DevOps Leader (DOL)®

DevOps Leader (DOL)®

Leading people through a DevOps evolution requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership to be successful.To maintain the highest quality learning for our community, DevOps Institute Certifications expire two years from the date of completion. Members can maintain their certification by participating in the Continuing Education Program and earning Continuing Education Units through participation in learning opportunities.

What You’ll Learn

DevOps and Transformational Leadership
Unlearning Behaviors
Becoming a DevOps Organization
Measure to Learn
Measure to Improve
Target Operating Models and Organizational Design
Articulating and Socializing Vision
Maintaining Energy and Momentum

Benefits for Organizations

Culture change to distributed authority and improved team autonomy
Leadership evolves to be transformational
A focus on data-driven decision making
Measurable, value-driven outcomes for the DevOps journey

Benefits For Individuals

Development of leadership skills
A tool-kit of assets to enact cultural improvement
Value stream centric thinking and practices that improve flow

 Certification Details

Earn a credential that can lead to jobs in high growth fields

Exam Questions: 40
Passing Score: 65%
Exam Format: Multiple Choice
Duration: 60 minutes
Delivery: Web-based
Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Open Book: Yes
Preparation: Instructor-Led, Online Learning, Self-Study

Learn more about our Continuing Education Program and certification renewal requirements to help you stay current with your skills and certifications.

Qualify for In-Demand Jobs, with Help from DevOps Institute

Business Managers, Business Stakeholders
Change Agents, Consultants
DevOps Practitioners
IT Directors, IT Managers, IT Team Leaders
Product Owners
Scrum Masters
Software Engineers
Site Reliability Engineers
System Integrators, Tool Providers

Connect with Top Employers in our DevOps Institute Career Center.

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Knowledge of good DevOps engineering practices, crystalized through DevOps Institute certifications, is critical to mastering the complexity for the benefits of my stakeholders. Formal recognition by way of certification for the DevOps specialties is also a valuable addition to my resume.

– Marc Hornbeek

CEO and Principal Consultant, Engineering DevOps Consulting

The certification validates my skills, knowledge, and experience and provides me the necessary tools and guidance on how to take this knowledge forward in the rapidly changing world.

– Dheeraj Nayal

DevOps Institute

The courseware from DevOps Institute is rightly poised to help the community.

– Biswajit Mohapatra

Global Delivery Leader, Cloud Migration, IBM India

 Certification Blueprint

Check out the Certification Blueprint to learn more about the various topics, principles, and practices covered by this certification.

DevOps Institute Certification Pathways

Choose the path that is right for your career.

DevOps Leader

DevOps leaders sponsor, educate, motivate and monitor their DevOps teams.

IT Operations Professional

IT Operations Professional supports software reliability, automation, and more.

SRE Leader

SRE leaders sponsor, educate, motivate and
monitor their SRE teams.


Developers design, implement, package, test and deploy software.

DevOps Engineer

DevOps engineers automate processes and collaborate with others.

SRE Engineer

SREs use engineering practices to assures services reliability at scale.

DevOps Tester

Testers plan, create, execute, report and
analyze software tests.

Security Engineer

Security engineers collaborate to inform
security practices.

DevOps Consultant

DevOps consultants advise DevOps and SRE strategies and practices.

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