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Cloud Computing Careers and Certifications: First Steps

Alibaba certifications

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  • Course details

    Do you want to start a career in cloud computing, but don't know where to begin? If so, this course can help by providing an ideal foundational mapping of the career paths and certifications that IT professionals should consider if they're interested in transitioning to cloud computing. Instructor and cloud architect Lynn Langit covers a variety of career paths, including IT pro, developer, analyst, and architect roles. Throughout the course, she focuses on the major cloud platforms—AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, and Alibaba—discusses certifications available for each, and explores the future of cloud computing careers.

    Instructor

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      Lynn Langit

      CEO Lynn Langit Consulting LLC

      Lynn Langit is a cloud architect who works with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

      Lynn specializes in big data projects. She has worked with AWS Athena, Aurora, Redshift, Kinesis, and the IoT. She has also done production work with Databricks for Apache Spark and Google Cloud Dataproc, Bigtable, BigQuery, and Cloud Spanner.

      Lynn is also the cofounder of Teaching Kids Programming. She has spoken on data and cloud technologies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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  • Moving towards the cloud

    - [Instructor] Although there area a number of other public cloud vendors such as IBM, what I'm seeing in my practice is interest in Alibaba. And Alibaba has begun a certification program, and it's had pretty good traction pretty quickly. Alibaba itself is not new in the market, but certification in Alibaba is. They have both levels and topics. Levels are Associate, Professional, and Expert. I think the topic choices are really interesting, compute, big data, and security. Once again, you see there is this trend across certification around security, and I really see that as opportunity if you're trying to differentiate yourself in a increasingly competitive job market. So let's take a look at the Alibaba certification offerings. Here we are at the Alibaba Cloud Academy, and we're on the Training and Certification home page. If you scroll down, I'll get rid of this little popup here, and you can see that we are working with a grid. So we have on the left side, Compute, Big data, and…

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