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Introduction to DevSecOps


About This Course

This course will help familiarize you with the term DevSecOps, help you understand how it applies to software development, and demonstrates how DevSecOps benefits your organization.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define DevSecOps, an extension of DevOps, which includes “pushing quality closer to the source” and “shifting security left” in the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Explain why DevSecOps is relevant for all modern software development organizations.
  • List three ways legacy security processes can produce unintended outcomes for software developers and application security teams.
  • Articulate three compelling reasons that adopting a DevSecOps process makes good business sense for any organization developing software.


A basic understanding of DevOps as a collaborative discipline that enables accelerated development and delivery of software by breaking down traditionally siloed software development and IT operations departments. For more information, see our Educational Foundations technical article, What is DevOps?

Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes software developers and/or security professionals who are new to DevSecOps as a discipline and want to learn more about the benefits it provides as organizations navigate their DevOps transformations and open source governance strategies.

System Requirements

There are no specific system requirements for this course.

  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    anytime, self-paced
  3. Estimated Effort

    30-45 minutes