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.

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: