Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation℠

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation℠

Today’s organizations deal with a higher volume of change in a more complex tech environment leading to a higher risk of outages and incidents. IT teams must improve service reliability and system resiliency. With automation and observability becoming key factors for more efficient and rapid deployments, the SRE profile has become one of the fastest-growing job roles. 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

SRE Principles & Practices
Service Level Objectives & Error Budgets
Reducing Toil
Monitoring & Service Level Indicators
SRE Tools & Automation
Anti-Fragility & Learning from Failure
Organizational Impact of SRE
SRE, Other Frameworks, The Future

Benefits for Organizations

Enhanced stability and reliability of services
Better understanding of how production services work
Increased balance between technical investment in reliability and customer experience
Greater appreciation of the operational impact of services in development teams
Improvements in staff morale and retention

Benefits For Individuals

Improved work balance with ring-fenced time for improvement
Less stressful on-call experiences and a reduction in overall call-out volumes
Broader skills-based capabilities that leverage the latest in automation
Improvement in workplace culture
Opportunities for “shifting left” and helping to ensure development teams deliver more reliable services

 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, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Japanese, Spanish
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

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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.

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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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