I’ll try my best to keep this blog about Become a cloud engineer in 2022 as short and sweet as possible but also provide an overview of some tools and some resources.
Perhaps some project ideas for each area you build monitor administrate architect cloud solutions and infrastructure and depending on where you work.
If you work at a larger company you might be involved in just one of these tasks. If you work at a Start-up company like me you may have your hands in every bit of these tasks.
And it can be overwhelming but it’s also very exciting so you know stick with it you’re going to live and breathe in one or multiple clock platforms at your job.
So learning one well is the key here in 2022 you can’t go wrong with learning AWS or GCP.
Learning AWS or GCP
AWS does have more jobs. I think that’s just because they have been around for longer and they currently hold the majority of market share though Ledger is catching up pretty fast.
And GCP isn’t as popular but it’s still a very very interesting option and I would totally say if you’re interested in learning go for it.
The key really is to just learn one well a lot of the practices that you learn in one will translate over to all of them.
It basically just comes down to you know things are named differently in different cloud platforms.
So yeah pick one learn one will I think certifications are great great ways to get a wide range of high level knowledge on multiple services inside of you.
Know the cloud platform that you choose. I know a lot of people don’t like certifications but I think if you’re just getting started they are amazing.
You’ve been in the field for a couple of years now of course they won’t replace getting hands-on sign up for a cloud platform.
You’ll get some free credits and as you go through tutorials as you’re watching a video as you’re reading some sort of blog posts or book implement.
The theory implement the exercises just make sure to delete the resources after you’re done using your dumb learning.
I would recommend Linux Academy they’re not paying me or sponsoring this video or anything like that but I used them.
When I was getting AWS certified like three four years ago and what helped me a lot was they have live labs and sandbox environments built into the course.
So it’s a couple of videos and then you get a set of instructions in a sandbox environment to implement what you’ve learned and then you keep going in.
And you have a mix of theory and hands-on work that you get done and it’s really a great way to learn. I’m going to break this down into two parts.
Part one learns the theory and why DevOps is an important part to learn the skills and the tools that implement the skills.
It’s a set of practices that if you implement, you will shorten your development lifecycle, improve your software quality and provide continuous delivery of your software.
And all of this of course means you better serve your customers and your time to market is shorter which would make you more competitive which is always a good thing.
Just because you can release quicker for this I recommend two books called the Phoenix project.
Which is a story about an IT manager who inherits this mission critical business critical project.
That is severely over-budget and severely behind schedule. The CEO one day comes in and it’s like if you don’t fix everything within 90 days.
I’m going to outsource the entire department and this is like thousands of people so obviously thousands of people will be losing their jobs.
you don’t have to be a master at one specific tool the most important part of being a cloud engineer is understanding.
Why would you have to use something? And when is something the best to use tools?
But the practices and the skills are always there.
They evolve but they’re always there so don’t worry too much about being like the Kubernetes expert.
The docker expert or the terraform expert don’t about that, that comes with as you evolve in your career.
You know there’s plenty of things that I still have no idea about. Here I am making a living. Doing this cloud is very overwhelming.
There’s a lot of potential, a lot of movement going on here. It’s a little bit of work, a little bit of focus, you can land that job.
So good luck to you and we will see further discussion in the next blog till then keep reading and join us at [email protected] or contact us at +91-124 4294496