Online course to help tech professionals upskill in DevOps

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020

Online course to help tech professionals upskill in DevOps

A new DevOps course designed to help technology professionals improve software development and IT operations within their organisation has launched on RMIT Online.

Its release comes amid predictions that the DevOps sector, which was valued at US$3.5 billion in 2018, will grow to US$10.5 billion by 2024 and see demand for DevOps Engineers increase by 21% in the five years to 2023 as companies look to increase their software development speed and business agility.

“To meet today’s demands for delivering successful digital products and services at speed, enterprises are shifting focus from DevOps tooling to developing DevOps competencies and skills,” DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) Founding Member and Chief Evangelist Dimitri van den Broek said.

The six-week course was developed in partnership with Thoughtworks and DASA, and is expected to cover the fundamentals of DevOps, as well as how they can be used to reduce complexity and support continuous software delivery, RMIT Online said. It will also offer an Australian focus, giving participants insight into the local industry landscape.

RMIT Online CEO Helen Souness is excited to be introducing the course to the organisation’s portfolio, which aims to address in-demand skills gaps in the jobs market.

“In an increasingly digitised world, we can’t underestimate the importance of connected teams. DevOps was the natural next fit for our Future Skills portfolio, and the short online nature of the program enables working professionals to upskill and grow in their career, as well as positively impact the organisations they work for,” she said.

Thoughtworks’ Technical Principal, Evan Bottcher, along with van den Broek, believes learners and businesses benefit from the course, with the industry and education crossover helping to ensure workers can meet business’s needs.

“Our clients are finding it difficult to find people who have experience with DevOps and there is clearly a lack of accessible formal training in the area. We’re proud to be partnering with RMIT Online to design a course that addresses the needs of Australia’s future workforce,” Bottcher said.

The course will start on 16 March 2020.

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