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MSc in DevOps application deadline
Primarily online via TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus)
With most technology organisations moving their delivery platforms to a DevOps approach the shortage of people with cross sectional skills in DevOps is now acute. Developed by industry as a direct response to this need this first-ever Master’s degree in DevOps aims to fill these important talent gaps and give credit, recognition and credibility to technologists working in this field.
The advantages of Development Teams and Operations Teams collaborating to improve the delivery of technology solutions has meant a rapid adoption of DevOps approaches to the Software Development Lifecycle. Closely associated with Lean and Agile concepts in enhancing the delivery of technology solutions, the DevOps approach has impacted very rapidly on the Technology industry.
Most existing DevOps ‘specialists’ grow or develop into their role with no formal standards or certification, and a modicum of training in the actual practice of cross functional DevOps practices. They may already be experienced, highly skilled, competent and high performers in their own field of software development, computing, IT management, or quality assurance but they can lack the knowledge and understanding of the other cross functional disciplines they now find themselves working with daily. Understanding not only the technical, but also the business and human factors at play during the high pressure demands of modern software delivery processes, is essential in the modern discipline of DevOps
There are two phases to the award. Candidates are registered for the full Masters of Science in DevOps Level 9 degree (90 credits) however candidates may opt to exit the programme on successful completion of the first three semesters with 60 credits and receive a Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in DevOps (60 credits). Please note exit awards are at the discretion of the college and no refund of fees will be due.
The award structure will place greater emphasis on continuous assessment, practical and project work rather than on formal examinations. In fact there are only 2 modules that carry an actual exam.
The aim is that participants will gain a deep understanding of the topics and content covered, and be able to demonstrate this acquired knowledge as proven competence in tests and exercises drawn from practical “real life” DevOps scenarios.
The programme will start with a three-day workshop which will involve all participants being physically present. This is seen as important to facilitate networking, experience sharing and group learning.
Lectures will be streamed live from TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus) i and will be available for download and offline viewing.
- Semester 1: Business Technology, Strategy, IT Infrastructure & Automation
- Semester 2: Continuous Software Delivery, Human & Organisational Issues
- Semester 3: Advanced IT Infrastructure for DevOps and DevOps in Practice
- Semester 4: Research Methods, Research Project
The minimum entry requirement for standard entrants to the course is a 2:2 (GPA 2.5 or equivalent), in a Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 8) or a cognate discipline or equivalent. Candidates not attaining this standard level must achieve an acceptable standard for progression by other means approved by QQI.
For more information visit https://www.ictskillnet.ie/training/new-msc-devops-online/.