Passing the ‘Architecting Azure Solutions (70-534 & 70-535)’ exams resource
Azure 70-535 certification overview As the title describes, the Azure 70-535 certification, which is part of a larger certification (MCSA and MCSP), is actually the last (and in my opinion the most complex) of the Azure certifications. The passing of this Azure exam acknowledges that you are able to identify cloud and hybrid solutions correctly […]
How I became fully certified on AWS
Back in February 2017, I got my first Amazon Web Services certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. I immediately became fascinated by the technology, to the point that I decided to challenge myself and obtain all AWS certifications (with the exception of the Cloud Practitioner certification) within one year. I am very lucky to […]
Passing the Alibaba Cloud exams: tips and resources
Having already tested myself against Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud, I thought it was time to take on some Alibaba Cloud exams in an attempt to add more certifications to my name. While this platform does not compete with the big 3 in Europe yet, it is a major public cloud provider and has […]
Passing the Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect exam: Tips & Resources
Recently at Cloudreach we’ve had a big push to get more engineers Google Cloud Platform certified in order to elevate our ability to support our customers. We’ve had lots of engineers taking (and passing!) both the Google Cloud Architect and the Google Data Engineer certifications. I decided to study for the Google Cloud Architect exam, […]
Certified Chef Developer
A little while ago I started tackling the Chef certification exams that have been made available. After completing all five of the AWS Certs (not including betas!) – see below – I wanted a new challenge to work towards. In this post I am going to try and break down my experience of the process […]
Thoughts after taking the AWS Certified Security Specialty exam
Last week AWS re:Invent was a blast! Amongst very exciting product announcements, promoting the Unicorn rental business at the GameDay and the re:Play party, I was able to sit the AWS Certified Security – Specialty (Beta) certification.
Vendor Exams – Do They have any Value?
My own experiences… If you work in IT, in any form of technical capacity, it’s guaranteed that there will be certifications provided by the vendor of the tech you work with. When I started my career (in the glamorous world of ERP) I was encouraged to chase certifications from Oracle – largely related to Forms development […]