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Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp

Become a DevOps Engineer

The Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy provides in-demand online training in automation, infrastructure, Python, and more, using an AWS Academy cloud computing curriculum. Go from beginner to DevOps Engineer in 26 weeks, part-time.

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Program at a Glance

26

Weeks

11/29

Apply By

12/05

Next Start Date

$2,000

Potential Scholarship

Why Learn DevOps

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In Development Operations (DevOps), engineers build processes and streamline automation to optimize the software development lifecycle and protect against vulnerabilities. DevOps Engineers use feedback, collaboration, ingenuity, and lean and agile methodologies to continuously improve all stages of software development. DevOps Engineers are highly sought after, among the highest salary tech jobs, and well respected in the industry because of their specialized skills. The Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp teaches you these in-demand skills and provides the career support you need to get hired.

The Demand for DevOps Experts

In Virginia and remotely across the US, companies of all industries are in need of DevOps Engineers. Plus, considering the rate of growth of the field itself, nationwide demand for talent is slated only to increase.

According to research from Burning Glass, the number of DevOps engineering roles in the US will increase by 25% over the next 10 years. Businesses of all industries and sizes are actively seeking DevOps professionals. High-tech employers like Capital One, Leidos, and General Dynamics are currently hiring.

These companies are hiring for roles like DevOps Engineer and Platform Engineer. Grads of the Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp have the experience to qualify for these roles—and more.

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Bootcamp Application and Start Dates

    Program

    Part-Time Online DevOps Bootcamp

    Apply By

    11/29/2022

    Start Date

    12/05/2022

    End Date

    06/08/2023

    Status

    Open

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful tech bootcamps in the nation, with unmatched student reviews, multi-year experience in tech ed, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Graduates are assisted by a dedicated career service team and leave as members of the Fullstack Academy community—a supportive alum network that can help open doors to future jobs in the Virginia area and beyond.

Fullstack Academy brings its learning method, reputation, and community to the Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp to make DevOps engineering skills more attainable for individuals outside of traditional tech hubs.

How the Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp Works

The part-time Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • All bootcamp classes are instructor-led and taught 100% online.
  • Multiple class times are offered so you can choose which option works best with your schedule.

All classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

You can choose which class time works best for you in the application process.

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm ET
  • 8:30pm-11:30pm ET

Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.


Tuition

There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

  • Virginia Tech is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $12,396
    Total Tuition - $12,495**

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the non-refundable $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

    **Tuition will increase to $13,495 for all cohorts in 2023. To lock in the current tuition rate, pay your deposit in full and enroll in a cohort that begins in 2022.

  • $1,500 Founder’s Scholarship

    To celebrate the DevOps launch, the Founder’s Scholarship will be given to all students enrolled in the inaugural August 2022 cohort.

    $500 Community Scholarship

    For Virginia Tech alumni, current students, and employees.

    $2,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans (for the inaugural cohort).

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    Military Scholarship for active-duty military and veterans (for subsequent cohorts).

    **Valid ID required.


Big Return on Your Investment

Increase your earning potential with a new career in DevOps by learning in-demand skills in infrastructure, automation, AWS cloud development operations, AWS cloud management, and Python in just 26 weeks.

Add DevOps skills to your resume today by attending the Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp, an immersive, live online, part-time program powered by Fullstack Academy.


What You Will Learn

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University DevOps Bootcamp uses AWS Academy curriculum to offer a cutting-edge education that will prepare you for a role in the growing field of cloud computing.

  • The program includes labs and courseware from both Fullstack Academy and AWS Academy, blended into a unique fast-track student experience to train you from beginner to certified DevOps Engineer in 26 weeks.

  • The curriculum is designed to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and help them prepare for AWS Certification.

  • AWS Certifications recognize individuals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and operations on AWS.


Curriculum

Weeks
  • Introduction to Linux Systems Architecture
  • Core System Commands
  • Systems Administration
  • Shell Scripting Basics
  • Distributions and Building from Source
  • Security Hardening
  • Device and OSI Concepts
  • Routing and Switching
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Enterprise Firewalls
  • Proxies and Payload Inspection
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
  • Cloud Models and Shared Responsibilities Overview
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework and Pillars
  • VPCs: Native and Hybrid Network Connectivity
  • Identity Access Management and Permissions
  • Migration Practices and Architectures
  • AWS Operational Security Best Practices
  • Python Overview and Common Use Cases
  • Using builtin functions and libraries
  • Data Types and Structures
  • Standard Data Input and Output
  • Using Decision Controls
  • Create Modularity with Functions
  • Software Development Lifecycles (SDLC)
  • Translate and Port Code
  • Standardizing Data for Producers and Consumers
  • Source Code Operations
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Secure CI/CD
  • Designing for High Availability
  • Automating your Infrastructure
  • Designing Web-Scale Media
  • Kick-Off and Team Assignments
  • Scope and Level of Effort Due
  • Technical Architecture and Data Flow Diagrams Due
  • Developing Storage Solutions with Amazon S3
  • Developing NoSQL Solutions with Amazon Dynamo DB
  • Caching Information for Scalability
  • Establish Dev Environment and Begin Prototyping
  • Tooling and Automations
  • Computing (servers)
  • Monitoring and Security
  • Continue Coding and Sprint Executions
  • Code Deployment
  • Build a technical resume and craft cover letters
  • Optimize your LinkedIn profile and network within the industry
  • Personalized 1-1 coaching with interview and negotiation training

Certifications

As a part of the DevOps program, students will be prepared to earn the most in-demand industry certifications. Taking these certifications is optional, but highly recommended for career success. Students can choose to take certification exams during or directly after the program.

AWS Certified Developer Associate Badge

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

This certification validates:

  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices

  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Badge

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

This certification validates:

  • Knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies

  • Ability to define solutions using architectural design principles based on customer requirements

  • Proficiency in providing implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

This certification validates:

  • Knowledge of deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS

  • Ability to select the appropriate AWS service based on computer, data, or security requirements

  • Ability to identify appropriate use of AWS operational best practices

  • Proficiency in estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms

  • Proficiency with migrating on-premises workloads to AWS

Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp Certificate

  • Awarded upon successful completion of the Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp

Career Success

Study part-time online to get the in-demand skills you need to launch your tech career, plus job search support to help you land a role.

Bootcamp graduates are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.

Virginia Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates.


Who Should Attend

The part-time program is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed in the bootcamp.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Finance

Retail

Customer service

Graphic design

Admin

Biology

And more

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.


FAQs

  • The DevOps curriculum covers these main topics: 1. Linux; 2. Networking; 3. AWS; 4. Python and 5. Enterprise DevOps. From there, students work on learning key DevOps skills and concepts through the Cloud Architecting, Cloud Developing and Cloud Operations courses from AWS Academy. Grads of the Virginia Tech DevOps Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like DevOps Professional and Release Engineer.

    To see the DevOps bootcamp syllabus, click here and fill out the form.

  • Yes, the Virginia Tech Coding Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in coding. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

  • As part of the bootcamp program, we'll train you to earn three of the most in-demand certifications in the field of DevOps:

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
    • AWS Certified Developer - Associate

    Taking each certification exam is optional but highly recommended for career success. If you feel like you're ready, then take the exams as you go through the bootcamp. Otherwise, we recommend earning the certifications soon after you graduate.

  • You will pay the exam fee at the testing center where you take your exam(s). The cost for the AWS certification exams is currently $150 each.

  • As part of this program, you will create an account on Amazon Web Services then work on it. You should plan to spend up to $300 on your AWS account as you work through the bootcamp.


Ready to Start Learning?

Once you’re ready to start your tech journey, here are the steps you can expect in the admissions process.

  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    • No DevOps experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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