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Wake Forest University DevOps Bootcamp

Become a DevOps Engineer

The Wake Forest University 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

05/16

Apply By

05/22

Next Start Date

$2,000

Potential Scholarship

Why Learn DevOps

DevOps professionals build processes, streamline automation, and protect against vulnerabilities to maximize the software development lifecycle. In order to improve all stages of software development, DevOps engineers rely on team feedback, collaboration, and creativity–as well as lean and agile methodologies.

During the Wake Forest DevOps Bootcamp, powered by Fullstack Academy and offered by the Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies, you’ll learn and practice these skills and receive essential career support to help with your job search.

The Demand for DevOps Experts

In North Carolina and remotely across the US, companies of all industries are in need of DevOps engineers.

According to research from Lightcast, 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 Wake Forest University 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

    05/16/2023

    Start Date

    05/22/2023

    End Date

    11/09/2023

    Status

    Open

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for technology career training. Fullstack Academy offers comprehensive remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

Students may opt into comprehensive career coaching services and graduate as members of the Fullstack community—a supportive alum network that can help open doors to future jobs in Charlotte, NC and beyond.

Fullstack Academy brings its learning method, reputation, and community in facilitating the Wake Forest DevOps Bootcamp to make tech career training more accessible to individuals outside of traditional tech hubs.

How the Wake Forest University DevOps Bootcamp Works

The part-time DevOps Bootcamp, powered by Fullstack Academy and offered by the Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies, 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.

  • The Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies 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 - $13,396
    Total Tuition - $13,495

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

  • $1,000 Founder’s Scholarship

    To celebrate the DevOps launch, the Founder’s Scholarship will be given to all students enrolled in the inaugural May 2023 cohort.

    $500 Community Scholarship

    For Wake Forest University alumni and current students.

    $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 Wake Forest University DevOps Bootcamp, an immersive, live online, part-time program powered by Fullstack Academy.


What You Will Learn

The Wake Forest 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

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

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

AWS Certified Sysops Administrator Associate

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


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.

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

Wake Forest University Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy 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 Wake Forest University 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 Wake Forest University DevOps 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.

  • No, Wake Forest Tech Bootcamps are not for credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate program. Rather, they’re offered through the Wake Forest School of Professional Studies and facilitated by Fullstack Academy instructors and staff to provide in-demand tech skills training for current or prospective tech professionals.


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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