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Introduction to GitLab (TTDV7553)

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2 Days

12 CPD hours

About this course

The introductory-level course is geared for software developers, project managers, and IT professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and practical skills in version control and collaboration using GitLab. It's also well-suited for those transitioning from another version control system to GitLab, or those responsible for software development lifecycle within
their organization. Whether you are an individual looking to boost your proficiency or a team leader aiming to drive productivity and collaboration, this course will provide the necessary expertise to make the most of GitLab's capabilities.


This course combines engaging instructor-led presentations and useful demonstrations with valuable hands-on labs and engaging group activities. Throughout the course you’ll:
Gain a firm understanding of the fundamentals of Git and GitLab, setting a solid foundation for advanced concepts.
Learn to effectively manage and track changes in your code, ensuring a clean and reliable codebase.
Discover ways to streamline your daily tasks with aliases, stashing, and other GitLab workflow optimization techniques.
Develop skills in creating, merging, and synchronizing branches, enabling seamless collaboration and version control.
Equip yourself with the knowledge to use Git as a powerful debugging tool, saving time and effort when troubleshooting issues.
Understand the basics of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) in GitLab, helping you automate the software delivery process.


Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of GitLab, a leading web-based platform for version control and collaboration, through our intensive two-day course, GitLab Quick Start. Version control systems, such as GitLab, are the backbone of modern software development, enabling teams to work cohesively and maintain a structured workflow. By mastering GitLab, you can improve efficiency, encourage collaboration, and ensure accuracy and reliability within your projects, adding significant value to your organization. Throughout the course you ll explore various aspects of GitLab, starting from the fundamental principles of source code management to advanced concepts like rebasing and continuous integration/design. Key topics covered include Git and GitLab basics, reviewing and editing commit history, mastering GitFlow and GitLab Flow, branching and merging strategies, and understanding remote repositories. You'll also learn how to utilize Git as a debugging tool and explore the power of GitLab's built-in CI/CD capabilities. The core value of this course lies in its practical application. You'll learn how to effectively manage changes in code with GitLab, allowing you to maintain audit trails, create reproducible software, and seamlessly move from another version control system. Then you ll learn how to enhance your workflow efficiency using aliases for common commands, saving changes for later use, and ignoring build artifacts. You ll also explore GitLab's CI/CD, which will enable you to automate your software delivery process. These hands-on labs will walk you through creating, merging, and synchronizing remote branches, configuring Git, troubleshooting using Git as a debugging tool, and setting up GitLab Runner for CI/CD. Each lab is designed to simulate real-world projects, offering you a first-hand experience in managing and contributing to a version control system like GitLab.

Introduction to Source Code Management
  • The Core Principles of Change Management
  • The Power to Undo Changes
  • Audit Trails and Investigations
  • Reproducible Software
  • Changing code-hosting platform
  • Moving from another version control system
Git and GitLab Introduction and Basics
  • Introduction to Git
  • GitFlow
  • GitLab Flow
  • Trees and Commits
  • Configuring Git
  • Adding, Renaming, and Removing Files
Reviewing and Editing the Commit History
  • Reviewing the Commit History
  • Revision Shortcuts
  • Fixing Mistakes
Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Simplifying Common Commands with Aliases
  • Ignoring Build Artifacts
  • Saving Changes for Later Use (Stashing)
  • Branching Basics
  • Listing Differences Between Branches
  • Visualizing Branches
  • Deleting Branches
  • Tagging
  • Merging Basics
  • Merge Conflicts
  • Merging Remote Branches
Remote Repositories
  • Remote Repositories
  • Synchronizing Objects with Remotes
  • Tracking Branches
Centralizing and Controlling Access
  • Introduction to GitLab
  • Git Repositories on GitLab
  • Daily Workflow
Reviewing Branching and Merging
  • Branch Review
  • Merging Basics
  • Rebasing Basics
  • Rebasing with Local Branches
  • Rebasing with Remote Branches
  • Interactive Rebasing
  • Squashing Commits
  • Getting Out of Trouble
Git as a Debugging Tool
  • Using the Blame Command to See File History
  • Performing a Binary Search
Continuous Integration / Continuous Design (CI/CD)
  • How to install GitLab Runner
  • Adding to our example project
  • Breaking down .gitlab-ci.yml
  • Adding .gitlab-ci.yml to our example project
  • Deconstructing an advanced .gitlab-ci.yml file
  • GitLab CI/CD web UI
Optional: Resetting Trees
  • Introduction to Resetting
  • Resetting Branch Pointers
  • Resetting Branches and the Index
  • Resetting the Working Directory
  • Making Good Use of the Reset Command
Optional More on Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Interactively Staging Changes
Optional: Including External Repositories
  • Submodules
  • Subtrees
  • Choosing Between Submodules and Subtrees
Workflow Management
  • Branch Management
Additional course details:

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