The Problem

At the Millow Group, we work with companies to unravel the complexities of technology, cloud migration and optimise assets – quickly achieving your business outcomes; and we do this by working with you – not for you.

With technology continually changing, the demands and expectations put upon us by our entrepreneur businesses can be hard to measure. There is the constant pressure to maintain systems, while staying fully aware of new innovation and developments that – if ignored – may give your competitors an edge. If this sounds familiar, we understand – and we’re here to help.

Our on-the-job practical training and mentoring programmes are designed with the busy IT person in mind.

The Solution:
Key Things Covered

Our 5 key blocks contain modules relevant for where you are at and what you need to know:

  1. Intro to DevOps: Covers a blend of foundation level networking, infrastructure, and programming concepts to ensure you have all the knowledge you need before moving up to the next block
  2. Infrastructure for programmers: Server software tools and apps to enable you to understand infrastructure diagrams, from firewalls to storage
  3. Programming for Infrastructure experts: Setting the stage for understanding programming, source control, languages and release jargon
  4. Automation tools, workflows and other applications that DevOps engineers use every day to deliver great results, automatically
  5. AWS and Cloud: An in-depth guide to AWS, Google Cloud and API programming – the stuff that lays behind the friendly GUI or website
  6. Fundamental cloud building blocks; Designing scalable and fault tolerant applications, so it looks after itself.

Our 5 key blocks contain modules relevant for where you are at and what you need to know:

  1. Intro to DevOps: Covers a blend of foundation level networking, infrastructure, and programming concepts to ensure you have all the knowledge you need before moving up to the next block
  2. Infrastructure for programmers: Server software tools and apps to enable you to understand infrastructure diagrams, from firewalls to storage
  3. Programming for Infrastructure experts: Setting the stage for understanding programming, source control, languages and release jargon
  4. Automation tools, workflows and other applications that DevOps engineers use every day to deliver great results, automatically
  5. AWS and Cloud: An in-depth guide to AWS, Google Cloud and API programming – the stuff that lays behind the friendly GUI or website
  6. Fundamental cloud building blocks; Designing scalable and fault tolerant applications, so it looks after itself.

Meet our pilots

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Neil Millard
Lead Course Mentor | Cloud Automation and Infrastructure Expert

Beginning his IT career in 1995, Neil knows first-hand the challenge and the importance of staying ahead of developing technology, and keeping skills relevant to give today’s company the competitive edge they need.

Neil’s credentials include building web applications for Gas Safe Engineers and Axa Health Insurance; using newly released and fast changing technologies, in real time. He is a specialist in Jenkins, Docker, Puppet, Terraform, Ruby and AWS.

More recently, he has developed MoneySupermarket.com’s Data Warehouse environment; creating a fully automated and stable system about to scale up and down depending on scheduled and sudden spikes in demand, with additional storage space ready for use within 10 minutes.

Neil’s motto is: Learn | Create | Deploy. His is a regular speaker at Puppet Camp and is known for his love of helicopters that he flies in his spare time.

Know who you need to know, where to hang out so you can stay up to date with the latest technologies, so the right opportunities find you.

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Paul Lowe
Course Support Mentor | Mindset Specialist

Paul is an internationally renowned author and coach – focused on helping to develop world-class mentoring and training programmes; guiding people to be the very best they can be. His clients include business leaders, sports professionals and individuals determined to build a life that leaves a legacy.

He is the founder of the HEARTS brand ‘Helping Everyone Achieve Results Towards Success’. His passion lies in helping people create a life of fulfilment.

As the Course Support Mentor, Paul provides the personal development insights needed to break through limitations, and create a ‘success-ready’ mindset. He teaches the soft skills developers need in order to influence projects and facilitate co-operation.

Course Structure

Each day starts at 9am and finishes at approximately 6pm, offering time to socialise in the evening with the course leaders and other delegates. Delegates are invited to stay overnight at the prestigious venue to give complete submersion in the course content and cut off from distractions.

Day 1: Learning To Fly With The Team

  • Session 1 – Virtual Reality Has No Limits
  • Session 2 – The Journey Ahead
  • Let’s Re-fuel – Lunch
  • Session 3 – Working Together, To Escalate
  • Session 4 – Practice Makes Perfect
  • Close – Beer & Pizza

Day 2: Taking Control of the Cloud

  • Session 1 – AWS Foundation Services
  • Session 2 – AWS Building Out
  • Let’s Re-fuel – Lunch
  • Session 3 – Puppet & How It Works
  • Session 4 – Puppet & Rolling Your Own
  • Close – Let’s Land!

Key Benefits

  • On-the-job practical training
  • Build and deploy real-time projects
  • Daily mentoring and support with leading industry mentors
  • Tangible results – not just theory
  • Focus beyond technology, to the soft skills that matter

So Who Is This Course For?

IT specialists – based in fast-moving entrepreneurial companies where the demand to ‘keep up or get out’ dominates your market place. As the leader of your IT department, your CEO has entrusted the job of keeping the company at the cutting-edge of development, to you.

They expect servers to match the demand of all new marketing campaigns, and don’t understand product launch delays because of IT infrastructure issues.

You recognise the impact your skills and your ability to keep up have a direct impact the success of the company; and you are determined to keep up – not just for your company’s survival and growth, but also for your own.

You take pride in your work and want to offer the best skills, be highly in demand and earn the biggest rewards.

The course is suitable for:

Programmer: You need to build automation into every level of your project, and recognise the importance of understanding the servers and infrastructure your programmes run on

Operations: An infrastructure engineer – moving from the world of hardware to virtual machines and cloud; you want to learn how to automate and build the delivery of servers, and automate software deployment. You will also get insights into how programs and apps are put together

IT Generalist: The course is also appropriate for IT people with 2+ years’ experience, as well as a keen interest in DevOps and Cloud Computing, looking to stay above the curve in their skill development.