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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 5:12pm On Mar 25
hustla:


Hmmmmm AWS

I will advise you start from Office 365 / Exchange Online and Azure, then start from there
AWS is more developer centric but if u start from azure which is user friendly, u can then transition to AWS

Thanks... I pass this on to a friend
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 5:20pm On Mar 25
LagosismyHome:


Were you able to get a job or transition into an AWS role ?

I am already working in an org with workloads and resources on AWS cloud
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 5:24pm On Mar 25
wonlasewonimi:


I am already working in an org with workloads and resources on AWS cloud

Thanks ...nice one

Trying to access how easy it is to break into Aws if you go through training and certification. If that enough to get you in the door
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Endlessgrace: 5:39pm On Mar 25
chrisj2:
@tushqueen...

... Made an attempt to claim maternity allowance...? And what happened after the attempt.

SMA not public funds but however, it appears from my understanding that MA might in some ways be claiming from public funds. You are only entitled to Maternity allowance if not on SMA and whatever you get affects your other benefits. In essence, it is linked to the whole benefit system and entitlement.

Moreover, you have to have made a certain amount of NI contributions to get most benefits including this MA.

Actually MA is not public funds, all you need to fulfil is NI contributions. I claimed MA when i had ‘no recourse’ condition on my visa and that never affected my subsequent renewals.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Chynwayy: 5:41pm On Mar 25
Please oo how do you pay for Naric please someone help thank you
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Zamoni15(m): 5:48pm On Mar 25
marylandcakes:


12500 /12 =1041.67 this will be your monthly allowance before tax so 30000/12 = 2500 - 1041.67=£1,458.33 (taxable allowance)this is the amount you will be taxed on
20% of £1,458=291.66 tax payable
Your ni should be about £204
Take home pay should be approx about ( 2,500-292-204)= £2,004 it could be less after pension deductions about 3%.
Hope this helps?
Good calculation. with the calculation here, I will like to further ask, will he at any point hearn £2500 before going to £200,4, since he's entitled to monthly allowance. E.g 2500 × 5 months is =£12,500, so after exhausting the 12,5k the remaining 6 month he earns £2000. Your calculations makes it look like he will outrightly earn £200.4 from the very first Month. Does it work this way?

Why I am giving this scenerio is that I saw on YouTube a nurse who recently arrived at the uk share her monthly payslip of £1700 or so, only NI and pension was deducted, she said the uk her so nice that she won't get tax until she exceed her 12.5 allowance. So again will he at any point earn £2500


@marrylandcakes
@LagosismyHome
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by deept(m): 6:10pm On Mar 25
@zamoni15

if you overpay your tax at the end of the tax year, HMRC will refund you. Also, if you underpay, they will send you a letter telling you that you owe and you will be required to pay back.

Usually, your tax free allowance is removed from your basic salary and the remaining is spread out for the year. It might seem your friend is taking a lot home right now but when the day of reckoning comes, she will pay. Hopefully cost of her lifestyle is not equal to what she takes home right now before tax
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by hustla(m): 6:22pm On Mar 25
wonlasewonimi:


I did aws solution architect and I'm not studying for azure, IMHO azure is tougher.

Maybe because i work with it

AWS is a bit 'tougher' than azure

The exams though, not navigating the interface or deploying on it
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by hustla(m): 6:23pm On Mar 25
wonlasewonimi:


I am already working in an org with workloads and resources on AWS cloud

Reason why it comes easy to you
grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by olumanja: 6:32pm On Mar 25
That was fast, did you pay for priority?
oscarwilde:

I did my biometric on 19th Jan and got my visa on 2 feb
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 6:43pm On Mar 25
hustla:


Reason why it comes easy to you
grin

I passed on the 4th attempt, so it didn't come easy.. The aws cloud is well architected and more user friendly than azure hence why they are still in forefront of cloud service. The only reason azure is getting more traction is because substantial number of organisation use the Microsoft stack - o365, Ms dynamics, azure Devops and so on... It's inherently easy to integrate into azure cloud
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 6:45pm On Mar 25
LagosismyHome:


Thanks ...nice one

Trying to access how easy it is to break into Aws if you go through training and certification. If that enough to get you in the door

Keep learning it and familiarise yourself with the services on AWS... Opportunities do come when you would just be able to blag your way in using that knowledge. Start from aws cloud practitioner

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Osed(m): 6:47pm On Mar 25
Good evening all,

Can anybody suggest where a couple and their 4 year old child can live with the near option of getting mortgage, please anywhere in England.
I will appreciate everybody’s input and suggestions.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Olalekank(m): 6:51pm On Mar 25
wonlasewonimi:


I passed on the 4th attempt, so it didn't come easy.. The aws cloud is well architected and more user friendly than azure hence why they are still in forefront of cloud service. The only reason azure is getting more traction is because substantial number of organisation use the Microsoft stack - o365, Ms dynamics, azure Devops and so on... It's inherently easy to integrate into azure cloud
Ah. AWS, user friendly? If you say AWS is more user friendly, I wonder what azure would look like lmao

Haven’t had to use AWS professionally but the basic services I’ve used on my own were a pain. How would you recommend one prepare for the AWS professional course?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 6:55pm On Mar 25
Zamoni15:
Good calculation. with the calculation here, I will like to further ask, will he at any point hearn £2500 before going to £200,4, since he's entitled to monthly allowance. E.g 2500 × 5 months is =£12,500, so after exhausting the 12,5k the remaining 6 month he earns £2000. Your calculations makes it look like he will outrightly earn £200.4 from the very first Month. Does it work this way?

Why I am giving this scenerio is that I saw on YouTube a nurse who recently arrived at the uk share her monthly payslip of £1700 or so, only NI and pension was deducted, she said the uk her so nice that she won't get tax until she exceed her 12.5 allowance. So again will he at any point earn £2500


@marrylandcakes
@LagosismyHome

If the tax is calculated well I would say no... he shouldn't earn £2,500 after tax. The 12.5 is evenly calculated for a year. Divided by 12.......so 2k salary range after tax will be earned each month .

However if after April to March let say mid way the salary falls significantly or increases then the person might have over paid or under paid tax and hears from HMRC
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 7:01pm On Mar 25
Olalekank:

Ah. AWS, user friendly? If you say AWS is more user friendly, I wonder what azure would look like lmao

Haven’t had to use AWS professionally but the basic services I’ve used on my own were a pain. How would you recommend one prepare for the AWS professional course?

Well, I believe its easier than azure... What I did was to use acloudguru. I opened a free tier and I was following the steps. Tbh, anyone in tech should learn one of the 3 - AWS, Azure or GCP as it is getting to that stage where any org that's not on cloud would die a natural death.
Maybe, I am biased because I am only learning cloud to secure it.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 7:24pm On Mar 25
Zamoni15:
Good calculation. with the calculation here, I will like to further ask, will he at any point hearn £2500 before going to £200,4, since he's entitled to monthly allowance. E.g 2500 × 5 months is =£12,500, so after exhausting the 12,5k the remaining 6 month he earns £2000. Your calculations makes it look like he will outrightly earn £200.4 from the very first Month. Does it work this way?

Why I am giving this scenerio is that I saw on YouTube a nurse who recently arrived at the uk share her monthly payslip of £1700 or so, only NI and pension was deducted, she said the uk her so nice that she won't get tax until she exceed her 12.5 allowance. So again will he at any point earn £2500


@marrylandcakes
@LagosismyHome

This allowance is accumulative. Eg if your tax code is for eg. 1250L and you only start earning in tax month 3 which is June, then your tax allowance for the month of June should be £12500/12 x3 =£3,125 . If you haven’t earned up to £3,125 by tax Month 3 then you have no tax to pay. Please note this depends on your tax code. If you’re tax code is 1250L M1 then your pay will be calculated not on accumulated basis . This means as long as you earn more than £1,042 monthly you will get taxed on the balance.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by nihilistjnr: 7:32pm On Mar 25
LagosismyHome:


What your thoughts on AWS training and entry ...... although maybe not AWS Devops but solution architect or other AWS roles

That's a tough one to be honest, because there are still a number of considerations for the newbie - Networking in particular is a challenge, especially when you have to calculate subnetting

It's also highly unlikely to be offered a pure AWS role in isolation. AWS like Azure can be likened to the evolution of virtualization, which in principle was always a 3rd line function anyway (I assume you know what I mean by this)

Either way there's a looot of studying and CV padding required to get a job managing AWS for most companies, only to be offered on average 50-60k in London.

If you're new to IT, I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're a geek.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 8:03pm On Mar 25
nihilistjnr:


That's a tough one to be honest, because there are still a number of considerations for the newbie - Networking in particular is a challenge, especially when you have to calculate subnetting

It's also highly unlikely to be offered a pure AWS role in isolation. AWS like Azure can be likened to the evolution of virtualization, which in principle was always a 3rd line function anyway (I assume you know what I mean by this)

Either way there's a looot of studying and CV padding required to get a job managing AWS for most companies, only to be offered on average 50-60k in London.

If you're new to IT, I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're a geek.

Thanks for the input .... this is noted.

You see a lot of zero to hero training for AWS and makes it seems after training the jobs are there in abundance and so easy...so I kind of curious for a friend. Many years ago I went from zero to hero but for SAP implementation and wondered if it would be similar.....both are cloud based one kind. Sure many other thing I learnt on the way but the first deployment I was able to wing it somehow..lol .

Is networking hard due to self learning the application with things like udemy or if you are trained by maybe a working aws professional and properly trained. Would this be a challenge as well ?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 8:04pm On Mar 25
wonlasewonimi:


Keep learning it and familiarise yourself with the services on AWS... Opportunities do come when you would just be able to blag your way in using that knowledge. Start from aws cloud practitioner

Thanks... noted
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Zamoni15(m): 8:04pm On Mar 25
marylandcakes:


This allowance is accumulative. Eg if your tax code is for eg. 1250L and you only start earning in tax month 3 which is June, then your tax allowance for the month of June should be £12500/12 x3 =£3,125 . If you haven’t earned up to £3,125 by tax Month 3 then you have no tax to pay. Please note this depends on your tax code. If you’re tax code is 1250L M1 then your pay will be calculated not on accumulated basis . This means as long as you earn more than £1,042 monthly you will get taxed on the balance.
Brilliant, well understood!.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Zamoni15(m): 8:08pm On Mar 25
LagosismyHome:


If the tax is calculated well I would say no... he shouldn't earn £2,500 after tax. The 12.5 is evenly calculated for a year. Divided by 12.......so 2k salary range after tax will be earned each month .

However if after April to March let say mid way the salary falls significantly or increases then the person might have over paid or under paid tax and hears from HMRC
Thanks for the clarification, Really appreciate.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by hustla(m): 9:37pm On Mar 25
wonlasewonimi:


I passed on the 4th attempt, so it didn't come easy.. The aws cloud is well architected and more user friendly than azure hence why they are still in forefront of cloud service. The only reason azure is getting more traction is because substantial number of organisation use the Microsoft stack - o365, Ms dynamics, azure Devops and so on... It's inherently easy to integrate into azure cloud


4th attempt, chei

You don make my liver cut oo, was planning to sit for SAA, SysOps, DevOps and Security later this year

I have taken the Stephane Maarek and ACG's training like thrice but money never dey for the entire stack grin

I dont mind if you can share a voucher if you have
wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by hustla(m): 9:39pm On Mar 25
nihilistjnr:


That's a tough one to be honest, because there are still a number of considerations for the newbie - Networking in particular is a challenge, especially when you have to calculate subnetting

It's also highly unlikely to be offered a pure AWS role in isolation. AWS like Azure can be likened to the evolution of virtualization, which in principle was always a 3rd line function anyway (I assume you know what I mean by this)

Either way there's a looot of studying and CV padding required to get a job managing AWS for most companies, only to be offered on average 50-60k in London.

If you're new to IT, I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're a geek.

You have said the truth
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tushqueen(f): 11:59pm On Mar 25
chrisj2:
@tushqueen...

... Made an attempt to claim maternity allowance...? And what happened after the attempt.

SMA not public funds but however, it appears from my understanding that MA might in some ways be claiming from public funds. You are only entitled to Maternity allowance if not on SMA and whatever you get affects your other benefits. In essence, it is linked to the whole benefit system and entitlement.

Moreover, you have to have made a certain amount of NI contributions to get most benefits including this MA.

She qualifies for MA by way of having worked over 13weeks and paid the minimum NI required. A friend just warned/reminded her that since her visa reads not qualified for public funds it may affect her visa application at the point of renewal (say in d next 2/3years).

And that's the point she got confused
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tushqueen(f): 12:00am On Mar 26
Rubyventures:


I don't thinks SMP or MA has got anything to do with your visa status.

really?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 12:10am On Mar 26
hustla:



4th attempt, chei

You don make my liver cut oo, was planning to sit for SAA, SysOps, DevOps and Security later this year

I have taken the Stephane Maarek and ACG's training like thrice but money never dey for the entire stack grin

I dont mind if you can share a voucher if you have
wink

Stephanie maarek is good. I used him for the CSAA. I like his cool method of teaching. My voucher is being reserved for security specialty before the end of the year if pandemic permits.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by oscarwilde: 1:10am On Mar 26
olumanja:
That was fast, did you pay for priority?

No I didn’t.... I bombarded them with information, so they didn’t have to reach out to me for anything. There’s always a delay whenever they ask you for anything.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kaze4blues(m): 2:31am On Mar 26
The discussions here are enlightening.

I am coming to the UK in September this year as a Postgraduate student.

I hold the CBAP certification for business analysis.

I want to know if I can get a job with this upon landing in the UK.

Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kaze4blues(m): 2:35am On Mar 26
nihilistjnr:


You can easily get that 70k working as a BA in London without having to learn all the stuff associated with DevOps

I am coming to the UK in September as a Postgraduate student.

I hold the CBAP certification for BA.

Please can I get a job with this upon landing in the UK?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kaad: 3:36am On Mar 26
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by iCode2: 4:21am On Mar 26
nihilistjnr:


That's a tough one to be honest, because there are still a number of considerations for the newbie - Networking in particular is a challenge, especially when you have to calculate subnetting

It's also highly unlikely to be offered a pure AWS role in isolation. AWS like Azure can be likened to the evolution of virtualization, which in principle was always a 3rd line function anyway (I assume you know what I mean by this)

Either way there's a looot of studying and CV padding required to get a job managing AWS for most companies, only to be offered on average 50-60k in London.

If you're new to IT, I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're a geek.
What part of IT will you recommend for a newbie trying to break in?

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