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    What do I need to do to become a cloud engineer?


    by Lance Skinner ·

    I have very little IT experience and I’m trying to see where I need to start. My goal is to become a cloud engineer. Having said that I’m currently in the process of taking a training course in CompTIA ITF+. I figured that would give me a good base to start with. My question to you is what’s next? What certs should I get? I’m about to start my Bachelors in Computer Science as well. Just looking for a clear defined path I should take to achieve my overall goal.

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      Re: cloud engineer

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to What do I need to do to become a cloud engineer?

      That’s a good question to discuss with your study advisor when you started your study. And, maybe, during your bachelor study, you’ll find another specialisation even more interesting. A bachelor is a good start anyway.

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      The cloud is well, done. So done.

      by rproffitt ·

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      As AI/ML is exploding, I worry that a lot of IT jobs as we know them are going to be unrecognizable or gone in just a year or 2. I would NOT focus on cloud but get your basic 2 years in and watch the computer field during that time.

      If you haven’t heard of GPT, then you have research to do now. Not tomorrow, now!

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      by tperks ·

      In reply to What do I need to do to become a cloud engineer?

      On a indeed job listing there are a few requirements. Look at those requirements and research it

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      To become a cloud engineer, you need to follow these steps:

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      In reply to What do I need to do to become a cloud engineer?

      Gain foundational knowledge: Obtain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field to develop a strong understanding of programming, networking, databases, and operating systems.

      Learn cloud computing concepts: Familiarize yourself with virtualization, distributed systems, and cloud service models such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Understand the benefits, challenges, and best practices of cloud computing.

      Get hands-on experience: Sign up for free tier accounts of major cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP. Practice deploying applications, configuring storage, and utilizing other cloud services.

      Earn cloud certifications: Validate your expertise and enhance your credibility by earning certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator, or Google Cloud Certified – Professional Cloud Architect.

      Develop programming and scripting skills: Learn languages like Python, Java, or JavaScript and understand API integration, infrastructure automation, and DevOps practices.

      Familiarize yourself with cloud technologies and tools: Learn infrastructure provisioning tools like Terraform or AWS Cloud Formation, containerization platforms like Docker and Kubernetes, and monitoring/logging tools like AWS Cloud Watch or Azure Monitor.

      Build real-world projects: Create your own projects or contribute to open-source projects involving cloud technologies. Implement scalable web applications, develop server less functions, or build infrastructure automation solutions to showcase your skills.

      Collaborate and network: Join cloud computing communities, attend conferences, and participate in online forums to connect with professionals, gain insights, and discover job opportunities.

      Gain professional experience: Look for job opportunities or internships in cloud engineering roles to gain practical experience. Start with entry-level positions and take on more complex projects as you progress.

      Continuous learning: Stay updated with industry trends, blogs, webinars, and online courses. Explore new cloud services and features to adapt to the evolving field of cloud engineering.

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