I am a beginner in Cloud. Which training and certification should I take first?

techyneeleshtechyneelesh AWS Solution Architect EnthusiastIndiaMember Posts: 3 ■■□□□□□□□□
I recently had a career change from marketing. Looking forward to beneficial career paths.

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    Do you know what Cloud technology (e.g., Azure, Google, AWS, etc.) that you want to work in, or are you just looking for general Cloud knowledge?
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    If the funds permit, I would suggest looking into acloudguru.com yearly subscription. ($31.58USD / month Billed yearly at $379 Personal Plan or Personal Plus $41.58USD / month Billed yearly at $499)

    They also have an awesome article based on exactly what JDMurray was mentioning. 
    7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Cloud Career

    Additional resources to read. 
    ACloudGuru Blogs/Articles

    If you are looking for an easier route on your pockets, Microsoft has free Azure training for all their certifications. AWS has free training for their intro level certification. 
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • itdeptitdept A+, S+, L+, LPIC1, CCNA, CCP, ITIL, AWS CSAA Registered Users Posts: 244 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I personally would not recommend acloudguru.com but many are happy with it and have passed by using their training. I had a Linux Academy subscription and it was eventually taken over by acloudguru and I felt it was not up to the LA standard. I would recommend finding a $10 course on udemy and getting a start there. Stephane Maarek has a great course along with Neal Davis. Adrian Cantrill also has his own site he runs and that is more $$ but very good content as well.
    I would start with Azure AZ-900 for Microsoft or AWS Cloud Practitioner.
    AWS have a far larger market share and are the leaders in cloud. Many people just go with what their company uses
  • spiderjerichospiderjericho CCNA, CCNP Enterprise, CISSP, CASP, SEC+, Pentest+, CYSA+, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, VCP 6.7 San DiegoRegistered Users, Member Posts: 868 ■■■■■□□□□□
    If it’s exposure without labs, both Microsoft and Amazon have free courseware. It’s missing labs and some in-depth info. But you can’t hurt spending a week or two on the AZ900 or AWS Certified Cloud practitioner courses. If you’re really intrigued go down the ACG route so you have practice tests and labs. 
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Member Posts: 534 ■■■■□□□□□□
    how do you decide between aws,azure and gcp as a starting point if you have zero exposure?
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    how do you decide between aws,azure and gcp as a starting point if you have zero exposure?

    https://acloudguru.com/blog/engineering/jump-start-your-cloud-career


    1. Choose the right cloud computing certification

    If you’re wondering how to start a career in cloud computing, start by knowing what you want to accomplish and what you’re interested in. There are multiple providers out there you could get certified with, but here are the top three public cloud providers.

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

    Microsoft Azure 

    Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

    • If you’re looking to start a career in cloud computing, it can be tempting to go with AWS as it’s the closest thing to a household name out there in cloud land. But focusing on other cloud providers (and specializing) can mean great things for your career. 
    • Case in point: the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect certification. For 2019 and 2020, it was the highest-paying IT certification out there. Money isn’t everything and probably shouldn’t be your sole motivating factor if deciding to pursue a Google Cloud career, but with an average salary of around $175,000 USD, it’s hard not to take notice.
    • Which Google Cloud certification is best for you? GCP certs range from foundational level basics for beginners to role-based certs that tie to some of the most in-demand jobs in cloud.

    Which certification route you pick, don’t worry about being locked into a single path. Multi-cloud skills are in high demand, so you can easily hop around between cloud providers and make yourself even more desirable to potential employers in the process. And there are plenty of tools and skills that work across clouds that are worth investing time in, like DevOps skills and Kubernetes.

    For building the skills to get certified, make sure you choose a training program that provides hands-on cloud experience so you can put what you learn into action and keep developing your skills while you’re looking for a job.

    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • adlinuxadlinux Member Posts: 19 ■■■□□□□□□□
    how do you decide between aws,azure and gcp as a starting point if you have zero exposure?
    What training course/cloud technology did you decide to study first?
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Teradata Assc 16, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014, CSM Member Posts: 2,661 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Our company has entered into an agreement with Google, I am going to start looking at their material.  Thanks for providing the links!
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