Join Lynn Langit for an in-depth discussion in this video Scripting, part of Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps.
- [Instructor] The last skill area that we're going to map from on-premise IT Pro to cloud is automation, and another way to say this is, "Script all the things." And this is an area where you'll find that if you have existing skills, they transfer really nicely. The cloud vendors are really understanding how important this is for having applications be up in terms of being able to script all the setup of the application environments. So, for disaster recovery drills and time-to-recover tests, and just keeping everything up.
It's really interesting to see, and just anecdotally, I'll just make you an example. The Google cloud, for example, has added support for PowerShell, and that's interesting because PowerShell is from the Windows OS, and of course Google and Microsoft have been huge competitors in the past, but what's interesting about it is Google supports running Windows on their infrastructure because they realize that a lot of Enterprise customers still do this, and they want to facilitate the IT pros who know Powershell to be able to use their scripting language even on the Google cloud.
So there's a lot of transferability, and that's kind of the takeaway from this. If you know how to script, an important thing to do is to look at the different vendor clouds, see which scripting languages they support, and you might be pleasantly surprised that your skills directly transfer here.
- 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