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Cloud Systems Administration

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Across geographies and industries, applications are being migrated to cloud platforms on a massive scale, thereby driving a huge demand for IT cloud infrastructure and administration professionals. This program is designed to deliver job-ready Cloud Systems Administrators and set them up for a future progression into the exciting new area of Cloud DevOps. The program systematically helps students acquire all the critical competencies required to take on the role of a Cloud Systems Administrator.

Cloud Powers Digital Transformation @ Scale

Across small and large enterprises and startups, applications are being migrated to cloud platforms on a massive scale. Working behind the scenes, are the IT infrastructure and operations teams. They are expected to ensure high levels of applications availability, stability, and responsiveness to users, by using the latest platforms, technologies, tools and techniques in this area.

Disruptive skills in software development methodologies, cloud technologies, and IT automation command salary premiums in excess of $100,000 per year. There were an estimated 460,000+ job postings demanding skills in cloud technologies. The number of postings for skills relating to software development methodologies, including DevOps, exceeded 634,001. Cloud administration and DevOps skills are clearly required to be able to perform well in a modern agile applications development environment.

Duration: 5 Months

Course Fee: $9,500

Market Trends

  • Organizations are accelerating their cloud strategies due to the pandemic.
  • DevOps is becoming the most popular and efficient approach to cloud computing as it enables organizations to deliver applications and services at high velocity.
  • The industry demands professionals who are highly proficient in DevOps practices.

Job Demand

27%Year on Year growth for Cloud Engineers.

Source: LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

34% Year on Year growth for Site Reliability Engineers.

Source: LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

17%Global Companies believe Cloud Computing is a top priority.

Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2020

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Program Outline and Highlights

Our program begins by helping students build a strong networking and OS foundation. It emphasizes design, implementation, and administration of IP networks. Students become competent at Linux systems administration, and learn how to deploy and manage common applications and services using Linux servers. They learn essential survival skills in programming and relational databases. They are encouraged to develop an automation mindset and build the skills to automate routine IT infrastructure deployment, configuration, and monitoring activities. They also learn about infrastructure virtualization across on-premises and cloud-based deployment scenarios.

 

Post the foundation phase, Students dive deeper into three critical competency areas - SysOps administration, Continuous monitoring, and Digital infrastructure automation. They acquire skills on cloud architecture, deployment patterns (IaaS, PaaS, FaaS), provisioning cloud resources, monitoring the health of IT resources, configuring alerts, optimizing resource utilization, and automating the deployment and administration of large fleets of IT resources.

Student Guidelines

  • Students must possess the curiosity and a determination to persist with the demanding hands-on exercises and assignments.
  • In addition, Students need to fulfill the below requirements:
    • High School Diploma from an accredited institution
    • Spoken and written English skills
    • Appropriately configured PC with webcam and headset
    • Uninterrupted internet connection
    • Uninterrupted time to complete the learning activities on schedule

Delivery Guidelines

  • Sessions will be conducted between 6:00PM – 10:00PM EST on Tuesdays & Thursdays and 9:00AM – 1:00PM EST on Saturdays.
  • Live online lectures on context-setting and concept building concepts
  • 60% of the program is hands-on i.e. in each program, a student would spend over 60% of time on coding or hands-on activities

Who Should Attend?

Students who are excited about Cloud DevOps or those looking for a career shift into Cloud IT Infrastructure can take up this program. No prior programming experience is required to do this program – just curiosity and a determination to persist with the demanding hands-on exercises and assignments. Some other basic requirements are:

  • High School Diploma from an accredited institution
  • Spoken and written English skills
  • Appropriately configured PC with webcam and headset
  • Uninterrupted internet connection
  • Uninterrupted time to complete the learning activities on schedule

Exit Profile

This program is designed to deliver job-ready Cloud Systems Administration and set them up for a future progression into the exciting new area of Cloud DevOps. The program systematically helps students acquire all the critical competencies required to take on the role of a Cloud Systems Administration.

On successful completion of all the assignments and projects, each student will be able to:

  • Install and configure the Linux OS, and associated applications, packages, and services
  • Configure network services such as DHCP, DNS, FTP, and File and Print sharing over a network
  • Automate tasks using scripting and programming (Python)
  • Design & implement networks with switching & routing devices
  • Create Virtual Machines, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and use Virtual storage and Cloud services
  • Deploy applications on public and private cloud platforms
  • Monitor cloud resources, systems, and application logs, and identify key performance indicators, and create health dashboards
  • Automate systems administration tasks
  • Implement Infrastructure-as-Code (IAC) and deployment patterns using GitOps, Terraform, and Kubernetes

Program Coverage – Competencies - Knowledge and Skill

This program is designed to build the core competencies i.e., the knowledge and skills required to perform the tasks required for the cloud systems administrator job role. As part of the learning journey, they build the right attitude that sets them up for seamlessly transitioning to this role, as well as making them aware of some of the best practices that professionals are expected to adopt. The tough challenges that they encounter as part of the program and the capstone project help accelerate their experience. As part of our holistic approach to making them job-ready we ensure that students are equipped, not just with technical competencies, but also the complementary engineering and behavioral competencies.

We emphasize, that doing this program is not just about attending live sessions alone – it is also about following through and completing the hands-on assignments and projects as well. For an assignment to be considered complete, students must refactor their solution after getting it reviewed. Assignment completion is necessary to move forward in the program.

Programs FAQs

Question 1What is the affiliation with StackRoute Learning?

AnswersHilbert College Global, the online division of Hilbert College, is launching new non-degree/non-credit technology programs in partnership with virtual bootcamp provider, StackRoute Learning, Inc. These programs are focused on rapidly growing areas in the technology sector: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and Web Development.Click here to see full press release.

Question 2When does the program start?

AnswersWe will soon be announcing the launch dates.

Question 3Can I keep working while studying in the program?

AnswersYes, our virtual programs are designed specifically to address the challenges of individuals who are employed but actively pursuing a career change or advancement in their existing field. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working or pursue other interests, while advancing your skills through your active participation in the program

Question 4How long does the program take to complete?

AnswersStudents are expected to complete the program in 5 months.

Question 5What is the tuition or cost for the program?

AnswersThe cost of the program is $9,500

Question 6Do you provide career planning support?

AnswersYes, we offer students career support and coaching throughout the duration of the program. Students have an opportunity to develop a close working relationship with a career advisor to discuss resume building, job sourcing, interview techniques, salary negotiations and more.

Question 7Do I need to have previous experience in information technology before enrolling in one of the virtual programs?

AnswersNo experience is needed as long as you are determined and eager to learn.

Question 8What criteria do you look for in potential students applying to the program?

AnswersWe believe the main criterion for success in our program is your effort and determination to succeed, as well as time. You will need to be prepared to dedicate the necessary time to the program in order to be successful (typically between 20 -24 hours per week)

Question 9Do I need to possess an undergraduate degree to be eligible for the program?

AnswersNo. You are required to possess a High School Diploma from an accredited institution or a GED, as well as being proficient in spoken and written English.

Question 10How much time should I expect to dedicate to this program?

AnswersOur program requires you to participate in four (4) hours of scheduled/live in-class sessions, three (3) separate days per week (for example, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday live class sessions). Additionally, eight (8) to twelve (12) hours of time out of class is expected to be necessary to complete assignments and prepare for course assessments, for a total expected time commitment of 20 -24 hours per week.

Question 11How are you different from other programs I can join or other locations?

AnswersWhat makes our program different is our extensive relationships with leading global companies that hire information technology professionals. Our decades long relationships with these global leaders provides us with unmatched insight and understanding of the specific skills that these employers are demanding as part of their digital transformation efforts. Working with our partners, we built our programs to embed these mission critical skills and abilities into our programs so that students who successfully complete the program are job ready, day-one, with the skills and abilities that are in high demand in today’s technology-focused workforce.

Question 12Will I need to purchase books?

AnswersNo, all materials will be provided to you in a digital format and accessible online and are included in the tuition/cost of the program.

Question 13Are there any scholarships available?

AnswersStudents who elect to pay their tuition in advance of starting the program are eligible to receive a discount on the published tuition.

Question 14Who are the faculty for the programs?

AnswersOur faculty (Lead Mentors/Instructors) are typically working professionals who are subject matter experts in their field. They are encouraged to bring real-world experience and situations into our classrooms to expose our students to projects and challenges that replicate the experiences you will have as a working professional in the information technology sector. The objective of our faculty and our programs is for you to be job ready on day one of your new career.

Question 15Are the courses available online or in person?

AnswersCourses are available 100% virtually with live online sessions occurring three (3) days per week. You are expected to attend all of the live sessions in the program in order to be successful. In the rare instance where you simply are unable to attend one of the live sessions, we record them and make them available to you after the live session is completed.

Question 16I’m an employer, how can I hire one of your students or become a hiring partner?

AnswersYou can contact one of our Career Services professionals at hilbertprogramadmin@stackroute.com

Question 17Do I need my own computer?

AnswersYes, appropriately configured PC with webcam, headset, and uninterrupted internet connection. Required specifications for your PC are as follows:

  • To attend the program, Students are expected to use their own computer and have an uninterrupted broadband internet connection.
  • Hardware Requirements:
    • Laptop/Desktop with Intel i5 (or later) with minimum 8 GB RAM (recommend 16 GB RAM).
    • Minimum of 50+ GB Free HDD Space.
    • Windows 10 (Patched with Latest Security Updates) and/or Ubuntu OS (Can be used as a Dual Boot).
    • HD Webcam.
    • Audio enabled preferably with headset.
  • Software Requirements:
    • Google Chrome Browser.
    • To join the virtual live sessions, Students will need to download and setup a light client on their computer (one time setup) as required.
    • For offline work, Students will need to install Slack on their computer and cell phone.
    • From time to time, Students may be required to install a few software updates during different parts of the program. Faculty will share the details during the respective stages of the program. The software needs may vary from program to program. These are mostly either open sources or evaluation version.
    • For some of the programs, MS Office tools would be required. For example, Data Analytics program will require Students to have MS Excel.