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Nanodegree Program

Become a Cloud Dev Ops 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.

  • Estimated Time
    4 Months

    At 10 hours/week

  • Classroom Opens
    June 11, 2019

    Pre-Order now to reserve your spot

  • Prerequisites
    Basic Programming and Linux Command Line

    See prerequisites in detail

What You Will Learn

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Syllabus

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

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Estimated 4 Months

Prerequisite Knowledge

To be successful in this program you should have basic understanding of any programming language, and basic knowledge of the Linux Command Line. See detailed requirements.

  • 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 a Static Website on AWS
  • Deploy Infrastructure as Code (IAC)

    In this course, you’ll learn how 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.

    Deploy a High-Availability Web App Using CloudFormation
  • Build CI/CD Pipelines, Monitoring & Logging

    In this course, you’ll learn the process of taking software from source code to deployment and beyond. You’ll learn about automated testing, choosing the right deployment strategy for your business needs and deploying the appropriate CI/CD pipeline. You’ll also learn about monitoring and logging to ensure that your application is running at peak performance and stays that way. Additional topics include managing and makeing changes to your servers in an automated way using Ansible, a leading Configuration Management tool.

    Build CI/CD Pipeline for Blue/Green Deployment
  • 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).

    Operationalize a Machine Learning Microservice APICapstone Project
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DevOps Engineer roles have increased over 200% since 2015.

All our Nanodegree programs include:

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.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Student support network
We provide personalized support every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Student support network
We provide personalized support every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the Best

Kesha Williams
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.

Carlos Rivas
Carlos Rivas

Instructor

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.

Noah Gift
Noah Gift

Instructor

Noah has worked at companies including Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, Weta Digital, and AT&T. He is a lecturer at universities including Northwestern, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. He is the author of Python DevOps and Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Computing.

Eddy Shyu
Eddy Shyu

Curriculum Manager

Eddy has worked at BlackRock, Thomson Reuters, and Morgan Stanley, and has an MS in FInancial Engineering from HEC Lausanne. Eddy taught data analytics at UC Berkeley and contributed to Udacity’s Self-Driving Car and Artificial Intelligence for Trading programs.

Bryan Okeke
Bryan Okeke

Curriculum Manager

Bryan’s been lead developer for several major companies, including Bytemark, which handles payments for transit authorities in major cities. He is the founder of Beginner Programmers, the largest blockchain meetup group in the world. His bootcamps have taught tens of thousands of people how to code.

Cezanne Camacho
Cezanne Camacho

Curriculum Manager

Cezanne is a machine learning educator with a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Inspired by anyone with the drive and imagination to learn something new, she aims to create more inclusive and effective STEM education.

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Cloud DevOps

$399 USD

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Learn to deploy infrastructure & apps with code on AWS, build CI/CD pipelines, and operationalize microservices using Kubernetes and other modern tools.
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Real world projects reviewed and graded by experienced reviewers

1-on-1 technical mentor

Personal career coach and career services

    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:

    • Basic knowledge of Linux Command Lines
    • Basic understanding of any programming language
  • 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. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. 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 your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here 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.

Cloud DevOps Engineer

Enroll today, and start putting your new skills to work