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Not either/or. Both/and.

You're going to learn the best by doing it with your hands.

It'll cement what you're learning from the training.

Fully agree. I mainly learned by doing the latter route (started as a NOC Tech). If LA had existed then, it definitely would have been a nice compliment.

I like the mindset of people wanting to learn SA/fundamentals though. Far too many are skipping the needful whilst diving straight to cloud/serverless.

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