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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.

    Instructor

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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.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Moving towards the cloud

    - [Narrator] A set of services, that in my consulting work I value very, very highly and I've actually decided to hire candidates to work with me because of their demonstrated skills in this area is Cloud Role Security. So different types of operations are involved in properly securing cloud solutions. Very frequently, you will be working with VPN's, or Virtual Private Networks as we talked about just previously. And of course to be set up properly, you'll need to know how to set up firewall rules for subnets and other security boundaries. In addition to that though, it's becoming increasingly common not only to need to understand user and group authentication and authorization, via policies. For example, in the Amazon Ecosystem that is called IAM. It's Identity and Access Management, where you have objects that are created for security. So user accounts, groups, services and so on and so forth. There's a whole area around setting up custom security policies, that is increasingly one…

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