service Delivery, and Automation experts into your company to provide valuable lessons learned and best practices from high performing organizations across the industry.

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 40 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 65% (26 out of 40 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

Foundation Certificate in DevOps Certificate is valid for life.

FCDO™ is a Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Foundation Certificate in DevOps (FCDO)™ Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information - 1

  • Overview & Basic Concepts
  • DevOps Principles
  • DevOps and Automation & Benefits
  • DevOps Culture
  • Collaboration & communication in DevOps
  • Three ways of DevOps
  • Software development in DevOps
  • Overview of Agile and its vocabulary

Module Information - 2

  • Various roles in agile development
  • User Stories, Acceptance Criteria & EPIC
  • Product Backlog and its refinement in DevOps
  • Dev performance using dashboard and burn down chart
  • Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog
  • Event - Product Backlog Refinement
  • Event - Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Event - Daily Scrum

Module Information - 3

  • Event - Sprint Review
  • Event - Sprint Retrospective
  • Lean principles and method
  • How lean is used in DevOps
  • DevOps Practices
  • Automation & Tools
  • DevOps Implementation
  • Challenges, Risk & Critical Success Factors

Target Audience

  • Individuals and organisations seeking a fundamental understanding of DevOps
  • Employees, managers, stakeholders and suppliers who are leading or contributing to an organisation’s DevOps initiatives
  • Consultants guiding their clients through DevOps programs and process improvement initiatives
  • Individuals and organizations seeking a foundational understanding of DevOps
  • Application and infrastructure providers whose products are part of the DevOps tool chain
  • Internal and external suppliers
  • Business stakeholders
  • Process stakeholders

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam


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  • Price: 128 USD
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