Julie Elkins

Information & Communications Technology

Julie Elkins

A Cloud Guru AWS Training Architect

A Cloud Guru
AWS Training Architect

I started off as a government contractor for a government agency as the Administrative Assistant for the Infrastructure team. My team managed the infrastructure and I kept getting SharePoint tasks assigned to me. I had no previous IT experience so I started taking courses to learn more about SharePoint which led to realizing I did not have the or any fundamental knowledge. So I paused on the SharePoint course and started studying for my A+ certification. After the A+ certification, I picked up the SharePoint course again, and then the government agency I worked for decided to start moving to the cloud. So in order to help out and understand what my team was doing, I bought A Cloud Guru’s AWS Certified Solution Architect assocaite course and just fell in love with AWS. I was the fourth member of my team of 81 to get the AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification and from there I have just kept going. I hold all three AWS associate certifications, both professional certifications, and three specialty certifications: Machine Learning, Advanced Networking and Security Specialty. I believe fundamentals matter, you have to have that solid foundation to build on.