Cloud Engineer Boot Camp – Online (self-paced)

Prepare for Certification in an Online Format

According to IT senior managers in a recent Robert Half survey, cloud expertise, including computing, security, and architecture, is the topmost in-demand skill set. Train for a career as a certified cloud engineer, one of the 15 highest-paying IT jobs, and earn well-known certifications that prove you have the real-world skills desired by top employers.

The Cloud Engineer Boot Camp, designed by Linux Foundation experts, is a six-month boot camp that will give you a top-to-bottom look at key cloud-related fundamentals like Linux at the operating system layer, DevOps, containers, and more. It will also prepare you to pass the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exams.

Cloud Engineer Job Outlook

Cloud spending continues to climb globally, resulting in even more jobs in the future. In fact, Gartner Inc. predicts that worldwide spending on public cloud services will increase 20.4% (up to $495 billion) this year and will reach nearly $600 billion by the end of 2023.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects that overall employment in computer and information technology occupations will grow 15% by 2031, resulting in an average of about 418,500 job openings each year.

What You Will Learn

In our Cloud Engineer Boot Camp, you will explore:

  • 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 or engineer.
  • Key cloud-related fundamentals to prepare for the LFCS and CKA exams.

How Boot Camps Work

  • Six months to complete, featuring online, self-paced training
  • Learn from instructors who have 10+ years of industry training experience and are professionals with active roles in the industry
  • Prepare to earn your LFCS and CKA certifications with vouchers for the exams included in the cost of your course
  • Learn from the host of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which oversees the most important cloud technologies
  • Begin a career as a cloud engineer with salaries exceeding $100,000 annually


Luis Eduardo Vivero

Luis 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 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.

Cloud Engineer Boot Camp FAQs

What kind of salary can I earn as a cloud engineer?

According to, the average cloud engineer salary in the U.S. is $129,692, but the salary range for these professionals can range between $119,544 and $140,411. The average cloud administrator salary is $72,594 but can increase depending upon your experience and where you are employed, among other factors.

Who should enroll in the Cloud Engineer Boot Camp?

There are no prerequisites to enroll, however it is recommended that you be familiar with Linux concepts and command line, package managers, and Git and GitHub. There are no requirements to take the LFCS exam or the CKA exam other than the skills needed to pass the certification exams. This boot camp is ideal for current IT professionals interested in pursuing a career in cloud computing.

What is cloud engineering?

A cloud engineer is an IT professional responsible for any technological duties associated with cloud computing—essentially, they build and maintain cloud infrastructure. For example, these duties could include design, planning, management, maintenance, and support. They also can have more specific roles that include cloud architecting (designing cloud solutions for organizations), development (coding for the cloud), and administration (working with cloud networks).

How long is the Cloud Engineer Boot Camp?

You have six months to complete your boot camp, consisting of 220-course hours where you can interact live with instructors who are experts in the cloud industry.

Why should I earn LFCS and CKA certifications?

According to, 94% of all enterprises currently use cloud computing in some form, and the security of cloud computing is the top concern of 75% of these companies. Earning LFCS and CKA certifications proves to employers that you have the skills needed to effectively develop, manage, and secure cloud-based computing activities. As well-recognized certifications, they also serve as a differentiator for professionals already in the field.

How long are LFCS and CKA certifications valid?

Your LFCS certification will be valid for a period of 3 years beginning on the date you first took and passed the exam. You can choose to renew it before the end of its expiration period by retaking the exam or passing a higher-level certification exam.

The CKA certification is also valid for a 3-year period beginning on the date you first take and pass the exam. You will have the option to retake and pass the exam to renew your certification prior to its expiration date.

Registration and Enrollment

This is a self-paced boot camp that can be completed 100% online. Open enrollment means you can register and start whenever you are ready. Access to your boot camp can take 24-48 business hours.

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