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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] Now the area of developer skills for a cloud around database is really an exciting and interesting one, and this is because cloud scalability is enabling new types of scenarios. To give you an example, I've been working with some teams around the world building pipelines to help analyze human genomic data. And this is some of the biggest Big Data that exists at the moment. One client, for example, that I've worked with, works with 17 terabytes on average per day, which are data volumes that we've never, never seen before, at least I haven't. Because of this, there are an ever-increasing variety of data stores based on how much data will be accessed, how frequently, what types of access, and this is an evolving area in cloud, and one that my firm has been doing a lot of work in, and I think is a lot of fun and very rewarding. Now if you have interest here, skill areas that you want to work on are not only relational database programing, but also NoSQL programming in key…

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