Hello dear readers!
I’m very excited about this post series. I decided a few days ago that I will take the DevOps path. I have always liked the optimization, automation and operations area. The DBA (with some SysAdmin) path seemed the right choice until now.
Nowadays, everything is moving to the Cloud and Big Data. Thus, the DevOps door is there open waiting for you to step in, if you have what it takes.
I think I have it and my journey starts here.
First step was, of course, reading and start taking online courses.
My academy of choice was Linux Academy. I already had taken courses on some other topics on Udacity, Udemy and EDX. Nevertheless, the most comprehensive DevOps path I could find was the one in Linux Academy. Additionally, for a small monthly fee (30 USD per month), I get a bunch of virtual servers to play with.
This is an amazing platform that lets you practice for real with AWS for a certain period of time while you complete assessments that help you build up skills and try real-life scenarios to provide solutions as an AWS DevOps engineer.
What I’m saying here is that if you want to learn, if you want to grow professionally and advance to the Cloud, you can do it for free, or at least for a small monthly amount.
Below you’ll find a list of sites and online sources that offer knowledge and training.
- Linux Academy (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Azure, Openstack, DevOps)
- Oracle Learning Library (Oracle Cloud, Oracle Database, DevOps)
- Microsoft Virtual Academy (Azure, DevOps)
- Google Cloud Training (Google Cloud, DevOps, G-Suite)
So, from here on, basically choose your flavor and head straight for the sky.
For me, learning is what life is all about. So make it happen. Go after what you want and reach higher levels by acquiring new and updated knowledge.