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Codio Courseware Catalog

Learn the basic of DevOps using industry-standard tools such as Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform.

Two modules of this course require Virtual Machines which are an additional cost.

Course Modules & Assignments

Introduction to Ansible - YAML: Files and Syntax
- Managing Hosts
- Error Handling
- Summative Assessments
Automations - File Management
- Package Management
- User Management
- Summative Assessments
Connecting to Web-Based Systems - Creating Your Own Roles
- Third Party Modules
- Summative Assessments
- Capstone Project
- Capstone Project Test (added grade book assessment)
Intro to Containers - Getting Started with Containers
- Pre-Made Images
- Custom Images
- Container Registries
- Summative Assessment
Working with Kubernetes (REQUIRES Virtual Machines) - Kubernetes Benefits & Uses
- Kubernetes for Production
- Advanced Kubernetes
- Summative Assessment
Virtualization Services (REQUIRES Virtual Machines) - Container Persistent Storage
- Service Mesh
- Bootstrapping
- Summative Assessment
Terraform States - Terraform Basic Architecture
- Terraform Constructs and HCL Syntax
- What is Terraform State?
- Summative Assessments
Managing Resources and Dependencies - Provisioning Resources
- Updating Resources
- Managing Similar Resources and Dependencies
- Summative Assessments
Organizing Terraform Modules - What is a Terraform Module and How to Create it?
- Managing Sensitive data
- Building a Terraform Demo
- Summative Assessments

Constructing Knowledge Through Coding

Introduction to Developer Operations emphasizes students applying and exploring the information presented. An editor, terminal, or Virtual Machine accompanies each page with new DevOps concepts. This allows students to see for themselves how the computer responds to configurations and commands. In addition, the content provides code snippets to get students started as well as suggested avenues for investigation.

Auto-Graded Assessments

Students receive immediate, rich feedback about their DevOps skills. In addition to correctness feedback (i.e. right or wrong), students will also see an explanation with the complete solution when learning DevOps.

There are a wide variety of questions, all of which are auto-graded, giving students a sense of their understanding of the DevOps course material right after they are introduced to it and as they attempt harder and harder problems.

Lowering the Barrier to Entry

The Introduction to DevOps course reflects the need for computing education to meet students where they are. Like any specialized community, computing has its own jargon. The formal teaching of computing should not burden students with the assumption that they are fluent in this special language.

The material is presented in smaller units that are more manageable for the students. The same vocabulary and DevOps concepts are covered, but in a more approachable way. Our DevOps course states information as plainly as possible, and, when appropriate, use images, tables, or lists.

Another way in which this content is more approachable is that it uses many small problems instead of one large project. Research shows that a variety of smaller problems increase student performance and reduce stress.

Using many small problems leads to students spending a sufficient amount of time on their work. This way, they do not wait until the last moment to begin their work. Using this approach makes this the best course on DevOps.

Encouraging Customization Through Modularity

This content is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it implements a modular format. Natural break points occur in the curriculum where instructors can make the changes they deem necessary. Instructors can re-name, re-order, or remove units.

Using Codio’s excellent content authoring tools, they can author new material. This modular approach gives instructors flexibility when designing the learner’s experience

What's Included?

Virtual Machines are an extra cost. Virtual Machines are required for 2 of the modules (as indicated) in this course.