SKILLS BOOTCAMPS - CLOUD COMPUTING

Join our 7-weeks online Cloud Computing Bootcamp UK
and become a certified Cloud Computing Practitioner.

About Skills Bootcamps - 7-weeks 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.

  • Overview
  • What is Cloud Computing
  • Funding & Eligibility
  • Prepwork & Foundation
  • Curriculum
  • Projects and Portfolio
  • Tools
  • Typical Week
  • Completion

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

Skills Bootcamps at Purple Beard

Skills Bootcamps last between 7 to 11 weeks. Each week individuals attend intensive learning sessions to develop the skills.  Our sessions run 2-3 times a week and each session is between 2.30 to 3 hours plus there are days where there are labs to practice the hands-on exercises.

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 of the following areas and 70% funded for employers from the following areas who refer an existing employee:

  • East of England (Norwich, Peterborough, Cambridge, Bedford, Ipswich, Luton, Southend-on-Sea, Harlow, Watford, Thurrock, Essex, Bedfordshire, Suffolk) 
  • East Midlands (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire)

Who can apply and get 100% funding?

  • residents of East of England and East Midlands
  • unemployed,
  • furloughed,
  • self-employed, 
  • employed and not supported by the employer 

Who can apply and get 70% funding?

  • 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 Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire region 
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Able to commit to the Skills Bootcamp

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT ELIGIBLIE

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.

Sessions run two days a week for 2 hours. We have sessions running at different times to accommodate a variety of needs. 

There will be support throughout the Bootcamp. You will have a number of Lab days which develop hand-on skills. You will be required to work within Groups during the Bootcamp.

HOME STUDY

There will be a number of topics you will need to review on a daily basis; a reading list will be provided. The homestudy time would be from 20 min to 1 hour a day.

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

7 weeks,
5-7h teaching a week,
3-4h projects/self-studying

Live online classes and video recordings

Starting 6th of September

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 above for more details.

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

You can withdraw without any penalties during first 2 weeks of your Skills Bootcamp. So if your plans change or you simply decide it’s not for you, that’s completely fine! 

We understand that sometimes events beyond your control may force you to withdraw from the Skills Bootcamp, in which case penalties will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

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!

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 7 weeks program
  • Attend online live classes 5-7h a week
  • 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 7-weeks programme kicking off in September 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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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.