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ℹ️  This repository is about gathering any useful resources and information regarding DevOps and secondly, provide some roadmap for those who want to practice DevOps.

📝  Feel free to add more resources by submitting pull requests

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Google Cloud Platform


DevOps Roadmap

  • The following path is opinionated. You can find alternative paths in the alternative roadmaps section
  • Do NOT attempt to learn everything, especially if you are a complete beginner (the burnout will make you regret you ever heard the word DevOps)
  • Learn enough to say "I know what is DevOps and I understand how to practice it". You can learn everything else by demand or when you feel ready

The must list

Topic What to learn Alternatives Description
Version Control Git - Version Control is used everywhere and Git is the leading version control technology
Programming At least one programming language None. Don't settle for learning only shell scripting Anyone who practice DevOps should know programming to some extent
Operating System Linux Other distribution of Linux :D Operating Systems is another must when it comes to DevOps
Protocols DHCP, UDP, TCP, HTTP, SSH Not as an alternative, you can simply learn later: NFS, NTP, FTP Learn how these protocols work and what they are used for
Applications Web Server, Load Balancer, Cache, Database Learn how they work and try out some implementations (e.g. MySQL for databases and httpd for web servers)
System Design Availability, Reliability, Scalability, Performance Learn how to design infrastructure and systems

The second must list :) Seriously though, don't try to master everything in this list and start with something that you are interested in. The order has no meaning in this case.

Topic What to learn Alternatives Description
Configuration Management and IaC Ansible and Terraform CM: Chef, Puppet and Salt. IaC: Pulumi and CloudFormation
Cloud Azure, AWS, GCP -
Containers Podman and Kubernetes Docker instead of Podman. Nomad instead of Kubernetes
CI/CD Jenkins, GitHub Actions Gitlab CI, Circle CI, Argo CD
Logging and Dashboards Elastic Stack, Report Portal, Grafana Graylog, Splunk
Monitoring VictoriaMetrics, Prometheus Nagios, Centreon, Datadog

Alternative Roadmaps

There are other DevOps roadmaps and learning plans out there. If you feel the one above is little bit too much or just want to look at other options, maybe you'll find the following useful

Name Description
DevOps Roadmap DevOps skills roadmap. What to to learn at each step.
DevOps 3 Weeks Plan Detailed plan on what to do at each day
How to Become a DevOps Engineer in Six Months? Skills you need to become DevOps Engineer

Learn about DevOps

Name Description
What is DevOps? - Amazon Learn what is DevOps by Amazon and which AWS services can help you to practice DevOps
What is DevOps? - Red Hat Learn what is DevOps by Red Hat, including many interesting articles
What is DevOps? - Microsoft Learn what is DevOps by Microsofy, including Azure DevOps service
What is DevOps? - Google Learn what is DevOps by Google
Who is DevOps? - Spacelift Who is DevOps? Is it Worth it to Become a DevOps Engineer?

Learn Git

Make sure you are comfortable with the following list once you done learning Git basics

  • Commit changes to a project
  • Submit pull/merge requests
  • Working with branches
  • Rebase changes (change order, squash, ...)
Name Description
Interactive Git Branching Learning Visual and interactive way to learn Git branching
Learn git concepts, not commands Article on Git concepts
Codeacademy Learn Git Not Free


Practicing DevOps without knowing programming is like eating cornflakes with ketchup - it's just doesn't makes sense (yes, my analogies are the worst).
Here is a list of some good sites to practice programming in general:

Name Comments
HackerRank Practice Coding skills
Exercism Over 48 languages and 2600 exercises
LeetCode Practice programming online

A better approach might be to actually write some DevOps related scripts or projects. Start simple. Here are some ideas:

  • Write a script that gets a number of instances and a name of a platform (AWS, local, Azure, ...) as parameters and provisions those instances on the chosen platform
  • Write a script to parse logs and extract some specific information you are interested in
  • Write a script that extracts information from some website using web scraping libraries

Operating Systems

Deep dive into operation system internals. Linux should be your first choice. Here is a list of resources that will help you learn Linux.
Also, don't waste a second on picking the right distribution. For learning OS concepts and internals, any distribution would work fine.

Name Comments
Linux Journey Written guides + exercises + quiz
Techmint Linux Written articles/lessons
Linux Survival Interactive guide

Once you are familiar with the commands and feel comfortable enough to keep deep diving, learn some OS concepts:

  • Memory Management
  • Processes
  • Kernel
  • Virtualization
  • Storage

Linux Master Application

A completely free application for testing your knowledge on Linux

System Design

System Design can be a complex topic. For that reason, I've created a separate repository for you to learn it properly.

Tooling, Apps & Services

Name Description
Periodic table of DevOps tools Table of DevOps tools per category
DevOps tool chest List of DevOps tools
DevOps Bookmarks NSIA
CNCF Cloud Native Interactive Landscape CNCF's recommended path through the cloud native landscape
DevOpsBookmarks To discover tools in the devops landscape.

Interactive practice and learning sites

Learning by doing proved to be a very effective way to learn new things. If you are at a point where you don't feel comfortable enough to do it by yourself and you look for some guidance, the following sites might assist you

Name Description
Kodekloud Engineer perform real tasks by working in a fictional organization
QWIKLBAS AWS, GCP, ... lab practice


Another great way to learn is to learn from the experience of others. For that, the are some excellent DevOps communities.

Name Comments
Reddit DevOps Reddit DevOps Community
Linkedin DevOps Linkedin DevOps Community
DevOps Bits Facebook DevOps group. Disclosure: I started it :)


Name Comments
DevOpsDays DevOps Conferences around the world
Velocity Oracle's DevOps conference


Read book! Practice is important and the best way to learn practical things but reading about cultures, methods, concepts, ... has its own important role in your path towards mastering DevOps and SRE.

Name Comments
The Phoenix Project DevOps explained through a story of a fictional company on the brink of a failure
The DevOps Handbook
Google SRE books Very detailed books on the theory and also practice of SRE
Essential Infrastructure as Code VBook about automating software infrastructure by capturing desired configurations as a set of scripts.

Blogs & News

My top picks:

Name Description
Codefresh Blog Probably best GitOps content out there

Other DevOps & Software Engineering related blogs

Name Description
Spacelift Blog Excellent tech blog on Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform and Engineering in general open source related articles including DevOps
CooperPress various newsletters on different topics
afreshcup "covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software" "DevOps news without the hype"
Uber Engineering Not only DevOps
Azure DevOps Blog Microsoft DevOps Blog
DevOps Dudes "Shortening the system development life cycle"
Netflix Tech Blog Not Only DevOps
CloudBees Blog
Red Hat Blog Not only DevOps
Atlassian DevOps Blog
Facebook Engineering Blog Not only DevOps
DoorDash Engineering Blog Not only DevOps
Palark tech blog Tech blog dedicated to DevOps & SRE


Name Description
Infrastructure as Code, Part One
DevOps Best Practices What is DevOps + list of resources
Infrastructure as Code: Examples, Best Practices & Tools

DevOps Snippets

Name Description
DevOpsnipp Sharing DevOps Snippets
Gist Not DevOps specific

Other Great Projects

Name Comments
DevOps Wiki "A wiki of Devops Tools, Tutorials and Scripts"
cheat-sheet-pdf "Cheat-Sheet Collection for DevOps, Engineers, IT and more"
System Design Primer "Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards."
awesome-sre A curated list of Site Reliability and Production Engineering resources

Interview Questions

Name Comments
System Design Primer "Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards."
kdn251 Interviews
DevOps Exercises By topic, DevOps related questions and exercises


Name Description
CheatSheets CheatSeets for Kubernetes, Jenkins, YAML, Groovy, etc.
Codelabs "Codelabs provide a guided, tutorial, hands-on coding experience"

Design & Architecture

Name Description
The 12 Factor App must-read in my opinion
A distributed Systems Reading List

DevOps Tooling

Note: "Provisioning" tools can be used to perform configuration management to some extent. The same applies for configuration management tools, which can be used for pprovisioning.


  • Log Management

  • Log aggregation system

  • Dashboards

    • Grafana
    • Kibana (Elastic)
    • Report Portal (Mostly for Test Automation)
  • Security

    • Vault - "Secure, store and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, encryption keys for protecting secrets..."
    • Open Policy Agent - "Flexible, fine-grained control for administrators across the stack"
  • Code review

    • Gerrit - Code Review system
    • PullPanda - A collection of Tools such as reminder & analytics
    • Review Board
  • Issue Tracking

    • Jira
    • Bugzilla
  • Code coverage

    • Cobertura
    • Clover
    • JaCoCo
  • Data Processors

    • Spark
    • Apache Hadoop
    • Apache Airflow
    • Presto
  • Analytics Engines

    • Druid
    • Dremio
    • Snowflake
  • Operations Data

    • Salesforce
    • Zuora
  • Containers Orchestration

    • Kubernetes
    • OpenShift
    • Nomad
  • Alerting

    • PagerDuty
    • ServiceNow
    • Slack (Mostly used for IM)
  • Metric Storage

    • InfluxDB
    • Splunk
    • Cloud Storage services and Databases

More Infra & DevOps projects


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