Two-day intensive hands-on training

Are you starting your journey into git and want to get off the ground running? Have you moved to Git from a centralized version control system and feel that you are getting more complexity without reaping the benefits? Do you want a good understanding of distributed version control concepts and to gain the necessary skills to really succeed with Git?

This is the course that will give you a solid foundation, not only to get started in Git, but to really understand the fundamentals and prepare you to take full advantage of the power of Git.

You will also learn how to improve your software development process by exploiting some of the features that are unique to distributed version control systems.


  • An introduction to the concepts of git and how it differs from older version control alternatives
  • Basic getting started with Git
  • A thorough introduction to the Git staging model
  • Git internals: Under the hood. A good understanding of the Git data model is the secret sauce that makes Git your long-lasting friend.
  • Mastering branching and merging
  • Multiplayer Git: This is the part where you get your hands dirty with real collaboration exercises and gain practical experience in resolving merge conflicts.
  • Solving problems with Git and solving problems in Git
  • Mastering git log to dig through history
  • Advanced Git: Here we cover topics like git stash, git grep and other less frequent git commands. Hooks and submodules can also be covered briefly if desired.
  • Meta Git: In this section we talk about topics surrounding git, primarily various workflow models. The focus of this section can be adjusted depending on audience. Sometimes we look more extensively at Git tools and clients, other times we dive into the Continuous Delivery storyline and how git ties into and supports this area.


The course is run as instructor-led presentations of each topic followed by live demos, lab exercises or discussions. To ensure maximum interaction and learning we normally limit this course to 15 attendees.

The course is based on using the command line as this gives users the deepest understanding and knowledge that is easily portable to any graphical client. No prior experience with command-line and bash is really needed. You only need to bring a laptop with Git bash installed, and we will take care of the rest.

Attendees are welcome to bring questions or challenges from their own background.

On-site training at your company

This course is frequently run as on-site internal company training. In those cases we are happy to work with you on smaller customizations of the content and the technical setup (e.g. overcoming firewall challenges).

Most of our on-site trainings have been in Scandinavia, but we have also run the training on location in India and China, and are happy to help you train your teams anywhere in the world.

Open public training

If you are an individual or smaller group interested in this training, and no public course is announced, please contact us anyway as your seat might well be the extra one needed to kick off the next training.

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Two days

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Hands-on course with a lot of exercises and learning material

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Software developers, Architects, DevOps and Continuous Delivery practitioners

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Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Malmö, or on-site.

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