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Free GitOps and CI/CD Courses and Certifications


CI/CD (Continuous integration and Continuous delivery or Continuous deployment) and GitOps are not new terminologies in the IT world. There are several softwares and tools to accomplish the CI/CD and GitOps practices. Learning and practicing such tools are quite difficult if you do not have a proper course or documentation. Fortunately, there are several free resources around and some of them even offer free certifications upon completing the training programs. Check below list of free training and certifications for GitOps and CI/CD technologies.

GitHub Actions: Hello World

This is a free course offered by GitHub and you will learn the basics of GitHub Actions workflow, using scripts, etc. You will also learn workflow and action blocks, triggering workflows, discover workflow logs etc.

Register for GitHub Actions free course. Also check other GitHub Actions courses if you are interested.

Jenkins Course – CloudBees

CloudBees is providing multiple free courses to learn Jenkins including Jenkins essentials, administration and pipeline essentials. You can go for the certification option if you want to get Certified Jenkins Engineer.

Sign-up at CloudBees for Jenkins courses.

Want to learn Kubernetes ? Check our Kubernetes Library for courses and free resources.

GitLab 101 Tool Certification

Learn GitLab essentials to understand the technical terms in GitLab, issues, merging repositories and other topics.

Sign-up for GitLab learning.

Introduction to GitOps – The Linux Foundation

Introduction to GitOps (LFS169) is a free course by The Linux Foundation to cover the basics of GitOps, how to use GitOps and other concepts. You can use your Linux Foundation login and purchase this course at zero cost.

Enroll for GitOps LFS169 Course.

GitOps Fundamentals – CodeFresh

In this free course by CodeFresh, you will learn all the basics of GitOps. You will also learn the GitOps using ArgoCD and different tools such as Helm, Kustomize etc with ArgoCD.

Register for GitOps Fundamentals.

ArgoCD Tutorial – Red Hat Developer

Argo CD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes. You can automates the deployment of the application states automatically based on the Git commits, merging etc.

Learn ArgoCD by setting up lab and practicing.

  • Setting up ArgoCD using minikube
  • Connecting to ArgoCD
  • Working with Kustomize
  • SyncWaves and Hooks

Check out the ArgoCD tutorial at Red Hat Developer portal.

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Gineesh Madapparambath is the author of the book - 𝗔𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹-𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. He has worked as a Systems Engineer, Automation Specialist, and content author. His primary focus is on Ansible Automation, Containerisation (OpenShift & Kubernetes), and Infrastructure as Code (Terraform). (aka Gini Gangadharan - iamgini.com)

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