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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] So as we're thinking about mapping your current role into the emerging cloud roles, let's drill in a little bit, so you can understand what I mean by IT Pro or IT professional. The broadest categorization is that you're working with networks, so you are configuring firewalls whether they're hardware or software firewalls, you are setting up subnetting, you are doing monitoring of existing solutions. You could also be working at the level of help desk, and supporting users. Now I have found in the cloud world, IT Pro in terms of a role is migrating to the name DevOps or Developer Operations, or working in support of code that developers are pushing out to the cloud. So, it's just sort of a change in name basically, and obviously there are different tasks that you're doing working with the cloud rather than on premise networks. I also like to include security with IT Pros. This is an area that I find there is a lot of opportunity, and not enough people who are trained…

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