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Chaance Graves

Xeon Platform Applications Engineer

Xeon Platform Applications Engineer

Intel Corporation

Xeon Platform Applications Engineer

Xeon Platform Applications Engineer

GOT NEW PROJECTS

As an experienced platform engineer, Chaance realized that he needed to take an extra step to keep accelerating his career.

As documented by Chaance Graves

One of my responsibilities as a Xeon platform applications engineer is to manage labs for Intel in California. Lab management requires a solid knowledge of IT skills and infrastructure operations. We deploy several applications and services in our lab and configure systems. We have a small infrastructure team and encounter numerous issues in our labs due to staff shortages. These include automation challenges, configuring systems, and shipping products to customers. Fortunately, I have the skills to resolve problems that arise, and I have the trust of management. I decided to upskill myself with Simplilearn to expand my talents and apply my newfound knowledge to solve actual workplace problems. I come from a hardware background and although I have software industry exposure to disciplines like programming and web design, I lacked some of the skills my colleagues possessed.

Staying Current with Continuous Learning

I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Texas A&M University and have worked with Intel for the past five years. During this time, I realized the importance of DevOps infrastructure and staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.

Simplilearn offers the Post Graduate Program in DevOps in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology’s Center for Technology and Management Education (Caltech CTME). I looked at different programs with other universities, but I wanted a course that would provide ample knowledge and the badge of a reputed university. I was also looking for an online course as I was not ready for a traditional study format. So, when I saw Simplilearn’s course, I liked the curriculum and the course in association with Caltech.

Milan Mithbaokar

Principal DevOps Engineer

Principal DevOps Engineer

Fortinet

Principal DevOps Engineer

Principal DevOps Engineer

GOT NEW PROJECTS

As documented by Milan Mithbaokar

Originally from India, I lived in the United States for 15 years. I have worked in the IT sector for the past 20 years. My job with Dell EMC required extensive travel, which I no longer wanted to do, so I explored other options in the industry. I worked with big corporations such as Reliance in India, and I enjoyed its corporate structure. So, I decided to get back to the corporate work life. 

I joined Fortinet as a principal DevOps infrastructure engineer after shifting my focus to DevOps. DevOps combines software development and IT operations to shorten the systems development life cycle and deliver high-quality software. After working in this capacity for a year, I felt I needed to upskill my talents in DevOps and signed up for Simplilearn’s online bootcamp. 

I chose Simplilearn’s PGP in DevOps course in association with Caltech CTME. Simplilearn offers its course online, and I found the curriculum quite interesting. My employers also recognized the value of the course, which was another plus point for me. 

Now I can apply the knowledge I gained from the course to my work. Before the course, it was challenging for me to carry out particular assignments and projects because I came from an infrastructure background. Now, my employer knows that I have taken this course and can handle a broader range of tasks. Based on Caltech CTME certification, I can ask for more projects from my employers. 

My experience with Simplilearn was great. Before joining the course, I knew that I was going for DevOps, but the course gave me a structural understanding of it. 

Simplilearn’s course selection stood out in the crowd

Once I decided to upskill myself, I researched different courses and universities. I discovered Simplilearn’s PGP in DevOps course in association with Caltech CTME, which has a positive reputation. It immediately caught my attention. Simplilearn offers an online course that fits my needs, especially during the pandemic. Also, I am a full-time working professional, so I prefer learning online. But I enrolled in the course after seeing the curriculum, and it was everything I sought. Simplilearn is true to its name — learn simply. 

My employers also recognized the value of the course, which was another plus point for me. 

Overcoming hesitation about learning online

My experience with Simplilearn has been great. Before joining the course, I decided to get into DevOps, but the course gave me a structural understanding of it. Interestingly, my wife was hesitant about me taking a digital course, and she thought the experience might not be as beneficial as in-person [DN1] classes, but it turned out to be valuable. The instructors were excellent. Also, studying with people from different backgrounds and experience levels was something new.

Asif Khan

Staff Engineer

Staff Engineer

Rakuten India

Solutions Engineer

Solutions Engineer

Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions HU

As documented by Asif Khan

I pursued the DevOps Engineer Masters Program from Simplilearn because I wanted to change career domains. Along with upskilling, I landed a new job with a 110% salary hike!

My Career Journey So Far

I completed my graduation from REVA University, Bangalore. Previously, I worked at Rakuten as a Staff Engineer in Bangalore. Over the years, I got the opportunity to work with big MNCs like TATA, Cisco, and Rakuten. 

Currently, I am a Solutions Engineer at Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions HU in Budapest, Hungary. My work involves implementing organizational DevOps strategy in various environments of Linux and Windows servers and adopting various phases of the software development life cycle like development, analysis, requirements, design, testing, and support. 

The Challenge

I worked in the Java Development domain for quite a few years and wanted to switch to DevOps since it is a growing field. So, I opted for the DevOps Masters Program from Simplilearn to upskill myself and make the desired career switch. My long-term goals include gaining more experience and working on different projects to become a DevOps expert. I want to share my knowledge and contribute to the market.

Soumyajit Basu

Senior Software QA Engineer

Senior Software QA Engineer

Bugcrowd

Senior Software QA Engineer

Senior Software QA Engineer

GOT 10% SALARY HIKE

As documented by Soumyajit Basu

With a strong passion for technology and a master’s in Computer Application from Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, I decided to pursue my passion for learning and up-skilling in the DevOps space. I was keen to develop a complete understanding of the field of DevOps to change my career path.

Career Journey So Far 

I am an IT professional with 7+ years of experience. I am currently working as a Senior Software QA Engineer at Bugcrowd. My work revolves around a prime focus on automation technologies based on quality development and in the CI/CD processes. I develop QA processes in my organization with my skills in automation on the web platform. I have always been passionate about technology, and learning DevOps was always on my bucket list since I started working in the IT industry. 

Challenge 

Before gaining knowledge of DevOps, I faced issues in deployment or creating a pipeline of jobs due to a lack of core concepts and skills required in the process. Being dependent on this task was something I hated. My craving for a career change and the possibility of working in numerous opportunities in DevOps made me start looking for programs in the field. 

Bala Muralikrishna

Fresher

Fresher

Fresher

DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Anzu LLC

As documented by Bala Muralikrishna

The need to learn about DevOps pushed me to pursue the Master Program in DevOps Engineer from Simplilearn, and in return, I found a new job through Simplilearn’s Job Assistance programme!

Career Journey so far

After graduating from St. John’s college of engineering and technology with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering, I wanted to build my career in DevOps and felt I needed to enhance my knowledge in the field. So I decided to upskill and gain professional expertise to land a job in the DevOps field.

The Challenge

With an aim to find a good job opportunity to kick off my career in the field of DevOps, I needed a comprehensive programme that would help develop proper knowledge, skills and understanding in the field. To gain an advanced understanding and receive professional certification, I searched for professional courses in DevOps.

Mohamed Hamed

Security Engineer

Security Engineer

First Shields

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

TRUCOD

A Tech-Based Background

As documented by Mohamed Hamed

I am a computer professional with over a decade of experience in the field. My daily work responsibilities have me developing and executing IT strategies aligned with corporate objectives. I’ve also had leadership experience. I was working as a CTO with First Shields when I realized that the IT world was undergoing constant, rapid change, and I had to keep up with these changes if I wanted my career to continue to flourish. I was also interested in improving my compensation; keeping pace with technology would aid my cause. Additionally, since my position required me to guide newly hired IT specialists, I had to ensure my current knowledge base. Unfortunately, my senior position made it difficult to take time off to pursue new learning.

Sahibzada Fahad Jan

Junior DevOps Engineer

Junior DevOps Engineer

Whizpool

Senior DevOps Enginner & Team Leader

Senior DevOps Enginner & Team Leader

Whizpool

As documented by Sahibzada Fahad

I decided to upskill myself because information technology is changing very fast. I’m an engineering professional with a bachelor’s in information technology from KPK Agricultural University Peshawar (IBMS).

While working as a junior DevOps engineer with Whizpool in Islamabad, Pakistan, I researched online learning options and discovered Simplilearn’s DevOps Engineer Master’s program. Simplilearn provided the best, most up-to-date course material, the best lab environment, and top-quality live classes. The trainers are friendly, eager to share their knowledge, and quick to respond to questions.

One of Simplilearn’s best features is that it delivers courses using self-paced online videos. This approach makes learners more comfortable, allowing them to learn at whatever speed is most comfortable. After completing the course, I was promoted to senior DevOps engineer with a salary hike of around 14 percent, and I also was made the team leader.

Expect and prepare for change

The world is changing quickly, and with it, the future of work. Even if you’re highly trained and educated, your industry will keep changing and require constant adaptation. Workers who upskill are likely to demonstrate stronger problem-solving abilities, higher productivity, and perform better overall. Upskilling is the solution, which is why I choose to improve myself.

Getting results with Simplilearn

Simplilearn has been a great experience. It offers the best learning platform with highly-skilled and qualified trainers. I have received nine other certifications taking Simplilearn courses. The trainers are highly skilled and well-informed, and they helped me achieve my DevOps Engineer Certification. The course content is comprehensive, and it meets industry and market demands. Both the theory and practical training were superb. Plus, Simplilearn’s customer support is very responsive.

Rafael Andres Canelon

Geomatics Field Technician Associate

Geomatics Field Technician Associate

Airborne Imaging

GIS Developer

GIS Developer

Xplornet Communication

As documented by Rafael Andres Canelon

There are many different reasons people decide to change careers. For me, I wanted to change my lifestyle as it related to my work schedule. With a bachelor’s degree in geomatics engineering and nearly eight years of experience in the geomatics field, I found myself in a job that involved extensive traveling. As I considered my options, I became interested in programming and automation because the industry is fast-moving with ample opportunities for career growth.

I’d been working for Airborne Imaging in the same position, as a geomatics field technician associate, for four years when I began looking for a course to prepare me for the career change I desired. While I had an engineering degree, it was in no way related to programming, and I didn’t have any other prior experience as such. I decided to study DevOps because it’s the perfect blend of programming and operational automation that today’s most successful development teams. 

Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program (PGP) in DevOps was the launching pad for my programming career. After the course, I was hired by Xplornet Communications in November 2021 as a GIS developer and increased my salary by 12 percent. Even better, I get to use the valuable programming and automation skills I learned every day in my job.

I really enjoyed the DevOps course. The modules provided enough information and instruction even for someone like me with no prior knowledge and who was changing fields. Another highlight was the hands-on Docker certification training I received during the program. 

Upskilling Options that Offer the Right Skills and Schedule

I researched various options to find a course that would offer me virtual classes but at the same time prepare me for a new career. I found Simplilearn through one of its Instagram advertisements and was very happy to find a curriculum I wanted and an online learning option that fit my schedule. 

I also knew that my brother Manuel was looking for something similar, so we read more about the curriculum and thought it would be a great fit. We both felt that Caltech CTME is a prestigious institution and it would do wonders for us. Then, we decided to enroll in the program together.  

As I mentioned, my previous job at Airborne Imaging involved a lot of traveling. So, I studied while traveling. My job was weather dependent, which meant we didn’t fly on cloudy or rainy days. We also had our rotation schedule—30 straight days of working and then 30 off days. The flexibility of the certification program allowed me to study on those 30 days off-days and take live online classes during weekends.

Manuel Canelon

Prodview Implementation Specialist

Prodview Implementation Specialist

Peloton

Prodview Infrastructure Specialist

Prodview Infrastructure Specialist

Peloton

As documented by Manuel Canelon

Since the start of my career, my goal has always been to strive for new heights by gradually elevating my position while also increasing my income. I’m willing to put in the extra work needed and acquire new skills in order to reach my destination.  

I’m a mechanical engineering graduate and have worked with Peloton (a leading, Canadian-based oil and gas software company) for over four years. In 2020, after working there for two years, I became aware that the company was starting the hiring process for a new infrastructure team in the DevOps Infrastructure group. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to advance in my career.

At that time, I was working as an implementation specialist for ProdView, the company’s production data lifecycle solution. I wanted a new position and believed that joining the new DevOps infrastructure group would mean a promotion and salary increase. It also meant working with a new team, which was exciting, too. My colleagues advised me to take a course in DevOps before applying for the position. So, I decided to upskill myself. 

Interestingly, my brother was also looking to upskill at the same time. We agreed to complete Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program (PGP) in DevOps together. After the course, we were both promoted at our respective companies. My new title at Peloton is ProdView Infrastructure Specialist. Even more, I received a 21 percent salary increase in November 2021. 

My personal experience with the DevOps program was amazing. I really enjoyed the courses, the faculty was top-notch, and the collaboration with a prestigious institution like Caltech CTME gave me confidence that my certification would be well respected. I particularly enjoyed the hands-on Docker certification training. I learned so many core technologies that have been useful in my new role.

How Simplilearn has changed lives

Our DevOps programs have worked wonders for many of our learners. Find out more about their DevOps career journeys below and start yours today!
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Ramnikunj Prajapati

Senior Software Engineer, Visa Inc.
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Anisha Joseph

DevOps Engineer, ZeOmega
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Manuel Canelon

Prodview Infrastructure Specialist, Peloton
Post Graduate Program in DevOps