Leadership comes in many styles.
Some good, and some well, let’s just say not so good.
I would like to focus on this topic, by exploring leadership in an open format, and hopefully along the way, help inspire and influence those already in a position of leadership, as well as help shape those future leaders to come.
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Anyone who knows me knows this is a passion of mine.
Everyone I know on a Cloud Certification Journey has or has had a very personal and different journey.
Each person having different motivations that drive them for the certifications, whether that is:
- for career recognition and progression
- learning and growing their knowledge
- or to simply have badges of honor
Each drive varies the pursuit plan and ultimately the outcome.
Let’s explore this further.
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Working in the IT industry, I frequently find that many of my friends and family approach me when it comes to anything “computer” related and they have very little knowledge about IT in general.
I find that one of the most mysterious topics for them is the Cloud. They often hear terms similar to, “it is in the cloud“, or they own devices like an iPhones and find themselves receiving messages that their “cloud storage is almost full“. In reality they don’t really know what that means or what they should do.
This post is to help those that don’t understand the Cloud, making certain terminology understandable and hopefully take away the mystery of the Cloud.
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Today we operate in a environment where cyber security attacks, damages, ransom and other scary activities occur often and can absolutely cripple a business of all sizes from start-up to enterprise.
No matter your background into cloud computing, I think this certification is a MUST in the AWS certifications, it is not one of the easiest of the AWS certifications, however it will give you a good foundation and security focus when making use of the services AWS has to offer as well as design for cost-effective and fault-tolerant solutions.
Continue reading How I passed my AWS Certified Security (Speciality) Exam
2020 has been a challenging year for many people and many reasons.
However, if we focus in on the cloud and cloud training, it has been a noteworthy year.
Many cloud training providers have provided free content to help those that have been impacted due to COVID-19. While others have simply provided free content to help the wider community. It has been inspiring to see the cloud leaders and community gather together and support one another.
Cloud solutions are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Cloud Providers like Amazon (AWS), Google (Google Cloud), and Microsoft (Azure) have been continuing to advance and providing leading cloud platforms in the industry.
There are other available platforms such as Red Hat, VMWare, Rackspace, and others that offer platforms or specialised platforms as well.
So with all of these platforms available, there is a strong and rapidly growing need for qualified and educated employees.
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In my journey of acquiring certifications, I have been introduced too many different and fantastic study materials.
These study materials have not only helped me in acquiring my certifications, but they have also helped me to cement the knowledge that I have acquired and to be able to confidently apply it in the real world.
I hope these study materials will also help in serving you.
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Microsoft’s Cloud Azure is one of the large cloud providers that has now been around for quite a few years, and with good reason, Microsoft has always been a big player when it comes to computing and software and it is only natural that they also participate and play an important role as a cloud provider.
This certification is the entry point into the Azure certifications, while it is the easiest of the Azure certifications, it will give you a good foundation and overall understanding of the services Azure has to offer as well as provide a good foundation of cloud concept in general as well as help you understand the security, compliance, support and pricing that the cloud provider has to offer.
Continue reading How I passed the Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 Exam
Before we delve into why all cloud providers need a CDK.
If you are working with Cloud Infrastructure, you will most likely be aware of the various different services, tooling and frameworks available to support the provisioning of your cloud infrastructure.
With that being said I would like to explain the benefits that a Cloud Development Kit (CDK) brings, and highlight why it would be an advantage for all cloud providers to support this approach and provide the relevant services, tooling and frameworks.
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Let’s face it when it come to cloud costs and savings we all get excited, especially if the benefits require minimal effort to achieve.
Through the variety of Cloud providers available, hosting solutions in the Cloud not only provides fantastic flexibility, reliability and scalability, it also provides a cheaper costing model then maintaining the same solution in a datacenter over time and if used effectively.
That being said here are several proven ways you can effectively optimise and reduce your cloud costs, where I will help you identify these optimisations so you can benefit and enjoy the savings.
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