Monthly Archives: February 2020

AWS: Follow AWS SAA Best practices for interviews

In the following video the AWS SAA Best practices were discussed in detailed. These are useful for Cloud Architect/Engineer role job interview.

If you want to know why you need to learn and become/grow into Cloud/.DevOps Role, watch the below video:

For my Course details please see the below blogs and the videos.

The goals for Cloud and DevOps Architects – by coaching

Folks, After the Massive Global recession in IT also. The Cloud/DevOps automation roles will be in hectic demand. If one learns the below discussed skills they are the hot professionals in the global IT for higher/self demanding CTC. The IT market will be dry for these skills.

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What are IAAS/PAAS/SAAS- discussion with live scenarios for interviews


What is IAAS and how it can be used from traditional setup to the Virtual/Cloud setup ?

What is PAAS and how it can be used from development/customization of the tools ?

What is SAAS and how these can be hosted into the Virtual/Cloud setup ?

If you have a Payroll application and running regularly. And now you found Cloud infra is a sophisticated one rather using the old or outdated systems, you called a Cloud expert. And what questions you need to ask him/her ? How he should answer to provide the solutions ?

This video has the above discussions with different scenarios. Once can brush up their interview skills well on these aspects.

A quick review on DevOps Practices for DevOps Engineers/Practitioners

Watch this video.

DevOps Patterns
  1. DevOps is a terminology used to refer to a set of principles and practices to emphasize the collaboration and communication of Information Technology [IT] professionals in a software project organization, while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure using Continuous Delivery Integration[CDI] methods.
  2. The DevOps is also connecting the teams of Development and Operations together to work collaboratively to deliver the Software to the customers in an iterative development model by adopting Continuous Delivery Integration [CDI] concepts. The software delivery happens  in small pieces at different delivery intervals. Sometimes these intervals can be accelerated depends on the customer demand.
  3. The DevOps is a new practice globally adopted by many companies and its importance and implementation is accelerating by maintaining constant speed.  So every IT professional need to learn the concepts of DevOps and its Continuous Delivery Integration [CDI] methods. To know the typical DevOps activities by role just watch the video:, it is pasted below in videos.
  4. Even a college graduate or freshers also need to have this knowledge or practices to work closely with their new project teams in a company. If a fresher attends this course he/she can get into the project shoes faster to cope up with the  experienced teams.
  5. Another way; The DevOps is an extension practice of Agile and continuous delivery. To merge into this career; the IT professionals  need to learn the Agile concepts, Software configuration management, Release management, deployment management and  different DevOps principles and practices to implement the CDI patterns. The relevant tools for these practices integration. There are various tool vendors in the market. Also open source tools are very famous. Using these tools the DevOps practices can be integrated to maintain the speed for CDI.
  6. There  are tools related with version control and CDI automation. One need to learn the process steps related to these areas by attending a course. Then the tools can be understood easily.  If one understands these CDI automation practices and later on learning the tools process is very easy by self also depends on their work environment.
  7. As mentioned in the above; Every IT company or IT services company need to adopt the DevOps practices for their customers competent service delivery in global IT industry. When these companies adopt these practices, their resources also need to be with thorough knowledge of DevOps practices to serve to the customers. The companies can get more benefit by having these knowledged resources. At the same time the new joinees in any company either experienced or fresher professional if they have this knowledge, their CTC in view of perks will be offered more or with competent offer they may be invited to join in that company.
  8. Let us know if you need  DevOps training  from  the IT industry experienced people; which includes the above practice areas to boost you in the IT industry.

Training will be given by 3 decades of Global IT experienced  professional(s):

For DevOps roles and activities watch my video:

Folks, I also run the DevOps Practices Group:

There are many Learning units I am creating with basics. If you are not yet a member, please apply to utilize them. Read and follow the rules before you click your mouse.

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How to Future-Proof Your Career: Becoming a Cloud cum DevOps Architect

Maximizing ROI in Cloud/DevOps: The Benefits of Coaching for IT Professionals

In today’s economy, businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, one of the first places they tend to look is the IT department. With many companies facing employee reductions due to the current global situation, it’s possible that up to 50-40% of IT professionals may lose their jobs.

So what can IT professionals do to safeguard their careers? One solution is to become a Cloud cum DevOps Architect. This is a highly in-demand role that requires expertise in both multi-cloud management and DevOps automation. According to IT research articles, the market for this combination of skills is expected to grow rapidly, and there will soon be a shortage of professionals with these abilities.

To become a Cloud cum DevOps Architect, IT professionals need to develop a range of technical skills. They must be able to plan and execute end-to-end engagements, including infrastructure and DevOps automation. This requires a deep understanding of cloud technologies and the ability to implement them effectively.

To gain these skills, IT professionals can take advantage of expert coaching and training. Coaching can help them learn the most effective techniques for managing cloud infrastructure and automating DevOps processes. They can also learn about the latest tools and technologies that are driving innovation in the field.

If you have more than five years of experience working in IT, becoming a Cloud cum DevOps Architect could be a smart career move. By investing in coaching and training, you can increase your marketability and become a valuable asset to any organization.

So, what should you do next? First, assess your current skills and knowledge to identify any gaps that need to be filled. Then, seek out the resources you need to fill those gaps, such as online courses or expert coaching. With dedication and hard work, you can become a skilled Cloud cum DevOps Architect and take your career to new heights.

If you are more than 5 years Infra role experienced IT working Professional [from any country], you can become Cloud cum DevOps Architect by learning through experts coaching with live implementable activities.
There will be market crunch for this combinational skills and dryness happens very soon as per the IT research articles.
For course details, Read the below blogs and watch the videos.

I coach the keen learners, who are working IT Professionals [globally].

For course details see the below blog/videos:

Watch the below videos on how the project tasks are being handled for the course participants:


Make a strong decision, before you talk to me.

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Why the DevOps practice team is required to involve in Infra cloud planning?

I was talking to some clients recently on the importance of Cloud migration activities planning. I have come with some guidelines for them as part of my engagement. Some of my guidelines given to them, I would like to share as below.

When the DevOps practice team need to do the infra setup  for a cloud migration they also need to participate on the identification of Infra activities and the specifications. Which is very essential.

This need to be done as initial step with any Cloud services migration.

As per my opinion we can work with any cloud services like; AWS/AZURE/Google Cloud, etc., by having the above activity as mandatory.

The attached blog/Video contains the same discussion with the details of the steps required to setup a Virtual Private Cloud. The VPC nomenclature we might have seen with AWS. But similar setup or name cane be there with other Cloud service providers also.

Once this VPC is created the systems are going to be hosted on Cloud.

The Ops team’s responsibility is; to make sure the Cloud migration is correctly and completely done for all the live setup.

At the same time they also need to conduct a pilot testing activity successfully which is mandated as per the Agile Projects management [Agile PM] standards before they announce go live.

They also need to do a parallel run along with the past production setup with a new cloud setup for few weeks.

Below URL contains the initial planning discussion as mentioned:

If you want to learn detailed discussion on Infra planning, visit:

For my other Azure blogs/videos visit:

Mock interview practice – Contact for AWS/DevOps/SRE roles [not for Proxy!!] – for original profile only


Folks, I feel the IT individual professional need to learn a lot on the accelerating modern technology to implement. A self driven learning can boost the candidate like an Immunity boost to the human Body.

Many people can not do this by self. They need the boosters.

My coaching can work like a booster for you to self motivate and create a courage and confidence to implement these practices. In this post I would like to share the below.


For the course/coaching feedback reviews, from IT and NON-IT Professionals visit:

Following is on the Mock interviews service which I offer: 

I have conducted the Mock interviews for One experienced DevOps Sr. professional on the below roles, who attended a crash course in 2 months duration. He gained lot of courage and confidence later on. Now he is a Platform Architect. [not interested to reveal his details, as many people are disturbing him to clarify their non-sense doubts without understanding the value of this course and the curriculum, even after provided the courses specimen openly through blogs/videos]:  

1. Cloud Architect role

2. DevOps Architect Partner role

3. DevOps Engineer role

I have listed the above roles related video only in the below blog. He also attended for Sr.SRE roles also.

After completion of two stages of my coaching I do the above kind of mock interviews for my students.

But there is a separate mock interview service also I offer for the experienced Cloud/DevOps Professionals to groom them for interviews. Not for the fake profiles. I reject the fake profiles in my 1st 1-2 calls only.

You can attend “practice mock interviews” sessions. See the samples.


For mock interview on DevOps-Architect practices consulting position:


For a DevOps Engineer – Mock Interview:




HOW PROXY interview companies  ARE BEING OPERATED ?

How they have been stealing your jobs in the IT Market ?



What is Proxy interview ? [For client who conduct overseas or offsite interview]:

Instead of the candidate answering the questions by a Subject matter expert he/she talks.

These people might have attended 1000s of proxy interviews. You can identify they are very confident in the communication/subject, etc.. You will not find with them any defect!! So there woud’nt be rejection from you. [Infact, they are very hardworkers by doing several POCs practice with reference to the JDs.] Obviously you are forced to select. You might feel you did video interview also. There is a secret you need to understand. This guy sits in the back end of the monitor. The real guy sits infront of the Camera. So you will compare the photo and his face. You will not find any defect in the face right ? How the proxy guy can talk ? There will be splitter kind of equipment connect to the computer to have 2 headsets. So can you find a defect here ? No, it is hard for you to trace!!! The proxy organizers are very talented like hackers. You try to implement a security practice for interview, they identify a loop hole like a hacker and use it to get the approval done by you.

So you are royally! cheated very well to give the offer!!

Where and how these proxy organizing companies work ?

There are numerous body shoppers companies in North America. They take the OPT guys in the 2nd year and groom them to make their mind lazy by giving support by SME and job support also after they started working. They pay around 20-30% of your billing to the candidate and balance to SMEs/Profit share.

During the job how can you find this categories ?:

You avoid giving work from home options. Do a random smoke test daily. The poor guy will be exposed! and be helpless. He/she fails!! Because your greatest IT vendor molded him/her to make their mind lazy!! as impossible to learn and depend on SME like a drug edict.

For Candidates [Who had Proxy interview]:

What happens after proxy interview in the companies. You may get offer. But they do a smoke test kind of weekly tests. Then You will be burnt due to the client has got some feeling you are not the person spoke to them with the subject expertism during the interview. Hence we have come up with a proposal to get you self ready for interviews. Read the above content and come back for a discussion in a scheduled call. We want the people to self build themselves and not to get into the wrong shoes!! to become like a drug addict!!

For Freshers and intending to attend Proxy interviews !

Are you getting into the wrong shoes [Proxy] for client interviews ?
After you join in job [in India] what happens ?
Are you aware; your profile is going to be in Indian NASSCOM DB to track by your future employers [for Indian jobs].
So, whatever the current employer has the faked profile it is going to be entered by HRs after you are proved as fake profile, into NASSCOM DB.
In such case are you going to be into a right company in future ?
Do you want to destroy your career by proxy agents ?
Visit the below blog/video also for SRE Engineer role discussion:


Visit to know the role of Cloud Architect:
If you are from Network background, visit the below blog/video:
What is IAC/Automation in AWS/DevOps?:
What Roles can vanish in IT after Cloud implementation ?:


<—– FINAL NOTE FOR YOU ——->  For AWS Certification coaching

Please note this is going to be methodical coaching with lot of process related scenarios for each sub-topics as per the AWS Certification course contents. Hence we have our USP to differentiate with many others on this coaching. We consider very limited/selective people. Hence sharing you linkedin profile is mandatory. You can connect me there.  Before coming please watch all the videos on this webpage and also on youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V]. We take care of each IT working professional for their career growth well in this competent world to beat the fake profiles well during the job/client interviews. This is the unique services provided by us well in this IT training/coaching industry. We want the existing IT Professionals to continue their ladder climbing.

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