Programming with Python for DevOps Engineers

Livestreaming April 28th, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Learn the foundations of programming and computer science using a real-world project-focused approach with 27 real-world projects.

Course Instructor: Michael Levan

Michael Levan is CTO & Senior Partner at, a Cloud & DevOps Enablement consulting/training firm, where he spends his time creating real-world based content and consulting for customers around the globe.

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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: Computer Science 101

April 28th, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST

In week 1, you will be diving into part 1 and part 2 of computer science 101. The issue that many cloud engineers, DevOps pros, infrastructure pros, and SRE's face is even though they can code, they don't understand why they're doing what they're doing. They can write the code, but when they hear someone ask if the code is immutable or idempotent, they're unsure what that means. They need to learn the theory. The computer science 101 portion of the bootcamp is meant to help fill in the gaps.

Part 2 will go into topics like immutable vs mutable, computer security, data structures, language features, and much more. Computer science 101 part 2 will finish filling in the gaps that you'll experience as an infrastructure pro, devops pro, and SRE moving more into the code-first world.

Week 2: Python Concepts

May 5th, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST

In week 2, you're going to take concepts that you learned in week 1 and put them into a hands-on approach. You'll be diving into Python basics, variables, functions, classes, and much more. The idea is to take what you learned from part 1 and part 2 of computer science 101 and use the knowledge.

Week 3: After The Basics (where to go from here)

May 12th, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST

Now that you know Python and computer science, you may be wondering to yourself where do I go from here? This is a very common feeling after learning a programming language. The best way to move forward is to literally take what you're doing today, and do it in Python. In week 5, you'll learn exactly how to do that.

Week 4: Writing Frontend and Backend Applications, Pair Programming, and deploying apps with CI/CD

May 19th, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST

When you learn a programming language, it opens up an entirely new world. All of those sample apps that you've used to deploy to virtual machines, to containers, to Kubernetes, with CICD, just so you can learn about how to use those platforms... you no longer need to do that. Why? Because you now have the knowledge to build your own apps!

What happens when you have the knowledge to build apps? You need to know how to work with others to build an application. You'll learn how to pair program and connect with peers at the programmatic level.

Week 5: Infrastructure-As-Code with Python

May 26th, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST

As a DevOps pro, you'll hear a ton about infrastructure-as-code (probably with Terraform). However, that isn't the only way to create and use IaC. In week 5, you'll learn about how to take Python and use it in your IaC workflow with Cloud Development Kits (CDK), specifically with Pulumi and AWS CDK.

Week 6: Machine Learning (ML) and Python

June 2nd, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST

Machine Learning is a topic that is skyrocketing in popularity. Although you may not use it much as a DevOps or cloud pro, it's still extremely good to learn the basics. In 1-3 years, you're going to see Machine Learning Engineer roles pop up a ton, and those roles will be a combination of a DevOps pro, a developer, and someone who understands the ML workflow. In the final week of the bootcamp, you're going to learn the basics of machine learning to help you get started.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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