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Cloud Computing Careers and Certifications: First Steps

Vendor cloud certifications

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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] Up to this point in this course, we've been talking about skills and jobs. Now, we're going to layer on vendor certifications. When I consider vendor cloud certifications, I have three categories. The first is for AWS, or Amazon Web Services. The second is for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or the Alibaba Cloud. And the third is for other types of vendors that have services in the cloud, and these include vendors such as Tableau for data visualization, Cloudera for cloud-based Hadoop, and others. Another consideration when you're trying to figure out which type of services, and associated, which certifications you might pursue, is how employable you want to be. Now this is a moving target and what I've found for most of my students is they're looking for full-time jobs. Most of those jobs are going to be in enterprise organizations. Now cloud utilization is different in startups versus enterprises. It is different by vendor in different parts of the world. The…

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