If you had chosen a wrong discipline in your secondary high school due to any reason, but now you realized I am a technology enthusiast and want to make a career in cloud computing.
Many of the non-technical students have this very usual question regarding cloud computing. Can I also learn Cloud Computing even if I am non-technical?
The second common question popping up in mind is that; Will I get the job after learning cloud computing?
‘Yes’ you can follow this career path and you can also get lucrative salary package, even though you have a non-technical background in the past. But you have to fulfil some criteria before switching your path to cloud computing. This article “Career in Cloud Computing for Non Technical” provides you with every single step which you have to jump in order to become a Cloud Engineer.
So if the below mention steps sound like you and you are ready to pass these steps then you’re probably well suited for cloud computing career path.
So let’s get started to know how a non-technical person (any graduate degree) can make their career in Cloud Computing [Step-by-Step].
[Step 1] How to Start? Career in Cloud Computing for Non Technical: Linux
You should learn Linux Operating System and get a hands-on experience at the very first step of becoming cloud engineer even I would say every IT professional should know how to operate Linux OS.
So if you want to match up your skills with IT professionals who are expert in their own field, this is the skill you should have to compete in the IT industry.
Linux itself a great technology to learn and has a huge demand. Therefore if you know Linux at the professional level, you would have many opportunities to grab even though you have done your graduation in B.A. or any other non-technical field.
But here our main concern is as to how a non-technical graduate can become a cloud engineer.
In cloud computing you don’t have to become an expert, you just need a basic understanding of Linux and know how to operate Linux based system.
Thus to get an entry-level job in cloud computing you required intermediate knowledge of Linux.
[Step 2] How to Start? Career in Cloud Computing for Non Technical: Networking
If you want to start a career in cloud computing then definitely you should know how IT infrastructure work & How two electronic machines communicate with each other?
Getting a networking knowledge is the best possible option for a non-technical graduate to reach the end goal of cloud computing.
The skills set you will learn while doing networking is also be useful in the path of cloud computing.
A professional cloud solution architect is also good at networking. They know how their internal (Back-End) cloud infrastructure work.
That’s is the reason why networking is so preferred by many cloud computing aspirants who want to become a cloud solution architect or a cloud engineer.
These two certifications help you to get a better understanding of networking fundamentals
[Step 3] How to Start? Career in Cloud Computing for Non Technical: Certification
After learning fundamentals of computer networking, you can apply for the certification. Certified candidates got more opportunities as compared to a non-certified person. Getting certified is always to be a good option.
The above-mentioned networking certifications are well-known certifications all around the world.
The certification proves your ability and shows your knowledge of networking in a theoretical way.
[Step 4] How to Start? Career in Cloud Computing for Non Technical: Get a Job
After successfully gaining knowledge about networking you can start doing the job. To move further into next step you have to spend minimum 1 to 2 years in IT sector.
And now, because of your experience, you can’t be called as a non-technical guy anymore.
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Now you are a technical person with several years of work experience, who knows networking and Linux
[Step 5] How to Start a Career in Cloud Computing: Azure vs. AWS
Select a Cloud technology to start a career is being tough these days because there are many cloud service providers in the industry. You can choose any of one cloud service to be mastered.
So why I mentioned only Azure and AWS. Because these two are the biggest player in the cloud industry today. AWS (Amazon Web Services) shares the larger market area of cloud followed by Microsoft Azure.
AWS has the largest customer base, so start from AWS will be a nice choice. That does not mean Azure is not a right choice. You can select either of one cloud provider to start a career in cloud computing, both are in demand.
[Step 6] How to Start a Career in Cloud Computing: Training
Because of increasing demand for cloud computing professionals from all over the world, many private institutes impart training in cloud computing technology.
The training duration usually 2 to 6 months.
If you are a working professional and you are planning to write a resignation letter in order to learn cloud computing technology then please stop thinking about filing resignation, you don’t need to take any such steps. Many of the cloud computing aspirants are working professionals.
And because of high numbers of students are working professionals almost every institute organise batches on weekend.
If you are a fresher then you can also join the weekend batch. By joining the weekend batch gives another benefit of getting learn from a well-experienced person in the cloud computing industry.
The vast majority of trainers who are taking batches in a weekend is also a working professional. However, the trainer you get in the weekdays batch is most probably have several years of work experience in this field but not currently working.
So if you are a fresher and want to join a weekend batch, you are good to go. It will help you to build up your networking (not computer networking) with teachers and the students who are currently working in IT industry.
But the problem you are going to face by joining weekend batch is that it will take more time to complete the course as compared to regular batches. Sometimes trainer also gets off for the next 2 to 3 classes.
[Step 7] How to Start a Career in Cloud Computing Cloud: Certification
Getting a certification in the cloud makes you a more eligible candidate to get a job in cloud computing industry. However, if you just want to get enter into the cloud computing industry, you don’t require any certifications.
But in future, while doing the job you should have to take the cloud exam to be a certified cloud engineer. The certification plays a major role in getting a promotion and ensure you a better position in the IT industry.
In cloud computing there are various types of certifications, so which one you should choose? Cloud Solution Architect certification is the best for non-programmer candidates.
Cloud Architect certification is highly demanded certification in the cloud industry and that is the reason why most of the students start their cloud computing career by getting this certification.
[Step 8] Start your Cloud career as a Solution Architect
During the training period mostly after 2/3rd of the course completed, you can start looking for jobs in the cloud sector. You can also talk to the HR department of your current working organisation about the skills set and education/certifications you have recently gained.
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The designation you got after getting the certification is “Cloud Solution Architect“.