Amazon AWS certification is HOT!
With cloud now nearing 15 years old, there is now a strong push in even the most conservative companies that IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS in all its flavors are here to stay. In my engagements with Redhat, Thoughtworks, Booze Allen, and others, the cloud has always been a critical strategy.
Even in a more conservative manufacturing and distribution business, I have personally witnessed key initiatives to use AWS and cloud services in general as the primary way we approach infrastructure.
To that end, this article provides a step-by-step guide to a meaningful Amazon AWS certification plan for 2021.
What do I mean by meaningful? I mean MORE than just passing the AWS Certification exam or certification of your choice, but the actual ability (not paper certification) to do on AWS what the AWS certification implies. Paper certifications weaken the industry and create mistrust between businesses that expect technical skills from tech workers when they claim these certifications.
If you cannot architect on AWS, then why do you have the certificate? This Amazon AWS certification plan avoids that.
Let’s get started!