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DevSecOps Engineering (DSOE)℠

What's In It For Me

Learn the purpose, benefits, concepts, and vocabulary of DevSecOps including DevOps security strategies and business benefits.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: DEVOPS2

As companies are pushing code faster and more often than ever, the rate of vulnerabilities in our systems is accelerating. As we are being asked to do more with less, DevOps has shown immense value to business and security as an integral component that needs to be integrated into the strategy.

Topics covered in the course include how DevSecOps provides the business value of DevOps and the ability DevOps has to enable the business and support an organizational transformation with the ultimate goal of increasing productivity, reducing risk, and optimizing cost in the organization.

This course explains how DevOps security practices differ from other security approaches and provides the education needed to understand and apply data and security sciences. Participants learn the purpose, benefits, concepts, and vocabulary of DevSecOps; particularly how DevSecOps roles fit with a DevOps culture and organization. At the end of this course, participants will understand using security as code with the intent of making security and compliance consumable as a service.

The course is designed to teach practical steps on how to integrate security programs into DevOps practices and highlights how professionals can use data and security science as the primary means of protecting the organization and customer.

Using real-life scenarios and case studies, participants will have tangible takeaways to leverage when back at the office.

This course positions learners to successfully complete the DevSecOps Engineering exam, which is offered on the last day of class for classroom learners. Virtual learners will receive a voucher for a webcam proctored exam which they can schedule at their convenience.

Who Should Attend

The target audience for the DevSecOps Engineering course are professionals including:

 Anyone involved or interested in learning about DevSecOps strategies and automation

 Anyone involved in Continuous Delivery toolchain architectures

 Compliance Team

 Delivery Staff

 DevOps Engineers

 IT Managers

 IT Security Professionals, Practitioners, and Managers

  Maintenance and support staff

  Managed Service Providers

  Project & Product Managers

  Quality Assurance Teams

  Release Managers

  Scrum Masters

  Site Reliability Engineers

  Software Engineers


Trainees must meet 100% attendance to qualify for claim.

Course Duration

2 Days / 16 Hours

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Course Goals
  • Course Agenda
  • Exercise: Diagramming Your CI/CD Pipeline

Why DevSecOps?

  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Why DevSecOps is important
  • 3 Ways to Think About DevOps+Security
  • Key Principles of DevSecOps

Culture and Management

  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Incentive Model
  • Resilience
  • Organizational Culture
  • Generativity
  • Erickson, Westrum, and LaLoux
  • Exercise: Influencing Culture

Strategic Considerations

  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • How Much Security is Enough?
  • Threat Modeling
  • Context is Everything
  • Risk Management in a High-velocity World
  • Exercise: Measuring For Success

General Security Considerations

  • Avoiding the Checkbox Trap
  • Basic Security Hygiene
  • Architectural Considerations
  • Federated Identity
  • Log Management

IAM: Identity & Access Management

  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • IAM Basic Concepts
  • Why IAM is Important
  • Implementation Guidance
  • Automation Opportunities
  • How to Hurt Yourself with IAM
  • Exercise: Overcoming IAM Challenges

Application Security

  • Application Security Testing (AST)
  • Testing Techniques
  • Prioritizing Testing Techniques
  • Issue Management Integration
  • Threat Modeling
  • Leveraging Automation
Operational Security
  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Basic Security Hygiene Practices
  • Role of Operations Management
  • The Ops Environment
  • Exercise: Adding Security to Your CI/CD Pipeline

Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Audit

  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • What is GRC?
  • Why Care About GRC?
  • Rethinking Policies
  • Policy as Code
  • Shifting Audit Left
  • 3 Myths of Segregation of Duties vs. DevOps
  • Exercise: Making Policies, Audit and Compliance Work with DevOps

Logging, Monitoring, and Response

  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Setting Up Log Management
  • Incident Response and Forensics
  • Threat Intelligence and Information Sharing

Course Review

  • Where We Started
  • What We Covered
  • Key Reminders of Whats Important
  • Exercise: Creating a Personal Action Plan

Exam Preparations

  • Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List
  • Sample Exam Review

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Official Certification Exam

Successfully passing (65%) the 90-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidates designation as a certified DevSecOps Engineer (DSOE). The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

Course Objectives

  • The purpose, benefits, concepts, and vocabulary of DevSecOps
  • How DevOps security practices differ from other security approaches
  • Business-driven security strategies
  • Understanding and applying data and security sciences
  • The use and benefits of Red and Blue Teams
  • Integrating security into Continuous Delivery workflows
  • How DevSecOps roles fit with a DevOps culture and organization


The DevOps Foundation certification is a prerequisite for DevSecOps Engineering to ensure participants are aligned with the baseline DevOps definitions and principles.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainer Ratio is 1:25

Harold Petersen is a management consultant and transformation lead with over 25 years of experience, specialising in areas of Digital Strategy, DevOps, SIAM, ITSM, ICT Governance, Information Security Governance, organisational change and Project, Programme, Portfolio Management. 

He has lived and worked in Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Africa and supported customers in almost every vertical sector, including Finance, Education, Government, ICT and Energy. 

Harold has had significant experience in all aspects of managing an IT organisation, including Operational responsibility for IT Service Delivery, IT Service Support, System Operations, Project Management, Service Level Management, Outsourcing Management (as a customer) and Service Management (as an outsourcer). Some of his experience includes the alignment of IT Management processes with ISO9000 and ISO/IEC20000.

Harold holds certificates in ITIL (Service Manager 1994 and ITIL Expert), COBIT and PRINCE2 (Practitioner, Accredited Trainer and Accredited Consultant) and has been a trainer and implementer since 1994. He combines his ISO/IEC 20000, ITIL, COBIT and PRINCE2 expertise with his extensive practical experience in IT Service Delivery, Project Management and Outsourcing Management across a variety of assignments within the IT Management industry. 

Harold is a regular speaker at events such as itSMF, ISACA, PMOZ, SPUSC and has written a number of whitepapers.


Course Fee:

  Before GST With GST
Original Course Fee $1,500.00 $1,605.00
Promo Course Fee (valid until 31 Dec 2019 by class start date) $700.00 $749.00
Course Fee after Funding for both Individual and Company Sponsored Candidates 50% e2i Funding capped at $15/hr for Singaporeans and PRs $460.00 $509.00

Certification Exam Fee (optional):

$380.00 (before GST) / $406.60 (with GST)