There is a good chance that you are currently at that stage in life when you’re faced with the dilemma of choosing your professional path – if that is the case, the following information will help you figure out whether DevOps could be a suitable option for you.

An efficient software development process in an IT company implies having a single unified cycle of collaboration between development, operation and deployment of the software product in order to help the customer (service, application, startup) spend minimum costs to launch and update their heavily loaded software products being used in real time (Production).

As a rule, a project team includes software developers who write the code, testing engineers who check its functionality and performance, business analysts who analyze the customer company’s business processes and propose the best possible logic for solving their challenge, and DevOps engineers who turn all of this groundwork into a working prototype, providing the deployment environment and an effective monitoring and maintenance system.

Today most new software products operate in clouds, so, rather than developing new applications “from scratch”, specialists apply a microservice architecture and the services provided by clouds and use ready-made application modules to solve specific tasks. A DevOps engineer is a builder who puts separate pieces into a complete product.


The DevOps philosophy implies the logic of supplying software as a ready-to-use product oriented towards achieving specific goals for the customer and/or the end users. In order to help you dive into the finest details of this subject, we have prepared a list of resources that will prove useful not only to future DevOps engineers, but also to specialists who’ve chosen a different direction.


Find the materials below and register for a new Cloud and DevOps training.

 

Computer networks:

·     https://www.asozykin.ru/courses/networksonline (free training course on computer networks; includes a series of short videos)

·     https://youtu.be/67d97GMXi0w

·     https://youtu.be/LTZ8BVGRhH0 (video lessons about the operation of networks, protocols, fixing network issues, IP addressing, etc.)

·     https://www.bsuir.by/m/12100229185460.pdf (basic textbook on computer networks)

·     https://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/7309924/ (book on modern networking technologies)

 

Basics of algorithmization and/or programming:

·     https://scratch.mit.edu (game-like resource that allows you to learn the basic concepts of programming while playing)

·     http://interactivepython.org/runestone/static/pythonds/index.html (interactive textbook on the basics of algorithmization and data structures)

·     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLawfWYMUziZqyUL5QDLVbe3j5BKWj42E5 (Harvard course on the basics of programming)

 

Universal learning resources:

·     https://www.w3schools.com (general information about most aspects of web development)

·     https://www.youtube.com/user/Petr19980422/playlists (videos covering various technologies)


Basics of Windows:

·     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g3NTecqaFQ&list=PLMkZjopxSe7gnwcLPKDuuAKFVjjx3qMNC (detailed training course on Windows Server 2012 R2)

 

Basics of Linux:

·     https://stepik.org/course/73/syllabus (introduction to the Linux operating system and its basic capabilities)

·     https://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/31924164/ (Unix and Linux. A system administrator’s handbook)

 

DNS, DHCP:

·     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsASf-DminM (complete guide to DNS)

·     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZJ8WVdw-Ck (special aspects of the DHCP protocol and its operation; with examples)

 

Basics of Active Directory Domain Services:

·     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fojHlsyGQqA (introduction to Active Directory)

·     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAyM1RCiCHM (basics of Active Directory Domain Services)

 

Basics of virtualization:

·     https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html (introduction to virtualization using VirtualBox as an example; with practical examples)

 

Basics of databases:

·     https://www.it-academy.by/course/bazy-dannykh (online training course provided by the Hi-Tech Park training center)

·     http://www.sql-ex.ru/learn_exercises.php (learning resource with many practice exercises of various difficulty levels)