How to Become a Cloud Engineer

The purpose of this page is to provide some quick thoughts on how to order your journey to learning how to become a Cloud Engineer, based on my own experiences. Most of my experience is with AWS so replace with other cloud provider if need be – the concepts remain the same.


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Order of Projects

Put every thing in to Infrastructure as Code and understand how it all works.

  1. S3 static site with CloudFront (Cloud Resume Challenge is a good place to start)
  2. Chalice or other Serverless framework for Lambda
  3. ECS deployments
  4. EKS
AWS Certs to Study:

Do not necessarily need to take the exams, rather understand the concepts and how to look up AWS service documentation.

  1. Practitioner
  2. Architect and/or SysOps Associate
  3. Network Specialty
  4. Database Specialty
Soft Skills
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Project Management
  • Patience
  • Interest in learning for life
Technical Skills
  • git
  • Linux
  • containers
  • Networking
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • “DevOps”
Miscellaneous Resources:


Additional Lists I Have Put Together: