Re: Like watching Gangrene Spread
If you're not familiar with the various certifications for either cloud vendor I can't help you. If you are, then you knows they are not very difficult for someone with 35 yrs in IT.
"Picking up certs" is my way of saying I've never hired based on them as I find them next to useless in gauging knowledge and capability.
I don't focus on details of managing servers, instances, etc, that's years in my past. I'm focused on overall delivery, ongoing performance and cost. And yes, my employer pays for all training and certs. I haven't bothered to ever be certified in my primary technologies as I'm recognized as an expert by customers & vendors alike. But as everyone here notes, customers are hooked on cloud, so I made the effort to collect the little badges that are worth nothing.