I confess. It took 25 years (almost!) on content of this page. The article is for the future leaders of the IT industry, and for those who need motivation to deep dive into C.L.O.U.D. Being strongly opinionated on having knowledge supplemented by industry certifications, I don’t have quick-fixes. However, you can follow advices in the series , the career journey more pleasing.

Here we go, Greed to get knowledge & certifications. Welcome to the Diary in this episode!

#SatyenKumar is probably the most certified Cloud professional in Brussels,Europe #AWS #Azure #OCI #CloudCertifiedFamily #IBM
#SatyenKumar is probably the most certified Cloud professional in Brussels,Europe #AWS #Azure #OCI #CloudCertifiedFamily #IBM
Certifications Journal #CloudCertifiedFamily

In the summer of 2020, I shared my story. It went viral with over 200K views. …


#SatyenKumar tips to get AWS Certified on Data Analytics
#SatyenKumar tips to get AWS Certified on Data Analytics

Recently I updated about passing the AWS Data Analytics Specialty. With this quick note, I am sharing useful information for those who are looking the Data Analytics Certification.

This is official Learning path of the certification.


Fault tolerance is one of the most confusing topic in Amazon database capability. I found this note very useful and sharing with followers interested in AWS Aurora DB cluster recoverability.

Fault Tolerance for an Aurora DB Cluster

An Aurora DB cluster is fault tolerant by design. The cluster volume spans multiple Availability Zones in a single AWS Region, and each Availability Zone contains a copy of the cluster volume data. This functionality means that your DB cluster can tolerate a failure of an Availability Zone without any loss of data and only a brief interruption of service.

If the primary instance in a DB cluster using single-master…


Status Updates on 07/10/2020 Available Positions: Available 200+ (as detailed below

Hello All,

There are number of posts in my network to get assistance for the job losses caused by Covid. Understandably, we need to support to the best we can.

I am working for Wipro which has not only committed “Zero job loss due to Covid” , also donated millions of dollars to needful. Additionally, our Pune offices are converted to Covid hospital. We are #HelpingHands

I am Cloud guy. you can check my certification portfolio here.

I lead for Cloud in Europe and that’s where I can provide…


My progress plan for cracking WS Certified Database — Specialty (DBS-C01) examination. I have planned to study for 15 hours during 3-days. (I will be giving exam in September 2020)

Updated on 16/09/2020:

I appeared in DB Specialty exam — with success.

Here is my collection of study material for AWS Certified Database Specialty exam. I have collected this from other authors and also added to prepare myself.

How did others find the exam?

The exam questions primarily focus on RDS and RDS Aurora. DynamoDB and AWS Database Migration Service are secondary topics that exam questions are sourced from. There were a couple of questions about…


My story how I got introduced with Cloud, by accident in 2006

I only ever met one person I’d call truly crazy

It was 2006, Christmas — was a swamped Christmas!
Midst of business problem caused by our 2 systems in Belgium and UK
Integrating 2 different organizations of different technologies
.. systems stops frequently, so our linked revenues

This guy, an intern — hardly any knowledge on business integration.
Who was brought in to help data entering

He declares “Why don’t break our systems in parts and join them with big system in America”
What the heck! …


Summer of 2020, the Covid caused the schools closed. I and my family were trying not to venture out even to the nearest park. Vacations of the kids.. a thought came into mind to experiment with my two teenager sons. let’s all play with technology and whole family gets certify into cloud. We could do that successfully. read more how we got 13 oracle cloud certifications >> Here

However, this story is not about the oracle cloud certifications, but about the AWS. I have encountered cloud and led the programs since 2006 /7 in organizations I worked. From 2019, I…


Quickest way to begin with Cloud in a weekend (and it’s free)

Satyen is recognized CLOUD thought leader. #Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/sayten/
Satyen is recognized CLOUD thought leader. #Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/sayten/

Action Plan for 3-day

(1) Stop reading whether or not Cloud career is for you.

(2) Finish this 9 hour fundamental learning path:

(3) Schedule the AZ-900 exam and share your result to the world

By now , you are already in Azure cloud , Don’t stop and continue more.

Continue your journey to the next level. You can take few options below

Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Exam AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (beta)

Wish you a good luck

Don’t Forget to give 👏


Satyen Kumar, https://medium.com/@satyenkumar/it-cloud-certification-is-greed-the-1-of-the-7-deadly-sins-f50366643138
Satyen Kumar, https://medium.com/@satyenkumar/it-cloud-certification-is-greed-the-1-of-the-7-deadly-sins-f50366643138

Recently Microsoft made quite few changes in Azure certifications. Earlier you will need to pass 2 exams Az-100 and AZ-101 to be a certified Azure administrator. Microsoft combined both skills into one exam which was AZ-103.

AZ-104 is new version of AZ-103. This tests the candidates knowledge on implementing, managing, and monitoring an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment.

The exam covers pretty much all the responsibilities of Azure Admin:

  1. Implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks
  2. Provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources
  3. A strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance.
  4. PowerShell , Azure…

Bureaucracy to Zerocracy — Automation is painful. Agile, #Cloud, #Adoption
Bureaucracy to Zerocracy — Automation is painful. Agile, #Cloud, #Adoption

If we conduct a poll in IT organization “We have product X in market , ready to be deployed — security certified. Moreover, it will save fortunes - How quickly your organization can deploy in production?”

The poll results will display the affection with the processes in a traditional organization, regardless of its size. It really takes ages to do tasks, Or organization may be in informed agile. The challenge is when (and if) solution is accepted, it is already outdated. And who has to pay for the cost in delayed innovation ? Of course, the organization.

Today is the…

Satyen Kumar

Recognized C.L.O.U.D thought Leader, Inspiring the world through Passion on Technology like Cloud. #CloudCertifiedFamily linkedin.com/in/sayten/

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