Currently I’m working for an oil and gas company in their safety department, as a training systems administrator. Basically I manage and develop training systems for employees and compile and report data for OSHA reporting. I know, very exciting.
I’ve started learning about AWS a few weeks ago. I’ve taken the free Cloud Practitioner course on Udemy and also the materials on the AWS Training site. I’m curious to know if I should get the Cloud Practitioner certification or bypass it and go straight to AWS Solutions Architect. Since I’m new to Cloud Computing, what would you all suggest I put my time and energy into.
After I complete my Solutions Architect certification, am I ready to be employed as a full-time SA? If not, what would get me ready?What is a normal salary to expect?
I know it’s a lot of questions.
Thank you in advance.
A lot of jobs that want this cert require software dev skills. Light coding and years experience with several networking topics.
I have pre sales experience and this cert but no solid professional experience in networking topics. Other than the use of cloud tech.
It’s been a bit tough to find some use in it but it depends on how well you can market yourself.
I’d suggest going for SA for a few months. Understanding cloud tech and applications and leveraging your current experience you shouldn’t have much of a problem.