How to become a DevOps Engineer

A DevOps Engineer has thorough knowledge about various processes in the Software Development Life cycle (SDLC) and has clear understanding of various automation tools and delivery pipelines (CI/CD). This role is an essential component in bridging the gap between Development and Operations.

DevOps isn’t about theoretical concepts, it’s about the skills which combines and complements all concepts, tools and different methodologies to get the maximum benefit, faster delivery and reduced risks and pitfalls. DevOps is a cultural environment in software development.

Hence, this role cannot be limited to theoretical knowledge; a DevOps Engineer must be equipped with hand-on experience and practical know-how along with the right combination of skills.

To become a DevOps Engineer, you must have at least (but not limited to) these skills

  • Linux fundamentals and scripting knowledge
  • Practical knowledge about different development, deployment and testing tools such as Git, Jenkins, Maven, Docker, Nagios etc.
  • Experience with delivery pipelines – CI/CD
  • Understanding about cloud platforms (AWS, Azure etc.)
  • Code development
  • Application Monitoring

If you are interested in DevOps which is in high demand today and will continue to be, you must be ready to dive into various aspects of knowledge required for this role. DevOps Engineers are bringing vital change by optimizing the cycle and your passion and curiosity to learn in this area can reap great rewards.

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