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Cloud Computing Careers and Certifications: First Steps

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    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

    - So, a one-to-one mapping would appear to be software architect to cloud architect, but it's really not that simple. In my past work history, I was not a software architect, so how did I become a cloud architect? That is the number 1 question I get from my students around the world. And the answer is - I have an incredibly curious mind and I continually learn. I spend 25% of my professional time in a non-billed fashion learning about new vendor cloud services and importantly, new patterns. Architecture - whether it's physical building architecture, if you're making actually buildings people can be in, or software architecture, including cloud architecture, is all about pattern application. So in order to be able to envision the appropriate pattern for a solution, it's essential that you have as broad, also as deep, as possible level of experience with as many of the possible services across vendors that you possibly have time to get. So does it sound difficult? It is. Like I said, I…

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