DevOps know-how for busy engineers

Courses and workshops designed for teams of one to ten who have little time to level up.

The myth of "free learning" Of course you can learn a programming language or setting up a web framework or infrastructure service by yourself.

We all can. If I had all the time in the world, I'd study all the things! The problem is, I don't have all the time in the world. And neither do you.

There's a better way to learn a new skill than...

  • 🤨 watching videos on YouTube, desperately on the hunt for someone who can explain the topic comprehensively and in an understandable way,
  • 😩 copying code from blog posts that doesn't work because it's outdated, and
  • 🥺 ending up on StackOverflow begging for help.

Yes, books can be a good alternative. They're usually written by authors who have expertise on the topic, and edited by people who know how to effectively present that expertise. However, you can't expect most authors to be available for the questions that arise when you start putting your new learnings into practice. And since the publishing process makes it hard to keep up with the pace of development in the DevOps space, you'll still have to rely on auxiliary material to make sure you're up-to-date.

This kind of learning is only free if your time doesn't have any value.

There's a better way. Until we have direct download to our brains, well-guided workshops are your best option.

Having an experienced trainer who is not only a subject matter expert but also a skilled and empathic teacher is the quickest and most effective way to learn new skills.

I've been a programmer since 1984, and a sysadmin since 1993. I've also been teaching those subjects for more than 20 years. I started out as a SuSE Certified Linux trainer, teaching both at their training centres and at client locations. Later, I went on to design and deliver my own course curriculum. For the Perl programming workshop I held for several years both in-person and online, I even wrote my own comprehensive 200-page book.

I design my courses and workshops with individual participants and small teams in mind who expect to see an instant return on investment of their time. In addition to the training sessions that I broadcast as a live stream, course participants can exchange questions and answers with a growing number of skilled DevOps practitioners on the Opsitive BBS, our community platform.

You can attend most of my courses and workshops free of charge. Offering free training is one of the ways I contribute actively to the Open Source Community. As an option, participants who want to optimize their learning success with personal guidance can get a premium upgrade at a reasonable price. This upgrade gives them direct contact to me via chat and email over the duration of the course. It also includes a number of video calls in which we can address individual questions.

My goal is to enable you to apply your new skills within a minimum of time. More importantly, I want you to feel good doing it. Imagine tackling your next work challenge or job application with full confidence that you're going to be up to the task! That's what "being Opsitive" is all about.

Ready to level up your skills and career? Check out Opsitive courses today.

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