Developing cloud architecture
While those are the high-level responsibilities, day-to-day responsibilities of a cloud architect, according to Gartner, include:
Finding talent with the necessary skills
Assessing applications, software and hardware
Creating a “cloud broker team”
Establish best practices for cloud across the company
Selecting cloud providers and vetting third-party services
Oversee governance and mitigate risk
Work closely with IT security to monitor privacy and develop incident-response procedures
Managing budgets and estimating cost
Operating at scale
Good understanding of networking: TCP/IP, IP addresses, HTTP, DNS. I suggest that you have some familiarity with these concepts before pursuing a role as a cloud architect.
Computer programming languages: You will need at least a minimal understanding of a programming or scripting language. This is probably not a must, but it will definitely help.
Security: Security in the cloud is important, and consequently, a high-level understanding of key security concepts is a must for a Cloud Architect. So an initial knowledge of some basic security concepts, such as firewalls, is necessary.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. The point is that you’ll need a strong technical background if you are contemplating becoming a Cloud Architect. Cloud Roster™ provides an updated list of trending technology skills, explains what a Cloud Architect does, provides key traits and day-to-day expectations, and lists the target skill set. This list is updated monthly, so make sure to check back right before you start a certification path.
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