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Took some CS courses in undergrad, but have been functional in cloud strategy for the past year. Applying to entry level SA position, and worried I don’t have the chops to compete with fresh CS grads. What advice do you have?

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Get AWS/Azure certs, get the 3 YOE, message me.

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No worries, you have part of the equation. Hands on technical may want to get the functional strategy experience at some point as well. Not many have hands on technical and strategy experience early in their career. Being weaker at one or the other is normal. It all depends on what your immediate goal is.

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