New course to meet demand for DevOps professionals

New course to meet demand for DevOps professionals

RMIT has launched an industry-built short course to help meet exponential growth predicted for the DevOps sector.

The latest offering in RMIT Online’s Future Skills portfolio, the new course aims to meet increasing demand for DevOps engineers as companies look to increase the speed of software development and improve business agility.

The industry was valued at USD $2.77B in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a rate of 18.6 per cent over the next five years while vacancies in Australia are expected to grow 21% in the next five years.

14 January 2020

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RMIT Online's new short course has been launched to meet the exponential growth in the DevOps sector RMIT Online's new short course has been launched to meet the exponential growth in the DevOps sector

Developed in partnership with Thoughtworks and Devops Agile Skills Association (DASA), the course has been designed to upskill those in technology and management roles looking to understand the benefits and processes of integrating DevOps within their business.

RMIT Online CEO Helen Souness said she was excited to be introducing the course to the company’s portfolio of innovative courses, which address in-demand skills gaps in the jobs market. 

“In an increasingly digitised world, we can’t underestimate the importance of connected teams, she said.

DevOps was the natural next fit for our Future Skills portfolio, and the short online nature of the program enables working professionals to upskill and grow in their career, as well as positively impact the organisations they work for.”  

Students will learn how to streamline interactions between development and operations, for improved productivity and efficiency within their organisation. 

The course will bring an Australian focus to the DevOps role through industry mentors and case studies to ensure students are equipped with an understanding of the local landscape.  

Recognising the growing importance of DevOps in the workplace, ThoughtWorks Australia Head of Engineering Evan Botcher said it was important for industry and education to work together to enable the Australian workforce to upskill and maintain its global competitive advantage.

"Our clients are finding it difficult to find people who have experiece with DevOps and there is clearly a lack of accessible formal training in the area.

"We're proud to be partnering with RMIT Online to design a course that addresses the needs of Australia's future workorce," Bottcher said. 

DASA Founding Member and Chief Evangelist Dimitri van den Broek, said enterprises were shifting focus from DevOps tooling to developing DevOps competencies and skills to meet the demands for delivering successful digital products and services at speed.

“Learners and organizations will benefit from having access to RMIT's DASA DevOps eLearning content, van den Broek said.

“RMIT has a strong reputation, and we are excited to team up in building high performing DevOps teams."

The online course will run for six weeks and cost $1,600 (inc. GST), and will be fully credentialed by RMIT University.

Find out more about RMIT Online at online.rmit.edu.au

14 January 2020

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