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DevOps for Network Engineers: Linux Foundation’s New Training Course

Linux Foundation has launched a DevOps course for sysadmins and network engineers. They are also offering a limited time 40% discount on the launch.

DevOps is no longer a buzzword. It has become the necessity for any IT company.

The role and responsibility of a sysadmin and a network engineer have changed as well. They are required to have knowledge of the DevOps tools popular in the IT industry.

If you are a sysadmin or a network engineer, you can no longer laugh off DevOps anymore. It’s time to learn new skills to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing IT industry otherwise the ‘automation’ trend might cost you your job.

And who knows it better than Linux Foundation, the official organization behind Linux project and the employer of Linux-creator Linus Torvalds?

Linux Foundation has a number of courses on Linux and related technologies that help you in getting a job or improving your existing skills at work.

The latest course offering from Linux Foundation specifically focuses on sysadmins who would like to familiarize with DevOps tools.

DevOps for Network Engineers Course

DevOps for Network Engineers

This course is intended for existing sysadmins and network engineers. So you need to have some knowledge of Linux system administration, shell scripting and Python.

The course will help you with:

  • Integrating into a DevOps/Agile environment
  • Familiarizing with commonly used DevOps tools
  • Collaborating on projects as DevOps
  • Confidently working with software and configuration files in version control
  • Recognizing the roles of SCRUM team members
  • Confidently applying Agile principles in an organization

This is the course outline:

  • Chapter 1. Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Modern Project Management
  • Chapter 3. The DevOps Process: A Network Engineer’s Perspective
  • Chapter 4. Network Simulation and Testing with Mininet
  • Chapter 5. OpenFlow and ONOS
  • Chapter 6. Infrastructure as Code (Ansible Basics)
  • Chapter 7. Version Control (Git)
  • Chapter 8. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (Jenkins)
  • Chapter 9. Using Gerrit in DevOps
  • Chapter 10. Jenkins, Gerrit and Code Review for DevOps
  • Chapter 11. The DevOps Process and Tools (Review)

Altogether, you get 25-30 hours of course material. The online course is self-paced and you can access the material for one year from the date of purchase.

Unlike most other courses on Linux Foundation, this is NOT a video course.

There is no certification for this course because it is more focused on learning and improving skills.

Get the course at a 40% discount (limited time)

The course costs $299 but since it’s just launched, they are offering 40% discount till March 1st, 2019. You can get the discount by using the DEVOPSNET coupon code at checkout.

By the way, if you are interested in Open Source development, you can benefit from the “Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux” video course. You can get a limited time 50% discount using OSDEV50 code at the checkout.

Staying relevant is absolutely necessary in any industry, not just IT industry. Learning new skills that are in-demand in your industry is perhaps the best way in this regard.

What do you think? What are your views on the current automation trend? How would you go about it?

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