Azure DevOps Certification Bootcamp

Become a Certified DevOps Engineer in 6 Weeks

Transition Into a Career as a DevOps Engineer

Learn DevOps foundations by completing real-world projects, interacting with our community on weekly live Q&A calls, and prepare for the Azure DevOps Engineer Expert (AZ-400) certification exam with step-by-step hands-on labs and in-depth practice exams.

Week 1: DevOps Fundamentals

Gain an understanding of core DevOps principles and practices, terminology and culture. Learn the foundations of DevOps and understand how businesses build high performance IT teams, why we need DevOps and the history of how we got here, how to move past traditional processes and implement Agile infrastructure, identify and eliminate wasteful processes, and much more.

Week 2: Infrastructure as Code

Discover the core building blocks of Infrastructure as Code and how to completely automate the entire application lifecycle. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the management of infrastructure (networks, virtual machines, load balancers, etc.) in a descriptive model, using the same versioning as development team uses for application source code. Learn how to author, test, and deploy Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to automate the end-to-end deployment of applications.

Week 3: Scripting & Event-Driven Automation

Get started with writing automation scripts using PowerShell core and learn the basics of Azure PowerShell, Azure Cloud Shell, Azure Automation, and how to work with Git, GitHub, Azure Repos, and VS Code, as an infrastructure developer. Learn how to deliver event-based automation solutions with serverless functions written in pure PowerShell script.

Week 4: Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery

Continuous Integration (CI) is the process of automating the build and testing of code every time a team member commits changes to version control. Continuous Delivery (CD) is the process to build, test, configure and deploy from a build to a production environment. Learn how to implement CI/CD with Azure DevOps in real-world projects, and discover what you need to know in order to pass the AZ-400 certification exam.

Week 5: Cloud-Native Architecture

Learn the foundations of Docker containers, orchestration systems (including Kubernetes), microservices architecture, serverless functions and event-driven computing, and cloud deployment options such as the blue-green deployment pattern, canary releases, dark launches, and feature toggles. Also learn how to collect metrics, create alarms and alerts, implement centralized log aggregation, and perform A/B testing.

Week 6: DevOps Culture, Communication, and Leadership

Learn about the cultural transformation that DevOps teams are embracing and how to succeed on high performance teams. Being an effective contributor requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership practices. Discover the communication and leadership skills you'll need to collaborate effectively with others, break down silos between teams, and evolve with your organization.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering if our DevOps Bootcamp is going to be the right fit? Here are answers to common questions.

What is this?

DevOps Bootcamp is a six (6) week immersive hybrid training program consisting of live Q&A calls, on-demand video, and hands-on labs. We help you transition into a DevOps and cloud-focused role.

Who is this for?

DevOps Bootcamp is for anybody working in the IT industry who wants to transition into a DevOps and cloud-focused role. It works for anybody in IT, regardless if you come from an "ops" or "dev" background.

Where does this happen?

DevOps Bootcamp is delivered online and consists of live training sessions, hands-on video labs, live Q&A calls and a Slack community. You complete the program online and have access to the community for life.

How does this work?

You attend the live sessions (or watch the replay), complete the required labs, take practice exams, and ask questions in the Slack community or on the live Q&A calls. Follow the process, get results.

When does this start?

DevOps Bootcamp starts the moment you enroll. You can get started with our on-demand courses, guided hands-on labs, and attend weekly live Q&A calls. Our next rotation of live training sessions start in January 2020.

Why does this exist?

We created DevOps Bootcamp because making a career transition alone can seem nearly impossible. This program is a linear, step-by-step approach with technical training that includes mentoring and peer support.

How much does this cost?

We have different pricing options, but in either case, DevOps Bootcamp is currently less expensive than going to a conference or a live class.

Do I have to quit my day job?

Nope, DevOps Bootcamp is designed to work around your schedule. If you can't make a live call or training session you can just watch the video replay in the online portal.

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Get Started Right Away

You don't have to wait for our live training sessions to get started. Once you've been accepted the program you can attend our weekly Q&A calls and dive into bonus video courses and guided hands-on video labs.

Weekly Q&A Calls

Join us every week for our live community Q&A calls. These calls are available only to members of the CloudSkills community. Recordings are posted in the portal in case you can't make it to every call.

Guided Hands-On Video Labs

Follow along with guided video tutorials, explained in-depth, that show you how to build real-world projects, step-by-step.

You'll also get instant lifetime access to these on-demand courses as part of your membership:

Bonus #1: Azure PowerShell Quickstart Course

Get up to speed with PowerShell fundamentals and learn the basics of Azure PowerShell. This 16-hour course will teach you how to write scripts with the Az PowerShell module, Azure Cloud Shell, Azure Automation, how to work with Git, VS Code, and much more.

Bonus #2: Up and Running with Docker Containers Course

Learn the foundations of containers and working with Docker in this 16-hour course. You'll learn everything you need to know to be successful when it comes to creating and running containers, managing container images, working with volumes, managing container networking, and undertsanding the concept of container orchestration.

Bonus #3: Kubernetes Foundations Course

In this accelerated 4-hour workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of Kubernetes. This training also shows you how to get started with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and will give you a jumpstart before you dive into our community calls and hands-on labs.

"Nothing short of amazing in a few ways"

The network of individuals I have connected with because of this program is outstanding. The value of the class, both for networking and for course content was very good. The opportunities I have had because I was enrolled in this program have been astounding to me.


Here's Everything You'll Get in this DevOps Bootcamp

Six (6) Weeks of Live Training

Learn DevOps Fundamentals, Infrastructure as Code, Scripting & Event-Driven Automation, Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery, Cloud-Native Architectures, DevOps Culture, and Leadership skills.

Guided Hands-On Video Labs (new content every month)

Follow along with guided video tutorials, explained in-depth, that show you how to build real-world projects, step-by-step.

Lifetime Access to the CloudSkills Community (including video labs)

Become part of our online Slack community and engage with your peers on weekly live Q&A calls. Network with like-minded people and get mentorship from others who are further along in their careers.

Weekly Community Q&A Calls Every Month

Join us every week for our live community Q&A calls. These calls are available only to members of the CloudSkills community. Recordings are posted in the portal in case you can't make it to every call.

Practice Exams for Your Certification

Prepare for the big day with realistic practice exams loaded with hundreds of questions. This is a great way to sharpen your knowledge as you get closer to exam day.

Azure Sandbox Access

Follow along with our guided video labs in an Azure sandbox subscription of your own. Your membership includes one month of Azure access and up to $100 of spend.

Over 35 hours of On-Demand Training

Dive right into some of our best online courses that will help you get up to speed with Azure PowerShell, Docker Containers, Kubernetes, and more.