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

Certification Validity: 2 Years

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

Preparation: Instructor-Led Training, Online Learning, Self-Study

Qualify for In-Demand Jobs

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

Connect with Top Employers in our DevOps Institute Career Center.

“This curriculum is different from other DevOps trainings I attended earlier as the focus is on Transformational Leadership, Culture, behavioral change & measures for driving and implementing DevOps in an organization rather than just the technical aspects of DevOps. Highly recommend this to anyone who is embarking on DevOps adoption in their organization and has prior experience/knowledge of DevOps concepts.”

-Sivasubramanian Sethu, Cognizant

 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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