Join Lynn Langit for an in-depth discussion in this video Architect roles, part of Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps.
- [Instructor] So as we continue our roll mapping, another roll I want to talk about is architect. So in the current world, that's often named a solution architect or a system architect. Sometimes a software architect. Those are different ways to call that same job. Now to pull all these together, and kind of to review, existing jobs in tech tend to use these words or this vernacular. So "IT pro" refers to networking, dev ops, security. "Developer" refers to application developer, or programmer, or database developer, or DBA.
"Analyst" refers to business analyst, data scientist. And "architect" refers to system or software architect. Now, as I said, I'm going to provide a mapping in this course from these existing rolls to new emerging cloud rolls, but I realize that some of you listening might be new to the industry. So one of the things to be aware of is that if you understand kind of where the majority of the people working in the industry are coming from, that's going to help you to partner up with people, find people whose skill sets you want to work with, and just help you in terms of your career progression, even things like interviews.
Having the right words, basically, to use for the career. Now to close out our discussion of mapping existing rolls to cloud rolls, I want to just give a short anecdote from my real life. I'm working cloud architect, as you know, and I just want to put a little dose of reality here. It does take a good amount of time and a good amount of actually working on the cloud to gain the necessary level of skill to actually build cloud solutions. The process to becoming a cloud architect for me personally was very similar to studying for a four-year degree.
And, in fact, it took me about four to five years. Now, you might be different, but that is the situation for me. I had to work in all the different aspects, whether it was cloud networking, cloud databases, cloud application development, in order to understand and be able to build cloud architectures.
- Reviewing IT pro, developer, analyst, and architect roles
- Reviewing IT pro skills, including virtualization, networking, and scripting
- Working with programming languages
- Reviewing AWS, Azure, GCP, and IBM certifications
- Reviewing cloud career paths
- Understanding emerging technologies and careers