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Investing in Tech Skills for the Long Term: Daniel Ferrer

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 16, 2020

Daniel Ferrer is a software engineer who takes advantage of great opportunities. He started training with Cloud Academy years ago, and his current ...

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Always in Demand With Current Tech Skills: Meet Terry Brummet

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 16, 2020

Terry Brummet is an IT consultant who works extensively with AWS and Azure. He loves his work and likes to keep up on training, knowledge, and all ...

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  • upskilling

A Tech Leader Bringing His Teams to the Cloud: Carlos Mattos

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 16, 2020

Carlos Mattos works as a chief technologist at an IT services management company, specializing in solutions for the financial sector. His role has ...

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Getting Strategic With Your Learning: Pritpal’s Story

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 15, 2020

Pritpal Jalf is a busy engineer who’s been in the DevOps field for seven years. With a demanding job and twins at home, he uses Cloud Academy to ge...

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On-Prem, Cloud, and Beyond: Meet Pete Brar

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 15, 2020

Pete Brar works as a cloud platform engineer in the financial sector. He’s had 10 years of experience as a SysAdmin and started getting his feet we...

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Study for Certifications Anywhere: Mohanbabu’s Tips

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 14, 2020

Meet Mohanbabu. He’s originally from India and moved to Singapore, where he’s been working in IT for the last eight years — six of which have been ...

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  • upskilling

Pav Bahia: Getting His Certification Goals in Order

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 13, 2020

Pav Bahia is a cloud solutions architect who’s been working in IT for 25 years. He loves being a consultant as it's an opportunity to help bring pr...

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  • upskilling

From Infrastructure to Analytics: Brandon Croom’s Tech Journey

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 10, 2020

Let’s talk about Brandon Croom’s cloud journey. Brandon started his work in IT infrastructure, which is where he first got introduced to Cloud Acad...

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  • upskilling

How Simon Beck Sets Himself Up for Success With Certifications

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 9, 2020

Wondering if certifications matter in the job-seeking process? Meet Simon Beck, our Champion who is working towards two certs to stand out in the j...

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  • upskilling

A CTO Who’s Always Learning: Meet Nathaniel Engelsen

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 8, 2020

Meet Nathaniel Engelsen. He’s worked in tech in various leadership roles, from CTO at smaller companies to Senior Director at large organizations. ...

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