Apply Activity Instructions: Part A (Cloud Specialisation)


Course Introduction
Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours
Task 1: Draft
How to structure and send your draft
End of Learning Path and next steps


As a DevOps Engineer, you have now interacted with all areas of a pipeline and some of the key tools that are used to facilitate a DevOps culture within a business. You may have had the opportunity to solve a problem. This may have been in the form of completing research and creating DevOps pipelines and key tools, writing programs to put through a pipeline, or undertaking network design activities. 

It’s time to create a full pipeline that utilises cloud services alongside key DevOps tools. You should discuss the most appropriate piece of work with your team and employer. This could be a small project or part of a larger one, an existing project or something brand new; but whatever you choose, it should be something you can complete within the timescale allowed for this Apply activity. It must also have a real business function; a simulated task doesn’t count.

In this activity, you will be automating the creation of a full DevOps pipeline that can build, containerise, and deploy an application through a combination of a cloud vendor’s services and independent DevOps tools.

  • You can use the pipeline designed in module 5 as a base for this activity to then transition over to an architected cloud-based solution. 
  • As mentioned previously, the pipeline should be hosted on the cloud and needs to utilise the tools within your business. This pipeline should be used to build either a legacy application or new applications through.
  • The pipeline should poll from a repository and subsequently build/test, as well as deploying into a container.
  • You will document the project context as well as the design of your application and pipeline, and your project will be pushed to an appropriate repository. 

Part A of this activity will take approximately 3 days to complete. You will submit a draft of your work in Bud. The feedback you will receive from your DLC will help you refine your final copy which you will then submit in Part B of this activity. 

The Apply activities you complete during this apprenticeship programme will together form your portfolio of evidence which will be used for your EPA (End-Point Assessment), where you can show your competence and contribution, and (critically) how you have met the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours from the apprenticeship standard. 

Before you get to the EPA, you will get the opportunity to compile and refine your portfolio. Getting familiar with the learning outcomes of each activity is a great tip, which you can do all the way through your apprenticeship.

When you’re ready, select Next to continue.

15h 8m

This Course provides you with information about how to create, structure, and submit the first draft of your work. 

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