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Studying for the AWS SAA. Do I need to the hands on labs in the training (using udemy) or is the exam more theory based?

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Hi Fishes, Looking for suggestions to shape my current role .Soft engineer | yoe - 3 | ctc -5lpa Skillset Cloud - AWS (AWS SAA) Backend - Python(flask,django,fastapi) Data streaming(kafka) DB(mongodb(ETL aggreration),dynamodb) DS (ML,NLP) Experience handling large data (modelling/cleaning), created complex dashboards using flask and integrated kakfa,charts Scopes for myself to get CTC ( >10 lpa)? 1. AWS Developer 2. SRE 3. Software Engineer 4. Data scientist/Analyst Please recommended if any

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Hi Fishes, Looking for some suggestion to shape my current role .Software engineer | yoe - 3 | ctc -5lpa Skillset Cloud - AWS (AWS SAA) Backend - Python(flask,django,fastapi) Data streaming(kafka) DB(mongodb(ETL aggreration),dynamodb,mysql) Data science (ML,NLP) Experience handling large data (modelling/cleaning) What are the scopes for myself to get CTC ( >10 lpa) and higher pay in coming years: 1. AWS Developer 2. SRE 3. Software Engineer 4. Data scientist/Analyst Please recommended if any

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Hi all, I am working as a DevOps Engineer for past 3 years and I am interested in moving to cloud. I have cleared my Aws saa exam and planning to search for a cloud related job. How should I approach the job market now... What kind of things interviewers will be expecting from me if I want to switch to cloud. Please enlighten me.

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Hi D&A 🐟, I’ve been thinking of doing a career pivot from cyber security to data science. My current role is very technical and have experience with Python, PowerShell, AWS (SAA cert), Azure (Security Engineer cert in progress), and a bunch of other cyber security related technical skills. I have experience doing basic data analysis but not at the level of a data scientist. What would you recommend I do to gain these data scientist skills? I think the end goal would be to transition from cybe

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For people who are AWS SAA certified, what is a good reading resource (book) that I can rely on, instead of on online course like Udemy. I somehow feel good only after reading some material than listening to the classes. Has anyone passed the exam just by reading and practicing, without watching any videos?

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Looking for pointers to crack the AWS SAA certification. Currently doing mock exams from Tutorialsdojo and in the 78-80% range. Is this a good estimation of preparedness for the exam?

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What cert to go for next? Currently have AWS-SAA and Security+. Thinking about CISSP but how difficult is it compared to the AWS-SAA?

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I’m currently in ERP and really want to get into cloud. Currently hold the Azure Fundamentals, AWS SAA, and GCP security certs. Any suggestions on what I can do to increase my chance to get into cloud?

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Any firms actively hiring candidates for public sector cloud? I have years of consulting experience serving civilian federal agencies (public trust), AWS-SAA and CSM certified. Looking for opportunities in PS cloud as a cloud consultant/solutions architect. Would love an internal referral and/or a chance to learn more about the opportunities. Can provide resume upon request. Anyone who has anything, please DM me! Thanks 🙏🏼

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Any firms actively hiring candidates for public sector cloud? I have years of consulting experience serving civilian federal agencies (public trust), AWS-SAA and CSM certified. Looking for opportunities in PS cloud as a cloud consultant/solutions architect. Would love an internal referral and/or a chance to learn more about the opportunities. Can provide resume upon request. Anyone who has anything, please DM me! Thanks 🙏🏼

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Need to recertify my AWS-SAA cert. any recommendations on best resources given the new test format (SAA-CO2)?

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Currently in IR and want to move to a better work life balance role....maybe engineering. Do engineers get paid more than responders/analyst? Looking to get the AWS SAA and maybe try to squeeze my way into a cloud sec role since i have about a year of AWS exp.

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I am a customer consultant and I am now really stressed out due to covid, I want a change in my life trying to learn aws. Preparing for SAA-C02 i need some help with practice exam and also on a decision of which stream to proceed with now Devops or sysops. Any leads much appreciated.

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How would you rank the AWS certs from most to least marketable? I'm a functional person looking to get more technical and already have CP and SAA.

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Those who took the AWS SAA exam, do I need to know the specific pricing for each S3 storage classes, Like S3-IA is $0.0125 per GB monthly...Or just know high level info like the minimum capacity charge per object for S3 standard-IA is 128kb.

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Hi guys! I recently cleared the AWS CCP and look forward to preparing for SAA. Can someone please guide? Too many resources available but with the CA02 I would need some recommendations for courses, timelines, practice tests, etc . No prior experience with cloud. TIA

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Just cleared AWS SAA few days back . Will AWS CDA help to understand and clear AWC Pro. Or can I directly prepare for Pro.

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Currently certified in AWS (CCP, SAA, and Security) and GCP (Security Engineer and Cloud Architect). Any recommendations on Azure certs to pursue?

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Top certs to get for dev ops engineer? Currently have AWS-SAA and security +. Would other certs help in getting a pay bump or is experience alone enough?

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Looking for Seattle opportunities.. Have almost 3 years of Oracle functional experience.. trying to do something with cloud.. Taking AWS SAA in 2 weeks. Any recommended openings or referrals?

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