According to Gartner, AWS occupies around 47.8% of the public cloud services market. The market share of AWS is over three-five times that of its nearest competitors.
As a result, companies on the cloud adoption bandwagon consistently look for employees skilled in AWS and cloud computing. Presently, the AWS cloud platform is the backbone of many businesses in over 190 countries. So, the number of job listings for AWS certified candidates has constantly been increasing over the years.
Cloud Specialists are projected to be the second most in-demand tech job in 2020. This role is responsible for designing and developing advanced cloud-based solutions for organizations migrating their existing workloads and infrastructure to the AWS cloud.
Using AWS, cloud architects have limitless virtual resources, which can be quickly provisioned and disposed of. It can be overwhelming; there are many services you need to become familiar with and, on top of that, having infrastructure and data in the cloud can become a security nightmare if not handled correctly.
Cloud is a fulcrum for organizations to innovate and get ahead of the pack in the ever-evolving technology landscape. Consequently, mid-sized companies are seeking specialists who obtain various cloud skills and can assist them in achieving their business objectives. However, there are a plethora of services that cloud providers offer and that’s why determining the best skills to learn can be a daunting task.
Here are key skills that resources need to have to create, run, and manage data-center in the cloud.
Most architects have a software development background. An efficient AWS architect should be able to write code in Java Python C# or any other programming languages that have an official AWS SDK.
It’s hard to create a secure, scalable cloud-based solution without understanding networking. DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, CDN, and VPN are only a few of the terms you want to make yourself familiar with.
Every software architect needs to know and understand how and when to use databases. In AWS, where you have many data storage options available, you need to be able to know when to use each.
From securing access to your AWS account to securing access to your data, AWS has several services and guidelines created specifically to help you make sure only authorized code and people are allowed to perform specific tasks.
Understanding of AWS Services
Basic services every AWS architect should know include SQS (simple queuing), SNS (notifications), and RDS (Relational Database Service). Knowledge of more specific ones such as one of the AWS IoT related services is extra helpful.
AWS-Specific Architecture Philosophy
Once you move code into the cloud some rules change. Scalability, availability, and recovery become easy as long as you design your workloads and harness AWS infrastructure correctly.
In our experience, it takes around six months of hands-on experience for someone with 1 year of entry-level IT/ Software experience to learn and be awesome at AWS Skills.
Moreover, AWS is ever-growing and keeps enhancing its features across all product lines to keep them current. This means that learning does not stop with getting trained or even certified just once.