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Cloud DevOps Engineer

Nanodegree Program

In this program, you’ll develop the skills you need to join the rapidly growing cloud devops field.

In this program, you’ll develop the skills you need to join the rapidly growing cloud devops field.


4 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated June 18, 2024

Skills you'll learn:

Logging • Continuous integration • Continuous deployment • Github actions


Command line interface basics • NodeJS • AWS development

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Nanodegree Program!

Welcome to Udacity! We're excited to share more about your Nanodegree program and start this journey with you!

Lesson 1


Welcome to Udacity. Takes 5 minutes to get familiar with Udacity courses and gain some tips to succeed in courses.

Lesson 2

Getting Help

You are starting a challenging but rewarding journey! Take 5 minutes to read how to get help with projects and content.

Course 2 4 weeks

AWS Cloud Fundamentals

The cloud has become a key enabler for innovation with beneficial features like high availability, unlimited capacity, and on-demand scalability and elasticity. Learn the fundamentals of cloud computing while being introduced to compute power, security, storage, networking, messaging, and management services in the cloud. While learning the fundamentals, you will explore tools and services offered by Amazon Web Services(AWS) through interactive, hands-on exercises. By the end of the course, you will have deployed your first website to AWS.

Lesson 1

Cloud Computing

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of cloud computing including cloud deployment models, benefits, and popular AWS options.

Lesson 2

Servers in the Cloud and Compute Services

Learn why we need servers, compute power, and security.

Lesson 3

Storage & Content Delivery

Learn why we need storage and content delivery in the cloud.

Lesson 4


Learn the importance of security in the cloud.

Lesson 5

Networking & Elasticity

Learn the basics of networking and elasticity in the cloud.

Lesson 6

Messaging & Containers

Learn the basics of messaging and containers in the cloud.

Lesson 7

AWS Management

Learn why we need logging, auditing, and resource management in the cloud.

Lesson 8 • Project

Deploy Static Website on AWS

In this project, you will deploy a static website to AWS.

Course 3 4 weeks

Deploy Infrastructure as Code (IAC)

With the advent of cloud computing, along came several tools that enabled us to deploy the underlying infrastructure components that provide security and services to our servers by writing scripts. In this course, you’ll learn how to deploy this infrastructure 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.

Lesson 1

Getting Started with CloudFormation

Set up the necessary tools to get started with AWS CloudFormation and deploy your first server.

Lesson 2

Infrastructure Diagrams

Convert business requirements into infrastructure diagrams and understand the principles behind design choices.

Lesson 3

Networking Infrastructure

Learn about various networking components that can be used in a VPC.

Lesson 4

Servers and Security Groups

Implement security groups and understand the concept of least-privilege as it applies to network traffic

Lesson 5

Storage and Databases

Deploy relational database and encryption service for your application.

Lesson 6 • Project

Deploy a high-availability web app using CloudFormation

In this project, you’ll deploy web servers for a highly available web app using CloudFormation.

Course 4 4 weeks

Microservices at Scale using AWS and Kubernetes

This lesson will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of microservices architecture, containers, and Kubernetes in the context of AWS. You will learn how to build, deploy, and manage containerized applications at scale while utilizing AWS tools and services. By the end of your journey, you will have a strong foundation in containerization, microservices, and Kubernetes DevOps skills, enabling you to tackle real-world challenges in your professional career.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Microservices at Scale with AWS and Kubernetes

Understand the concepts, skills, and goals you'll work through as well as prerequisites and tools to succeed in your learning journey.

Lesson 2

Containers for DevOps on AWS

Dive into Docker containers and the Docker Engine and create, deploy, and manage containers. You'll learn about containerization, Docker images, Dockerfiles, and how to interact with AWS ECR.

Lesson 3

Microservices for DevOps on AWS

Understand the significance of microservices and how they affect the responsibilities of DevOps engineers. Learn about continuous integration and deployment and how to use AWS tools like CodeBuild.

Lesson 4

Kubernetes on AWS Fundamentals

Use Kubernetes to solve the cumbersome overhead of managing microservices deployed with Docker. Learn the basics of Kubernetes including architecture, components, and key concepts.

Lesson 5

Operationalizing Kubernetes

Extend your Kubernetes knowledge to applying cluster management to production workloads: Helm charts, logging, and scaling.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Operationalizing a Coworking Space Microservice

Implement your understanding of Docker, ECR, CodeBuild, and Kubernetes to take an existing project into a production-ready Kubernetes environment in AWS

Taught By The Best

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Justin Lee

Data Platform Engineer

Justin Lee designs and builds modern scalable systems and consults for Fortune 500 companies. He currently works in the Silicon Valley as a platform engineer to enable users' data workflows. He has a BS in Computer Science from UCLA and is often mentoring and teaching developers through Codementor.

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Byron Sommardahl

Chief Technology Officer

Byron is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Acklen Avenue, an agile software development company. Byron has been developing software since he was 9 years old, and is a true believer in anything that improves software maintainability, usability, and delivery.

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Kesha Williams


Kesha has over 20 years experience in software development and is a software engineering manager at Chick-fil-A, routinely leading innovation teams in proving out the use of cloud services to solve complex business problems. She was recently named an Alexa Champion by Amazon.

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Carlos Rivas


Carlos is a Senior Solutions Architect at Infiniti Consulting where he helps institutions move traditional data centers to the cloud. He has worked for several large telecommunication providers managing and configuring network infrastructure, using Java, Groovy, Python, Perl, and PHP.

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating: 4.6 Stars

416 Reviews

Leong M.

October 12, 2022

Feeling great! To be able to use some of the cloud computing services to deploy the application to the cloud!

Vinamra S.

June 29, 2022

Yes it has been awesome so far

John I.

March 13, 2022

Yes, This is good learning and well explained concept

Rafik F.

March 9, 2022

The program is going well!

Sahil S.

March 6, 2022

fast response

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