Nanodegree Program

Become a Cloud DevOps Engineer

Companies are looking for talented DevOps engineers to remain competitive in this agile world. Enroll now to operationalize infrastructure at scale and deliver applications and services at high velocity, an essential skill for advancing your career.
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    4 Months

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    December 22, 2021

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  • Prerequisites
    Intermediate JavaScript

What You Will Learn

Syllabus

Syllabus

Learn to design and deploy infrastructure as code, build and monitor CI/CD pipelines for different deployment strategies, and deploy scalable microservices using Kubernetes. At the end of the program, you’ll combine your new skills by completing a capstone project.

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Prerequisite Knowledge

You should have intermediate knowledge of Javascript, and familiarity with object-oriented programming, web development with HTML and CSS, and the Linux Command Line.

  • Cloud Foundations

    Learn the fundamentals of cloud computing while being introduced to compute power, security, storage, networking, messaging, and management services in the cloud.

  • Deploy Infrastructure as Code (IAC)

    In this course, you’ll learn how to deploy the underlying infrastructure components that provide security and services to our servers by writing scripts using CloudFormation, AWS’ tool for Infrastructure as Code. You will use CloudFormation to deploy Infrastructure patterns that are used in the industry broadly and can be readily used to deploy any cloud application. Like in the real world, you will begin with initial business requirements that you will turn into Cloud Architecture Diagrams. Then you will deploy this architecture using CloudFormation.

  • Build CI/CD Pipelines, Monitoring & Logging

    Learn how to stretch for Continuous Delivery as your “true north” while you build CI/CD systems that automate the “stuff” between developers and the cloud. You’ll gain essential knowledge and put it into practice as you learn about Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. You’ll combine your existing knowledge of Cloud Formation and AWS with new tools like Ansible and Circle CI. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye on your deployments with proactive monitoring and alerting.

  • Microservices at Scale using Kubernetes

    In this course, you learn to create and deploy a kubernetes cluster, configure kubernetes autoscale and load test a kubernetes application. You’ll learn to operationalize both existing and new microservices and apply containers best practices. You’ll learn to deploy Machine Learning microservices that are elastic and fault tolerant. You’ll learn to pick the appropriate abstraction for microservices: Serverless (AWS Lambda) or Container Orchestration (Kubernetes).

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DevOps Engineer roles have increased over 200% since 2015.

All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.
Technical mentor support

Technical mentor support

Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.
Career Services

Career services

You’ll have access to resume support, Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.
Flexible learning program

Flexible learning program

Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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    Learn to operationalize infrastructure at scale and deliver applications and services at high velocity, an essential skill for advancing your career.
  • Average Time

    On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.
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Program Overview
  • Why should I enroll?
    The Cloud Computing field is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next several years, and there’s huge demand for DevOps engineer across industries. In fact, DevOps Engineer topped LinkedIn’s “Most recruited jobs” list in 2018
    Udacity has collaborated with industry leaders to offer a world-class learning experience so you can become a DevOps Engineer. You’ll get hands-on experience building CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, deploying infrastructure using code, implementing configuration management using Ansible, deploying microservices at scale, and more. You’ll have personalized support as you master in-demand skills that qualify you for high-value jobs in the cloud computing field.
    By the end of the program, you’ll have an impressive portfolio of real-world projects, and valuable hands-on experience. You’ll also receive career support via profile and portfolios reviews to help make sure you’re ready to establish a successful devops career, and land a job you love.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    This program is designed to prepare people to become devops engineers. This includes job titles such as DevOps Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Release Manager, and more. Obtaining the skills required to be a DevOps will make you extremely valuable across many industries, and in many roles. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared to seek out roles that run the gamut from generalist to specialist, and all points in between.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    If you're a developer, system admin or operations manager interested in automating IT infrastructure, building software delivery pipelines, and deploying and managing infrastructure, this program is for you. This program will enable you to gain the skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly-growing field.
Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
    To optimize your success in this program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help you prepare for the curriculum. To enroll, you should have experience in the following:
    • Intermediate programming skills in Javascript

    You should also have some familiarity with:
    • Web development (HTML, CSS)
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Linux Command Line Basics
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    We have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:
Tuition and Term of Program
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The Cloud DevOps Engineer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 5 (five) projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.
    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
Software and Hardware
  • What software and versions will I need for this program?
    For this Nanodegree program, you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux and an unmetered broadband Internet connection. For an ideal learning experience, a computer with Mac or Linux OS is recommended.

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