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SAFe DevOps - SDP Certification

SAFe DevOps - SDP Certification– Get Certified!



Class is:  FRIDAY October 18  & SATURDAY October 19, 2019

                  9:00AM - 5:00PM


SAFe DevOps (SDP) Certification

This two day course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will map the current value stream through their delivery pipeline from idea to cash, and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow.

The course will build an understanding of the complete flow of value from Continuous Exploration to Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release on Demand. Attendees will explore SAFe’s CALMR (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measure, Recover) approach to DevOps, which helps create a culture of shared responsibility for the full spectrum of Solution delivery. It helps align people, processes, and technology throughout the organization to achieve faster time-to-market.

Attendees will leave with the tools they need to execute an implementation plan for improving their delivery pipeline, and the knowledge they need to support the plan. Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner (SDP).

In this two-day training program, attendees will learn:

  • Understand the CALMR approach to DevOps is, why it is so important, and be able to explain it to others
  • Understand the importance of continuous integration, continuous testing, and be ready to apply it
  • Apply the concepts of continuous security
  • Map their current delivery pipeline
  • Measure the flow of value through the delivery pipeline
  • Improve the process of exploring customer needs
  • Improve the release process
  • Improve the process of developing, building, and integrating continuously
  • Improve the process of continuously deploying to staging and production environments
  • Execute an action plan for their DevOps transformation


Target Audience

Any Government employees (full-time as well as a contractor) like,

  • Members of an Agile Release Train
  • Development Managers, Engineering Managers
  • Configuration Managers, Release Managers
  • Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers
  • Infrastructure Architects, System Architects
  • Product Managers, Product Owners
  • System Administrators, DBAs, InfoSec
  • QA Managers, Testers
  • Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters

Exam Details

Name: SAFe® DevOps Practitioner Exam

Exam format: Multiple choices, multiple select

Exam access: The exam link will be sent via email within 24 hours after class concludes

Exam duration: 1.5 hours (90 minutes) once the exam begins

Number of questions: 45 questions

Passing score: 33 out of 45 (73% passing score)

Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee (within 30 days of course completion). Each retake attempt costs $50

Retake policy: Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any retake questions

Professional Development Units (PDUs) 

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Instructor's Bio

Kishore Nakka, SAFe-SPC4, PMI-ACP, SAFe-RTE, PMP

-Enterprise Lean/Agile & SAFe Transformation leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in IT industry leading people, process, and technology to deliver high value solutions with measurable results

-Proven track record of successful Lean/Agile, SAFe transformation of large scale, complex federal systems. Hands-on experience working with agile/SAFe coaches/consultants to tailor transformation effort for lean product/solution delivery in large, complex, and controlled Federal Govt. settings

-Mentored and Coached teams in SAFe, Lean/Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban, and other technical practices such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand etc. 

-Developed “Agile 5 Ecosystem”, a unique value-driven lean/agile maturity model build from ground up, depicting an ecosystem model, based on the industry best, proven principles of lean, agile, SAFe, and DecSecOps

-Created a 5-level Lean/Agile/SAFe Maturity Model; to help teams mature through those levels by constantly mentoring and conducting periodic team health/agility assessments and creating team improvement backlog items

-Served as a panel member on several committees, town hall gatherings on various advanced concepts on Agile & SAFe and implementation, challenges, success stories. Delivered customized lectures/trainings at customer/client locations on Lean, Agile, Scrum, SAFe principles and practices

-As SAFe Program Consultant SPC4, trained several teams conducting workshops and SAFe certification classes to many students, more than 1300 students got certified

- Worked with senior leadership including branch, division, office chiefs and directors to drive enterprise wide transformation

-Exceptional technical knowledge and leadership skills. Worked as hands-on developer in various technologies for many years, utilized my core technical skills & learned management skills to bridge the gap between technology, management, business teams and other stakeholders

- Masters in Computer Science (CS) from Lamar University, Texas; MBA in Business


A light continental breakfast is included.  Students are on their own for lunch.

Registration closes xxxxxxxxxxx. Full refunds made if cancellation is made within 36 hours of the start of class.  No exceptions. Members are expected to pay for all reservations made but not canceled.

There is a cancellation fee of $100.00 if not cancelled three days prior to the class start date.

Payment is due at time of registration.  Please use the link in your email confirmation to cancel or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refunds are processed within 3 weeks of cancellation notification. 

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Event Date: 10-18-2019 and 10-19-2019 


Event Properties

Event Date 10-18-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-19-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-17-2019
Cut off date 09-25-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $998.00