Get started with Devops Mastery System

Be a Silver Member to

  • Get access to your own Devops Career Roadmap 
  • Build Solid Foundations on Systems Operations (Linux, Networking, Scripting) 
  • Build End to End Devops Project with 11 Missions and 20+ Nano Projects to understand all aspects of Devops
  • Be School of Devops Certified Devops Associate (CDA)

What's Devops Mastery System (DMS) ?

Devops Minidegree Programs take a project based approach to build and master Devops Skills. Each of the minidegrees combine Courses with Coaching, Challenges, Community and Certifications to provlde a holistic approach to master as well as market Devops Skills.  

“My 10+ years of Corportate Training Career has taught me that Udemy style self paced Video Courses alone are not sufficient to gain deep mastery and to make long term careers. Thats why I have created this unique method, Devops Mastery System, to help you master Devops.“

Gourav Shah

Devops Trainer


Video and text based lessons would provide you with the solid conceptual foundation along with the Labs to reinforce the concepts. 


Weekly Live Training Sessions offer you a way to learn the topics from an expert instructor, ask questions and get your doubts solved. 


Real life like Projects help you build the skills equivant to real life Work Experience even in lieu of an actual experience. 

5 Cs of Devops Mastery System

What do you get access to when you join Mini Degree Programs by School of Devops. 

Master the Skills


Courses, if done right, undoubtedly offer an unmatching approach to deep dive into a topic and do it at your own pace. No form of instructor led approach comes closer to this. 

Deep Dive into Devops Topics

Do deep dive into and master the key Devops Topics with the self paced courses with video lessons and labs. 

Project Based Approach

All our courses follow a Project Led Approach with Step by Step learning process.  


Challenges (Projects)

Challenges are designed to help you complete the courses in specific time and help you stay on the course. 

Complete Course Work on Time

Its east to give up with the self paced courses. Participate in the Challenges to finish the Course Work with definite Missions and Milestones. 

Stay Motivated

Taking up the challenges would help you stay Motivated and keep you on course till you reach your Career Goal. 

Get Guidance


Courses alone are not enough to keep you motivated and stay on course with your journey. Maximize our Coaching sessions to interact with your Mentor live. 

Get Your Doubts Solved

Use the Weekly Group Coaching sessions to ask your doubts and get those resolved. 

Get Career Guidance

Bring in specific questions realted to your career in Devops and get specific guidance during the Weekly Coaching Calls. 

Connect with fellow professionals


Be a member of the Devops Club to join other Devops Practitioners who you could discuss and learn from. Unleash the power of community. 

Connect with Fellow Learners

Hang out and connect with your fellow learners by joining Devops Club on Discord.  

Network and Grow

Networking with fellow Devops Pracitioners is a great way not only to learn but also to share the opportunities and help each other grow. 

Build Credentials


Certifications and Badges give you validation of your skills. You could add these to your profile such as LinkedIn to improve your employability. 

skills validation

Certifications and Badges would help you validate your skills and be confident when you are exploring Career Opportunities, now or in Future. 

BE Employable

Certifications are a greay way to Showcase your Skills. And our certifications would be allotted only after you complete the project activity etc. Its a good way to market your skills and be employable. 

Achievement Levels




Build a End to End Devops Use Case in 90 Days





15+ Hours

Learning Content

20+ Hours

Project Work

What will you learn ?

What will you do ?

Mission #1 - Designofy

Design a Devops Solution along with a Scalable, for a Multi tier Micro Service Application for a eCommerce Startup. 

Mission #2 - Dockerate

Deploy container applications with docker and operate those. Complete the treasure hunt to reinforce your knowledge. 

Mission #3 - Containerize

Build container images for C, NodeJS and Java applications by writing Dockerfiles. 

Mission #4 - Gitofy

Set up development workflow with Git and GitHub by implementing Trunk Based Development Model. Implement brancing, merging, pull requestions, tagging and semantic versioning. 

Mission #5 - Pipelinate

Build Continuous Integration Pipeline with Jenkins. Create Multi Branch Projects, with Blue Ocean UI and with Jenkinsfiles, Build a two way integration between Jenkins and GitHub. 

Mission #6 - Ansiblize

Automate Infrastructure and Application Configurations with Ansible. Set up linux systems configurations and deploy a 3 tier micro service applications with Ansible. 

Mission #7 - Cloudify

Build a Scalable, High Available, Fault Tolerant and Secure infrastructure on AWS Cloud to deploy a three tier application. 

Mission #8 - Terraformalize

Automate Cloud Provisioning on AWS with Terraform. Bring up the entire Application Infrastructure deployed in previous mission with Terraorm. 

Mission #9 - Kubernetify

Create a Kubernetes environment with KIND. Deploy micro services applications with Kubernetes as Pods by creating Deployments and Services. Experience the scalability, high availability, load balancing features of Kubernetes. 

Mission #10 - GitOpsidize  

Set up Continuous Deployment (CD) on Kubernetes. with ArgoCD, a GitOps tool. 

Mission #11 - Monitorize

Set up mintoring with Prometheus and Grafana using HELM on Kubernetes. 


Silver Membership



One-Time Fee 

Get started with your Devops Journey with our Silver Membership which gives you access to the Ultimate Devops Bootcamp and all the bonuses listed on the right.  

Life Time Access

While you can complete the Ultimate Devops Bootcamp in 3 months, you get lifetime acess to the courses and can repate the live trainings any number of times. 


Ultimate Devops Bootcamp 

Systems Engineering Bootcamp

Devops Mastery Blueprint


30 Day Sysops Challenge

90 Day Devops Hackathon


WhatsApp Community 

Chat Support on Discord

Weekly Live Training

Weekly Doubt Solving Sessions


Certified Systems Engineer (CSE)

Certified Devops Associate (CDA)

What our learner's are saying about us ?

Effective Progression of Concepts
Terraform Bootcamp

Gourav Shah's training session was a very educative one and I am glad I enrolled in it.

The things I liked about his course:


1. Very well structured and in a very efficient and effective progression of concepts to learn in a good order .......

Best Training
CI/CD Bootcamp

Best training if you are new to CI/CD concepts event tough you know a little bit. The trainer was patient and very well prepared. He was able to address each one's doubt. The syllabus was very well formed and it covered most important topics related to CI/CD with practical sessions.

Amazing trainer with deep understanding of kubernetes
Kubernetes Bootcamp

k8s was a buzzword for me until i had this training , i am feeling really confident and ready to deep dive in. All thanks to our trainer Gourav Shah very well organized labs for hands on.

CI/CD Bootcamp

Gouarav is an extremely experience dev ops engineer, and was one of the most prepared presenters I've ever encountered. Thanks for the excellent weeklong course. I am ready to do everything you taught in the course for my current and future roles.

Hands Down for the Best Trainer for DevOps & K8s
Kubernetes Bootcamp

Gaurav has an intelligent teaching method, which is more like storytelling, starting from the very basics to taking to a stage where you build real-world solutions and debug challenges. The designed labs were great and worked as expected without a hitch. Overall it was an experience one can get addicted to for training and learning. Looking forward to more of your content.

One of the Best Courses I've taken!
Fantastic Terraform training!

Gourav Shah was a fantastic instructor who provided great lab material which explained the reasons for performing each step and gradually building our knowledge on Terraform.

Gourav also patiently answered all questions and helped everyone who needed assistance.

This was definitely one of the best courses I've taken!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Program Start after I Enroll ?

As soon as you enroll, you get access to the Self Paced Courses. You could start learning right away. 

We also do the live training sessions every quarter the schedule for which starts 

  • Q1 - 1st Week of April 
  • Q2 - 1st Week of July 
  • Q3 - 1st Week of Oct 
  • Q4 - 1st Week of Jan

You have two options

  1. You could participate in the ongoing hackathon and catch up and continue with the missions. Or
  2. You could start with the next Hackathon starting at the beginning of a quarter and participate. In the mean time, you complete the Systems Engineering Bootcamp with 30 Day Sysops Challenge. 
What's the Duration of the Course ?

While you would have access to the course contents for life time, you could complete 

  • Ultimate Devops Bootcamp in 3 months. 
  • Systems Engineering Bootcamp in 1 month

You could complete it faster or slower based on your priorities.   

We conduct Hackathons evevery quarter which includes live training sessions. You could join the hackathon sessions which would help you complete it on time. 

How long is my Access Valid for ?

When you join the Devops Mastery System as a Silver Member , you have access to the following at one Time Fee (No recurring subscriptions).   

  1. Courses which are part of your Silveer Membership Plan. Check the membership details to know whats included. 
  2. Coaching where you interact with your mentor live on regular basis. These are not 1-on-1 sessions but typically are conducted in Group Coaching format for about an hour at a time. 
  3. Community on Discord and WhatsApp where you could hang out, ask questions, discuss topics related to devops and network with fellow devops practitioners. 
  4. Challenges which are designed to help you learn the topics, complete the course materials and master your skills using a mission based approach. You complete missions in a fixed duration of time. You could participate in the challenges any time and repeate as many times as you would like. 

Silver Membership, which give you access to Ultimate Devops Bootcamp, Systems Engineering Bootcamp is One-Time Fee basis, which means there is no time restricted access,. Even the Hackathon with Live Training which comes with Silver can be taken as many times as you want. 

Even the Gold Membership, which comes with deep dive, Self Paced Mastery Courses is offered at the One-Time Fee Basis. By the way, Gold by default gives you access to everything in Silver. 

Diamond membership gives you everything in Gold, but there would be additional features we are planning to introduce such as Masterminds, Projects, Accountibility System, Pro Certification etc. which would need a lot of involvement from the mentors side. Its not yet final, but its possible that these additional features would be subscriptino based (1 year access) which can be renewed. We are planning to launch the Diamond Membership in late 2023, and final details would be available then. 

How is Devops Mastery System different than Enroling into other Courses ?

While courses are at the center of the Devops Mastery System, we all know that courses alone are not enough to master the skills. 

With the DMS, we introduce a unique approach where you become part of the community which is foused on Mastering Devops. You get access to the following 5Cs, 

  1. Courses 
  2. Coaching 
  3. Community
  4. Challenges

This offers a holistic approach to learn and grow together as well as give you an opportunity to be part of the network of devops professionals worldwide. 

Do you Offer Classroom Trainings ?

No we currently only offer all our programs via online mode. We do not offer Classroom Training Programs. 

Is this a Instructed Led Live Training ?

We get asked this a lot. Well, we essentially follow a Hybrid Model with Live Training Combined with Courses.

We conduct weekly live Training Sessions, followed by Self Paced work.

Why do we not do 100% live instructor led programs ?  

  • In my experience as a Corporate Trainer, and I have an expeirnece of conducting 500+ trainings behind me, I can surely tell you that no form of instructor led workshops could give you the depth of learning that the video courses, if done right, can provide you. For example, the Kubernetes workshops that I conduct, which span across 20 hours (5 days x 4 hours session a day) , I could cover about 40-50% of the content that I have in my video course.   
  • Instructor led live training sessions are a logistical nightmare. You have to get the top class instructors, make time in their schedules, match that time with all the student's schedules, and do that for all the sessions, which is a impossible task. Considering that we have learners from all across the globe. So you would have to either compromise on the quality of the faculty, miss some of the lectures, and play constat catch up with the content missed etc. Live session recordings get boaring as they are not crisp and longer than the video lessons which are recorded in a consize, crisp format and have gone through editing process.   
  • Wherever there are people involved in the delivery, specially highly skilled people, it gets expensive for everyone. World class instructors cost upwords of a thousand dollars a day, while recorded courses can bring the economies of scale in terms of distribution, and you get the same content for a small fraction of the overall cost. 
  • Instuctor led live programs are not scalable. My mission is to reach a million IT professionals by 2030 and make a impact to their careers by helping them master devops skills. Its just not possible with the live sessions. For example, I could do close to 500 workshops which translates to roughly 10000 lifes touched, verus I could reach to 100,000 students in half of that time via recorded video courses. 

Having said that, I still do the Corproate Trainings, which are live instructor led programs, demand for that is not subsiding, corporates are still spending millions on such workshops, despite availibility of large number of learning platforms and video courses. ? Why?  

I acknowledge this , and also the fact that course completion rates for udemy style video courses are low. Following are the factors that I believe is the reason for this,  

  1. Lack of Motivation : Its very difficult to stay on the course and complete the curriculum unless there is external push, a time bound effort etc. 
  2. Lack of Interactivity : As humans, we crave the human interaction, which is missing with purely video courses. 
  3. Lack of Community: Being part of a community of fellow learners who are in the same boat, is helpful to stat on course as well as to motivate each other. Plus having people who are ahead of you in the career is a great way to seek guidance and know where you could get. Community would help with this. 

This is the reason why I have introduced the Membership Model which is a combination of Courses, Community, Coaching and Challenges. While courses give you the deep learning experience, live coaching/training helps you with regular interactions, challenges help you stay on the course and community helps you keep motivated. Thats the power of the 4Cs Membership Model. And thats our approach to Devops Mastery. 

Silver, Gold, Diamond , What the Difference ? Which one should I pick ?

We have created the tiered membership model so that you could take a pick based on the right amount of combination of 

  1. how fast you want to progress and
  2. how much you are willing to invest in your education 

Whats Common to ALL ?

Things that are common for all membership tiers (Silver, Gold Diamond) would be, 

  1. Community Access : You would have access to the community on Discord and WhatsApp or equivalent for lifetime. 
  2. Live Coaching/Training : You could interact live with your mentor on regular basis. Its a group coaching format. 
  3. Challenges: You would have access to the challenges which would motivate you to complete the missions and master devops skills in the process. Currently we have a 50 Day Kubernetes Challenge ready. We are working on 15 Week Challenge ( will revolve around Ultimate Devops Bootcamp course) and a 5 Day Challenge. You could take these challenges any time you want.     

Whats Different between Silver and Gold ?

The Key difference between the Silver and Gold memberships is the Courses.  

Silver membership gives you access to 

  • Devops Mastery Blueprint 
  • Ultimate Devops Bootcamp  
  • Systems Engineer Bootcamp
  • along with a few bonuses. 

Gold gives you access to all of above and to the following courses, 

Mastery Series 

  1. AWS Essentials 
  2. Docker Mastery
  3. Kubernetes Mastery 
  4. Ansible Mastery 
  5. Terraform Mastery 

Premium Series ( You could also check out these courses on Linux Foundation site with the links below. Authored by me, and included with Gold) 

  1. LFS261 - CI/CD Mastery 
  2. LFS262 - DevSecOps Mastery  
  3. LFS269 - GitOps Mastery with FluxCD 

Bonus Courses 

  1. Openshift Mastery
  2. Docker for Windows 
  3. Service Mesh with Istio
  4. Puppet Mastery
  5. Chef Mastery 

Basically, with Gold Membership you have access to all the courses that I have created so far. And to create each of this course, I have spent about 2 months of my full time work schedule. This can easily translate into months learning efforts for you. 

Which one should I pick ?

  • If you are not sure if Devops is for you or not, do not pick any. Get my Introduction to Devops and SRE for FREE and decide first. 
  • If you want to master Devops go with Gold Membership. It gives you the best possible value. 
  • If you want to just explore the Memberships or do not have the budget for Gold yet, start with Silver Membership. 

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