Cloud + Before AWS?

mzx380mzx380 Member Posts: 453 ■■■■□□□□□□
If I intend to do an AWS certification to Pursie a career in cloud, should I just study and do an AWS track or should I do a cloud + first?
Certifications: ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Currently Working On: Microsoft 70-761 (SQL Server)


  • OctalDumpOctalDump Member Posts: 1,722
    Cloud+ isn't going to hurt you. It's a much broader overview, so useful if you have nearly no Cloud knowledge. Once you have AWS, no one will care much about the Cloud+ (if they cared before). Cloud+ will at least let you talk intelligently about Cloud stuff and understand the different offerings and how SaaS is different to IaaS or PaaS or whatever else.

    Maybe a good path is to just read one of the Cloud+ study guides to orient yourself and then jump into the AWS stuff.
    2017 Goals - Something Cisco, Something Linux, Agile PM
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Personally? I'd suggest to simply jump into AWS.

    Look up the NIST Definition of Cloud, listen to some cloud podcasts on your way to/from work, read some blogs. Then jump into AWS certs. Whereas I haven't taken The Cloud+ and don't even know what's on the exam, I have passed 1 AWS cert and in the process of taking another one later this month. You don't really need any prereq knowledge prior to jumping in -- although Linux (and a little bit of Windows Server) knowledge would help a lot.
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    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
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