DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC completed!

DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC completed!

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We are proud to announce that the DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC has been successfully completed! This is an evidence that the gap between today’s and future’s skills demands of municipal workforce is starting to CLOSE.

Smart DevOps MOOC included 15 modules developed and delivered by experts under high standards of quality assurance. Smart DevOps MOOC delivered an impressive range of transferrable and digital skills for Smart City professionals through a flexible weekly workload and schedule. Smart DevOps MOOC was offered online from October 2020 to January 2021 and was carried-out using state-of-the-art technology, and personalized support provided by experienced lecturers.

Drawing expressions of interest from over 938 professionals from more than 58 countries worldwide, Smart DevOps MOOC was a pioneering , rigorous and impactful learning experience for those interested in Smart Cities. Moreover, it turned out to be a unique opportunity for networking with peers in EU and beyond. Testimonials in the projects Social Media Accounts are overwhelmingly positive.

Map of the world with coloured countries where the participants come from

Our warmest congratulations to the 234 participants who have successfully completed the SMART DevOps MOOC and received their Certificates in accordance with the European and national qualification frameworks and the European credit system for vocational education. Smart DevOps MOOC graduates may validate their Certification on the Blockchain as well as pursue specialized courses to advance their knowledge, competencies and skills as a Smart City Planner, Smart City ICT Manager or Smart City ICT Officer.

The DevOps project team considers the completion of the FIRST MOOC on Smart Cities as a major achievement.

OUR MOOC participants agree with this assessment:

After 13 weeks of intense study , brainstorming and tricky quizzes with 15 modules, cannot be more proud to get certified in the first Massive Online Course on “DevOps Competencies for Smart Cities” with so much technology disruption going around Smart Cities in many parts of the world and implementing technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twin, Data Analytics, Blockchain and Internet of Things, we can see how Smart Cities are going to a new level of excellence and changing the whole facet of urbanization for billions of people especially in Big Cities. (Eric, Germany)

I am also very grateful to those awesome lecturers who gave us quality material to study and interesting business case studies which develop our business acumen for proposing constructive and innovative project for Smart Cities. (Giulia, Italy)

I truly believe it is very important to set goals for yourself. One of my personal intentions for 2020 was to deepen my knowledge in smart cities. This is why I really enjoyed attending the “DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC”, which was organised by experts of the DEVOPS Project Consortium Partners… I want to thank the University of Thessaly and all the other partners for offering this state-of-the-art curriculum under high standards of quality assurance, with a 13-week intensive course and 15 modules developing transferrable and digital skills for smart city professionals. I really enjoy the value that this great experience can bring to my current and future projects. (Dimitrios, Greece)

New challenges lay in front of DevOps project, since the DEVOPS for smart cities specialization course is just started. The DevOps for smart cities specialization course for the next 5 months will intensively train municipalities officials and it will deliver the first worldwide specialization certificates on three brand new  occupational profiles on Smart City Planner, Smart City IT Manager and Smart City Officer.