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Academic courses in cloud computing and the top institutions in India to pursue the education.

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As there comes a rise in demand of cloud computing in IT industry and businesses worldwide, it has become compulsory to know about the right skills to get an extra edge. Whether one is seeking a job or a promotion, one should have extra skills to prove himself. Cloud certification can be the best option. It will help to convince employers to know about an extra potential in you. It will help to gain knowledge and skills of cloud computing and expertise will surely help in bright career scopes.

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Here, we are going to discuss some cloud computing courses that one should pursue:

CCSK -- Cloud Security Alliance

CCSK stands for Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge. This course is the mother of all cloud computing courses. It involves various cloud security guidance to focus in Cloud Computing V3, English language version. It also provides ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) report, which includes all the benefits, risks and recommendations of cloud computing for security services. This agency is the best cyber security agency in Europe. It helps to know in-depth and independent analysis related to the information security and key security risks of cloud computing.

How to prepare:

One has to make ENISA report, which involves practical projects to access risk factors of cloud computing in industries, academics and government organizations. It also helps to prepare a context of emerging and future risk framework project.

Visit their website: https://www.enisa.europa.eu


Cloud U -- Rackspace

Rackspace university offers a cloud U certificate program which is specifically designed for IT professionals and business entrepreneurs. This vendor-neutral curriculum covers complete knowledge of fundamentals of cloud computing. This content is highly beneficial for any professional. This program is a combined effort between cloud hosting services and industrial analysts.

How to prepare:

The curriculum is just like university exams. One has to clear all fundamentals related to cloud computing. Each lesson is based on quizzes, one has to go through whitepaper content properly. After completing 10 cloud lessons, there will be an online final exam in which 50 questions will be asked related to the whole of the cloud whitepaper content.

Visit their website: http://cloudu.rackspace.com/


CompTIA IT Cloud Essentials:

CompTIA course helps in validating skills to implement and maintain various cloud technologies for a business and technical aspects. It covers all the basics of cloud computing along with the knowledge of upcoming technologies in a cloud environment. CompTIA offers three types of courses:

  • CompTIA A+ : This course is a foundation course for IT students to kick start their career.
  • CompTIA Network+: This course is specifically designed for networking to develop, design, configure, management and troubleshooting skills in all types of wired and wireless devices.
  • CompTIA Secutity+: This course is best for knowing about all the security issues and how to fix them in the rapidly growing IT field.

How to prepare:

One should have at least six months of experience in IT field for qualifying for the CompTIA exams. Study and training material is also offered by CompTIA. One has to solve maximum 90 questions in 90 minutes, related to all cloud content.

Visit their website: https://certification.comptia.org/


Cloud Certified Professional

Cloudscool.com offers various certified courses related to cloud computing. Each course is related to a specific field such as professional, technology professional, architect, security specialist, governance specialist, storage specialist, virtualization, capacity specialist and trainer. Each module is based on a 1-day course which is focused on the competencies of a specific field.

How to prepare:

CloudSchool offers all the content to their aspirants through self-study kit, online workshops and online study sessions. Students have to pass a set of two or more certificate programs to get cloudschool certification. Some exams require only single certification for clearing out.

Visit their website: http://cloudschool.com/certifications


IBM Certified Cloud Solution

IBM offers cloud solutions related to design, architecture, plan and management of cloud computing. It helps in accessing various skills to provide building and validation method for any business or organization. IBM offers three specific cloud solution programs:

  • IBM Certified Solution Advisor - Architecture V4
  • IBM Certified Solution Architect - Infrastructure V1
  • IBM Certified Application Developer - Cloud Platform V1

How to prepare:

One should have a practical knowledge of cloud fundamentals and IBM cloud computing essentials. There will be a separate test for each version of the certificate program.

Visit their website: http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/cc_index.shtml


Google Certified Specialist

This certificate program is offered by Google itself. This is a technical certification programme which covers fundamental skills, knowledge and expertise. These are required to deploy Google apps services for business and education. After completion of course, applicants will get a certificate for Google Certified Sales Specialist.

How to prepare:

One should have at least 3-6 years of experience in IT field. He should also have practical experience with various Google apps. One can get all the content online and can do self-study and also get training for giving the final exam.

Visit their website: http://certification.googleapps.com/#/


Salesforce Certified Professional

Salesforce.com offers various certificate courses to their candidates. These courses will be tracked for an administrator, developer, expert and an architect. This certification course is based on real-world knowledge.

How to prepare:

One can pursue various individual programs from the company’s website and track offers a variety of exams for getting prepared for the final exam.

Visit their website: http://certification.salesforce.com/


VMware Certified Professional

VMware offers various certificate programs based on version 5,6 and 7. These versions are based on beginner to advanced level of courses. It involves topics related to cloud management, automation, desktop and mobility, data center virtualization, network virtualization. One can get a certificate based on certified associate, certified professional and certified advanced professional.

How to prepare:

All the material for study and preparation is available on their website. It requires practical cloud experience and virtualization. One can call, email or chat for knowing about their queries related to cloud certificates.

Visit their website: https://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/


Red Hat Certificate of Expertise

RedHat is new to cloud computing certificate courses. One can develop his IT skills with a Red Hat OpenStack platform. It helps in gaining knowledge related to design, build, install and configure various projects. It also helps to add compute nodes and manage storage on a Linux platform.

How to prepare:

The exam will be based on practical experience, including skills and competencies required for aspirants to perform tasks on real time work process.

Visit their website: https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhcsa-rhos

One can identify his skills and then choose any of the certified programs for cloud computing to build his career path successfully and rapidly in IT field. For further information feel free to have talks with the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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