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GitLab Education

GitLab with Git Basics Training


This class is designed to provide users with an introduction to GitLab. It starts with an overview of GitLab so you can learn the basics about what GitLab does and why DevOps teams use it. Then it dives into Git, the version control system used by GitLab for source code management (SCM). You'll learn and practice fundamental Git concepts and commands. Throughout the course flow we'll provide demos and hands-on practice with the foundational processes and tasks that DevOps teams use in GitLab, such as committing changes, creating branches and merge requests, using a CI/CD pipeline, and accessing security scanning.

GitLab with Git Basics covers some features that are available in all three GitLab pricing tiers (Free, Premium, and Ultimate), some features that are only available in Premium and Ultimate, and a small number of features that are only available in Ultimate.

New certification! Starting in May 2020, we're including class participant access to our new GitLab Certified Associate certification assessments. To earn certification, GitLab with Git Basics Training participants must receive a passing score on both a written assessment and a lab assessment evaluated by a GitLab Professional Services Engineer.

Target Audiences

Any team member new to Git and GitLab

What’s Included

  • Live training sessions delivered by a GitLab technical trainer
  • Lecture with demonstrations
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Slides with notes and reference links

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what GitLab is and why teams use it
  • Perform basic Git commands for branching, merging, and remote work
  • Apply fundamental concepts and skills using GitLab within the DevOps lifecycle


Remote delivery is $5,000 per class. Onsite delivery is $7,000 per class plus incurred trainer travel expenses.


One delivery of this course includes two 4-hour remote sessions or one 1-day onsite session.

Class Size

Maximum 12 attendees; order this seat add-on to increase total seats per class

Course Syllabus

Day 1: Part 1

Schedule Topic Overview
9:00 - 10:00a GitLab Overview
  • What is GitLab?
  • Sequential DevOps vs. Concurrent DevOps
  • Concurrent DevOps with GitLab
  • GitLab Flows
  • GitLab Recommended Process
  • GitLab WorkFlow Components
  • Demo Exercises: GitLab Features
10:00 - 10:45a GitLab Components and Navigation
  • GitLab Organization
  • GitLab Epics
  • Issue: The Starting Point for your workflow
  • Issue Organization
  • GitLab Workflow Example
  • Demo Exercises: GitLab Navigation
  • Hands On Labs: Create a Project & Issue
11:00a - 1:00p Git Basics
  • What is Git?
  • Git Key Terms
  • Why Git is so popular
  • Centralized vs. Distributed
  • Basic Git workflow within GitLab
  • Common Commands
  • Demo Exercises: Working Locally with Git
  • Hands On Labs: Working Locally with Git

Day 2: Part 2

Schedule Topic Overview
9:00 - 10:45a Basic Code Creation in GitLab
  • Code Review- Typical Workflow
  • Code Review Workflow- GitLab tools to use
  • Additional Tools for Code Review & Collaboration
  • Demo Exercises: Merge Request in GitLab
  • Demo Exercises: Assigning, Reviewing, and Approving in GitLab
  • Demo Exercises: Additional Tools for working with code
  • Hands On Labs: Code Creation and Review
11:00a - 1:00p GitLab's CI/CD Functions
  • What is CI/CD?
  • CI/CD Advantages
  • Concurrent DevOps lifecycle
  • CI/CD Features in GitLab
  • CI/CD Automated tasks
  • GitLab CI/CD Key Ingredients
  • Anatomy of a CI/CD Pipeline
  • Demo Exercises: CI/CD Examples
  • Hands on Labs: CI/CD Pipelines
GitLab's Package and Release Features
  • What are Package and Container Registries?
  • Release Features in GitLab
  • What is Auto DevOps?
  • Demo Exercises: Auto DevOps and Interactive Web Terminal
GitLab Security Scanning
  • Demo Exercises: Using SAST Templates
  • Hands On Labs : How to run a SAST scan
  • Hands On Labs : View the scanning reports in the Security Dashboard
Download the syllabus

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills

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

  • Agile development
  • Source code management

Here are some resources to help you prepare:

System Requirements

Laptop with internet access and git installed, per the requirements specified here.

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