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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] In addition to the big three or four Cloud vendors, who have specialty certifications. for the data pipelines I've been working with is a new one. It's from Databricks and it's around Apache Spark. As I've mentioned, I've been working more and more in big data pipelines with Spark, and due to Enterprise demand, mostly, just this last year, as of this recording. So, in addition to this, there are a couple of other ones that I find valuable. And one of these is around data visualization. The vendor that I often us is Tableau, and they also offer certification. where the Hadoop distributions most often originate from, has certifications, a very solid certification. But the Databricks Spark, in particular, So, of course, certification isn't just for fun and games. It's to increase your viability in the market. A survey from Global Knowledge, of the U.S. market, of Cloud computing or virtualization. Across the U.S., the average salary was 127,000, and it was up 13% over the…

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