Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation


LENGTH: 16 Hours (2 days)

PRICE: £1,495.00


The SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation℠ course is an introduction
to the principles & practices that enable an organization to reliably and
economically scale critical services. Introducing a site-reliability dimension
requires organizational re-alignment, a new focus on engineering &
automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms.

The course highlights the evolution of SRE and its future direction, and
equips participants with the practices, methods, and tools to engage
people across the organization involved in reliability and stability evidenced
through the use of real-life scenarios and case stories. Upon completion of
the course, participants will have tangible takeaways to leverage when
back in the office such as understanding, setting and tracking Service Level
Objectives (SLO’s).

The course was developed by leveraging key SRE sources, engaging with
thought-leaders in the SRE space and working with organizations
embracing SRE to extract real-life best practices and has been designed to
teach the key principles & practices necessary for starting SRE adoption.
 This course positions learners to successfully complete the SRE Foundation
certification exam.


The learning objectives for the SRE Foundation course include a practical
understanding of:
· The history of SRE and its emergence at Google
· The inter-relationship of SRE with DevOps and other popular frameworks
· The underlying principles behind SRE
· Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) and their user focus
· Service Level Indicators (SLI’s) and the modern monitoring landscape
· Error budgets and the associated error budget policies
· Toil and its effect on an organization’s productivity

Some practical steps that can help to eliminate toil
· Observability as something to indicate the health of a service
· SRE tools, automation techniques and the importance of security
· Anti-fragility, our approach to failure and failure testing
· The organizational impact that introducing SRE brings


The target audience for the SRE Foundation course are professionals
● Anyone starting or leading a move towards increased reliability
● Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organizational change
● Business Managers / Business Stakeholders / Change Agents /
● DevOps Practitioners
● IT Directors / IT Managers / IT Team Leaders
● Product Owners / Scrum Masters
● Software Engineers / Site Reliability Engineers
● System Integrators / Tool Providers


  • Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference) including:
    • Course slideware
    • Value Added Resources
    • Glossary
  • Participation in exercises and discussions designed to apply concepts
  • Case stories
  • Access to additional sources of information and communities

Test and Certification

Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40
multiple-choice questions, leads to the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering)
Foundation certificate. The certification is governed and maintained by the
DevOps Institute.

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