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Anyone move from a nontech background to a Solutions Architect role? I am working on getting my AWS cert but wondering if that + 3YOE is enough to move into an SA role

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Solution architect is pretty tenured and needs some substantial experience and exposure. Why don’t you try to work as a business analyst or technical analyst first?

Business analyst is great exposure for a non-tech background. What do you do at D? Why don’t you try to go into tech consulting and cut your teeth on tech work there? There are also several solution architect roles on projects.

Yea probably. I switched to SA after 3 years of tech consulting. I know people out of undergrad start at AWS as SA with a certification (CS undergrad). Don’t let your dreams be dreams.

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