Frequently answered questions
Vendor neutrality, open source focus, best of breed solutions, practical hands on experiences in interactive sessions, zero powerpoint, no lecturing, sheer collaboration and productivity are just some of the factors that you see, but the real kicker is the immensely positive feedback from our graduates that really makes us tick.
The bootcamp is entirely virtual, so no travel is required. There may be optional opportunities to meet fellow Cloud Genius in your area, but that’s not included in the program.
We’ll enable access to the backend where you will find exercises and related content before the bootcamp begins.Those are included in the fee. Most of the exercises are non-optional, and we trust that you and your fellow students will keep each other on the hook for doing the work.
Whenever possible, we’re going to direct students to online readings and videos, though there are books that are worth buying (or finding in the library) and you’re on the hook to acquire those.
In addition to the bootcamp itself, perhaps our biggest goal is to build a powerful alumni network. Fellow Cloud Genius, pushing each other to make a difference. After the course, support for/between/by our members goes on.
There are no hidden fees, add-ons, individual tariffs, tolls or other surprises…
How do I finance my training?
WA State has many layoff assistance programs such as – Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Dislocated Worker Program (WIA), college grants (Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant). Programs for displaced aerospace workers under the Trade Act.
Contact us for details and we will introduce you to the right agencies who may assist you.
Is Cloud Genius right for me?
As a Software Design Engineer, you write beautiful software but do you know what it takes to deliver your software as a service to your audience?
This program will help you learn what does it take to deliver your software as a service to a worldwide audience using massively scalable cloud infrastructure.
Do you recall the recent layoffs from Microsoft, Boeing and other major corporations?
A common theme in these layoffs has been that the Test role is folded into into a multi-disciplinary skill set where you are expected to scope/test/develop/document/deploy/service the customers end to end. You will learn how to orchestrate just that to your end users/customers.
You understand the customer and can write specs but the industry has changed. Spec writing has given way to rapid prototyping & reiterating on the cloud with the customer.
You will learn how to make your entire team agile and nimble so that you can meaningfully service your customers.
Have you ever seen cases where product documentation has fallen behind a version (or two) and the product dev team is ahead a version (or two) from what is actually production deployed for customers?
You will learn modern best practices and know know what it takes to synchronize test/spec/dev/doc/stage/prod across your organization so the customers keep coming back.
Do you know how to spot the right DevOps candidate from the heaps of resumes and LinkedIn profiles piling in front of you? Do know how to distill the skills you want to hire for your team?
You will equip yourself better by learning the ropes with hands-on experience.
You do not have a Technical role yet but you are a driven, high-potential individual with an intense desire to learn and succeed. You want to apply industry best practices in Information Technology to solve business problems. You know how to work well with others in a team setting.
Our program is a great fit for working professionals who want to learn Cloud Computing and DevOps skill set needed to help businesses make the most of the cloud.
You will get away from managing individual servers (which is like taking care of a sick puppy) …instead want to treat the entire IT/cloud infrastructure as a system (which is more like managing cattle) that solves business problems.
You will learn how to manage cloud infrastructure as code. Automating cloud infrastructure will free you up to thinking on how to further use the cloud to solve problems facing your client/customer’s business.
You want to be mentored and instructed by veteran industry practitioners.
You want to meet great like-minded individuals and form life-long friendships.
You will take advantage of the tools, resources, network, and knowledge we offer to work in your favor.
You have done a lot of self-educating and are ready for a rigorous course to enhance your career as a Cloud DevOps professional.