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.
Passing the “Architecting Azure Solutions (70-534)” certification exam: Tips and Resources
I’ve recently passed the 70-534 exam and I really want to share these insights because I wish I had this information prior to taking the exam (and hadn’t wasted revision time on material that does not make a difference and does not help much in preparing you for the exam!). Here are some hints and […]
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 […]