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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.

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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] A vendor Cloud that I've seen interest in hiring certified employees pick up, especially over the last year, particularly for enterprises when they're looking at a second Cloud is Google Cloud. It is emerging because of the enterprise services that Google is adding to their offering. In terms of their certification offering, it is leveled by Associate or Professional. They also have a set of exams around G Suite. A hot area for my consulting practice is Google BigQuery and this is because of the amount of features that are being added to BigQuery, so that it can service a number of needs, everything from ad hoc data querying to data warehouse replacement to newly added machine learning on data that is up on the Google Cloud. So, in terms of their certifications, here's their main page and you can see their certifications are grouped by level, so here's Associate and the certification available as of this recording is an Associate Cloud Engineer. And, then they have a…

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