Author Archives: Shanthi Kumar V

About Shanthi Kumar V

I am a three decades globally experienced IT professional. Worked for many Large IT services companies. With different roles played in Technical and non-technical areas. Currently I build Cloud/DevOps Architects, I do IT Consultancy and trainings as an independent consultant from India. I am keen in sharing my knowledge and practices through blogs and videos. Please visit my youtube channel: Shanthi Kumar V, for different topics based videos. You can see my detailed profile on linkedin:www.linkedin.com/in/vskumaritpractices. I also do online/classroom trainings on the topics related to my blogs published on this site. I support globally for the IT projects transition/migration and teams transformation into latest technology. Thanks and I appreciate on visiting my site for your time. Let me know if I am helpful for you. E-mail me to:vskumar35@gmail.com I also manage the DevOps and Cloud Practices Groups on FB. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/ Currently I am building Cloud Architects. And also building the experienced PM/Cloud Architects into Independent [W2] Cloud Consulting practices. There are blogs I have posted related to them, you can look into them. If you are interested to communicate on your needs and learn, please connect me on : www.linkedin.com/in/vskumaritpractice

Mock interview : DevOps Architect partner

 

Please watch the below video[It has the detailed JD]:

Please contact if you are really an experienced Professional for Mock interviews practice. I do this as a separate service for global IT Professionals, who are trying for Next role scaling.

I filter the in-experienced [fake profiled] people in the beginning itself. Hence please be open with me with your profile. Please Let us not waste time.

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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 ?
 

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Following are the Industry competent courses, the 10+ yrs global IT working professionals are [inclined and] doing currently to become Cloud/DevOps Architects for future IT Needs. Once the basic Infra is made in the Cloud, they need to operate the DevOps Automation only.

It has Stage1 and Stage2 courses. The TOC is discussed in detail, in the below videos: [for any questions please ping me in FB or Linkedin].

 

 

 

Learn freely Basics of Agile/DevOps/AWS

Folks, Greetings and welcome to this Group.

Through this group you can learn the following by self/free [there are several videos from the past sessions of IT working professionals]:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/817762795246646/announcements/

1. The concepts of Agile/Scrum
2. The concepts of DevOps
3. Git/Jenkins/Docker Installation/operation
4. AWS Basics.
1. Apart from the above learning, if you want to try the latest Cloud/DevOps positions in the global market these are not enough in the current global IT market for Cloud/DevOps Role.
2. You need to learn the complete Infrastructure design activities and its implementation. After that you need to learn the IAC Code writing. 3. Then you need to learn the Cloud related DevOps processes/tools towards deployment. You also need to learn the Kubernetes [K8] which is there for Containers Orchestration and for cluster management in Cloud and this is future focus to save the infra/deployment cost in IT. 4. All these will be coached in my advanced Course. 5. To know these details, please visit the blogs/video in URL: https://vskumar.blog/…/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-arch…/.
6. Interested people can contact me to join the course after studying the blogs/video in depth.
7. Please note; this is not a typical training. You will be working as a project team member to do the project tasks and give a demonstration.
8. We also evaluate the people on their keen learning/hardwork/grasping power/flexibility/adoptability/self learning.
9. This course will go upto 6 months on a weekly 4-6 hours of my sessions duration and your 10+ of self practice efforts on project tasks.
10. You will be delivering weekly some POCs along with the other members.

Good luck in your Cloud/DevOps Journey.

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.

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

The goals for Cloud and DevOps Architects – by coaching

Watch the below videos [read the video description also]:

Visit the below blogs/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

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

 FAQs-Cloud-Concepts

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.

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  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: https://youtu.be/vpgi5zZd6bs, 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):

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanthi-kumar-v-itil%C2%AE-v3-expert-devops-istqb-752201a/

Watch the below videos on why the IT company need to shift to DevOps work culture and practices and what advantages the company can get and the employees can get :

For DevOps roles and activities watch my video:

Folks, I also run the DevOps Practices Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/?ref=bookmarks

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.

For contact/course details please visit:

https://vskumarblogs.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/devops-training-on-principles-and-best-practices/

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Do you want to become Cloud cum DevOps Architect in one go ?

How to become a Cloud cum DevOps Architect role, the IT industry demanding role ?

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:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

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

Follow: https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

Make a strong decision, before you talk to me.

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/557369958492692/

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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:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

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

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/04/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

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