Hola! Recently I went for an interview for a DevOps/IT Engineer position at NYC. I was skeptical about my skill set and if I would be able to talk about ‘DevOps’ stuff and etc…

To my surprise, I learned more about myself during that interview. I was able to talk about and respond to about 95% of their questions with confidence. I underestimated myself. I know more that what I thought. This may happen to many. But, I suggest you go out there and apply to jobs with fancy and scary ‘Job titles’.

Go and interview with a mindset of a spy. Ask questions about the technology the company uses, daily tasks, team environment and etc..Don’t be afraid!

Below is the main key points I discussed during the interview with this high-end Advertising company. I’m going over each and reviewing/improving my skills. I hope they can help you also.

  • SSH Keys.
  • AWS: Concentrate on the main services only.
  • Git basics.
  • Basic commands to Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu).
  • Apache virtual hosts.
  • Docker.
  • Automation scripts.
  • Ansible.
  • CI/CD.
  • Backup strategies/options/etc.
  • Load balancer basics.
  • Firewalls/Basic security.
  • SSL certificates installs.
  • SSO integration.
  • OAuth, APIs, OpenID, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section. Cheers!

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