Cloud Engineer Boot Camp (Vouchers Included)

The Cloud Engineer Boot Camp will prepare you to be a certified cloud engineer, one of the 15 highest-paying IT jobs, and earn well-respected certifications that demonstrate you possess the real-world skills employers look for.

The Linux Foundation's experts, who are leaders on their relevant open-source projects, have outlined the boot camp for students to succeed. This online boot camp starts with Linux at the operating system layer. It then moves up the stack, covering DevOps, cloud computing,...

6 Months / 220 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES3081

What you will learn

  • Linux at the operating system layer, followed by moving up the stack, covering DevOps, cloud, containers, and more
  • All the knowledge needed to work as a cloud administrator
  • Key cloud-related fundamentals to prepare for the LFCS and CKA exams

How you will benefit

  • Earn verifiable, respected badges for each certification exam and for completing the entire boot camp
  • Become a certified cloud engineer
  • Interact live with instructors, who are experts in the cloud industry
  • Set the pace that's right for you, with input from the experts
  • Learn from the host of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which oversees the most important cloud technologies
  • Launch a new, successful career as a cloud engineer, with average salaries exceeding $100,000

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 220 course hours
  1. Getting Started
  2. Linux System Administration Essentials
  3. Linux Networking & Administration
  4. Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Prep and Exam (LFCS)
  5. Containers Fundamentals
  6. DevOps & SRE Fundamentals: Implementing Continuous Delivery
  7. Kubernetes Fundamentals
  8. Certified Kubernetes Administrator Prep and Exam (CKA)

Luis Eduardo Vivero

Luis Eduardo Vivero is an Electronic engineer with vast experience in Linux and open source as a senior support engineer and project engineer. Luis has worked in large, distributed, and multicultural organizations.

Tim Serewicz

In addition to being a senior instructor for the Linux Foundation, Tim Serewicz creates content in various forms to optimize learning and retention, including audio, video, motion graphics, and traditional course books. He currently helps develop courses in Kubernetes administration and development, service mesh, software-defined networking, and virtualization for The Linux Foundation.

Chris Pokorni

Chris Pokorni is the founder of NQB8 Cloud Tech Consulting and an independent instructor for The Linux Foundation. Chris holds CKA and CKAD certificates and teaches Kubernetes courses for Administrators and Application Developers. As a consultant for small and global enterprises, Chris led workshops and designed HA Middleware/ESB, Datacenter Monitoring, and Hybrid Cloud Architecture solutions.


Before starting this course, you should be familiar with:

  • Linux concepts and command line
  • Package managers
  • Git and GitHub


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Chromebooks are not compatible.

For Required Lab Exercises:

  • Access to a Linux server or Linux desktop/laptop is required for hands-on lab exercises. Access to a public cloud provider or VirtualBox on your machine is also needed. Lab exercises in this course have been tested in a GCP environment.
  • If using a cloud provider like GCP or AWS, you should be able to complete the lab exercises using the free tier or credits provided to you. However, you may incur charges if you exceed the credits initially allocated by the cloud provider.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.7 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Exam Requirements

  • Exams are delivered online, and Candidates must provide their computer with:
    • Current version of Chrome or Chromium.
    • Reliable internet access.
    • Microphone.
    • Webcam.
  • All technical exam requirements should be tested and working prior to starting the exam.
  • Candidates are not allowed to have other applications or browser windows running except the one on which the Exam is being shown.
  • Candidates should run the compatibility check tool to verify that their hardware meets the minimum requirements.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Certification Requirements:

There are no requirements to take the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Exam (LFCS) or Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam (CKA) other than the skills needed to pass the certifications exams.

As of Jun 9, 2022, the average cloud engineer salary in the U.S. is $126,965 a year, according to ZipRecruiter.

Yes. You will be prepared to sit for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and the Linux Foundation Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exams. This course enrollment includes vouchers. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility.

As part of the Cloud Engineer Boot Camp, you have access to a dedicated forum monitored by senior instructors with the Linux Foundation. This forum is the perfect place to ask your questions regarding the course materials and interact with other program students.

In addition, each course in the Cloud Engineer Boot Camp has a dedicated forum monitored by course authors and Linux Foundation staff. If you need more assistance, this program also offers weekly office hours with boot camp instructors where you would have the opportunity to get live support.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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