Course Title: DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Course Overview: The DevOps and CI/CD course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of DevOps principles and practices, as well as the implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to automate software development, testing, and deployment processes, enabling faster and more reliable application delivery.

Course Duration: 10 weeks


  • Familiarity with software development and version control systems (e.g., Git)
  • Basic understanding of system administration and Linux
  • Access to a computer with internet access
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (recommended but not required)

Course Objectives: Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles and benefits of DevOps.
  2. Implement and manage version control systems using Git.
  3. Create automated build and testing pipelines.
  4. Deploy and monitor applications using CI/CD.
  5. Apply containerization and orchestration with Docker and Kubernetes.
  6. Utilize infrastructure as code (IaC) for provisioning and management.
  7. Be prepared for industry-recognized certifications like AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Docker Certified Associate, or Kubernetes Certified Administrator.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to DevOps

  • What is DevOps?
  • Principles and culture of DevOps
  • Benefits of DevOps in software development

Module 2: Version Control with Git

  • Introduction to Git and Git workflows
  • Branching and merging strategies
  • Git best practices and collaboration

Module 3: Automated Testing and Continuous Integration (CI)

  • Understanding CI/CD pipelines
  • Automated testing and quality assurance
  • Creating and configuring CI pipelines

Module 4: Containerization with Docker

  • Introduction to containers and Docker
  • Building, pushing, and running Docker images
  • Managing containers and container orchestration

Module 5: Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

  • Introduction to Kubernetes and its components
  • Deploying and managing applications with Kubernetes
  • Scaling, updates, and monitoring with Kubernetes

Module 6: Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

  • What is IaC and its benefits
  • Using tools like Terraform and Ansible
  • Provisioning and managing infrastructure as code

Module 7: Continuous Delivery (CD) and Deployment Strategies

  • Introduction to CD and CD pipelines
  • Deployment strategies (blue/green, canary, rolling)
  • Automating and monitoring deployments

Module 8: Security in DevOps

  • Security best practices in DevOps
  • Implementing security in CI/CD pipelines
  • Vulnerability scanning and remediation

Module 9: Monitoring and Logging

  • Importance of monitoring and logging
  • Implementing monitoring and logging solutions
  • Analyzing and responding to incidents

Module 10: Course Review and Certification Preparation

  • Review of key concepts and practices
  • Preparing for industry-recognized certifications
  • Course reflection and future trends in DevOps and CI/CD


  • Quizzes and assignments after each module
  • Hands-on exercises and projects
  • Final project implementing a CI/CD pipeline
  • Certification exam preparation (if applicable)

References and Resources:

  • Textbooks, online articles, and documentation
  • DevOps and CI/CD tools and platforms
  • Online courses, tutorials, and certification study materials
  • DevOps communities and forums for support and collaboration

This course outline provides a comprehensive curriculum for a DevOps and CI/CD course, and it can be adjusted to meet the specific needs and goals of the educational institution and students. It's important to keep the course content updated with the latest developments in the field of DevOps and CI/CD.