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Do you think the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification is worth it? What (high level/ entry level) IT certifications have you found most valuable in your career?

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I believe this is the foundational certification in AWS. You might have to get some competency based certification to be a SME in that area.

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Helped me move from app dev to cloud engineering.

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Is Practitioner necessary before taking the solution architect associate training/exam? No hands on experience.

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First what is your career goal or what are you trying to achieve with the certs?

Not really. It expires in 2 years. Online training and hands on experience is good enough.

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