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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] The most common question I get asked by aspiring cloud career changers and people who want to come into working with cloud is how do I get started? There's so much to learn. I don't know where to start or what my path is or how to get going, getting ready to work with cloud services, and I like to answer that question by asking you to think about how you want to focus on what I call roles or job tasks, and so what I've done is I've built this course around the concept of roles or job titles, if you will, or job tasks, and I've mapped these to skills. Now I've been in the industry for a long time, 15, 20 years, depends on when you count my starting point basically. I started before public cloud was available in any shape or form. So I did a lot of work with on-premise services, your traditional on-premise databases and on-premise networks, and so what I find was useful for me and has been useful for people I've shared this with is to map skills, particularly skills from…

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