CI / CD for Implementation / Solution Design

Quickly Learn How to Setup Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment for Your Projects



1 Day

Course Overview

CI / CD for Implementation / Solution Design is a one-day fast track course provides students with the skills required to set up  continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) for their projects.  The course focuses on the features and benefits of leveraging CI / CD, and how to implement it within GitLab.

Course Objectives

This course is approximately 40% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises  Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert practitioner attendees will explore:

  • CI/CD features and benefits
  • How runners work
  • Setting up and configuring CI/CD and runners
  • How to Verify a new feature
  • How to Scope and persist variables at various levels
  • Scaffolding out the basics of a test, build, review, and deploy pipeline leveraging feature/topic branching as the review mechanism
  • Release and deployment workflow
  • Artifacts and dependency caching
  • Building and deploying images to GitLab registry

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional CI/CD, DevOps, GIT / GitHub / GITLab, Docker, container, security, programming, and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs.

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should already be familiar at a basic knowledge level with the following concepts:

  • Agile development
  • Source code management

Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

Getting Started with CI/CD

  • Current CI/CD Setup
  • What is CI/CD?
  • Life without CI/CD
  • Concurrent DevOps Journey

Fundamentals of CI/CD

  • CI/CD Overview
  • Anatomy of a CI/CD Build
  • CI/CD Basics- YAML File
  • Build Images
  • Demo: YML Example
  • Services and Variables
  • Final CI
  • Stages and Jobs
  • Lab: Setup CI/CD
  • Lab: YAML Files
  • Job Definitions
  • Job Environments
  • Before and After Scripts
  • Caching
  • Artifacts & On Success
  • Lab: Job Parts


  • Runner Architecture
  • Runner Examples
  • Tagged Runners
  • Lab: Runner Usage
  • Lab: Working with CI/CD

Course Materials

Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.

Lab Setup Made Simple.   All course labs and solutions, data sets, Tableau course software (limited version, for course use only), detailed courseware, lab guides and resources (as applicable) are provided for attendees in our easy access, no installation required, remote lab environment for the duration of the course. Our tech team will help set up, test and verify lab access for each attendee prior to the course start date, ensuring a smooth start to class and successful hands-on course experience for all participants. 

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