The New Destination for DevOps Training: Simplilearn and Caltech CTME

In the digital economy, which some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technologies and methodologies are constantly evolving.  To build a lifelong career in this field, your way of learning, and the skills you study have to evolve as well.  Simplilearn takes pride in supporting people who work in - or aspire to work in - the digital economy by continually updating our digital skills learning offerings to suit the needs of our learners.  We combine the most current and industry-relevant course material with innovative and engaging blended learning and partnerships with industry and academic leaders for the most impactful learning experiences.

Why DevOps?

DevOps is an important emerging technology that has become a foundation of agile software development and deployment over the last ten years.  Today, every organization that depends on software in its products, services, and operations is looking to adopt DevOps methods and practices. These organizations need skilled DevOps professionals who are ready from the day they are hired to help them turn ideas into market-ready software applications.

Choosing to become a DevOps engineer is a smart career choice.  DevOps engineers stand out from other software professionals because they have the specialized skills needed for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.  But if you plan to become a DevOps engineer to stand out in the software industry, you should choose a learning program that will help you stand out from all other DevOps engineers.

Simplilearn is proud to introduce the Post Graduate Program in DevOps in partnership with the California Institute of Technology Center for Technology and Management Education.  The Caltech CTME-Simplilearn partnership brings together the deep technology expertise and experience of Caltech and the digital skills training delivery of Simplilearn.

Why Caltech CTME?

Caltech has taught some of the world’s most renowned engineers and scientists how to think creatively and ask questions that lead to innovative technology solutions.  In its history, 38 alumni and faculty members from Caltech have won the Nobel Prize in their fields of research, and 36 more Nobel laureates came to Caltech to teach and conduct research.  Six members of the Caltech community have won the Turing Award in Computer Science, and 13 have received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Caltech is a renowned center for computer science research.  In fields from economics to bioengineering, Caltech applies advanced computational expertise in interdisciplinary ways to help scientists and policymakers solve complex problems. Caltech researchers have engineered computer networks to boost data transfer speeds to record levels, developed data analysis methods that preserve individual privacy, and applied computer science to make breakthroughs in DNA computing, synthetic biology, and algorithmic game theory.

Throughout its history, Caltech has applied its research and scientific and engineering knowledge to the commercial sector.  Examples of current industry partnerships include joining with Amazon Web Services to create the Center for Quantum Computing that will accelerate the development of quantum computing hardware and software and collaborating with Disney Research on robotic and artificial intelligence for human-machine interaction.

Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education (CTME) specializes in post graduate educational programs in areas that include data analytics, cybersecurity, and project management.  Caltech CTME instructors are drawn from research, engineering, venturing, commercialization, manufacturing, operations, and executive roles at technology-driven organizations and government agencies.  Their real-world industry experience helps learners develop new ways of thinking about their organizations' most pressing problems and give them the technology and management skills to solve them.

Having Caltech in one’s educational history is a special status. From Caltech’s overview brochure:

“I have always wanted to use my education to make the world a better place. In addition to equipping me with the necessary foundational scientific principles, Caltech has shown me that meaningful interdisciplinary collaboration with my peers is key to achieving this goal.”

– Rupesh Jeyaram (BS ’20) Computer Science, quoted in This Is Caltech

The Simplilearn Advantage

For its Post Graduate Certificate Program in DevOps, Caltech CTME selected Simplilearn because of our unique Blended Learning methodology that provides a high-engagement educational experience in a completely online environment.  Simplilearn’s methodology combines self-paced learning, live virtual classrooms, hands-on lab exercises, and industry-related projects in the perfect blend of academic learning and industry applications.

With a curriculum strategically designed to address competitive industry requirements, our team of world-class instructors deliver course content using a highly-effective and proven Blended Learning approach. The recent IDC survey⁠—IDC InfoBrief, How Blended Learning Impacts Training Success (October 2019), found that blended learning methodologies using a combination of virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT), electronic self-paced content, and projects were up to 122 percent more likely to be best in class at transferring knowledge and up to 50 percent more likely to be best in class for cost-effectiveness.

Our Post Graduate Certificate Program in DevOps provides learners with over 250 learning hours, 20 hands-on projects, and a Capstone project. It covers foundational to advanced skills in code repositories and version control, CI/CD, configuration management, and containerization.  It also provides hands-on experience with tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and more, enabling professionals to advance to one of the most exciting technology frontiers.  We do this through in-depth theoretical instruction and practical hands-on experience.  

The Caltech CTME-Simplilearn program includes Masterclasses taught by Caltech CTME faculty via virtual classrooms.  The Capstone project demonstrates all of the skills included in the program and provides the graduate with an excellent sample to show prospective employers. Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate from Caltech CTME and will gain membership in Caltech Circle, joining a global community of Caltech learners. 

Speaking on the program launch, Mr. Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn, said, “Today, DevOps is transforming software development and business models around the world. 2020 has witnessed a surge in workforce training in these technologies. Reports suggest that by 2022, 37 percent of India’s workforce will be in jobs that demand a completely new set of skills. In this age of DevOps, it is of utmost priority for professionals to possess the skills that are in demand. Simplilearn’s PG certificate program in DevOps, in partnership with Caltech CTME, covers all the core skills a professional needs, and provides learners a competitive edge to succeed in a major job-creating sector.”

Set Your Course for a DevOps Career

If you are considering a career as a DevOps Engineer, your search should end here. This genuinely comprehensive program provides you with everything you need to start or advance your career.  The Post Graduate Program in DevOps is a unique opportunity to gain a complete set of skills in a highly-demanded technology field with the prestige of a world-leading university behind it.  The combination of academic excellence from Caltech CTME and Simplilearn learning technology makes this program a career advancement opportunity like no other.

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