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Louisiana State University DevOps Bootcamp

Become a Professional DevOps Engineer

Designed with official AWS Academy curriculum, the LSU DevOps Bootcamp equips you with the skills employers are looking for in automation, infrastructure, and Python.

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Program at a Glance

26

Weeks

$1,500

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn DevOps

With apps becoming more and more integrated into daily life, the demand for development and operations (DevOps) talent who can maintain and advance these products increases. DevOps Engineers create methods that optimize apps, resolve software vulnerabilities, and safeguard against issues in the future. Leading the charge in digital evolution, DevOps engineers are well regarded in the IT sector and are in great demand by businesses. DevOps is increasingly becoming a popular field of study in technology, with plenty of opportunities for professional progression, high average wages, and a rising need for expertise.

The Demand for DevOps Experts

From Louisiana to the United States as a whole, DevOps experts are in high demand.

According to research from Lightcast, the number of DevOps engineering roles in the US will increase by 24% over the next 10 years. Businesses of all industries and sizes are actively seeking DevOps professionals. Notable high-tech companies like IBM, CGI Group and Anthem Blue Cross are currently hiring.

Hiring for roles like DevOps Engineer, Platform Engineer, and Build Engineer, these companies are rapidly growing and building out their technical teams, and LSU DevOps Bootcamp grads will be well equipped for these roles and many others.

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Bootcamp Application and Start Dates

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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.

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

How the LSU Bootcamp Works

The part-time LSU DevOps Bootcamp, powered by Fullstack Academy, 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.

  • Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction with group and independent active learning challenges—all facilitated by industry-experienced professionals.
  • All classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    • 6:30pm-9:30pm CT

    In addition to classroom lessons, part-time students can anticipate spending about 20 hours studying and working on outside assignments each week.

In addition to classroom lessons, part-time students can anticipate spending about 20 hours studying and working on outside assignments each week.

Class time options 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.

  • Louisiana State University Tech Bootcamps 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 - $14,396
    Total Tuition - $14,495

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

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For LSU alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans.

    **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 LSU Tech DevOps Bootcamp, an immersive, live online, part-time program powered by Fullstack Academy.


What You Will Learn

LSU utilizes official AWS Academy curriculum to offer 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

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  • Intro 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

  • 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

  • Cloud Models and Shared Responsibilities

  • AWS Well-Architected Framework

  • VPCs: Native and Hybrid Network Connectivity

  • Identity Access Management and Permissions

  • Migration Practices and Architectures

  • AWS Operational Security

  • Software 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 Infrastructure

  • Designing Web-Scale Media

  • Developing Storage Solutions With Amazon S3

  • Developing NoSQL Solutions with Amazon Dynamo DB

  • Caching Information for Scalability

  • Tooling and Automations

  • Computing (Servers)

  • Monitoring and Security

  • Technical Architecture and Data Flow

  • Dev Environment and Prototyping

  • Coding and Sprint Executions

  • Code Deployment


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

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

  • Knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  • Defining solutions using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  • 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

  • Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms
  • Migrating on-premises workloads to AWS

LSU DevOps Bootcamp Certificate

  • Awarded upon successful completion of the LSU DevOps Bootcamp.

Landing a DevOps Job in the U.S.

LSU students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in development operations from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and on-demand content to help build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.

Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization

  • Interview and assessment prep

  • Salary negotiation workshops

  • And much more!

You’ll also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to solve real business problems for real companies.

Fullstack Academy grads have landed jobs with some of the world's leading companies.

Louisiana State University Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.


Who Should Attend

The LSU DevOps Bootcamp is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or to succeed.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Finance

Retail

Music

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 LSU 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 LSU 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 ready, take the exams as you go through the bootcamp. Otherwise, we recommend earning the certifications soon after you graduate.

  • The cost of the AWS certification exams is currently $150 each and is not included in the program tuition. You will pay the exam fee at the testing center where you take your exam(s).

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

  • No, Louisiana State University Tech Bootcamps are not for credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate program. Rather, they’re offered through the LSU Online & Continuing Education and facilitated by Fullstack Academy instructors and staff to provide in-demand tech skills training for current or prospective tech professionals.

  • No, part-time bootcamp students cannot mix and match class dates or times. You must select one of the established schedule options for your cohort of choice during the application process.


Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to study part-time at the LSU DevOps Bootcamp.

  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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