When you look at cloud skills, it’s more important to think about what’s coming rather than what’s already here. Why? Thousands of IT people will complete cloud certification programs this year. If you delay, the job market may be flooded by the time you’re ready. That’s not to say you won’t find a market for your new skills, but the money and demand may be much different — and not in a good way.
The best career tactic is to think ahead. Aim for where the market will be, and this is where you need to place your bets on learning and training. That way, you’ll be at the front of the line, waiting for demand to emerge around your new skills. It’s how to score the primo gigs.