Marine turns top notch DevOps Engineer

Alexander Ramos joined the US Marine Corps after high school where he served as an AV8B Avionics CDQAR for 5+ years. In 2014, Alex picked up his BS degree in EECS from UC Berkeley and started a new career as an HPC engineer after graduation. Alex recently participated in our Cloud Bootcamp and leveled up his career into a dream position as a top notch DevOps Engineer with AppDynamics. He made a promise to himself that he’d have a DevOps engineering role in the high tech silicon valley area within 6 months of finishing the course, and that’s exactly what he accomplished!

Alex shares his job search experience and what you need to do to make the most out of Cloud Genius.

Alexander Ramos

DevOps Engineer, AppDynamics

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Justin Cummings
“With already having some knowledge of cloud, the Cloud Genius Bootcamp took me to the next level. After each class session, I would think to myself “wow these technologies are powerful”. With me loving the technical side of things, the Bootcamp courses were very hands on, and I could not have asked for anything better. The best part of the labs was being able to simply revert my lab environment back to normal in the event mistakes were made. I recommend everyone in the IT industry to take this Bootcamp, whether if you are an expert in cloud or have zero knowledge.”
Alejandro Veloz
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Sreenivas Sama
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Mark Myers
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Michael Curry
“Empowering…that is how I would describe this course. The material is presented in a logical and easy to digest format that anyone can pick up and follow. If you are interested in this area of work and want to start gaining immediate experience, do yourself a favor and take this course. I highly recommend you to That is what you will become if you do!”
Greg Lopez
“Cloud Genius provided easy to follow instructions and Nilesh was always responsive when I had a question or needed help understanding a concept. My background is in Mac provisioning and deployment but the course opened my eyes to the many possibilities available to those who can leverage modern cloud tools. Cloud Genius has given me foundational knowledge that I can apply now and leverage as a stepping stone for future career opportunities.”
Pat Turkatte
“I took these series of courses because I recognized that during my time being part of an enterprise level cloud operation that the state of cloud services had passed me by. Cloud Genius boot camp focuses on the current state of the business and is constantly updating the curriculum to expose the new popular technologies being used by the industry. Cloud Genius focuses on the needs of the students including content requested during the course. I see this course becoming a regular part of my continuing education to keep up with industry trends. Thanks for a great program!”
Murugan Subbiah
“Thanks to Cloud Genius programs, I landed a gig working on the Microsoft cloud.”
Shahul Hameed
“Cloud Genius instructors went above and beyond course expectation in several areas by being available for one on one discussions and taught many non cloud topics students were interested with. Although Cloud Genius is a team of industry experts, they are very humble and thoughtful.”
Brandon Wigington
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Michael Zuckermann
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David Rivera
“Cloud Genius is amazing– lots of accelerated content with interactive instructor lead examples. Very knowledgeable instructor in the Cloud, Open Source & DevOps space. Coming from Microsoft for well over 16 years, I was blindsided by all the open source options (infrastructure, code, framework, deploy tools, etc), easy availability & global community support. It is a totally different approach from the MSFT world. I really learned a lot from instructor lead examples plus stepping through the module based write ups offline really helped me learn quite a lot on my own. The program provides a lot of valuable content with great attention to detail and hands on examples are impressive.”
Anthony Jones
“The challenge of the bootcamp was like being dropped in the ocean, with a group of strangers, just far enough from shore to put everyone way out of their comfort zones. This class was a combination of intimidating, constantly challenging, and a lot of work. But, with a lot of patience, prodding and encouragement, the instructor was able to lead us all safely back to shore, much stronger from our experience. In the end it was very rewarding and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in really understanding cloud computing.”
Matthew Burrell
“This program opened my eyes to all the things that I have been missing in my own Industry investigation and how expansive Open Source based Cloud services have been deployed across the Internet. The Cloud Genius classes were what I needed to complete my understanding on where the industry is going with Open Source based Cloud services.This program opened my eyes to all the things that I have been missing in my own Industry investigation and how expansive Open Source based Cloud services have been deployed across the Internet. The Cloud Genius classes were what I needed to complete my understanding on where the industry is going with Open Source based Cloud services.”
Arjun Bajracharya
“Class discussions are video recorded and made available for self review. That is really great since some of us can’t make a few of the sessions.”
Travis Mattera
“Every day I go to work I am reminded of the value Cloud Genius provided me. Within a year of joining Nordstrom, I got promoted to engineer II with a significant salary bump and a doubled bonus. I am working with docker, kubernetes in multi-cloud scenarios and engage my coworkers with best practices gained from the information-rich sessions with Cloud Genius. I am getting ready to deploy my first cloud-native service into production at Nordstrom with plans to open source soon.”
Ted Miroulis
“Originally not sure what to expect from this real-time interactive (instructor led) experience, I ended up very impressed and with exceeded expectations overall. The exceptional leveraging of multiple multimedia, collaborative, and cloud-based tools conveyed each lesson very clearly. Student and instructor interaction and information sharing was highly collaborative (mostly real-time during class, but also off-line as warranted).The well-organized, well sequenced and very relevant curriculum (including relevant exercises) served as a solid foundation to the interaction.”
Tik Chan
“I was offered to work on setting up Pivotal Cloud Foundry, partly because I took the bootcamp and has been involved since. This bootcamp gave me a solid foundation to get started -- thank you Nilesh. Our platform has attracted lots of developers and Boeing is taking our cloud initiative seriously.”
Tosin Assan
“Cloud Genius turned out to be very helpful. I will be using the skills in an upcoming assignment so that was a huge plus for me.”

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