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Cloud Native DevOps Bootcamp (Azure & AWS)

On-Demand / 20 hours


Join us for this 10 Week Cloud Native DevOps Bootcamp and learn Azure and AWS by BUILDING 46 PROJECTS.

Course Instructor: Mike Pfeiffer

Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty-year tech industry veteran who’s worked for some of the largest technology companies in the world including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Mike is a published author, international conference speaker, Microsoft Azure MVP, and host of the podcast.

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Course Outline

NOTE: All sessions are recorded and available for replay. You can take your time to work through the bootcamp.

Week 1: DevOps Fundamental Skills

Week 1 is the official kick-off of the Cloud-Native DevOps bootcamp. In week 1, you’re going to be learning all about the DevOps fundamentals. If you’re a systems administrator or infrastructure engineer breaking into the DevOps space, this is perfect for you to get a jump-start on your journey. If you’re an experienced DevOps pro, this will be a great refresher! We’ll be discussing topics such as CI/CD, source control, coding, and where the industry is heading.

Week 2: Shell Scripting Best Practices

When you’re an infrastructure pro breaking into the development and coding space, it can be intimidating. There’s a bunch of new words, definitions, and acronyms that you may not have heard before. Week 2 is to show you that it can be more simple then you think! Take the PowerShell or Python scripts you’ve written and implement DevOps best practices on them with this weeks lecture and labs.

Week 3: Infrastructure as Code

We’re always hearing about infrastructure-as-code, which is a way to define the services you create today using code. This is a great entry-point into thinking like a developer and truly automating the work that you do to not only save yourself time, but to make the outcome of your work more efficient and shareable to your peers.

Week 4: GitHub and Source Control

Writing code and thinking like a developer is important for DevOps, but having a place to save the code you write is just as important. With platforms like GitHub and practices like source control, you can rip that code out of your documents folder and store it in a safe, secure, and shareable location so you and your team can collaborate together.

Week 5: CI/CD

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment/Delivery is the cutting-edge way to build and ship code. You can do anything from deploy a JavaScript application to run Terraform code to build your cloud services and infrastructure. This week is all about using CI/CD in both Azure and AWS using key CI/CD platforms.

Week 6: Serverless in Azure and AWS

Serverless computing has ramped up significantly lately, for good reason. You can take an application running on IIS or Nginx and instead of having to create infrastructure to run the app, you can simply run it in a service. No more having to worry about operating system updates or management. You only have to focus on the code that’s being deployed. This week we’ll dive into what serverless can do for you.

Week 7: Security in Azure and AWS

Cyber security is quite possibly one of the most over-looked portions of the cloud. It’s easy to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and just as easy to accidentally give that VM that’s running Active Directory a public IP address that’s open to the world. In week 7, we’re going to dive into some key security topics in the cloud and how you can start securing your environment.

Week 8: Containerization and Kubernetes

Containerized with Docker and Kubernetes is one of the most used services in the Azure and AWS ecosystem. Every organization wants to be able to go faster in an efficient, secure, and scalable manner, which is what Kubernetes gives you. This week we’ll talk about how to get Kubernetes running in Azure and AWS to ensure you’re scaling your skills at the right speed.

Week 9: Monitoring and Logging

Monitoring an application and ensuring you store logs is the difference between an application running smoothly and a 2:00 AM panic call because the application crashed. A proper monitoring and logging setup is key for any DevOps pro. This week it’s all about putting these use-cases to practice and seeing how Azure and AWS can help in your monitor and logging journey.

Week 10: Where To Go From Here (Career Prep)

Now that we’ve taught you the skills you need to level up your success in the DevOps and development space, it’s time to talk about how you can utilize those skills to get a job or a promotion. We’re going to dive into resume updates, LinkedIn, branding yourself, and ensuring everyone that comes across your pages know you’re a DevOps pro.

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Both trainings were a great experience! Mike gathered some big names in the industry to speak on their specialties, I was truly honored to be able to learn from them.
Great training from experienced and knowledgeable trainers. The training material and demos mix the content with real-world scenarios which really accelerated my understanding.
Mike has done a fantastic job of assembling a group of subject matter experts to help guide you from the basics.
If you are serious and really want to go to next level of your career, I highly recommend to be part of

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What the prerequisites for this course?

We recommend that you have basic sysadmin skills, along with a high-level understanding of software development. You do not need to be a programmer to succeed in this course.

Who is this for?

CloudSkills is for anyone looking to build the technical and soft-skills required to succeed in the tech industry today. We welcome everyone, regardless if you come from an "ops" or "dev" background, or even if you're switching careers.

Do I need access to public cloud platforms?

We are big believers in hands-on practice, however, having immediate access to a public cloud platform is not a requirement for this course. Sit back and watch, and feel free to follow along if you'd like.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have full access to the recordings with your purchase. You watch videos, follow our proven step-by-step process, get results.

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