DevOps Git Fundamentals – 2 Days

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Course Description:

This course provides you with a solid, hands-on foundation for understanding the Git version control system. It is a core component of DevOps, continuous delivery pipelines and cloud-native computing.

In this course you will build a strong conceptual understanding of the technology, and afterward will be able to confidently dig deeper on any topic that interests you.

Note: Every student has assigned to him his own virtual lab environment setup.

Target audience:

  • Anyone interested in using source control and specifically Git
  • Software engineers, developers, programmers new to Git


This course assumes no previous knowledge of Git, but if you do have experience with it, you may find this course to be both useful and challenging.


Module 01: Introduction

  • Why Command Line?
  • Why Source Control?
  • Why Git?
  • Git vs SVN
  • Git terminology
  • Git objects
  • Git installation (windows + Unix)

Module 02: Getting started

  • Using GitHub and setting up a project
  • Clone a git repository and have some basic workflow

Module 03: Git Basics

  • Basic git commands

Module 04: Git init

  • Creating a fresh project
  • Adding Git to an existing project
  • Joining an existing project (git clone)
  • Basic git workflow
  • Tracking files
  • Editing files
  • Adding/Recursive adding files to a git repository
  • Renaming, Moving and Deleting files
  • Accessing the history of modifications
  • Git aliases
  • Ignoring unwanted files and folders
  • Cleanup and rolling back to previous versions

Module 05: Merge and Diff tools

  • Installation overview
  • P4Merge installation and configuration

Module 06: How to make comparisons

  • Comparing the working directory and the staging area
  • Comparing the working directory with the last commit (Git repository)
  • Comparing between the staging area and the last commit
  • Compare only specific files
  • Differences between different commits

Module 07: Branching and Merging on Git

  • Branching Basics
  • Checkout to a different branch
  • Fast forward Merges
  • Automating merges
  • Merge conflicts and how to resolve them
  • Cherrypick
  • What to do in case of local branch deletion (for recovery)

Module 08: Stashing

  • Stash vs branch
  • Simple examples regarding stashing
  • Stashing untracked files
  • Managing Multiple Stashes
  • Stashing into a branch

Module 09: Tagging

  • Basic tag examples
  • Annotated tags
  • Comparing Tags
  • Tag specific commits
  • Updating tags
  • Using GitHub and configuring tags

Module 10: Git hooks

  • Local git hooks
  • WebHooks
  • How to automise certain tasks before/after committing to Git

Module 11: Working with remotes

Additional details:

To attend this course, you need to have:

  • PC/Laptop with internet access
  • Updated web browser

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