Are you ready to become a DevOps guru?

** This new version is under construction, but you can get an idea about the course from the last year’s edition:

Course staff


This is one of the very last courses in the Web and Cloud master program, so the students are expected to know quite a lot. In particular, the students should have passed the course Web Architectures. In terms of skills, the students should

  • Understand basics of operating systems, and have sufficient mastering of Linux command line.
  • Know basics of cloud and virtualization.
  • Be fluent in programming. You can use JavaScript, Python or Golang.
  • Know use of git
  • Basics of TCP/IP, e.g. what is “NAT”.

Content of the course

Lectures to explain the background and theory. Due to COVID-19 virus the lectures will start in zoom and we will seek ways to add interactivity these event. The lectures are in Tuesdays from 1215 to 1400 in Zoom: Kari Systä is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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We will also have on-line exercises that need to be complete and a challenging project in which the students create their own deployment pipeline.

To support exercises and project we have weekly “kooditorio”-sessions Tuesday 1400-1530, starting from 8th September.

Exam to check the theoretical knowledge.

Learning topics

In this course you will learn background, motivation, theory and practice about

  • DevOps - how and why developers and operations should collaborate and sometimes they are even combined.
  • Continuous Deployment - automated pipelines
  • Cloud-native architectures - how applications should be architected for cloud

Frequently asked questions

Q: Is this an AWS course?
A: No. We will use AWS as on example in various places, but the philosophy is to stay technology and vendor neutral
Q: Is this a Kubernetes course?
A: No. You will hear about Kubernetes but this course is more about general principles.
Q: How does this course relate to TIE-23546 Cloud Platforms?
A: This course is a DevOps course aimed at master-level students majoring or with strong background on software engineering. TIE-23546 is for open university students and it’s content focuses in infrastructure.
Q: Can this course we taken remotely?
A: Yes, but for the exam you need to use facilities of some Finnish university with a compatible exam room. Naturally, a worsening COVID-19 situation may change this rule.
Q: Are events recorded?
A: Yes, I have not tested the technologies, but I assume they work.
Q: Where are lectures mentioned in Sisu ?
A: Nowhere, the information in Sisu has been updated.
Q: In the project group work or individual ?
A: We do not know yet. (Sorry)
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