SKILLS BOOTCAMPS - CLOUD COMPUTING

Join our online Cloud Computing Bootcamp UK
and become a certified Cloud Computing Practitioner.

About Skills Bootcamps - Cloud Computing Bootcamp UK

There’s more jobs in Cloud Computing than skilled professionals, which means an average salary in Cloud Computing is now £62,000.

Join our Skills Bootcamp in Cloud Computing which is a part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs. Our Cloud Computing Bootcamp is based on the AWS framework and will help you to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. All equivalent to level 3 course (A-level)

  • Overview
  • What is Cloud Computing
  • Funding & Eligibility
  • Prepwork & Foundation
  • Curriculum
  • Projects and Portfolio
  • Tools
  • Completion
  • Other Skills Bootcamps

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to maximum 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

Skills Bootcamps have been developed by the Government in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job. They are a part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs strategies.

There is a task to raise awareness and drive uptake of these exciting new courses at a national level, so the greatest number of people can benefit, and so the public, employers and stakeholders can see momentum building around this kind of innovative reskilling model.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers, you can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases, on an as-needed basis from a cloud provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

What does a cloud engineer do?

A cloud engineer is an IT specialist who handles all cloud computing duties including planning, design, deployment, maintenance, and support. Most cloud engineers have experience in developing and designing additional cloud-based web services.

Cloud Computing Salaries

The average salary in the UK is £62,500 per annum, with more experienced Cloud Computing professionals earning more than £100,000.

Why to choose Cloud Computing career:

  • there's more jobs than skilled professionals
  • highly in-demand
  • impressively high salaries (due to the skills gap)
  • many progression pathways available
  • secure job
  • high impact on the IT sector

 

Skills Bootcamp are 100% free for residents or those willing to look for work in the following areas: 

  • East of England (Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk) 
  • East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire)

Who can apply and get 100% funding?

  • Residents of East of England and East Midlands
  • Unemployed within past 12 months,
  • Furloughed,
  • Self-employed, 
  • Employed and not supported by the employer 

Skills Bootcamps are also 70% funded for employers looking to refer their existing employees:

  • Employers and employees referred/supported by their employer working or living in East of England or East Midlands -  the remaining 30% which is £699 + VAT must be contributed by the employer  

If you're from outside East of England and East Midlands: 

  • You can still sign up for the Bootcamp and self-fund it.
  • The total price for the Bootcamp is £2299 +VAT if self-funded

In order to get the funding, you must be:

  • 19+ years old 
  • You must either live and work in the East of England or live in East Midlands
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Be able to commit to the 11 weeks Skills Bootcamp

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT ELIGIBLE

You will need to brush up basics of computing and networking.

Knowledge of programming is not necessary.

You'll be given access to pre-learning before the course.

Cloud Computing Pathway: Our cloud computing pathway is based on the AWS framework 

Goal for Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: The Cloud Computing module will cover the main characteristics of Cloud Computing, Goal for AWS specific Segment: AWS course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. 

This course helps you to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. There will also be 3 Lab days which will form part of the course in order to  support the  development  of technical skills.

During the Bootcamp you'll learn:

  • Fundamentals of Cloud Computing,
  • Enabling technologies,
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner essentials 
  • Introduction to Amazon Web Services, Compute in the Cloud
  • Architecting on AWS: Introduction
  • Building decoupled architectures
  • Hands-on lab: Implementing a serverless architecture with AWS

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the main characteristics of Cloud Computing, including the enabling technologies. AWS course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.
  • This course helps you to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

In addition:

  • Presentation skills
  • Portfolio development
  • Employability and interview skills
  • CV writing and LinkedIn visibility skills
  • Communication skills
  • Soft skills such as – team work, empathy, problem solving, critical thinking

If you're unemployed or looking to switch careers, we'll put you forward to a guaranteed interview upon completion, support you with preparation, write references, and also refer you to our partners and employers to maximize your chances of landing a job.   

There will be a capstone project that will be given after week 6 which will have to be completed after week 6. Also there will be optional projects as well whoever wants to work more separately. Before the project, we will have 3-4 sessions for support regarding the project.

You will be able to add a capstone project to their profile which will be evaluated based on the presentation on the last day of the bootcamp.

Tools:

  • GitHub
  • Python Flask Framework,
  • Server side programming,
  • HTML

All the classes will be delivered through Microsoft Teams where recorded sessions and online learning materials can also be accessed.

You'll receive:

  • Bootcamp completion certificate from Purple Beard Training
  • Access to our Alumni 
  • you will also have a chance to take optional exam

Pathways to progress into after completion 

  1. Apprenticeship in ICT ( network Engineer pathway)
  2. Apprenticeship in IT support technician

You can move onto the AWS solutions architect pathway

FEATURES
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Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

100% funded for individuals from East of England and East Midlands
70% funded for employers who refer an existing employee

Evening time - 3.5 weeks

Live online classes and video recordings

Next starting date: 11/10/2021
Or: New cohort every following month

FAQs

Skills Bootcamps are funded by the Department for Education in 70% and 100% for those living or employed in certain regions (East of England and East Midlands). Please see our funding & eligibility box abov for more details.

If you’re from the area that has 100% funding – then yes, Skills Bootcamp is completely free!

1. Fill out our Initial Interest Form here – please keep in mind filling out this form does not automatically enrol you for the Skills Bootcamp yet.

2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with an option to book a call with us at the most convenient time for you. If you don’t do it, we will call you ourselves within 2 days – we will then check your eligibility, confirm your interest and answer any questions you might have.

3. Fill out the Enrolment Form – and once this is done, you’re in! 

4. Onboarding, induction and pre-learning – we will send you everything before the Skills Bootcamp

5. Skills Bootcamps commences -have fun!

You don’t need a technical background to join our Skills Bootcamps! However, you do need to be able to attend every week, demonstrate a good level of communication and problem-solving skills and to want to progress in your current, or into a new career. 

It is our aim to ensure learners are work-ready and prepared for a job in their chosen area of tech upon course completion, so reskilling or upskilling to get a new job, or advance in your current role should be your goal! In addition, we want our learners to have fun, be sociable and create a community with their peers and alumni. 

We expect 3 things from our students:

  • be (extremely) motivated,
  • be curious,
  • be social
  • If this sounds like you, then we’ll be more than happy to have you on board if you pass all the selection process.

All you will need to attend is a laptop or desktop computer. It is preferable for this to have a working camera and mic, for you to get the most out of the virtual sessions. In the first session of the Skills Bootcamp we always have an ‘InstallFest’ to ensure you’ve got any software you may need.

Previous learners have also found that having two screens is really beneficial, so you can complete tasks while following along with the teacher. This could be a second computer screen or TV attached with an HDMI cable, or using a tablet as your second screen.

Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps are designed to make learners work-ready from the week of course completion- and Employability is a huge part of the service we offer.

When the Skills Bootcamp ends, you will benefit from our Employability Services where you’ll have the opportunity to work 1:1 with our Employability Coach, to help you build your portfolio and your Linkedin profile.

We can also help you prepare for technical interviews, connect you with recruiters and we’ll put you in touch with our amazing Alumni, who will share their experiences from life after the Skills Bootcamp. 

GAIN THE MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS
WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME.

100% online virtual classroom learning which you can get at no cost!

How Skills Bootcamps can help in your career in Cloud Computing

Thinking about upskilling or getting into Cloud Computing

A few things you should know:

  • If you’re thinking about a career in cloud computing, start by thinking want to accomplish and what your interests are.
  • There are multiple providers with whom you can get certified: three public cloud providers are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • According to Indeed: employer demand still outpaces the number of qualified candidates available.
  • Searches for the terms cloud computing and cloud engineer have risen 141% in the past two years
  • You’ll need to learn: a variety of programming languages such as Java, AngularJS, C++, and Python, tech tools and platforms such as SQL, Kubernetes, Spark, 

Signing up for
Skills Bootcamp

During Skills Bootcamp you’ll have to:

  • Commit to the program
  • Attend online live classes 
  • Do homestudy and reading
  • Participate in projects, workshops and presentation
  • You’ll have a chance to take on an optional exam

This course will:

  • Provide you with the foundations of Cloud Computing
  • This course helps you to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam – this Bootcamp is based on the AWS framework 
  • Provide you with opportunities and guidance on how to progress further

After Skills Bootcamp:
Completion

You’ll receive support with the following:

  • CV check & Interview prep
  • Career progression
  • Job referrals/references
  • Alumni Guide Access
  • Job interview opportunity
  • Networking

After Skills Bootcamp:
Pathways

Next steps:

Apprenticeship Progression:

Your possible career pathways:

  • Cloud engineer
  • Cloud security manager
  • Cloud application developer
  • Cloud network engineer
  • Cloud automation engineer

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ABOUT OUR CLOUD COMPUTING BOOTCAMP UK

Cloud Computing Bootcamp UK module will cover the main characteristics of Cloud Computing, including the enabling technologies, main software and service paradigms underpinning it, as well as related aspects such as security, operational risks, and economics.

Goal for AWS specific Segment: AWS course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course helps you to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Our programme kicking off every month will provide you with everything you need to know as the beginning Cloud Computing Practitioner.

And don’t worry about combining learning with your busy schedule. Our course is completely virtual, with recorded sessions giving you the flexibility to catch up with them another day.

Who is this Skills Bootcamp for?

Cloud Computing Bootcamp UK is open for aspiring Cloud Computing Practicioners and those who want to kick-off their career in tech.

Participants must be aged 19+, be based in the East Midlands or East of England areas to be eligible for the funding.

Beginners are welcome, however, you’ll need to do some pre-learning before the course as provided by Purple Beard. 

WHY PURPLE BEARD?

In the world where training teams is vital, training providers must do more than simply deliver curriculum. 

Here in Purple Beard Training we believe that:

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Day time or evening time,
virtual classroom

Co-funded for East of England and East Midlands areas – between 70% and 100% funding available

Starting every month

Day time or evening time,
virtual classroom

Co-funded for East of England and East Midlands areas – between 70% and 100% funding available

Starting every month

Evening 7 weeks,
virtual classroom

Co-funded for East of England and East Midlands areas – between 70% and 100% funding available

Starting every month

WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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If you’d like to talk about Cloud Computing Bootcamp UK, Skills Bootcamps, Apprenticeships, a potential partnership, working with Purple Beard or you have any other questions, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.