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Certified DevSecOps Professional

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Why study this course

We have all heard about DevSecOps, Shifting Left, Rugged DevOps but there are no clear examples or frameworks available for security professionals to implement in their organisation.

This hands-on course will teach you exactly that – tools and techniques to embed security as part of the DevOps pipeline. We will learn how unicorns like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Etsy handle security at scale and what we can learn from them to mature our security programs.

In DevSecOps Professional training you will learn how to handle security at scale using DevSecOps practices. We will start off with the basics of DevOps and DevSecOps, then move towards advanced concepts such as Security as Code, Compliance as Code, Configuration Management, Infrastructure as Code, and more.

This course includes:

  • 3 days online instructor-led session

  • Course manual

  • Course videos and checklists

  • 30+ guided exercises

  • 60 days online lab access

  • Access to a dedicated Slack channel

  • One exam attempt for Certified DevSecOps Professional Certification

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What you’ll learn

  • Gain a solid foundation of the CI/CD pipelines, DevOps, and Secure SDLC.

  • Learn to understand and apply the principles, values, and practices that enable DevSecOps.

  • Learn to create a culture of sharing and collaboration among various organisational stakeholders and departments.

  • Understand the critical parts of DevSecOps processes, tools, and techniques.

  • Create and maintain DevSecOps pipelines using SCA, SAST, DAST, Infrastructure as Code, Compliance as Code, and Security as code best practices.

  • Ensure the hardening and compliance of infrastructure according to the organisation's policies.

  • Learn to consolidate and centrally manage security results from multiple automation and tooling from a CI/CD pipeline.

  • Plan and mature an organisation's DevSecOps program.

Practical DevSecOps at DDLS

Practical DevSecOps are the DevSecOps pioneers. Learn DevSecOps concepts, tools and techniques from industry experts, and master real-world skills in state-of-the-art online labs. Demonstrate your expertise to organisations by earning DevSecOps Certification, with task-based knowledge rather than theory. DDLS is an Official Training Partner of Practical DevSecOps.

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who is looking to embed security as part of agile/cloud/DevOps environments, such as Security Professionals, Penetration Testers, IT Managers, Developers and DevOps Engineers.

Course subjects

Introduction to DevOps and DevSecOps

  • What is DevOps?

  • DevOps Building Blocks – People, Process and Technology

  • DevOps Principles – Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing (CAMS)

  • Benefits of DevOps – Speed, Reliability, Availability, Scalability, Automation, Cost and Visibility

  • What is Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment?

  • Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment to Continuous Delivery

  • Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment

  • General workflow of CI/CD pipeline

  • Blue/Green deployment strategy

  • Achieving full automation

  • Designing a CI/CD pipeline for a web application

  • Common Challenges faced when using DevOps principle

  • Case studies on DevOps of cutting edge technology at Facebook, Amazon, and Google

  • Demo: A full enterprise-grade DevSecOps Pipeline

Introduction to the Tools of the Trade

  • Github/Gitlab/Bitbucket

  • Docker

  • Docker Registry

  • Ansible

  • Jenkins/Travis/Gitlab CI/Bitbucket

  • Gauntlt

  • Inspec

  • Bandit/retireJS/Nmap

  • Hands-on Lab: Use Vagrant to practice Infrastructure as a Code

  • Hands-on Lab: Building a CI Pipeline using Jenkins/Travis and GitHub/Bitbucket

  • Hands-on Lab: Use the above tools to create a complete CI/CD pipeline

Secure SDLC and CI/CD Pipeline

  • What is Secure SDLC?

  • Secure SDLC Activities and Security Gates

  • Security Requirements (Requirements)

  • Threat Modelling (Design)

  • Static Analysis and Secure by Default (Implementation)

  • Dynamic Analysis (Testing)

  • OS Hardening, Web/Application Hardening (Deploy)

  • Security Monitoring/Compliance (Maintain)

  • DevSecOps Maturity Model (DSOMM)

  • Maturity levels and tasks involved

  • 4-axes in DSOMM

  • How to go from Maturity Level 1 to Maturity Level 4

  • Best practices for Maturity Level 1

  • Considerations for Maturity Level 2

  • Challenges in Maturity Level 3

  • Dream of achieving Maturity Level 2

  • Using tools of the trade to do the above activities in CI/CD

  • Embedding Security as part of CI/CD pipeline

  • DevSecOps and challenges with Pentesting and Vulnerability Assessment

  • Hands-on Lab: Create a CI/CD pipeline suitable for modern applications

  • Hands-on Lab: Manage the findings in a fully automated pipeline

Software Component Analysis (SCA) in CI/CD Pipeline

  • What is Software Component Analysis?

  • Software Component Analysis and its challenges

  • What to look for in an SCA solution (free or commercial)

  • Embedding SCA tools like OWASP Dependency Checker, Safety, RetireJs, and NPM Audit, Snyk into the pipeline

  • Demo: using OWASP Dependency Checker to scan third party component vulnerabilities in Java Code Base

  • Hands-on Lab: using RetireJS and NPM to scan third party component vulnerabilities in Javascript Code Base

  • Hands-on Lab: using Safety/pip to scan third party component vulnerabilities in Python Code Base

SAST (Static Analysis) in CI/CD Pipeline

  • What is Static Application Security Testing?

  • Static Analysis and its challenges

  • Embedding SAST tools into the pipeline

  • Secrets scanning to prevent secret exposure in the code

  • Writing custom checks to catch secrets leakage in an organisation

  • Hands-on Lab: using SpotBugs to scan Java code

  • Hands-on Lab: using Trufflehog/Gitrob to scan for secrets in CI/CD pipeline

  • Hands-on Lab: using brakeman/bandit to scan Ruby on Rails and Python Code Base

DAST (Dynamic Analysis) in CI/CD Pipeline

  • What is Dynamic Application Security Testing?

  • Dynamic Analysis and its challenges (Session Management, AJAX Crawling)

  • Embedding DAST tools like ZAP and Burp Suite into the pipeline

  • SSL misconfiguration testing

  • Server Misconfiguration Testing like secret folders and files

  • Sqlmap testing for SQL Injection vulnerabilities

  • Hands-on Lab: using ZAP to configure per commit/weekly/monthly scans

  • Demo: using Burp Suite to configure per commit/weekly/monthly scans

Infrastructure as Code and Its Security

  • What is Infrastructure as Code and its benefits?

  • Platform + Infrastructure Definition + Configuration Management

  • Introduction to Ansible

  • Benefits of Ansible

  • Push and Pull based configuration management systems

  • Modules, tasks, roles, and Playbooks

  • Tools and Services which helps to achieve IaaC

  • Hands-on Lab: Vagrant, Docker, and Ansible

  • Hands-on Lab: Using Ansible to create Golden images and harden infrastructure

Compliance as Code

  • Different approaches to handle compliance requirements at DevOps scale

  • Using configuration management to achieve compliance

  • Manage compliance using Inspec/OpenScap at Scale

  • Hands-on Lab: Create an Inspec profile to create compliance checks for your organisation

  • Hands-on Lab: Use Inspec profile to scale compliance

Vulnerability Management with Custom Tools

  • Approaches to manage the vulnerabilities in the organisation

  • Hands-on Lab: Using Defect Dojo for vulnerability management


There are no required prerequisites to undertake this course, however students will benefit from having basic knowledge of Linux commands such as ls, cd, mkdir, etc, and application security practices such as OWASP Top 10.

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