What is a cloud engineer?
According to TechTarget, a cloud engineer is an IT professional responsible for any technological duties associated with cloud computing, including design, planning, management, maintenance, and support.
A cloud engineer is a general term encompassing a few different roles, including:
- cloud architect
- cloud software engineer
- cloud security engineer
- cloud systems engineer
- cloud network engineer
Each of these positions focuses on a specific type of cloud computing rather than the technology as a whole. Organizations that hire cloud engineers are often looking to deploy cloud services, scale up their use of cloud resources, or further their cloud understanding and technology.
What does a cloud engineer do?
Glassdoor states that cloud engineers specialize in creating, testing, and implementing software applications at a company or an organization.
They are the technical professionals responsible for planning, designing, managing, maintaining, and supporting cloud computing applications.
For example, they might determine their client's technological needs and suggest solutions that meet them. They also might enhance the delivery of cloud deployments and collaborate with development teams and other personnel (e.g., engineering) to streamline application services.
Cloud engineers also evaluate older applications and determine their viability to be migrated or transferred to cloud services. They design, implement, and manage cloud-based systems for businesses, and when appropriate, they help debug cloud stacks.
What can I expect to earn as a cloud engineer?
As of Jun 9, 2022, the average cloud engineer salary in the U.S. is $126,965 a year, according to ZipRecruiter. According to Robert Half, a certified cloud engineer is one of the 15 highest-paying IT jobs.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes. You will be prepared to sit for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and the Linux Foundation Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exams through this course enrollment, which includes a voucher upon eligibility. The voucher covers both the exam fees and allows for a retake of the certifying exam if needed.
How long is the certification valid?
Starting April 1st, 2024, the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and the Linux Foundation Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) will be valid for two years from the time of completion. Certifications achieved before that day will remain active for 36 months from the achieved date.
What kind of support will I receive?
As part of the Cloud Engineer Boot Camp, you have access to a dedicated forum monitored by senior instructors with the Linux Foundation. This forum is the perfect place to ask your questions regarding the course materials and interact with other program students.
In addition, each course in the Cloud Engineer Boot Camp has a dedicated forum monitored by course authors and Linux Foundation staff. If you need more assistance, this program also offers weekly office hours with boot camp instructors where you would have the opportunity to get live support.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
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