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Simon Holdorf
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How to Become a Cloud Engineer in 2023

In this post, I will show you the steps I would take to become a Cloud Engineer.
So, If you're interested in of the most exciting roles in cloud computing, this roadmap is for you!
If also created a video with more details for each step, providing more resources & advice👇

Step 1: The Role

On a high level, a cloud engineer is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining an organization's cloud computing infrastructure and systems.

Step 2: The Fundamentals

Don't skip the Fundamentals!

  • General Cloud Computing
  • Networking
  • Operating systems
  • Virtualization
  • Security

Step 3: Selecting a Cloud Provider

It is beneficial to have experience with multiple cloud providers as a cloud engineer.
If you are starting, I would highly recommend concentrating on one cloud provider first: AWS, Azure, or GCP.

Step 4: Acquiring programming knowledge

As a cloud engineer, it is important to understand at least one programming or scripting language, especially for automating tasks and provision resources in the cloud.
Know your way around Git and a product like GitHub or Gitlab.

Step 5: Learning DevOps principles & tools

DevOps is a set of practices that aims to improve collaboration between development and operations teams and increase software delivery speed and reliability.

  • CI/CD
  • IaC
  • Monitoring & Logging
  • Collaboration & Communication

Step 6: Gaining Hands-On experience

Seeking opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience with cloud technologies is essential to becoming a successful cloud engineer.
The first step is to create an account with one of the big cloud providers, AWS, Azure, or GCP.

Step: 7 Earning Certifications

Obtaining a certification can be beneficial for several reasons:

  • Validation of skills
  • Improved job prospects
  • Professional development
  • Increased earning potential
  • Fun challenge

To become a successful Cloud Engineer, you need to have a mindset focused on delivering scalable, reliable, and secure solutions.
More details for each step can be found in the video mentioned above!

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Top comments (5)

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Okoro chimezie bright

Thanks for puting it together👍

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Akande Bolatito

Nice one, do you think i can become a cloud engineer in 2023 with basically no existing knowledge of IT?

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Simon Holdorf

I suggest looking for a role as a cloud support engineer first. It's easier to make that transition. Most of the roadmap still applies to this. It's definitely harder to land a job as a cloud engineer with no background

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Akande Bolatito

Well understood., thank you.

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Hiep Nguyen

thank you for your share useful tips

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