I’ve been in the tech industry for more than twenty years, and during that time, I have never really thought that getting a certification was necessary to move forward in your career. Experience generally shows through, regardless of whether or not you have a piece of paper that says you are certified with a paticular technology. As a result, I have never really bothered getting certified in the many technologies that I have worked on over the years.
That changed this past Wednesday, when I sat for and passed the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification test. Over the last two years I have been immersed in Amazon Web Services, learning the ins and outs of the various service offerings. I decided at the beginning of this year that I was going to go ahead and get ALL of the AWS certifications. Currently there are 5 but 3 more specialized certifications are on the way (currently in beta).
My plan is to have all of them before I head to Re-Invent this year. I’m looking forward to the opportunties that diving deeper into the technology provides me.