Pav Bahia: Getting His Certification Goals in Order

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 problem-solving skills to new projects, keeping things fresh all the time.

What are Pav’s tech training goals?

Pav’s goal is to get certified in several areas. Even though he has the experience, certifications give him credibility as a consultant, proving to employers that he has the skills to complete a job. His first order of business is getting Azure certifications. Soon after that, he plans to tackle Google Cloud, Kubernetes (he’s going to watch our webinars on the CKA and CKAD exams on demand), and AWS DevOps certs (in that specific order — that’s a lot!).

Cloud Academy Azure Training Content

Pav and the power of learning paths

Pav really likes how all the content is arranged into organized learning paths. This helps him in a few different ways. 

First, the content in each learning path is bite-sized, which allows him to find what he needs quickly and to jump in and out — getting right to the answer and right back to solving the real-world problem. 

Second, the logical organization of the learning paths allows him to scan the order and jump to specific sections if he’s already strong in some of the other paths, resulting in saved time.

Third, the learning paths have links to additional resources at the end — handpicked by the instructor — that provide deeper knowledge on specific topics if you feel you need it. 

Lastly, Pav feels that if he jumps around too much, he might leave some questions unanswered. So he likes to trust the experts to lay out all the courses, labs, and exams in a clear order so he can progress steadily. 

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