Site Reliability Engineering Foundation

(11 customer reviews)


The SRE Foundation (Site Reliability Engineering) course is an introduction to the principles and practices that enable an organization to reliably and economically scale critical services. Introducing a site-reliability dimension requires organizational re-alignment, a new focus on engineering and automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms.

Delivery format: Classroom, Virtual-Led & E-learning
Certification: Site Reliability Engineering Foundation

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation

The SRE Foundation course introduces a range of practices for improving service reliability through a mixture of automation, working methods and organizational re-alignment. Tailored for those focused on large-scale service availability. Site Reliability Engineering is a term that is quickly growing to prominence, mainly because it is the main operating model for IT Service Management at Google. From around 2016 onwards, Google started with the creation of SRE teams to manage production systems.

The SRE Foundation (Site Reliability Engineering) course is an introduction to the principles and practices that enable an organization to reliably and economically scale critical services. Introducing a site-reliability dimension requires organizational re-alignment, a new focus on engineering and automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms.

The course highlights the evolution of Site Reliability Engineering and its future direction and equips participants with the practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the organization involved in reliability and stability, evidenced through the use of real-life scenarios and case stories. Upon completion of the course, participants will have tangible takeaways to leverage when back in the office, such as understanding, setting, and tracking Service Level Objectives (SLO’s).

The course was developed by leveraging key SRE sources, engaging with thought-leaders in the SRE space, and working with organizations embracing SRE to extract real-life best practices and has been designed to teach the key principles & practices necessary for starting SRE adoption. Site Reliability Engineering embraces most of the fundamental concepts – such as automation, collaboration, and quality – of DevOps, but augments it with some more measurable targets, which are especially relevant in an enterprise context.

This course positions learners to successfully complete the SRE Foundation certification exam.


Cybiant offers the following learning options for this course:

E-Learning – 3 months access
The e-learning option provides students with access to an e-learning environment with pre-recorded lectures, exercises and quizzes. You can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace. This option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.

Virtual Training – 2×2 hours per day
The virtual training option is an online class taught by a live Cybiant instructor. You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in the live lectures. Our virtual training courses are organized in 2 x 2-hour sessions per day to accommodate some other work. Official examinations are included in the pricing.

Classroom Training – full day
The classroom training option will be conducted by a Cybiant instructor in a 5-star hotel. You will participate in a live training and meet other participants. Breaks, lunch and exam voucher are included in the pricing.

You can register for the course by selecting the option of your choice below:

Site Reliability Engineering FoundationE-learning3 months access$690.00
Site Reliability Engineering FoundationVirtual26-28 February 2024$990.00
Site Reliability Engineering FoundationVirtual13-15 May 2024$990.00
Site Reliability Engineering FoundationVirtual19-21 August 2024$990.00
Site Reliability Engineering FoundationVirtual21-23 October 2024$990.00

If your preferred date is not available, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for the SRE Foundation course include a practical understanding of:

  • The history of SRE and its emergence at Google
  • The inter-relationship of SRE with DevOps and other popular frameworks
  • The underlying principles behind SRE
  • Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) and their user focus
  • Service Level Indicators (SLI’s) and the modern monitoring landscape
  • Error budgets and the associated error budget policies
  • Toil and its effect on an organization’s productivity
  • Some practical steps that can help to eliminate toil
  • Observability as something to indicate the health of a service
  • SRE tools, automation techniques and the importance of security
  • Anti-fragility, our approach to failure and failure testing
  • The organizational impact that introducing SRE brings

Target Audience

The target audience for the SRE Foundation course are professionals including:

  • Anyone starting or leading a move towards increased reliability
  • Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organizational change approaches
  • 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

Exam Structure

Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Foundation certificate. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.


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11 reviews for Site Reliability Engineering Foundation

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    Mohamed Yusaf

    The course helped to cement the understanding of SRE and have an overview that would help to begin the journey for us within Technology integration team.

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    Vengates Rao Subramaniam

    I like the most about the thought process of how to incorporate SRE with DevOps and Agile practice.

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    Junnes Pineda

    John is a great instructor. He is trying to give real life examples based on his personal professional experiences. Encourage interactive engagements among the participants like mural boards, breakout sessions to further discuss on how the concepts can be applied to our work/ team/ org.

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    Santosh Gadhave

    It was practical and both trainers (Jan & Lavanya) had a very good understanding of concepts. If I could change one thing about this course, it would be adding more practical examples from different case studies.

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    Santosh Gadhave

    Trainer Lavanya is very well read and her experience talks a lot.

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    Jason Ho

    Duration is nicely spaced. Maybe provide some practical use cases from other large organisations implementing SRE.

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    M Muraly S Muniandy

    What I like most about this course is the trainer’s experience and her ability to relate these topics to real-life experiences/cases. Thus, how the content and the way the syllabus was arranged such as case studies and videos – it’s inter-related. I suggest adding more samples on how SLO is defined.

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    Augustine Ong

    Concise and effective!

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    Juhl Villareal

    Short and concise! It would be better if we can have it physically. Thank you to the trainer! :)

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    Henry Ma

    I like the course material provided such as graphical charts of how systems relate to each other. Trainer can provide more case studies with students attempting to solve the problem first before being told what eventually happened in the end. Thus, splitting the course into four 1-hour courses instead of two 2-hour courses would improve attention span.

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    Steven Lee

    Clear explanation and have a clear picture on how the SRE works!

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