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The Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp

Gain In-Demand DevOps Skills

The online Cal Poly Extended Ed DevOps Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy provides in-demand training in automation, infrastructure, Python, and more, using an AWS Academy cloud computing curriculum. Go from beginner to DevOps Engineer in 26 weeks, part-time.

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What is DevOps?

Development Operations (DevOps) professionals create tools and software for supporting, automating, and optimizing every stage of the software development lifecycle, from testing to maintenance. In order to improve the stages of software development, DevOps professionals facilitate cross-team communication, act as liaisons between stakeholders, and use lean and agile methodologies. In contrast to tech areas like cloud computing, DevOps generally requires proficiency in scripting and coding languages such as C, C++, Java, and Python. Data visualization is also an important skill to possess when working in DevOps. Professionals must analyze complex data, identify patterns, and extract valuable insights to help inform decisions.

Why Learn DevOps

Learning DevOps is about more than just in-demand software development skills. Successful DevOps professionals are expert problem solvers who use collaboration and big-picture thinking to break silos and drive valuable organizational improvements.

DevOps professionals directly impact business outcomes by:

  • Driving efficiency through automation

  • Enhancing processes using lean and agile methodologies

  • Improving the customer experience

An education in DevOps offers a well-rounded skill set and knowledge of a diverse range of tools and programs to apply throughout the full development life cycle. During the Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp, powered by Fullstack Academy, you’ll learn and practice in-demand skills and receive essential career support to help with your job search.

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Bootcamp Application and Start Dates

    Part-Time Online DevOps Bootcamp
    Nov. 13, 2023 - May 16, 2024
    Apply by Nov. 07, 2023

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most reputable bootcamp providers in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Through Fullstack Academy's active learning approach, the Cal Poly Extended Ed DevOps Bootcamp helps open doors to opportunities in California, remotely, and beyond!

How the Cal Poly Extended Education Bootcamp Works

The part-time Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp, powered by Fullstack Academy, is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction with group and independent active learning challenges—all facilitated by industry-experienced professionals.
  • All classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    You can choose which class time works best for you in the application process.

    • 3:30pm-6:30pm PT

    • 4:30pm-7:30pm PT

    • 5:30pm-8:30pm PT

In addition to classroom lessons, part-time students can anticipate spending about 20 hours studying and working on outside assignments each week.

Class time options are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.


There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

  • Cal Poly Extended Ed Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $13,396
    Total Tuition - $13,495

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For Cal Poly University alumni, current students, and employees. All Cal Poly campuses are eligible.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans.

    **Valid ID required.

DevOps Roles and Salaries

In the field of DevOps, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills and experience. Some available jobs include DevOps Engineer, Platform Engineer, Build Engineer, and Release Engineer. When you opt into comprehensive career coaching, you’ll receive the guidance you need to navigate the industry as you search for DevOps roles. Entry-level DevOps engineers in California earn an average yearly salary of $96,744 (ZipRecruiter, May 2023), offering a potentially large return on investment for anyone pursuing a DevOps education.

The Demand for DevOps Professionals

In the San Luis Obispo Metro Area and remotely across the US, companies are hiring DevOps engineers. According to research from Lightcast™, the number of DevOps engineering roles in the US will increase by 25% over the next 10 years. Businesses of all industries and sizes are actively seeking DevOps professionals, including employers like Google, IBM, and Amazon.

These companies are hiring for roles like DevOps Engineer, Platform Engineer, and Build Engineer. With an inclusive, rigorous active learning curriculum and professional career coaching services, Cal Poly Extended Ed DevOps Bootcamp students are equipped with the skills they need to achieve fulfilling careers in these types of roles.

What You Will Learn

The Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp uses AWS Academy curriculum to offer a cutting-edge education that will prepare you for a role in the growing field of DevOps.

  • The program includes labs and courseware from both Fullstack Academy and AWS Academy, blended into a unique fast-track student experience to transform you from beginner to DevOps Engineer in 26 weeks.

  • The curriculum is designed to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and prepare for AWS Certifications.

  • AWS Certifications recognize individuals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and operations on AWS.


  • Intro to Linux Systems Architecture

  • Core System Commands

  • Systems Administration

  • Shell Scripting Basics

  • Distributions and Building from Source

  • Security Hardening

  • Device and OSI Concepts

  • Routing and Switching

  • Ports and Protocols

  • Enterprise Firewalls

  • Proxies and Payload Inspection

  • Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues

  • Python Overview and Common Use Cases

  • Using Builtin Functions and Libraries

  • Data Types and Structures

  • Standard Data Input and Output

  • Using Decision Controls

  • Create Modularity With Functions

  • Cloud Models and Shared Responsibilities

  • AWS Well-Architected Framework

  • VPCs: Native and Hybrid Network Connectivity

  • Identity Access Management and Permissions

  • Migration Practices and Architectures

  • AWS Operational Security

  • Software Lifecycles (SDLC)

  • Translate and Port Code

  • Standardizing Data for Producers and Consumers

  • Source Code Operations

  • Secure Coding Practices

  • Secure CI/CD

  • Designing for High Availability

  • Automating Infrastructure

  • Designing Web-Scale Media

  • Developing Storage Solutions With Amazon S3

  • Developing NoSQL Solutions with Amazon Dynamo DB

  • Caching Information for Scalability

  • Tooling and Automations

  • Computing (Servers)

  • Monitoring and Security

  • Technical Architecture and Data Flow

  • Dev Environment and Prototyping

  • Coding and Sprint Executions

  • Code Deployment


As a part of the DevOps bootcamp, students will be prepared to earn the most in-demand industry certifications. Taking these certifications is optional but highly recommended for career success. Students can choose to take certification exams during or directly after the program.

AWS Certified Developer Associate Badge

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

This certification validates your understanding of core AWS uses and foundational AWS proficiency, such as developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Badge

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

With this certification, you demonstrate your understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework as well as cost and performance optimizations.

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

This certification proves your ability to implement and control the flow of data to and from AWS, as well as your knowledge of cost and performance optimizations using AWS systems.

Exam costs for the AWS certification examinations are not included in the program tuition.

Career Success

Students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in the DevOps field from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and asynchronous modules to help them build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.

Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization

  • Interview and assessment prep

  • Salary negotiation workshops

  • And much more!

You’ll also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to solve real business problems for real companies.

Fullstack Academy grads are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.

Cal Poly Extended Ed Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.

Who Should Attend

The Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy is designed for those looking to transition into the field or increase their knowledge base within it. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed in the bootcamp.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:




Customer service

Graphic Design



And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.


  • The DevOps curriculum covers these main topics:

    1. Linux

    2. Networking

    3. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    4. Python

    5. Enterprise DevOps

    From there, students work on learning key DevOps skills and concepts through the Cloud Architecting, Cloud Developing, and Cloud Operations courses from AWS Academy.

    Graduates of the Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like DevOps Professional and Release Engineer.

    For the DevOps Bootcamp syllabus, click here and fill out the form.

  • Many of our part-time students are working full-time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.

  • Yes, the Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in coding. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

  • Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. Alumni will also have access to a job board and have the opportunity to be connected with companies and organizations in our employer partner network who are actively seeking qualified candidates.

  • To be eligible for the program, you must be at least 18 years old and a high school grad/GED holder by the start date of your intended cohort.

  • Graduates earn a certificate of completion issued by Cal Poly Extended Education and Fullstack Academy.

  • As part of the bootcamp program, we'll train you to earn three of the most in-demand certifications in the field of DevOps:

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

    • AWS Certified Developer - Associate

    Taking each certification exam is optional but highly recommended for career success. If you feel like you're ready, then take the exams as you go through the bootcamp. Otherwise, we recommend earning the certifications soon after you graduate. The cost of these exams are not included in the bootcamp tuition.

    You will pay the exam fee at the testing center where you take your exam(s). The cost for the AWS certification exams is currently $150 each.

  • As part of this program, you will create an account on Amazon Web Services and then work on it. You should plan to spend up to $300 on your AWS account as you work through the bootcamp.

  • No, Cal Poly Extended Education Tech Bootcamps are not for credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate program. Rather, they’re offered through Cal Poly Extended Education and facilitated by Fullstack Academy instructors and staff to provide in-demand tech skills training for current or prospective tech professionals.

  • You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets the minimum tech specifications of your chosen program. Because the bootcamp is live-online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone in order to participate in class.

    For specific tech requirements for your chosen program, visit our Online Experience page.

Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to study at the Cal Poly Extended Education DevOps Bootcamp.

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  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    1. No DevOps experience required
    2. Covers logical reasoning
    3. Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision

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