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Cloud Developer

Nanodegree Program

Elevate your tech skills with our innovative program focused on Cloud Computing, Microservices, and Serverless Technologies. Master the fundamentals of AWS, learn to build and deploy scalable, full-stack applications on the cloud, and grasp the principles of modern cloud architecture. Delve into microservices, understanding architecture patterns, service replication, and independent scaling. Harness the power of serverless technologies, creating REST APIs and implementing security best practices. Our hands-on exercises offer practical experience, equipping you to design, build, and deploy complex applications. Stay ahead in the digital era with our comprehensive tech program.

Elevate your tech skills with our innovative program focused on Cloud Computing, Microservices, and Serverless Technologies. Master the fundamentals of AWS, learn to build and deploy scalable, full-stack applications on the cloud, and grasp the principles of modern cloud architecture. Delve into microservices, understanding architecture patterns, service replication, and independent scaling. Harness the power of serverless technologies, creating REST APIs and implementing security best practices. Our hands-on exercises offer practical experience, equipping you to design, build, and deploy complex applications. Stay ahead in the digital era with our comprehensive tech program.

Intermediate

3 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated July 12, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Kubernetes • Microservices architecture design • Microservices debugging • CI/CD
Prerequisites:
HTML • Command line interface basics • Basic web 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!

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

Security

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

Full Stack Apps on AWS

Explore the foundational concepts of designing and deploying scalable, extendable, and maintainable full-stack applications using modern cloud architecture.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Full Stack Apps on AWS

Review the prerequisites and technical requirements and learn more about what you'll be building.

Lesson 2

REST API Development on AWS

You'll learn how to create REST APIs, focusing on client-server communication, URL anatomy, request types, and headers.

Lesson 3

Developing with AWS Databases and Storage

Explore using AWS RDS and S3 in Node.js apps, covering database setup, data storage, object storage, and integrating AWS services.

Lesson 4

Deploying Applications on AWS

In this lesson you will learn the process of configuring, deploying, and launching your applications to AWS.

Lesson 5

Securing AWS Applications

You'll explore securing full stack apps on AWS, focusing on password storage, user authentication, implementing Node.js authentication, and secret storage.

Lesson 6

AWS Frontend Development

Build a React app that communicates with a backend service and deploy it to Elastic Beanstalk. Use Axios for HTTP requests, handle user authentication, fetch data, and manage app state.

Lesson 7 • Project

Image Processing Microservice on AWS

In this project, you will develop a cloud-based application for uploading and processing images!

Course 4 3 weeks

Monolith to Microservices at Scale

Microservices are becoming the default mode of developing and deploying applications at scale. Microservices architecture makes it easier to scale an application to a large system and is a great enabler for continuous integration and delivery. The microservices architecture allows independent scaling, independent releases and deployments, and independent development so that each service has its own codebase. In this course, we will cover the best practices on how to develop and deploy microservices. You will learn topics such as different microservice architecture patterns, independent scaling, resiliency, service replication, service registration, and discovery. By the end of this course, you should be able to design and build an application using a microservice architecture.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Microservices

Using microservices is both a technical and business decision. In this lesson you will learn about the use cases that caused microservices to become popular.

Lesson 2

Microservices Design Principles and Best Practices

When applied correctly, microservice architecture can deliver great business value. In this lesson, we will compare microservices and monoliths and discuss best practices for refactoring.

Lesson 3

Containers Using Docker

Applications are often deployed in containers. In this lesson we'll learn why we use containers and how to use Docker to build our applications to be deployed as containers

Lesson 4

Automating the Application Development Lifecycle

In this lesson, we'll learn about why the industry embraces Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment and how Docker helps streamline the process

Lesson 5

Orchestration with Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a powerful tool that is often used to deploy containers. In this lesson we’ll learn about why we would consider using Kubernetes and to deploy our applications

Lesson 6

Best Practices/Design Patterns for Kubernetes in Production

In this lesson we'll learn some of the best practices for running your application in Kubernetes including logging, scale, and security

Lesson 7 • Project

Refactor Monolith to Microservices and Deploy

In this project, you will take an existing application named Udagram and refactor it into a microservice architecture with lean services and deploy it using Kubernetes.

Taught By The Best

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Michał Kapiczyński

Senior Software Engineer

Michał Kapiczyński is a Senior Software Engineer and an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. His primary expertise is in backend and cloud technologies. He works in consulting helping customers build great cloud solutions and he is part of the Toptal network. He has an Engineering Degree from Aarhus University.

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Ivan Mushketyk

Principal Software Engineer

Ivan Mushketyk is a seasoned Software Engineer with 10 years of experience including companies like AWS and Stripe. He specializes in cloud computing, distributed systems, and data processing. He is an experienced instructor and has created multiple online courses. Ivan is also an avid Open Source contributor.

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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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Gabriel Ruttner

Instructor

Gabe is the CTO at Ursa & Tech Advisor for Start-Ups. Gabe has expertise in building cloud-based machine learning and natural language processing services at early stage tech companies. He holds technical degrees from Cornell University and Stony Brook University.

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Kesha Williams

Instructor

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating: 4.4 Stars

398 Reviews

Jay B.

March 9, 2023

The program seems very basic, but I think it still is perfect for someone new to the world of cloud computing.

Nembo T.

January 17, 2023

Awesome

Chirayu K.

May 13, 2022

Program is good

Dhruv S.

May 11, 2022

I liked the first project, it was detailed and smooth

Leonardo C.

April 13, 2022

Very good theory and practice balance :D

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