Site Reliability Engineering Foundation

Site Reliability Engineering Foundation

Learn the Sysadmin approach to Service Management with Site Reliability Engineering.

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 & Self-Paced Online
Certification: Site Reliability Engineering 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.

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

  1. 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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Event Details

Cybiant offer the following learning options for this course:

Self-Paced-Online Learning - 3 months access
If you are choosing the Self-Paced-Online (SPO) learning option, you will complete the course on your own time, in your own pace. Cybiant will provide you with access to an online learning environment where you can watch videos, and practice with sample questions. The SPO option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.

Virtual Training - 2x2hours per day
If you are choosing the virtual training learning option, you will participate in a live course by a Cybiant instructor, which is delivered 100% online. You will receive meeting invitations to participate in the live lectures through the Zoom platform. There will be 2 x 2-hour sessions per day, so this option does provide you with flexibility to plan some other work. All sessions are recorded, in case you miss any of the session. All virtual training courses include the official examination, which will be taken online on the last day of class.

Classroom Training - full day
If you are choosing the classroom training option, you will participate in this training in a live class in a 5-star hotel. This training option provides you with the opportunity to discuss topics in detail with other course participants, and learn from their experience. You will be trained by one of our Cybiant experts, and will complete the exam on the last day of class. Training is conducted daily, based on the following time schedule:

Start time: 09:00 UTC+08

End time: 17:00 UTC+08

Includes Examination

Unless otherwise specified, all courses include official examination

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