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Cloud Computing Careers and Certifications: First Steps

Communities: Vendor MVPs

From the course: 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.

    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

    - A really important aspect of gaining expertise in any technology is utilizing your community. Of course, utilizing the provided vendor resources is really just the first step. There are other steps in understanding and utilizing potential communities when you're learning. I find that many of my customers understand working with the global or corporate vendors in terms of their conferences and the vendor representatives. However, there is a wealth of information to be gained by engaging with both local and online resources. Local can be user groups, meetups or vendor meetings that are held regionally. Online can be webinars, open guides or blogs. And another resource is industry analysts. I read commentary from a number of industry analysts and I find it to be a very valuable component along with the day in day out working with the services. Now, to understand vendor and VPs are most valuable professionals which I think are really key groups, let's take a look at the different…

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