Just offered a job as a Cloud Solutions Architect

So I've spent about 12 years in the tech sector, a good amount of that with private cloud and traditional hosting solutions.  I realized in 5 years if I'm still talking about CPU socket configurations and server hardware options then I'll be a dinosaur in this industry.

A few months ago I discovered Linuxacademy when I was contemplating how to learn more about public cloud with the goal of transitioning to a job where I could work with AWS daily.  So I started studying for the AWS-CSA with Linuxacademy.  This site is just an incredible value between the depth of content and the easy to access labs.  I've got the CSA and the DA now.  SysOps soon to come.

Yesterday I was offered a FANTASTIC job as a Pre-Sales SA with a new company.   This would NOT have happened so quickly without Linuxacademy.  I was given whiteboarding activities to complete live and off the cuff and because of the material covered here I could walk them up-and-down, backwards and blindfolded, on a number of dynamic, highly available mult-tiered solutions. 

Now, I'm not saying that simply coming to LinuxAcademy and working through the material will guarantee you a Solutions Architect position with no other experience, but this site is definitely more than enough to help you demonstrate to other professionals that you know what you're talking about.  

Linuxacadmy members - the cloud talent pool is very shallow right now.  There is so much opportunity for people who understand the fundamentals of public cloud and can articulate it clearly and in a meaningful manner.  Keep pushing through the material, read everything, grab a friend or spouse and teach them something you learned as if they're an 8 year old.  If you hear an industry term you don't know, look it up.  Chase it down a rabbit hole and add it to your arsenal.

Thanks again, Linuxacademy.  I'll keep sending colleagues your way.

TLDR; Linuxacademy rocks and helped me get a job as a Solutions Architect.
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    Shahan K
    12-29-2016

    AWESOME NEWS! Congratulations  @jbazzell !

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    Doug V
    12-29-2016

    That's great, Joseph! I'm pretty sure you brought a lot of skills and personality to the table in addition to your Linux Academy experience, but it's great we were able to help!

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    Michelle G
    12-29-2016

    Joseph, this is GREAT to hear. Truly a very good story. Thank you for the kind words! I hope you're very happy at your new position!

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    Christopher G
    12-29-2016

    Wowee! Congrats, Joseph!

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    John B
    12-29-2016

    That is awesome, congratulations!!

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    Thomas H
    12-29-2016

    Woohoo!  It is truely awesome to hear stories like your's.  It is what keeps us motivated to produce the content that we do.  Congrarts on the new job!

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    Sean G
    12-29-2016

    Setting this as an achievement because it most definitely is one! 


    Congrats and great advice for the other students!

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    Stephen S
    12-29-2016

    Wow that is awesome congrats on the new job!

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    Duong P
    12-29-2016

    Great job!! Thanks for the post! 

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    Terrence C
    12-29-2016

    Thanks for the kind words and congratulations on your new position!

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    James M
    12-29-2016

    Congratulations!

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    Danny
    12-29-2016

    Great story!  Congrats!

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    Hunter F
    12-29-2016

    Awesome Story, Congrats! 

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    Elle K
    12-29-2016

    Amazing, Joseph! Congratulations.

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    Jonathan J
    12-29-2016

    That's AWESOME news Joseph!!  Congrats!

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    George S
    12-29-2016

    Wow, that is fantastic! Congratulations!

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    Manisha S
    12-29-2016

    Wow, very well said! Loved your advice and congrats on the awesome position!

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    Colette W
    12-29-2016

    Congrats!!

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    Shirley M
    12-29-2016

    Congratulatons and so nice to hear that you appreciated the course.  Good luck on your new position!

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    Nigel B
    12-29-2016

    Nice work! Im in a similar situation with 20 years of IT experience. I am working my way through all this training and getting certified with anything cloud related. I created a new role for myself - pre sales angineer and solutions delivery manager. I now take on any complex sales opportunities from start to finish.

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    Dawn O
    12-29-2016

    Congratulations on your new position, Joseph! Well-deserved.

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    Emily M
    12-29-2016

    Congratulations, Joseph, that's amazing! All the best at your new position!

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    Johnny J
    12-30-2016

     @jbazz_ctl: Thanks for the kind accolades! You made it happen though! Congrats!

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    Prince W
    12-30-2016

    That's really cool dude!  Thanks for the encouragement

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    Sherif A
    12-30-2016

    Congrats! Happy New Year!

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    Piotr M
    01-02-2017

    congratulations! Good luck with your new position!

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