Linux Foundation introduced the Advanced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp, an expanded version of the previously reviewed Cloud Engineer Bootcamp (referred to as “basic” in this post).
Both Bootcamps have a similar structure, featuring a mix of online self-paced training and certifications spread out over a six-month period.
However, the Advanced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp has different content compared to the basic version.
What is this Bootcamp?
This online training bundle, offered by Linux Foundation (LF), includes 6 months of training and one certification (CKA).
It is estimated that you will need to dedicate 10 hours per week to complete the program. The bundle provides you with 12 months of access to the training and a 12-month eligibility period for the exam (from the date of purchase).
The cost of the bundle is currently $999, with an estimated total value of $2300. LF often offers discounts, so make sure to keep an eye on the website or sign up for the newsletter, or follow me on Twitter for updates and special offers.
What does the Advanced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp include?
If you’re seeking a comprehensive Linux course that will take your education to the next level, the Linux Foundation’s Advanced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp is a great choice.
This training covers everything you need to know to work as a cloud administrator, including containers and Kubernetes fundamentals, system monitoring, cloud-native logging, and Kubernetes application management.
The format allows you to study at your own pace while also receiving support through interactive forums and live video chats with instructors who are experts in their respective open-source projects.
Advanced Cloud Engineering Bootcamp Courses:
Here are the courses offered in Advanced Cloud Engineering Bootcamp.
1. Containers Fundamentals (LFS253)
In today’s app-centric world, containers and microservices are ideal for hosting applications.
This course will provide a strong foundation in container technologies, helping you to understand the basics and how to work with them effectively.
2. Kubernetes Fundamentals (LFS258)
This course will guide you through the process of setting up and managing a production-ready Kubernetes cluster, covering topics such as network configuration, upgrades, and deploying services.
You will learn how to install and configure the cluster for optimal performance and reliability.
3. Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam (CKA)
Obtaining the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification will showcase your proficiency, knowledge, and competency in performing the responsibilities of a Kubernetes administrator and cloud engineer.
We have an in-depth article on the CKA exam study guide to help you prepare better.
4. Service Mesh Fundamentals (LFS243)
As the use of microservices and Kubernetes increases, it becomes increasingly important to have tools to monitor and control network traffic in production environments.
This course will delve into the use of Envoy Proxy and Istio to manage network access and ensure secure and efficient communication within the system.
5. Monitoring Systems and Services with Prometheus
In this course, we will delve into the world of Prometheus – a powerful monitoring system and time series database that is specially designed for monitoring dynamic cloud environments.
You will learn how to install and deploy Prometheus, and explore its major features, best practices, and use cases through hands-on examples.
6. Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd (LFS242)
This course aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Fluentd – the “unified logging layer.” You will learn about its capabilities for fast and efficient log transformation, enrichment, aggregation, and forwarding.
This course is specifically designed to introduce you to the technical background of Fluentd and its usage as a log forwarding and aggregation tool for Cloud Native Logging.
7. Managing Kubernetes Applications with Helm
Deploying microservices that are complex and interconnected can be a daunting task. However, this course will simplify the process by teaching you how to use Helm – a package manager for Kubernetes.
You will learn how to package, install, and verify Kubernetes components in a production cluster using Helm, making the deployment process more manageable.
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