Getting started learning the cloud.

Getting started learning the cloud.

Everyone is a novice when they first start learning. It can be overwhelming to master new technology. Even after a bit of studying a professional will not know everything. We all have to start somewhere. To quote Jake the Dog from the brilliant cartoon adventure time, “Dude, sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something.” Below, is a guide to get started learning the cloud.

1.Learn Linux

Learning Linux is foundational knowledge essential for configuring cloud services. Linux is necessary to maintain your cloud infrastructure whether it is a hybrid cloud, using PAAS, IAAS, or any other iteration. Web servers run on Linux and cloud servers run on Linux as well.

2. Understand networking.

The cloud is just someone else’s computer. We have all seen the meme. It is not incorrect though. The cloud does not work without interconnectivity. That connectivity is typically connected to the internet. Without networking knowledge, it would be difficult to troubleshoot issues as they arise.

3. Decide which platform you want to learn.

There are many cloud providers. The major providers of public cloud services are Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and IBM. Each service has its advantages and disadvantages. Remember, just because you learn one platform does not mean you cannot learn another. You are not stuck with one. As the market share changes as the market changes there may be a need to learn another.

Get started on your learning journey. Ride the clouds to your professional career goals. The cloud space is one of the cyber job spaces you need to enter. Happy learning.

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