Everything that has a beginning…


…has an end. It’s one of my favorite quotes, I’ve even got it tattooed on my side. Although the quote isn’t really Buddhist, for me it signals one of its core teachings though and that is ‘impermanence‘. Everything is always changing and eventually comes to and end.

But all these fancy words aside: this blog will most likely has its last post today. I’m saying ‘most likely’ because you never know, but as it stand now, cloudpro.zone will cease to exist in its current form.

In February 2017 I’ve started my Linux adventure after always being an Apple engineer. I dedicated all my time to studying and basically started at 0 at the time. Linux, containers, cloud and everything remotely connected to these were all a bit foreign because, with all due respect, macOS can be a bit lacking in this regard, or at least I was a bit lazy focusing on other stuff than Apple. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to keep a blog of my Linux adventure, which became cloudpro.zone.

In 2017 I was recovering from a pretty serious illness and had a lot of time on my hands. Therefore I was able to study a lot in a short period of time and December 2017 I landed my first Linux job. This gave me the much needed practical knowledge in the year and a half to come but also stopped my studying. Besides two AWS certifications I felt I was not able to move forward enough.

Now that I’ve recently found a new job where I can do both (i.e. getting the practical knowledge in awesome enterprise environments and keep studying and studying and studying) I unfortunately have to let the blog go. Although it’s only one post a week, it consumes too much of my time. I’m really getting into the meat and bones of Linux now and describing this in a understandable manner on the blog takes too much time.

So maybe a bit lame, because things are getting really interesting at the moment, but that’s just the way it is. If I’ve learned anything from these last 2.5 years, is that when you put your mind to something that is remotely in your reach, you can do it. These are the certifications I’ve got by pure self study, in chronological order:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • LPI LPIC-1 Linux Administrator
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator
  • Professional Scrum Master I
  • Docker Certified Associate
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Only for Kubernetes I’ve also followed an official Linux Foundation classical training course, but the rest was 100% self study.

Yes! This was it! Thanks for reading (visitors grew exponentially as time went by) and I hope the blog has been of some help to some of you.


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