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Cloud Computing Careers and Certifications: First Steps

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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.


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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] If I had to pick only one vendor on whose cloud services to certify, I would pick AWS. And the reason for this is the amount of jobs listed for AWS professionals, the amount of demand, and the market share really point to market dominance. Although, the competitors are making substantial gains, but, as of this recording, AWS has been in market longest, has the highest demand, they have the largest number of exams, and they have the largest variety of exam tracks and beta exams. And they're constantly updating this. So as of this recording, there are four different areas. And those four areas are Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer, and Operations. So we're going to actually just go out to their website and show you some of the tracks and the exams that are associated, 'cause it's quite complex, actually. So here we are at the AWS Training and Certification site and if you scroll down, you can see that we have learning paths. And I highly recommend that you use…

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