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Skillzcafe's GoCD training is designed to help individuals and organizations master continuous delivery using the popular open-source tool, GoCD. The course covers everything from installation to advanced concepts and best practices in GoCD.

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Learn how to set up and configure GoCD from scratch

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Create and manage pipelines in GoCD

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Implement automated testing and deployment using GoCD

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Installation and configuration of GoCD


Creating and managing pipelines in GoCD


Automating testing and deployment using GoCD


Understanding of continuous delivery concepts and best practices


Troubleshooting common GoCD issues

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  • Definition and principles of Agile development
  • Agile Manifesto and its values
  • Comparison of Agile vs. Waterfall methodologies
  • Advantages of Agile development, such as faster time-to-market, flexibility, collaboration, and customer satisfaction
  • Key roles in Agile development, including Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Development Team
  • Common Agile frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Startup

  • Definition and goals of Continuous Delivery
  • Benefits of Continuous Delivery, such as faster feedback cycles, higher quality software, increased reliability, and reduced risk
  • Comparison of Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Delivery best practices, such as version control, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Common Continuous Delivery tools and frameworks, such as Jenkins, Travis CI, and GoCD

  • Definition and components of Continuous Delivery pipelines
  • Stages of a Continuous Delivery pipeline, such as build, test, deploy, and release
  • Continuous Delivery pipeline patterns, such as trunk-based development, feature toggles, and blue-green deployment
  • Common pipeline tools and plugins, such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform
  • Strategies for managing pipeline complexity and scaling, such as microservices and serverless architectures

  • Definition and examples of First Class Built-in Concepts
  • Benefits of First Class Built-in Concepts, such as modularity, reusability, and scalability
  • Common First Class Built-in Concepts, such as plugins, extensions, and APIs
  • Strategies for designing and implementing First Class Built-in Concepts, such as domain-driven design and test-driven development

  • Definition and features of GoCD
  • Benefits of GoCD, such as support for complex pipelines, easy-to-use UI, and plugin architecture
  • Comparison of GoCD vs. other Continuous Delivery tools
  • Common use cases for GoCD, such as building, testing, and deploying applications
  • GoCD plugins and integrations with other tools and frameworks

  • System requirements for installing GoCD
  • Installation methods for GoCD, such as package managers, Docker images, and manual installation
  • Post-installation steps for configuring GoCD, such as setting up users and permissions, configuring pipelines, and installing plugins
  • Troubleshooting common installation issues, such as network connectivity and compatibility errors

  • Overview of GoCD UI and navigation
  • Creating and managing pipelines in GoCD
  • Configuring pipeline stages and jobs
  • Monitoring pipeline activity and performance
  • Troubleshooting common issues in GoCD, such as failing tests and build errors

  • Definition and components of a GoCD pipeline
  • Creating a new pipeline in GoCD
  • Configuring pipeline stages and jobs
  • Adding source code repositories and build scripts to a pipeline
  • Defining pipeline triggers and dependencies

  • Testing and validating pipeline configurations
  • Running a pipeline in GoCD
  • Monitoring pipeline activity and status
  • Troubleshooting pipeline issues, such as failing tests and build errors

  • Definition and benefits of pipeline materialization
  • Creating a new pipeline using an existing pipeline as material
  • Configuring pipeline dependencies and triggers
  • Monitoring pipeline activity and status
  • Troubleshooting issues with pipeline dependencies

  • Definition and benefits of artifacts in GoCD
  • Configuring artifact management in Go
  • Uploading and downloading artifacts in GoCD
  • Defining artifact publishing and consumption in pipeline stages and jobs
  • Configuring artifact retention and cleanup policies
  • Troubleshooting issues with artifact publishing and consumption

  • Definition and benefits of custom tabs in GoCD
  • Creating and configuring custom tabs in GoCD
  • Displaying custom content, such as reports and dashboards, in custom tabs
  • Sharing custom tabs with other users and teams
  • Troubleshooting issues with custom tabs

  • Definition and benefits of a value stream map in GoCD
  • Creating and configuring a value stream map in GoCD
  • Analyzing and optimizing pipeline performance using a value stream map
  • Identifying bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the pipeline using a value stream map
  • Troubleshooting issues with value stream mapping

  • Definition and benefits of fan-out and fan-in in GoCD pipelines
  • Configuring fan-out and fan-in in pipeline stages and jobs
  • Using fan-out and fan-in to parallelize and optimize pipeline performance
  • Troubleshooting issues with fan-out and fan-in

  • Advanced configuration options in GoCD, such as security, LDAP integration, and agent auto-registration
  • Configuring server and agent settings in GoCD
  • Managing GoCD plugins and extensions
  • Configuring GoCD pipelines for scalability and performance
  • Troubleshooting common configuration issues in GoCD

  • Summary of key concepts and best practices in GoCD and Continuous Delivery
  • Common troubleshooting scenarios in GoCD, such as failing builds, network connectivity issues, and performance bottlenecks
  • Troubleshooting tools and techniques, such as logs and diagnostics, error messages, and community support
  • Best practices for maintaining and upgrading GoCD

  • Final thoughts and recommendations for using GoCD and Continuous Delivery
  • Future trends and developments in Continuous Delivery and DevOps
  • Resources for further learning and exploration, such as books, blogs, and online communities
  • Contact information for support and feedback on GoCD.
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Target Audience:

  • Developers and software engineers
  • DevOps professionals
  • IT managers and team leads
  • Anyone interested in learning GoCD for continuous delivery
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  • Basic knowledge of software development and DevOps
  • Familiarity with Linux command-line interface (CLI)
  • Understanding of Git and version control
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Benefits of the course:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of GoCD for continuous delivery
  • Learn from industry experts with real-world experience
  • Get hands-on experience with practical examples and exercises
  • Advance your career with a valuable skill set
  • Earn a certificate of completion to showcase your skills
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • There is no exam to pass this course.
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the course.
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Certification path:

  • There are no specific certifications needed to learn this course.
  • However, participants can pursue the GoCD Certified Professional program offered by ThoughtWorks to further validate their skills in GoCD.
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Career options after doing the course:

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Release Manager
  • Build and Release Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Continuous Delivery Architect

Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:

Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:
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  • Bullet Icon Comprehensive curriculum covering all aspects of GoCD
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  • Bullet Icon Affordable pricing and easy access to the course


No, this course is designed for both beginners and experienced professionals.

You will need a computer with a modern web browser and a stable internet connection. You will also need access to a Linux environment to complete some of the exercises in the course.

This is a self-paced course, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience.

Yes, participants will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

Yes, participants should have basic knowledge of software development and DevOps, familiarity with Linux command-line interface (CLI), and an understanding of Git and version control.

Yes, Skillzcafe offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the course.

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