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    Application Deadline
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the DevOps for Databases Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Learn about the challenges and uncover the solutions for incorporating your database into a DevOps software development process.


This DevOps for Databases Certificate is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in DevOps Professional Certificate, offered by EdX in partnership with MicrosoftX.

This course examines the challenges and solutions of incorporating your database into a DevOps software development process. This course will help you understand the challenges of working with various data stores while developing and changing your software at a rapid pace.

You will learn where and how databases can fit into DevOps processes.The course will cover: 

  • Committing database code to a version control system (VCS), Continuous Integration and unit testing database code.
  • Release management for databases, in areas such as release gates, deploying releases to multiple environments, validating deployments with smoke tests and rolling back deployments.
  • Monitoring database code, branching and merging database code, cross databases dependencies, upgrading multiple databases, federated databases, dark launching, error handling and cleaning up technical debt with databases.

Finally, while the course will primarily use Microsoft SQL Server (and tailor our examples for it), other relational or non-relational database platforms have similar concepts that can be applied.

What you'll learn:
  • Define DevOps and understand DevOps in relation to Databases
  • Identify the challenges of using databases that are separate from other software languages and platforms
  • Include your database code alongside other application code in a version control system (VCS)
  • Set up a Continuous Integration (CI) platform for your database code
  • Write and include automated unit tests for your database code
  • Develop an automated release process that deploys database changes to both on premise and cloud databases
  • Implement branching and merging for your database code
  • Instrument and monitor the database after deployment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      4 weeks

      2 to 4 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Module 0 | Welcome to DevOps for Databases
    • Course Overview
    • Microsoft Learning
    • Pre-Course Survey
  • Module 1 | Overview of DevOps
    • Module 1 Overview
    • Overview of DevOps
    • Database Development Issues in a DevOps Process
    • Database Development Paradigms
    • Collaboration
    • Module 1 Labs
    • Module 1 Review Questions
    • Database Development
  • Module 2 | Overview
    • Overview of DevOps for Databases
    • Committing Database Code to a VCS
    • Continuous Integration for Databases
    • Unit Testing Database Code
    • Module 2 Labs
    • Module 2 Review Questions
  • Module 3 | Releasing Database Changes
    • Module 3 Overview
    • Overview of Release Management
    • Deploying Releases
    • Release Gates
    • Release Details
    • Rollbacks
    • Module 3 Labs
    • Module 3 Review Questions
  • Module 4 | Advanced Topics
    • Module 4 Overview
    • Monitoring Your Systems
    • Branching and Merging Database Code
    • Provisioning
    • Best Practices
    • Advanced Customer Scenarios current Section
    • Module 4 Labs
    • Module 4 Review Questions
  • Final Exam
    • Final Exam(Graded)
    • Post-Course Survey

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


  • Understand basic database development
  • Understand relational database development
  • Knowledge and experience using basic version control
  • Knowledge how to execute scripts against a database platform

Tuition Fee

  • International

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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