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Phase 0: Starting from zero

Author: Gwyneth Pena-Siguenza

If you have zero tech experience and want to get into Cloud Engineering. This phase is for you.

If you are already in tech and switching to cloud, go to Phase 1: Linux and Networking fundamentals.

How does this phase apply to Cloud?

Before diving into cloud-specific topics, it's crucial to grasp the basics of IT. This playlist is a fantastic overview.

The video playlist above will introduce you to several key concepts, but let's delve a bit deeper:

  • What is Linux: The backbone of many cloud environments, understanding Linux is crucial for cloud computing.
  • What is Networking: Learn how data moves across networks, an essential skill for any cloud engineer.
  • What is Programming: Basic programming knowledge is essential for automating tasks and managing cloud resources.
  • What is Cloud Computing: Understand the fundamental concepts of cloud computing, including its benefits and service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
  • What is DevOps: Learn about the practices that combine software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle.
  • What is a Cloud Engineer and how to become one: What does a cloud engineer do, and what are the steps to become one?

Things you should be able familiar with at the end of this phase

  1. Have a clear understanding of the basics of IT and cloud computing.
  2. Be prepared for continuous learning, as the tech field is ever-evolving.
  3. Decide if you are committed to pursuing a career in tech.

Certifications you might want to look into

An industry standard for people getting into tech is the CompTIA A+.

  • Is it necessary? No.
  • Is it helpful? It depends on your learning style.
  • Did I take it? No.
  • Should you take it? It can be beneficial for your resume and may help you land support roles.

Entry-Level Jobs

Starting in a support role is a great way to enter the tech industry. These positions are often entry-level friendly and may offer educational material and certification reimbursement.

Take a look at this video by KevTech on Helpdesk interview questions.

What's next

Go to Phase 1: Linux and Networking fundamentals