Learning DevOps and Cloud Engineering at Code Platoon

The world of technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a greater push for cloud adoption and sustainable budget planning for IT projects. As a result, the demand for skilled professionals in DevOps and Cloud Engineering has skyrocketed. Code Platoon recognized this need and set out to bridge the gap by offering a comprehensive DevOps bootcamp tailored to military Veterans and spouses looking to embark on a career in this exciting field.

Code Platoon’s primary motivation in creating a top cloud engineering Bootcamp is to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the ever-changing technology landscape. 

“Our curriculum is carefully crafted to combine theory with practical, hands-on assignments and projects, ensuring that our students are well-prepared for the real-world challenges they will face in their DevOps careers,” said Chandra Arya, Lead DevOps Instructor at Code Platoon. 

“One of the core principles we emphasize in our training program is the DevOps mindset. Effective communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement are the key pillars of success in this field.”

The DevOps curriculum is divided into five major modules. 

  • The Linux and AWS track focuses on developing proficiency in Linux operating systems and utilizing the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform. 
  • The Infrastructure and Automation track emphasizes infrastructure automation and configuration management using tools such as Terraform and Ansible. 
  • The CI/CD track centers around implementing Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines using GitHub Actions. 
  • The Monitoring track covers various tools and services for monitoring infrastructure and applications, including Cloudwatch, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and major beats like Filebeat, Packetbeat, and Metricbeat. 
  • Finally, the Containerization and Orchestration track delves into containerization using Docker and orchestration using Kubernetes. 

DevOps students learn to work in cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing. They gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices of DevOps, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, and Infrastructure as Code.

“What sets our bootcamp apart is our emphasis on practical, hands-on experience,” says Adam Cahan, Program Director at Code Platoon. “Students work on real-world projects: deploying and managing applications, setting up CI/CD pipelines, and automating infrastructure. This approach helps them gain valuable experience and develop the skills needed for the job.”

“We have closely studied the current job market and industry requirements to ensure that our curriculum aligns with the latest trends and technologies in DevOps,” Chandra says. “We continuously monitor the industry landscape and update our course material accordingly. We want our students equipped with the most relevant skills to meet the available DevOps career opportunities.”

The DevOps curriculum also addresses the specific needs and challenges military Veterans and spouses face. 

“We understand the unique skill sets and experiences they bring to the table, and our program is tailored to leverage and build upon those strengths,” Adam said. “We offer a supportive network of instructors and mentors with firsthand experience in the tech industry and the military. This provides our students with a valuable support system as they transition into their careers.”

Both Chandra and Adam emphasize that the success of our students is at the heart of what they do. 

“Our ultimate goal is to see our graduates secure rewarding DevOps job opportunities, contribute to the success of their organizations, and make a positive impact in the world of technology,” Chandra says. “We have witnessed countless success stories of military Veterans and spouses transforming their lives and flourishing in the tech world.”

Jim Hennessey is Code Platoon’s Director of Marketing. Jim brings a strong background in nonprofit marketing and start-up enterprises to the mission of Code Platoon. Jim is a graduate of Clemson University and currently lives in Chicago. Follow Jim on LinkedIn.

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