The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of a new massive open online course (MOOC) on DevOps. The program is offered through edX and will begin starting November 16.
Called LGS161x – Introduction to DevOps: Transforming and Improving Operations, the new course is projected as a cultural movement. It is designed to remove silos within developers and operational personnel and enable job-oriented skills among engineers.
“DevOps is rapidly growing career field, which provides strong job security, highly competitive compensation and opportunities for growth. But there is a lack of experience and talent in the market that need to be remedied,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, in a joint statement.
The six chapter-MOOC will revolve around the three basic principles of DevOps, popularly known as the “Three Ways”. It will explain the need to do DevOps as well as let developers understand and learn DevOps foundations, principles and practices and analyse and map value streams. Also, it will give the ability to students to know how resilience engineering and safety culture are critical to DevOps success.
“This course furthers the professionalisation of the industry, and we are proud to continue our work with The Linux Foundation to expand edX’s technical and open source educational offerings,” stated edX CEO and MIT professor Anant Agarwal.
The Linux Foundation and edX have appointed John Willis as the course instructor. Willis has over 35 years of experience and helped early startups such as Chef and Enstratius.
Apart from the DevOps course, the Linux Foundation has three MOOC on the edX platform. The first course was an introduction to Linux that already reached over 600,000 students. Most recently, the community got a beginner’s guide on OpenStack.
Students can participate their presence at the DevOps course for free. However, there is a nominal fee of $99 to obtain a verified certificate.