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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

    - [Lynn] Cloud is hot. We take a look at this analysis, you can see according to this study, market share in 2018, Amazon had 32%, Azure 16, Google Cloud 10, Alibaba 4. The growth numbers are interesting too. 46% year over year for Amazon, which is astounding given the market size, 75% for Microsoft, so coming on strong, Google Cloud 81%, and Alibaba 73%. What this means is that demand for cloud professionals is outpacing supply, and that's good news for all of us that are working in this industry. So how do you learn more? I've got a number of resources I'm going to show you, and I've also pulled them together on a link list, as I've pulled all the links in this course to make it easier for you to reference them. So we're going to start by taking a look at a place that you might not expect you to find so many resources, GitHub. So I've pulled my favorite resource for each cloud vendor in GitHub. The first one is the open guide. This is a crowd-sourced, basically tip list of practical…

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