In the cloud
This first article will be very short and sweet because I have lots of homework to catch up on!
While lurking on Twitter, having a laff I ran across a tweet talking about admissions for a free bootcamp teaching people about the cloud, AWS to be more specific. Not thinking much of it, but also interested to go on yet another side quest in my journey as a SWE, I filled out the application and was 1 of 10,000 students accepted. Not going to lie, I had no idea what I was signing up for, but having gone through yet another bootcamp to learn MERN stack, I knew it was going to be intense!
I'm very glad I decided to sign up because there is no way I would've been able to come up with a curriculum on my own to self-study, and it would have been paralysis by analysis. As the weeks go on, I will be writing more technical articles about concepts I've learned directly related to AWS, as well as any other topics that come up as they relate to me honing in on what I want my job responsibilities to look like. I want something to look back on when I have my dream job to remind me how I got to the promised land, haha. I do hope you stick around, and that my content is helpful to anybody out there going on the same journey as me.
Since starting this bootcamp I have received my certification as an AWS Cloud Practitioner, using this video as well as the official exam guide from AWS as my main resources to prepare for the exam.
As I go higher into the cloud I will use Adrian Cantrill's courses (one of the sponsors for the bootcamp) to learn IT fundamentals, and Docker, as well as use his extensive Github repo to get hands-on experience with projects as I prepare to take the exam for AWS Solutions Architect and SysOps - Associate certificate. I will also rely heavily on AWS' skill builder library, which can be found here.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, visit the official website, and follow Andrew Brown on Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also watch the live streams (on YouTube and LinkedIn) and follow along each Saturday as we go through the concepts and tools relevant to working as a cloud engineer. Here's the YouTube official playlist.
Well, this has gone on long enough! Tune in next time where I possibly talk about Docker and Linux!