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    Default Cloud Certification and Career

    I have a few cloud cert and career questions that I decided to lump together.

    Should I start with Azure or AWS? Most of my server experience was Windows not Linux

    For certification, AWS is pretty straight forward, it requires recertification every 2 years. I do not understand MCSA/MCSE recertification. I thought I read they do not expire, but I also read you have to take a new exam every year to keep current?

    One final question. As you can see, I have my CCNP in routing and switching. I worked really hard to get this certification. By switching more to cloud, do I say goodbye to this certification and skills, or are there cloud positions where I can make use of them?

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    Excellent post I myself am looking to jump to the cloud side of things, btw you should like Vmware Esxi and NSX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fadakartel View Post
    Excellent post I myself am looking to jump to the cloud side of things, btw you should like Vmware Esxi and NSX
    Cool, hopefully we get some good advice. I've done a lot work with esxi in the past, but never touched NSX
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    Check the Cloud+ forum. You may find some useful info there. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CE1028 View Post
    I have a few cloud cert and career questions that I decided to lump together.

    Should I start with Azure or AWS? Most of my server experience was Windows not Linux

    For certification, AWS is pretty straight forward, it requires recertification every 2 years. I do not understand MCSA/MCSE recertification. I thought I read they do not expire, but I also read you have to take a new exam every year to keep current?

    One final question. As you can see, I have my CCNP in routing and switching. I worked really hard to get this certification. By switching more to cloud, do I say goodbye to this certification and skills, or are there cloud positions where I can make use of them?

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    I haven't looked at MS certs in a long time. I can see the confusion. It's not very clear to me either. I just purchased a subscription to LinuxAcademy. Its tempting to start with AWS, but since my past history included windows server/exchange/o365, it may make more sense for me to start with Azure.
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    I think if most of your server exp is Windows in an enterprise-type setting, you should look into Azure
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