UnixGuy wrote: »
As a Windows Admin, I would pick PowerShell and get as proficient as humanely possible in it! PoweShell is a game changer...then automate everything in your job....this can be all you need to make the shift. You can pick up more tools as you go.
UnixGuy wrote: »
GirlyGirl is right on the money, you are better off looking at job ads. Discard my previous advice Good luck!
minit wrote: »
Stupid question what is SRE?
chmod wrote: »
But to work as devops engineer you need to know linux, shell scripting, python, python and more python, hadoop and some SQL and java all this on top of your infrastructure knowledge. Remember to also learn python.
DoubleNNs wrote: »
Not all companies use Linux. My last company was 90% Microsoft. The few Linux machines they did have, they could have migrated off of, but no one understood them enough to understand that they had other options ::shrug::
Distributed Computing is important. Hadoop specifically, not so much.
Python and Java as languages specifically aren't too important. Nor do you necessarily need to know multiple languages. More important is that you DO know some programming, in whatever language it is. And you know the basics of programming well enough that you can troubleshoot bad code in a language you might not have even heard before, let alone seen before or know intimately.
Not to be combative, but I think unfortunately, giving specific examples aren't good for someone trying to break into "DevOps/SRE." And those examples also aren't the most efficient for someone coming from Windows.
SMBs and Enterprise companies that run on all Windows still need automation and documentation and SMEs and infrastructure. You can run Windows Nano and Windows containers now. Microsoft Azure is eating up Cloud market share. There is still a way for existing Windows Admins to level up while leveraging their existing skillsets.
LeBroke wrote: »
I'm a unicorn but I don't have my full degree so can't work in the states
You guys wanna remote-pay money to a dirty Canadian?
Ertaz wrote: »
Only if you send us stuff from Timmy's.
GirlyGirl wrote: »
When I read your post I was initially going to comment.
Then i figured I would back up my comment before I commented.
I went to indeed.com the favorite job board of Americans everywhere and inserted DevOps into the what field. I randomly selected 5 job postings offering large amounts of money and I am 0-5 with seeing PowerShell listed. I am a firm believer in giving advice if I think my life experiences, education, or certifications can change a person for the better. But, PowerShell.......
is not listed on the 5 random postings I found paying large amounts of money. We are for the money. So, whatever the job/title the end goal is to move up. Here are a few of the random postings:
DevOps Engineer Green Card or Citizen job - Xceed Search Partners - Phoenix, AZ | Indeed.com
I am not saying if I spent 3 hours going through the job boards I would not find powershell listed. I am just saying I was 0-5.
I would tell the original poster to look at job descriptions. Look at what organizations are asking for. That is the best advice I can give.
ITSec14 wrote: »
We call these hires unicorns. My team has been trying to fill a position which is pretty much DevOps, but either we can't find anyone with the skills needed or if we do we can't afford their asking price.
Ismaeljrp wrote: »
This statement says a lot. A company that wants DevOps skills, but doesn't want to pay for it. It's nonsense when you think about it.