The Best DevOps and Cloud Courses on Coursera

Solutions Review compiled the DevOps courses on Coursera for IT and application development professionals of all skill levels.

DevOps continues to grow in popularity in the business world as companies continue to embrace collaborative environments for developers. Cloud professionals in particular often learn DevOps skills in order to successfully integrate cloud applications and solutions into their company. Online courses and training are a great resource who those who want to learn more about DevOps.

With this in mind, the editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of top-rated DevOps courses on Coursera to consider taking. Each course in its catalog is taught by industry experts in software, creativity, and business skills. Courses are listed in no particular order.

6 DevOps Courses on Coursera


Course Title: Cloud Computing Foundations

OUR TAKE: Course author Noah Gift is the founder of Pragmatic A.I. Labs and a lecturer for the Duke University MIDS Graduate Data Science Program. He has previously written several books on artificial intelligence, DevOps, Python, and machine learning.

Description: “In this course, you will learn how to build foundational cloud computing infrastructure, including websites involving serverless technology and virtual machines. You will also learn how to apply Agile software development techniques to projects which will be useful in building portfolio projects and global-scale cloud infrastructures. This course is ideal for beginners as well as intermediate students interested in applying cloud computing to data science, machine learning, and data engineering. Students should have beginner-level Linux and intermediate-level Python skills. For your project in this course, you will build a statically hosted website using the Hugo framework, AWS Code Pipelines, AWS S3, and GitHub.”

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Course Title: Continuous Delivery & DevOps

OUR TAKE: This course, created by the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, covers everything you need to know to adopt continuous delivery at your business. Instructor Alex Cowan discusses diagnosing delivery pipelines and automation tasks, among many other topics.

Description: Bringing an organization to the state of the art (or even functional capability) in this area requires strong work in a combination of disciplines and a combination of both technical and managerial skills. There is no single cookie-cutter approach for achieving this capability. Much like agile, the right focus and formulation depends a lot on the facts and circumstances of the team. This course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and taught by top-ranked faculty, will provide you with the interdisciplinary skillset to cultivate a continuous deployment capability in your organization.”

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Course Title: Introduction to Containers w/ Docker, Kubernetes & OpenShift

OUR TAKE: Instructor Alex Parker, an Offering Manager of IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and IBM Cloud Container Registry. has years of experience as a software engineer who releases articles, tutorials, and education materials for those looking to transition to the cloud.

Description: “After completing this course, you will be able to build applications in a cloud native way using containerization tools and technologies, and deploy your applications in any public, private or hybrid cloud at incredible scale. This course introduces you to containers and explains how containers differ from virtual machines. It also covers the importance of containers in cloud computing, as well as the emerging ecosystem of related technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, and Istio.”

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Course Title: DevOps Culture and Mindset

OUR TAKE: Part of successfully adopting DevOps is ensuring that everyone in your organization can adopt to the new DevOps culture. This course helps train on everything you need to know about managing DevOps work, continuous development, and quality assurance.

Description: “This course gives you the basic foundational principles of DevOps with a particular focus on culture and the DevOps mindset. Ultimately, we’ll learn key ideas and tactics that you can employ at your own organizations to improve both time-to-market and increase the value delivered for your customers, no matter your product line or industry.”

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Course Title: Fundamentals of Kubernetes Deployment

OUR TAKE: Course author Jim Sullivan is a trainer and practitioner of technical subjects including programming, including Java, agile/SAFe, and blockchain. The course includes a practical Kubernetes demonstration to give you a deeper understanding of Kubernetes.

Description: This course is designed to give you a deeper understanding of Kubernetes. Over the next few weeks, you’ll learn about several features of Kubernetes, the Kubernetes Architecture, how to create clusters, and different installation configurations. We’ll also explore deployments and how they are scaled, updated, and rolled back. We will discuss clusters, pods, and nodes, and dive into Persistent Volumes as well as Kubernetes Authorization and Authentication.”

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Course Title: Building Containerized Applications on AWS

OUR TAKE: Developed by professionals from Amazon Web Services, this course covers all the basics of developing containerized applications on AWS. The course features video-based lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises to teach you how to develop containerized apps on AWS.

Description: “Container technologies have existed for years, and are still gaining popularity. Two of the most prevalent options are Docker and Kubernetes – each with its own distinct set of features. Regardless of which technology you choose, one of the biggest challenges with containers is their orchestration. Unlike traditional, monolithic applications where you can only scale at a macro level – an executable, for example – containerized applications scale at the container level. When coupled with a microservices approach, each container can contain the code necessary to execute a single task or function. While this provides a number of benefits, a single application can consist of hundreds of containerized microservices. How do you handle starting, stopping, scaling out and scaling in all of these containers?”

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