The Open University - Cisco: DevOps using DevNet

Gain industry-focused DevOps skills to develop and manage networked systems with Cisco and The Open University that created this microcredential.
  • The Open University, England
  • 504 $
  • 3 Months
  • Online
  • 24 October 2022

Course Information

Cloud computing, the internet of things, cybersecurity and infrastructure networking have become more complex. The disciplines of coding and network engineering have converged to offer a route for either ‘network engineers’ or ‘coders’ to develop DevOps focussed skills, within the discipline of network automation. This has led to DevOps becoming one of the current essential growth areas within the computing/coding, digital technologies and infrastructure engineering disciplines.

It is often cited and sought for career entry as well as personal development by many computing professionals. Cisco, through The Open University (OU) via FutureLearn, offers this course as a route to gain their internationally recognised certification while studying remotely.

Positioned for both coders (software developers) as well as network engineers, this course converges the two disciplines and presents a significant digital skillset for the future. Networked systems must adapt to changing infrastructure, consumer and cybersecurity demands, so developers require coding experience to ensure the system can deliver the service it is designed for. 

Within the course, you will develop industry-focussed skills, knowledge, and experience using Python to code a range of data formats, using code, the DevOps methodology, and various micro services deploying applications as container-based solutions for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. 

This course will prepare you for the Cisco DevNet Associate certification examination. If you complete the course at a sufficient grade (70%), you will obtain a discounted DevNet Associate certification voucher, a Cisco digital badge and a certificate of completion. 


About the University / School

The Open University is a public research university and with more than 170,000 students it is the University with the largest number of students in the UK. Worldwide The Open University has more than 2 million students. They offer flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications. With more than 50 years of experience in delivering part-time flexible education, the University has broadened its range of programmes to suit all needs.


Learning Format

Your learning, your rules- this course is split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like.

Join a global classroom- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners.

Map your progress- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control.

You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your microcredential.

This microcredential consists of a single course of 10 week length. You are supposed to dedicate 10 study hours per week.

Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.


Entry requirements

To study this undergraduate microcredential you will ideally have prior coding experience and ability. Although language is not a specific requirement, Python coding capability will be an advantage.

Having a broad understanding of Networking technologies is also recommended (e.g. CompTIA Network+, Cisco ItN).   Please note: From October 2021 the content within this microcredential will be fully duplicated within the larger Open University Module, Cisco networking (CCNA) part 2.

Apply before:

24 October 2022

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The Open University - The Open University - Cisco: DevOps using DevNet