Azure Cloud & DevOps Bootcamp

Become a Certified DevOps Engineer in 8 Weeks

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

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Here's what other people are saying about the CloudSkills Community

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 CloudSkills.io.

"I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about DevOps"

I found the program to be very well laid out from start to finish. It helped me solidify my understanding of the basic components and then built on that to see a fully functional CI/CD process. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about DevOps.

@joefecht
mike pfeiffer

Here's what you'll learn in our immersive 8-week bootcamp:

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: Shell Scripting with PowerShell

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.

Week 3: 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 infrastructure using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and Hashicorp Terraform to automate the end-to-end deployment of applications.

Week 4: Configuration Management and Automation

Learn how to implement Azure Automation for both runbook automation and configuration management with PowerShell DSC. Gain an understanding of how to deploy and manage Azure resources with Ansible. Learn how to deliver event-based automation solutions with serverless functions written in pure PowerShell script.

Week 5: Event-Driven Serverless Functions

Learn how to take advantage of Azure Functions which includes native support for PowerShell Core as well as the Azure Az modules, and more. Discover the key techniques used to leverage PowerShell in Azure Functions so you can deliver event-based solutions built on best practices that successfully deliver on-demand services through serverless automation.

Week 6: Docker and Kubernetes Deep Dive

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 7: 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 8: 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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Your Lead Instructor

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 CloudSkills.fm podcast.

@mike_pfeiffer
mike pfeiffer

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 eight (8) week immersive hybrid training program consisting of live training and Q&A calls, on-demand video, and guided 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 on-demand training sessions, guided hands-on video labs, weekly livestreams and a Slack community.


How does this work?

You watch videos, attend live sessions (or watch replays), complete the required labs, and ask questions in the Slack community or on the live calls. Follow the process, get results.


When does this start?

You can start immediatley with our on-demand video training, guided hands-on labs, and attend weekly live training and Q&A calls. New members will get lifetime access to our community for a limited time only.


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.


Do I have to be in the United States?

No, we have community members from several countries. We have a strong community of people with diverse talents and a vast range of skills and industry experience.


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.


"I would recommend this program to anyone interested in learning DevOps at a deeper level"

CloudSkills Community Slack is an interesting bunch of people that I'm learning a lot from, enjoying their perspectives and seeing a bigger picture of how people everywhere are taking on DevOps. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in learning DevOps at a deeper level, willing to put in the work to explore hands-on, and ask lots of questions.

@dave000777
David Cobb

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

Eight (8) Weeks of On-Demand Training

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

Live Training Calls (new content every week)

Join us every Wednesday at 5:00pm pacific for our live training and Q&A sessions. 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 (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 & live calls)

Become part of our online Slack community and engage with your peers on weekly livestreams. Network with like-minded people and get mentorship from others who are further along in their careers. Lifetime access to the CloudSkills Community is available only for a limited time.

Total cost: $997

Total cost: $497 (limited time)

Enroll Now - $497

* This special discount is available until 3/20/2020 at 11:59pm Pacific *
* We've extended this special "working from home" discount until 3/31/2020 at 11:59pm Pacific *

"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.

@derekschauland
derek