In this post, I will show you the steps I would take to become a Cloud Engineer.
So, If you’re interested in of the most exciting roles in cloud computing, this roadmap is for you!
If also created a video with more details for each step, providing more resources & advice👇
Step 1: The Role
On a high level, a cloud engineer is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining an organization’s cloud computing infrastructure and systems.
Step 2: The Fundamentals
Don’t skip the Fundamentals!
- General Cloud Computing
- Operating systems
Step 3: Selecting a Cloud Provider
It is beneficial to have experience with multiple cloud providers as a cloud engineer.
If you are starting, I would highly recommend concentrating on one cloud provider first: AWS, Azure, or GCP.
Step 4: Acquiring programming knowledge
As a cloud engineer, it is important to understand at least one programming or scripting language, especially for automating tasks and provision resources in the cloud.
Know your way around Git and a product like GitHub or Gitlab.
Step 5: Learning DevOps principles & tools
DevOps is a set of practices that aims to improve collaboration between development and operations teams and increase software delivery speed and reliability.
- Monitoring & Logging
- Collaboration & Communication
Step 6: Gaining Hands-On experience
Seeking opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience with cloud technologies is essential to becoming a successful cloud engineer.
The first step is to create an account with one of the big cloud providers, AWS, Azure, or GCP.
Step: 7 Earning Certifications
Obtaining a certification can be beneficial for several reasons:
- Validation of skills
- Improved job prospects
- Professional development
- Increased earning potential
- Fun challenge
To become a successful Cloud Engineer, you need to have a mindset focused on delivering scalable, reliable, and secure solutions.
More details for each step can be found in the video mentioned above!