Trending Technology Skills for DevOps Engineers
Last Updated February 17, 2019
What Does a DevOps Engineer Do?
DevOps Engineers are responsible for development operations and system operations in the enterprise. DevOps Engineers are primarily concerned with automation and continuous deployment in application delivery, making them important in most phases of the software development lifecycle.
Key Traits of a DevOps Engineer
DevOps Engineers often wear multiple hats in an organization and must understand a variety of systems necessary to drive development efficiency.
DevOps Engineers work collaboratively with development, QA, and security teams to achieve business objectives.
DevOps Engineers must be able to anticipate, identify, and resolve availability issues before they cause adverse business impact.
Day-to-Day Expectations and Responsibilities
Design and develop systems and processes that support highly available, scalable, fault-tolerant software deployments
Design, develop, and deploy tools and frameworks to improve and automate software releases
Build and maintain the environments and processes that create efficiencies for developers
Partner with QA to test application resiliency and gauge readiness for software releases
Automate provisioning of infrastructure and code by leveraging the latest in configuration management tools and containers
Partner with Security Engineering to ensure security and compliance across enterprise environments
DevOps Engineer Target Skill Set
Technical Skill Set:
- UNIX / Linux Operating systems and Bash scripting
- Ability to design, develop, and maintain CI/CD environments
- Configuration management tools including Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
- Programming languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby, C++, and Java
- Containerization tools and techniques
Non-Technical Skill Set:
- Attention to detail and dedication to quality
- Ability to work independently and cross-functionally with other members of the team
- Ability to communicate both good news and bad with urgency
Starter Training Plan for DevOps Engineers
The following Cloud Academy starter Training Plans prepare professionals to become DevOps Engineers
Configuration Management Tools
Configuration management tools enable you to manage your infrastructure deployments through the design, implementation, testing, building, release, and maintenance phases. This Learning Path gives you an overview of configuration management, and then introduces you to three of the most common tools used today in Ansible, Chef, and Puppet so your DevOps runs smoothly.
AWS Developer Services for CI/CD
This Learning Path demonstrates practical applications of AWS Developer tools and services using a blend of instructional learning and Hands-on Labs. At the conclusion of this Learning Path, you will be able to create your own CI/CD environment consisting of services such as CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline.
SysOps Administrator – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS
Specifically designed to help you prepare for the AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate certification, this hands on orientated Learning Path provides over 28 hours of interactive content comprising 18 hands on labs and 6 video courses which have been carefully blended with practical scenarios to help you prepare for this practical orientated AWS certification.
DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS
The DevOps Engineer Professional Learning path comprises over 32 hours of interactive content featuring 16 video courses, and 11 hands on labs to help you build the indepth knowledge of the DevOps concepts and techniques required to master this professional certification.
Training Plans ensure accountability across your teams when it comes to DevOps training.Learn More
Industry Certifications for DevOps Engineers
The following industry certifications are popular among DevOps Engineers:
Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. (Source: AWS)View Certification >
Microsoft AZ-400 Exam: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
This exam is for the Azure DevOps Engineer role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification. Candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives. (Source: Microsoft)View Certification >
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