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Deni Toshevski
Deni Toshevski

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How to become a DevOp?

Hi guys,
I was thinking of becoming a DevOp.
What resources would you recommend?(courses, training, tutorials).
Is it hard to learn, how much time did you need to learn it?
Feel like I have a million questions, any help will be really appreciated.

Discussion (3)

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David J Eddy • Edited on

One does not simply become a DevOps. I know tje marketing, job posts, and recruiters all throw around the term like it is the best thing since AI/ML to get 'top hot talent'. :puke:

'DevOps' is shift in business process and culture, a destruction of silo'd value streams, evolution in the application of agile business practices; coupled with the automation of repeated work.

To become a 'DevOps Engineer' one must be the following(1):

  • Understand Business motivators
  • The impact of technology in business
  • Have 'people skills', speak to groups, get buy in from decision makers.
  • Must be able to bring groups to together. Especially groups that have opposite motivations.
  • Understand SDLC as it applies to business values
  • Be familiar with automation tools (CT/CI/CD/CR) / system administration

Again, DevOps as a movement is more focused on business process change started by IT; not adding yet another team to an organization.

As @matthias pointed out; SRE is an implementation of DevOps practices. Excellent add Mattias.

(1) my opinion.

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Tristan Pollock

One way to make DevOps more accessible is to utilize platforms like to simplify and automate your workflows. I bring mine into Slack completely with the tool. I would invite you to the community to say hello:

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Matthias • Edited on

While strictly not the DevOps role, Site Reliability Engineering role is quite similar and there are some extensive descriptions available e.g. by Google: