DevOps Certification Training

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Why Get DevOps Trained and Certified

DevOps is an approach to development adopted by many IT teams to provide more reliable solutions to their clients quickly. Companies that implement DevOps methods ship more often and get more done overall. In DevOps training courses, you learn how to set up continuous integration environments and how to automate processes using DevOps tools and technologies.

When DevOps is done right, teams continuously deliver software, solve problems faster, reduce complexity and are more engaged and productive.

And DevOps is a growing discipline! In fact, a survey by CodeInGame found “DevOps Engineer” topped the list as the most in-demand developer job title in 2021.

Starting as a junior DevOps engineer role, there’s plenty of room to rise into senior level, manager and architect roles as you gain experience and certifications. Other job roles where DevOps certification is an advantage include reliability engineers, data analysts, build engineers and release managers.

$120,346 salary

The average U.S. salary for DevOps engineers in 2021.


25-35% more salary

DevOps engineers earn 25% to 35% more than a software engineer with the same experience.

Source: Geeks for Geeks

Learn DevOps with Cloud Institute

We believe cloud training is only successful when you transfer new skills to the workplace and achieve career goals.

That’s why hands-on Challenge Labs—which allow you to practice and validate real skills in risk-free environments—are included with all training. We also offer 1:1 cloud certification coaching because personalized help from experts drives greater learning retention and success.

With Cloud Institute

With Cloud Institute, you get:

  • The most up-to-date curriculum

    New training for in-demand and emerging cloud technologies is continuously developed to help you stay in front of trends.

  • Instruction delivered how you want it

    Choose from self-paced online learning or live instructor-led training in public or private sessions

  • Immersive, hands-on Challenge Labs

    Retain more knowledge by practicing real skills in real, risk-free cloud platform environments.

  • Personalized certification coaching

    Gain the confidence and validation you need to fully understand concepts and skills needed to pass cloud certification exams.

DevOps Certification FAQs

What is a DevOps certification?​

A DevOps certification validates that someone has the necessary skills and knowledge to function in a CI/CD environment. It’s a must-have certification for any software development or operations professional.

Some of the best DevOps certifications include:

- AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional (CDPE):

This is designed for experienced IT professionals who demonstrate knowledge and skills in software development lifecycle management (SDLC) and continuous integration and delivery practices.

- Docker Certified Associate:

This program certifies that someone understands the fundamentals of Docker, one of the most powerful technologies to speed up the web development workflow.

- Kubernetes Certification:

Kubernetes is one of the fastest growing open source projects. Certification ensures someone can demonstrate the skills, knowledge and competency to perform as a Kubernetes administrator.

- Azure DevOps Engineer Expert:

This advanced Microsoft certification validates you can develop instrumentation, site reliability and security strategies, as well as implement continuous integration, delivery and release management.

What is the value of DevOps certification for individuals?​

Considering DevOps is a rapidly growing method of development and there’s a shortage of skilled people who can help organizations develop and manage their DevOps strategy, a certification will open the door for many well-paid job opportunities.

A certification is proof you’re qualified to lead in a DevOps culture. Top employers are actively seeking candidates with DevOps expertise—and according to recent salary reports, they are willing to pay top dollar to recruit and retain the right DevOps talent.

What topics are covered in DevOps training courses? ​

DevOps training courses equip developers with the skills needed to integrate application into complex, multi-tier and cloud environments.

Most DevOps certification training is divided into four categories.

- Systems: A technology-agnostic perspective that identifies the basic parts of DevOps.

- Cultural: Putting the organizational culture changes necessary to break down silos.

- Technology: Instruction on important tools for automating the release pipeline.

- Supporting disciplines: Key disciplines required for effective DevOps implementation.

What will I learn in DevOps training courses?​

What you will be taught depends on the technology focus and difficulty level of the course.

In general, DevOps training courses will teach you the following:

  • What is DevOps
  • Process of transitioning to DevOps
  • Which technologies and tools are essential for DevOps
  • Problems that are resolved through DevOps
  • How to change the development organization and culture
  • DevOps tools, technology and automation

How long will it take to complete DevOps training?​

How long it takes you to learn an area of DevOps and earn a certification depends on your experience and the type of certification you want to achieve.

Suppose you have some software, programming and scripting abilities but are unfamiliar with Linux. In that case, it may take two or three months of study to become proficient enough in certain Linux skills to learn the types of automation employed in DevOps.

And a DevOps engineer’s training is never-ending. You might investigate several cloud systems, such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

What skills do I need for DevOps training? ​

Because the DevOps profession encompasses both software development and IT infrastructure, the skills required by a DevOps engineer are broad.

Starting with infrastructure, most DevOps engineers must be familiar with Linux. And because most IT infrastructure is migrating to the cloud, familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud is essential.

Furthermore, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployments (CD) solutions, such as Jenkins and GitLab, are used to deploy apps to a server operating on one of these cloud platforms.

A DevOps engineer should also be familiar with version control tools such as Git, SVN and Mercurial, configuration management tools such as Chef and Puppet and container orchestration tools such as Docker Swarm and Kubernetes.

Additional Resources

How to Become a Cloud Engineer: 3 Steps

Multi-cloud Operations 101

IT Cloud Skills Shortage: Impact Report 2022

Azure DevOps Cheat Sheet

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