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    Quote Originally Posted by UnixGuy View Post
    Get some Azure/AWS cloud architect certs
    Yeah, I'm thinking of doing Azure Architecting -> SOA (maybe)-> AWS Architect -> TOGAF.

    I had Azure on the roadmap for awhile now. But I will only do the last one, 70-534

    Is it weird to have both Azure and AWS certs ?
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    Is it weird to have both Azure and AWS certs ?

    no it's a great combination as a lot of organisations tend to have both Azure & AWS !
    Goal: GCFA (DONE), GPEN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azt7 View Post
    Definitely agree with your point. I always found funny how there's what a job title / description is and then there is what the day to day really is. And there's a salary gap too which I'm not even going to go into.

    It's one of the reasons why I'm definitely requesting a promotion this fall to have the full-fledge proper title to match what I actually do on a daily basis.
    This should be a thread on its own.

    I do tier 1 and 2, have years of experience, jack of all trades, and newly in the job market. It's amazing seeing technician vs. specialist; desktop vs. computer support; help desk vs. service desk, and sometimes the pay difference.

    Or, when a job posting list help desk (technician) as title, but the description has them doing more. But technician means I can pay you less. Dang.
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    @ Azt7, true story.

    I went into my former boss asked for a title change, and additional money. I was asking for 10% increase I got a ~22% increase but no title. They do not like handing titles out because you become more marketable and means the opportunity to leave the company has gone up. Whereas more money usually means less chance of leaving the company..... (Assuming you keep the same title).
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    Yeah, I know.

    It might sound complainy but it is the absolute truth.

    I am in the security field and most guys I talk to are Sys Admins / IT Managers who just happens to have Endpoint protection, backup, Disaster Recovery, multi tier storage & records management, Data Loss Prevention and so on fall on their lap.

    It is kind of part of their job but the reality is that you should have a security specialist/admin or however the hell you want to call him take care of all that.

    I do agree with you @DatabaseHead about being more marketable with a promotion.

    My question now is : Is it really a promotion if you have been doing it for a long time ?

    Think about it, it is merely validating the fact that your job title is now catching up to daily tasks you've been doing for months or even years.
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    It's a salary increase which means more money in your pocket. With that said....... No it's right sizing to the market.

    Good luck on the title change, my money is on no.
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    hahaha it is what it is.

    now, I've to do meetings with partners, define service offerings and now take part in the marketing approach to facilitate adoption for customers.

    I guess I'm requesting mine this week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azt7 View Post
    hahaha it is what it is.

    now, I've to do meetings with partners, define service offerings and now take part in the marketing approach to facilitate adoption for customers.

    I guess I'm requesting mine this week
    I'll give you 2:1

    Written offer dated one week from today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatabaseHead View Post
    I'll give you 2:1

    Written offer dated one week from today.
    Honestly, I know I'm probably not getting any money. But going back to your point about being more marketable, you see where I'm going with this.

    I will win long term but I've to take a loss on this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azt7 View Post
    Honestly, I know I'm probably not getting any money. But going back to your point about being more marketable, you see where I'm going with this.

    I will win long term but I've to take a loss on this one
    If you don't ask you don't know......

    Either way good luck, I was just messing around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatabaseHead View Post
    If you don't ask you don't know......

    Either way good luck, I was just messing around.
    Haha it's all fun, bud.

    I will definitely ask.
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