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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] Yet another aspect of IT Pro operations is the ability to properly scale your applications. This becomes really really important in the cloud, because cloud services are elastic by nature: Generally, you pay for what you use. So the upside of that is you can save your companies a lot always paying for on-premise infrastructure. VMs are sort of the canonical use case here, like how many physical and virtual machines do you need on-premise always turned on versus elastic compute on the cloud? Now, a key component of this is not only scaling up but scaling down, and again, this is the sophisticated side of the skill. Very specifically, one of the most common things I'll do when I go into a new enterprise customer is to take a look at their Amazon EC2 and I really often see EC2 instances that are running that nobody knows what they're doing. of professionism around IT Pro operations and it can impact the cost of the services very very dramatically. This focus on cost of…

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