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4 May, 13 tweets, 4 min read
According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for a cloud engineer is $127,957.

Want to make 6 figures? 💰

Start here 👇🏽
Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.
Instead of owning servers, you can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, & databases, on an as-needed basis.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services.

AWS has a "free tier" of services for you to learn on.

Time to get building!
Google Cloud Platform, offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search, Gmail, file storage, and YouTube.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

MS offers lots of training resources for its cloud; start here

When building complex, and robust systems things can get unwieldy; even more so if you're using multiple cloud providers.

To help with this problem, engineers are now leveraging "Infrastructure as Code" (IaC)

Human readable code thats used to deploy resources, like a blueprint.
Deploying only on AWS?

AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision them quickly and consistently, and manage them throughout their lifecycles, by treating infrastructure as code.

Deploying only on GCP?

Use Deployment Manager!

Similarly Azure offers its own cloud deployment service, Azure Resource Manager

Terraform is the #1 tool for provisioning cloud resources and should be in everyones kit right now.

Terraform is a tool for building, changing, & versioning infrastructure.

Configuration files describe the components needed to run a single application or your entire datacenter.
System orchestration: Ansible

Ansible is an OSS provisioning, configuration management, & application-deployment tool enabling infrastructure as code. It runs on Unix-like systems, and can configure both Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows.

Learn Git

Git is software for tracking changes in any set of files, usually used for coordinating work and collaboratively developing source code.

There will always be more to learn and this list will get you started on your path to becoming a cloud engineer!

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6 May
Whats the difference between a Jr & Sr cloud engineer?

About $50,000 🤑

Here's how you get there 👇🏽
Write Code✍️🏽

No getting away from it, you have to write code, and be comfortable writing code.

Daily I look at


I have to deal with linters, debuggers, builds, unit tests, and vulnerability scanning.

Get comfortable with programming!
DevOps 🤓

All that code has to go somewhere and be used to do things.

This is called CI/CD (Continuous integration & continuous delivery)

The tools that make that possible?

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4 May
Learning cloud doesn’t have to be expensive

Many vendors offer credits or free access 🧵
AWS offers a free tier of products for anyone.

Azure - $200 credit for 30 days to try all products and 25+ free products to use forever.

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Portfolio Diversity on Auto-Pilot with SPDR ETFs 🧵

Standard & Poor sorts publicly traded companies into 11 sectors based on their primary business activity.

SPDR Exchange Traded Funds issued by State Street Global Advisors hold the same stocks as the S&P 500 Index.
$XLK - Information Technology

This index seeks to provide an effective representation of the technology sector of the S&P 500 Index.

Mkt Cap: $9.58 trillion
5 YR Performance: +228.95%

Top Holdings
🍎 Apple Inc. ($AAPL)
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💳 Visa Inc. Class A ($V)
$XLF - Financials

This index seeks to provide an effective representation of the financial sector of the S&P 500 Index

Mkt Cap: $7.53 trillion
5 YR Performance: +75.70%

Top Holdings
🏢 Berkshire Hathaway Inc ($BRK-B)
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🏦 Bank of America Corp ($BAC)
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13 Apr 20
What are some fun Dropbox style urls you hunt for on twitter?

I really like “drive.google.com

Here are some things I’ve found 🧵

#infosec #30DaysOfThreads #OSINT
Korean Lessons content

- Sejong Korean 1-3
- Introduction to Sejong Korean
- History of Korean Culture
- Hangul Lessons
- Sejong Korean 3 - ENG. VER.

FILE: drive.google.com/folderview?id=…
Here's 500GB worth of information for anyone seeking to learn programming.

Read 7 tweets
24 Mar 20
Remote Job Boards so you can WFH!

While many are working from home there are still a lot of us still on the job hunt and so many more that just re-joined.

The sites below all list remote jobs and will be helpful on the search for your next role.

#30DaysofThreads 🧵


A curated jobs list email service for freelancers. Site offers additional services for freelancers and small-medium business owners.


A job board for finding remote jobs. A very clean and enjoyable mobile experience.
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Stoked to share these free resources to expand your #infosec and technical skill set.

Each is a career path in its own right, the rabbit hole goes down as far as you follow.

Check these out and make 2020 count! 🎊

#30DaysOfThreads #BlackTechTwitter
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Metasploit The Penetration Testers Guide : archive.org/details/Metasp… via @internetarchive

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Practical packet analysis: using Wireshark to solve real-world network problems : Sanders, Chris

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