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Hey all, would love some advice. I’m a Business Analyst with 5 YOE and minimal technical skills. And I’m really unhappy where I’m at. Very underpaid, and feel like I’m limited in job opportunities. I want to become more technical but no idea where to even start! I was thinking about starting with a certification but most seems really tough to learn as a newbie. Any guidance/advice on which certs to look at? Was thinking AWS cloud practitioner as a starting point? Any help welcomed!!

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As for technical skills. Learn Java if you. Fed clients have tons of Java apps

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Mm I'm familiar with nova salaries... If you bounce to another firm they will bump you to close to 6 figs

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Cloud practitioner is a good cert for business analysts.

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Second this, AWS cloud practitioner is a good one to get some technical knowledge and you can expand from there. Try getting into product manger role, usually past functional and part technical

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How underpaid?

Currently at 74k in DMV area

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Define technical. Are you trying to be a programmer/developer? Implement stuff ? Tbh sounds like you just need to find a new company and project.

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