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Certified DevSecOps Professional CDP

The most comprehensive DevSecOps certification in the world.

Learn the best DevSecOps course from Industry experts with practical, hands-on training in our state of the art labs.


  • Earn the certification by passing the 12-hour practical exam.
  • This Security Certification for devops proves to employers and others the practical understanding of the DevSecOps and Secure SDLC.
  • The lab contains all the major components of DevOps pipeline.
  • A CDP is able to identify gaps and embed security as part of DevOps.


  1. Course participants should have knowledge of running basic linux commands like ls, cd, mkdir etc.,
  2. Course participants should have some basic understanding of application Security practices like OWASP Top 10 though not a necessity

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Basics

  1. What is DevOps?
  2. DevOps Building Blocks- People, Process and Technology.
  3. DevOps Principles – Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing (CAMS)
  4. Benefits of DevOps – Speed, Reliability, Availability, Scalability, Automation, Cost and Visibility.
  5. What is Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment?.
    1. Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment to Continuous Delivery.
    2. Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment.
    3. General workflow of CI/CD pipeline.
    4. Blue/Green deployment strategy
    5. Achieving full automation.
    6. Designing a CI/CD pipeline for web application.
  6. Common Challenges faced when using DevOps principle.
  7. Case studies on DevOps of cutting edge technology at Facebook, Amazon and Google

Demo: A full enterprise grade DevSecOps Pipeline.

Chapter 2: Introduction to the Tools of the trade

  1. Github/Gitlab/BitBucket
  2. Docker
  3. Ansible
  4. Jenkins/Travis/Gitlab CI/Bitbucket
  5. Gauntlt
  6. AWS
  7. Inspec
  8. Hands-On Labs: Building a CI Pipeline using Jenkins/Travis and github/bitbucket.
  9. Hands-On Labs: Use the above tools to create a complete CI/CD pipeline.

Chapter 3: Secure SDLC and CI/CD pipeline

  1. What is Secure SDLC
  2. Secure SDLC Activities and Security Gates
    1. Security Requirements ( Requirements)
    2. Threat Modelling  (Design)
    3. Static Analysis and Secure by Default ( Implementation)
    4. Dynamic Analysis(Testing)
    5. OS Hardening, Web/Application Hardening (Deploy)
    6. Security Monitoring/Compliance (Maintain)
  3. DevSecOps Maturity Model (DSOMM)
    1. Maturity levels and tasks involved
    2. 4-axes in DSOMM
    3. How to go from Maturity Level 1 to Maturity Level 4
    4. Best practices for Maturity Level 1
    5. Considerations for Maturity Level 2
    6. Challenges in Maturity Level 3
    7. Dream of achieving Maturity Level 2
  4. Usings tools of the trade to do the above activities in CI/CD
  5. Embedding Security as part of CI/CD pipeline
  6. DevSecOps and challenges with Pentesting and Vulnerability Assessment.
  7. Hands-on: Create a CI/CD pipeline suitable for modern application.
  8. Hands-on: Manage the findings in a fully automated pipeline.

Chapter 4: Software Component Analysis(CSA) in CI/CD pipeline

  1. What is Software Component Analysis.
  2. Software Component Analysis and Its challenges.
  3. What to look in a SCA solution (Free or Commercial).
  4. Embedding SCA tools like OWASP Dependency Checker, Safety, RetireJs and NPM Audit, Snyk into the pipeline.
  5. Demo: using OWASP Dependency Checker to scan third party component vulnerabilities in Java Code Base.
  6. Hands-On Labs: using RetireJS and NPM to scan third party component vulnerabilities in Javascript Code Base.
  7. Hands-On Labs: using Safety/pip to scan third party component vulnerabilities in Python Code Base.

Chapter 5: SAST (Static Analysis) in CI/CD pipeline

  1. What is Static Application Security Testing.
  2. Static Analysis and Its challenges.
  3. Embedding SAST tools like fortify, checkmarx, find bugs into the pipeline.
  4. Secrets scanning to prevent secret exposure in the code.
  5. Writing custom checks to catch secrets leakage in an organization.
  6. Hands-On Labs:
    1. using SpotBugs to scan Java code.
    2. using trufflehog/gitrob to scan for secrets in CI/CD pipeline.
    3. using brakeman/bandit to scan Ruby on Rails and Python Code Base.

Chapter 6: DAST (Dynamic Analysis) in CI/CD pipeline

  1. What is Dynamic Application Security Testing.
  2. Dynamic Analysis and Its challenges ( Session Management, AJAX Crawling )
  3. Embedding DAST tools like ZAP and Burp Suite into the pipeline.
  4. SSL misconfiguration testing
  5. Server Misconfiguration Testing like secret folders and files.
  6. Sqlmap testing for SQL Injection vulnerabilities.
  7. Hands-On Labs: using ZAP to configure per commit/weekly/monthly scans.
  8. Demo: using Burp Suite to configure per commit/weekly/monthly scans.

Chapter 7: Infrastructure as Code and Its Security

  1. What is Infrastructure as Code and its benefits.
  2. Platform + Infrastructure Definition + Configuration Management.
  3. Introduction to Ansible.
    1. Benefits of Ansible.
    2. Push and Pull based configuration management systems
    3. Modules, tasks, roles and Playbooks
  4. Tools and Services which helps to achieve IaaC
  5. Hands-On Labs: Docker and Ansible
  6. Hands-On Labs: Using Ansible to create Golden images and harden Infrastructure.

Chapter 8: Compliance as code

  1. Different approaches to handle compliance requirements at DevOps scale
  2. Using configuration management to achieve compliance.
  3. Manage compliance using Inspec/OpenScap at Scale.
  4. Hands-On Labs: Create a Inspec profile to create compliance checks for your organization
  5. Hands-On Labs: Use Inspec profile to scale compliance.

Chapter 9: Vulnerability Management with custom tools

  1. Approaches to manage the vulnerabilities in the organization.
  2. Hands-On Labs: Using Defect Dojo for vulnerability management.

Practical DevSecOps Certification Process

  1. After completing the course schedule the exam on your prefered date.
  2. Pass the exam to get Certified DevSecOps Professional Certification.
  3. Process of achieving practical devsecops course certifications can be found here.

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