Reliability Engineering Concepts

By Cara Nolte

We discuss the concepts for site reliability, and review the terms and definitions associated with the role of a Site Reliability Engineer.

1 hour
  • 10 Lessons

About the course

Hello, and welcome to Reliability Engineering Concepts. This is an introductory course, no previous experience is required. This course is intended for students who like to learn more about site reliability engineering.

In the first part of this course, we discuss the concepts for site reliability including understanding the Site Reliability Engineer role, supporting site reliability, the differences and similarities between DevOps and a SRE, and how SREs are organized in teams. In the second part of the course, we review the terms and definitions associated with SRE. We cover SLI, SLO, and SLA, measuring reliability, and the tools used by SREs.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 2:03

    Course Introduction

  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons What Is Site Reliability Engineering? 22:23

    Understanding the SRE Role


    Supporting the Site Reliability Philosophy


    Comparing DevOps Versus SRE


    Defining How SREs Are Organized in Teams

  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons The Principles of Reliability Engineering 20:08

    Reviewing Terms and Definitions


    Explaining SLI, SLO, and SLA


    Measuring Reliability and Embracing Risk


    Reviewing the Tools for Site Reliability

  • Chapter 4 1 Lesson Conclusion 1:08

    Conclusion and What's Next


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