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New DevOps Bootcamp released by Linux and CD Foundations

By Ryan Morris-Reade, Thu 14 Oct 2021

The Linux Foundation and the Continuous Delivery Foundation have announced a new DevOps Bootcamp.

The boot camp aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to utilise DevOps principles and practices, including DevSecOps and GitOps, in various technology roles. 

According to the recently released 2021 Open-Source Jobs Report, 88% of technology professionals surveyed use DevOps practices in their work, saying it's no longer optional to understand these topics. The boot camp starts with an introduction to DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE), then moves into specific DevOps tool sets such as Jenkins. It finishes with more advanced topics, including GitOps and DevSecOps principles and practices.

The boot camp has been created for existing and aspiring developers, operations personnel, engineers and others involved in software development, delivery, deployment, and maintenance. And while the program does cover some specific tools such as Jenkins, it's not intended to train users on specific tool sets. 

"The DevOps space has a wide variety of tools used in many combinations by organisations," says The Linux Foundation. 

"As a result, candidates are best served by taking tool-specific training as and when needed. This program instead focuses on the overarching practices and competencies required to operate in a continuously developed and deployed architecture."

The boot camp can be completed in around six months with 10-15 hours per week of training. The courses included in the program are:

  • DevOps and SRE fundamentals: Implementing continuous delivery (LFS261)
  • Jenkins' essentials (LFS267)
  • CI/CD with Jenkins X (LFS268)
  • GitOps: Continuous delivery on Kubernetes with Flux (LFS269)
  • Implementing DevSecOps (LFS262) (content available late 2021)

Included in the DevOps Bootcamp is the new Implementing DevSecOps (LFS262) course, which will be available in Q4. It's recommended this course be completed last in the program, as it should be available before participants reach that portion of the boot camp.

Participants will have access to a boot camp-specific online forum, allowing them to interact with other students and instructors, as well as with live course instructors four days per week. Candidates have unlimited access to the program for 12 months. Upon completing all five courses and their final exams, participants will receive a verifiable certificate of completion and a shareable online badge.

"DevOps has become the standard way software is developed and deployed in production, making skills in DevOps essential for anyone working in the industry," says The Linux Foundation SVP and general manager, Training and Certification, Clyde Seepersad. 

"There's a significant shortage of technology talent worldwide, in addition to challenges around upskilling existing professionals who are used to traditional development methodologies. Our goal in creating this boot camp is to lower the barrier of entry for those new to the technology industry, and also provide a straightforward and structured way for existing professionals to update their skills."

The Continuous Delivery Foundation executive director, Tracy Miranda, says implementation of continuous delivery techniques varies widely by industry and requires case-by-case understanding of unique development environments. 

"The Linux Foundation continues to provide high-quality courses for software developers who want a better understanding of the continuous delivery landscape, and the DevOps Bootcamp is an excellent way to turbocharge your understanding and proficiency," she says.

"By enrolling in the boot camp, within just a half year, you will be able to better evaluate and implement solutions that meets your DevOps needs."

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