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  • +4 votes

    will finishing these courses allow me to obtain a $200k job?

    • You can achieve that without certifications, don’t let the complicated world of certificates impede you from pursuing what you want..

    • haha….. I doubt even if MIT/Harvard/Stanford or Oxford/Cambridge degrees can promise $200K salary.

    • Architect professional will net you a role at ~140-150k, but its also one of the hardest IT exams in the industry. Expected knowledge is 2 years hands on, plus intensive research of whitepapers, best practises, and modern serverless/decoupled architecture. The course will provide all the links to the material you need to study, but in addition to the ~50 hours of coursework, there is another 8 weeks or so worth of non-stop study.

    • I am an AWS architect, do this for a living, you can make well over 200k, i can guarantee.

      But AWS professional certification in itself is no easy feat! If you can clear that exam, with zero on the job experience, i will be highly impressed and probably hire you as a Jr Architect to my team starting around 150k-180k

      Hmu, if you clear.

      • what do you make? 400k?

        • Depends….If i work FT, mostly at director level for big 4 consulting/AWS around 275- 320k, if i do freelancing 400-500k

          Past 12 months i have been freelancing, and booked out flat for 2021

          • @hermitcrab: Interesting, would you be kind and explain what exactly does a AWS architect do? eli5 plz

            I'm really inspired by the $500k pay cheque

            • @Homr: I’ll give a few practical examples. These are just examples; not my clients ;)

              1) Coles want to implement a new iOS and Android App, it needs to integrate with some of their existing order management and inventory system.

              What AWS services are best to use, how would a reference Architecture look like? How much would it cost Coles? How will it be secure? Will it meet all the regulations about Data handling in AUSTRALIA? Like APRA for financial institutions. How would Coles get started in their journey? How have other grocery stores across the world implemented similar solutions? What were those learnings?

              2) NAB wants to build a new KYC application to meet APRA regulatory requirements, and integrate it with existing Banking platforms, how should NAB go about doing this?

              Same questions as above, what is NAB’s business vision, how can you as an AWS expert help NAB bring that business vision to reality using AWS services? And also Why AWS? Why not Azure or GCP? Need to explain every organization what is best suited for their needs.

              As a professional AWS Architect, you are expected to know nuts and bolts of fundamental AWS services such as EC2/S3/IAM/Lambda/Cloudwatch etc…and assist organizations in successfully implementing these services for their needs.

              And tbh the money isn’t great, if you don’t have business expenses, for ever dollar over 180k ,48c goes in taxes, another 12-18c in Super/Medicare/medicare levy etc…

              That’s why i am working on a product development/start-up now, only way to actually build wealth in my case, to scale out , rather than selling my time.

              As an individual no matter how big your paycheck is, you won’t make enough to live a wealthy lifestyle, due to taxes and scalability issues. You can only sell your time for so much before you hit an upper limit.

              • @hermitcrab: wow, seems like a lawyer, accountant, business analyst and project manager merged into one, am I right?

                • @Homr: Haha sort of true…well, you do mostly technical Architecture , but to do Architecture you need to know the business, laws, cost efficiency and of course how long things take to implement and dependencies( you can say project management)

                  And more than everything, it is stakeholder management. I spend most of my days in meetings and helping people make decisions, helping businesses take baby steps to bring their business vision to reality.

                  Businesses have these wild ideas, but when u tell them how long and how much it would cost them to build, they aren’t happy! Need to work the fine balance to deliver incremental business value.

                  • @hermitcrab: What would be the best way to get going along this path?

                    • @Velt: You have to be in tech, start as a software engineer and work your way up to an Architect. If you have no tech background whatsoever, you need to ask yourself, do you even want to be doing this? if you are now keen, you still need to start with strong foundations.

                      Get into a code bootcamp, work as an engineer for few yrs and then Architecture. You can't build architecture without knowing fundamentals.

              • @hermitcrab: This sounds like a high degree of pre-sales and consultancy experience (and skill) which to point out the obvious you're not going to learn in an AWS Technology Architecture course + certification.

                So many questions about NAB and KYC obligations I wish I could ask here :-)

                • @tm32: Absolutely, that is my blend of background :) It is never just Architecture, at some point i guess selling is everything hah!

                  • @hermitcrab: Thanks for your detailed posts, and I am very much interested in your journey (from the past to the future) I think you would make a great AMA subject!

  • Udemy courses are for self-improvement or interest/knowledge only.

    Cons:
    It is NOT recognised by private and public sector or even your dad's companies.
    Some of the instructors speak very weird and strong Indian accent English that was extremely difficult to listen/understand. Don't understand why Indians like to speak English very fast and accented. Sometimes the same English words in India have different meanings from native English speakers .
    Even the auto-translate English subtitles are almost 30-40% wrong, because of the instructors weird accent.
    Not suitable to learn professional courses like Engineering, Accounting, Software/IT;
    but is ok if study simple self-improvement/general hobbies courses, like gardening, job interview, motivation, time management, mindfulness, photography, business and management courses, yoga, tai chi, MS Office, Mac OS, Adobe, learning English/Japanese/Arabic languages, etc.

    Pro:
    Cheap when on discount
    Self-study and home study
    Certificate upon completion
    Some courses are Free
    30-days trial period

    • Not an issue in this case. Neil Davis is an english dude living in Australia, he goes above and beyond what is required, provides additional support channels via slack, and has a pretty solid track record with passing AWS exams. His courses are 100% suitable to learn professional IT skills.

    • This is rather racist. Everyone has an accent, even Australians, and yea Americans.

      I am an American and i found it hard to understand Australian accent initially, now i am attuned to it.

      Same with Indian accents, i work with many Indians, they speak just fine! And most of them speak half a dozen other languages.

      Just because you can’t understand them doesn’t mean they have an accent, guess it is news flash to you that you have an accent too xd

      And it seems you have no knowledge about this topic! Udemy is a reputable platform, companies like acloudguru grew out of Udemy.

      In this case no one is claiming Udemy course will get you a job! This course is to HELP you prepare for AWS Solutions Architect professional exam, which is recognized by AWS aka AMAZON

      Are you saying a professional certification recognized by Amazon is worthless? This is one of the most difficult exams for the largest cloud service provider in the world.

      Half of Australian private companies are on AWS.

      With so little information about this subject you still comment to put down the worthiness of the course and also randomly try to put down Indians for their accent smh, your emptiness is showing

      • I speak with an accent and many clients notice and ask about it, "where are you from originally"? I dont think they are racists for noticing my accent, just being curious, or should I consider them racists?

        • did you even read the post i replied to? Saying someone has "weird and strong accent, and asking why they speak that way" is different from asking where you from.

          Give respect to people for their skills rather than how they speak a non-native language. CEO's of Microsoft and Google have an Indian accent, i guess it didn't matter :)

          Stop trying to defend such behavior, that's how you normalize racism.

          • @hermitcrab: did you even look up definition what racism is? Or you'd rather just throw it around to shut up cancel someone you disagree with. I dont disagree with the rest of your reply BTW.

        • "Some of the instructors speak very weird and strong xxx-ian accent English that was extremely difficult to listen/understand."
          "Don't understand why xxx-ians like to speak English very fast and accented."
          Those are not positive sentences for any community/ group of people. If it is not racism, then at least stereotyping, which is not great either. If I'm being referenced in any of those sentences, I assure you I won't be happy. 'Weird' is different than 'different'. I won't be offended if you call my accent as 'different', but I will be if you call it a 'weird' one. Even Australian accent is so different than English accent.
          Being the multi-cultural society that Australia is, we should be considerate and careful of the words we use, both publicly and privately.

  • we should be considerate and careful of the words we use, both publicly and privately.

    Can you get of the high horse for a moment and see that being careful with words should work both ways? Including calling someone a racist?