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DevOps and Software Engineering Professional Certificate

IBM via edX Professional Certificate


Software Engineering professionals, especially those with DevOps skills, are in high demand! According to a recent GitLab report, the need for DevOps skills is expected to grow 122% over the next five years, making it one of the fastest growing markets in the workforce. Additionally, Glassdoor’s salary report shows the average total pay for a DevOps Engineer in the US is $121,000. There has never been a better time to start a DevOps career path.

This self-paced certificate program of online courses, built for beginners, will equip you with the key DevOps concepts and technical know-how to build your Software Development skills and knowledge with DevOps practices, tools, and technologies. By the end of this program, you will be prepared for an entry-level role in Software Engineering with an organization of DevOps practitioners.

You will develop skill sets in a variety of DevOps philosophies, fundamentals, and methodologies, including Agile Development, Scrum Methodology, Cloud Native Architecture, Behavior and Test-Driven Development (BDD and TDD), and Zero Downtime Deployments. The program also touches on data science, cloud computing, programming languages, machine learning, continuous delivery, IBM cloud, and agile software development for DevOps professionals.

Guided by experts at IBM, you will learn how to:

  • program with the Python language and Linux shell scripts,
  • create projects on GitHub,
  • containerize and orchestrate your applications using Docker, Kubernetes & OpenShift,
  • compose applications with microservices,
  • employ serverless technologies,
  • perform continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD),
  • develop test cases,
  • ensure your code is secure,
  • and monitor & troubleshoot your cloud deployments.
  • Labs and projects in this program are designed to equip you with job-ready hands-on skills to help you launch a new career in an in-demand field.

    This software engineering professional certificate is suitable for those with no or some programming experience and those with or without college degrees.


    Courses under this program:
    Course 1: Software Engineering Basics for Everyone

    Build the foundation for an in-demand Software Engineering related career. Explore fundamental software engineering principles, processes, architecture, tools, and stacks. Hear from software experts discuss what it takes to be successful.

    Course 2: DevOps Basics for Everyone

    This course is intended to help launch your career as a DevOps Professional. In this course you will learn to think, work, organize and measure DevOps - skills that you can use to build better products.

    Course 3: Introduction to Cloud Computing

    Jumpstart your cloud expertise and explore offerings of AWS, Google, and IBM; delve into IaaS, PaaS, SaaS models, and cloud security. Experience IBM Cloud app deployment. Perfect for executives, students, and budding professionals.

    Course 4: Agile and Scrum Fundamentals

    This course will benefit anyone who wants to get started with working the Agile way. It is particularly suitable for IT practitioners such as software developers, development managers, project managers, product managers, and executives.

    Course 5: Linux Commands & Shell Scripting

    This mini-course describes shell commands and how to use the advanced features of the Bash shell to automate complicated database tasks. For those not familiar with shell scripting, this course provides an overview of common Linux Shell Commands and shell scripting basics.

    Course 6: Git and GitHub Basics

    Gain the skills to work with Version Control Systems Git and GitHub. Explore key concepts, including branching and repositories; practice forking, cloning, and merging workflows and build your portfolio as your final project.

    Course 7: Python Basics for Data Science

    This Python course provides a beginner-friendly introduction to Python for Data Science. Practice through lab exercises, and you'll be ready to create your first Python scripts on your own!

    Course 8: Python for AI & Development Project

    This mini-course introduces you to the process for unit testing Python code, including building and running unit tests and packaging the Python application for distribution.

    Course 9: Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift

    This course introduces you to containers and its emerging ecosystem of related technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio. You will not only understand the concepts but also practice hands-on in the cloud.

    Course 10: Microservices and Serverless

    Design, develop, deploy, manage and secure applications and solutions on public, private or hybrid cloud platforms

    Course 11: Test and Behavior Driven Development (TDD/BDD)

    This course provides the fundamentals of Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD), and why it’s essential for building quality applications and preventing bugs, reducing development costs and improving performance.

    Course 12: Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD)

    This course is an introduction to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), a DevOps best practice to ensure code quality is achieved. It includes multiple hands-on labs using real-world tools to practice your CI/CD skills.

    Course 13: Application Security for Developers

    Learn to identify security vulnerabilities in applications and implement secure code practices to prevent events like data breaches and leaks. Become familiar with DevSecOps practices, and SAST for identifying security flaws.

    Course 14: Monitoring and Observability for Application Developers

    Monitoring & Observability are must have skills for Developers and DevOps professionals. This course provides a comprehensive overview of these concepts and teaches you the hands-on skills to employ monitoring, observability, and logging for your application.

    Course 15: DevOps and Software Engineering Capstone Project

    In this DevOps Capstone Project, you’ll demonstrate your skills and knowledge gained throughout this program with a real-world inspired hands-on project developing and deploying an application using CI/CD to showcase in your portfolio.


    Taught by

    Alex Parker, Upkar Lidder, John Rofrano, Rav Ahuja, Ramesh Sannareddy, Joseph Santarcangelo, Heather Nelson and Lin Joyner


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