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Cloud Computing Training & Certification

It's important to consider how the Cloud is changing the face of corporate IT, and how they are changing the workplace for the IT professional. Why will companies want to shift to Cloud computing technologies? How do we manage the growing demand for data scientists and Big Data professionals?

  • Companies no longer need to purchase, store and maintain expensive network equipment, reducing the resources involved in maintaining, updating and repairing their own server hardware and software. Cloud providers deliver the software via the internet, ensuring that the software comes with the latest patches and security installed every time you connect to the cloud.
  • Companies become more agile because they are able to grow or shrink computing resources as demand increases or decreases, paying only for the resources they actually use. This prevents companies from having to pay more to build bigger servers in order to handle the occasional end of month demand on their servers or the seasonal spikes in demand for their products.
  • Remote employees can easily access necessary applications via the Internet from any location, using their mobile and handheld computing devices increasing both their efficiency and the ability to collaborate from their desk and on the go.
  • With custom applications, companies can turn their services into products that customers can access via the Internet. Companies can sell the application or functionality via the cloud to other customers who are also in need of that service.

How are Cloud and Big Data changing the workplace for the IT professional?

  • In-house IT staff can be reallocated, especially from jobs focusing on server and desktop support. As companies switch to cloud-hosted services, these maintenance, repair and upgrade services will be managed by the provider which will free up these support personnel to work on other important company projects.
  • They create an increased demand for specialized Cloud and Big Data consultants, developers, architects, and analysts to meet the growing markets immediate and specialized needs.
  • Emphasis switches from support to innovation as companies require new and better cloud-hosted applications to support their business needs. Developers, programmers and coders will be increasingly in demand, particularly in the area of mobile and handheld computing.
  • Organizations require stringent security demands with a need for experts to ensure data stored on the Cloud is protected and meets industry-specific regulations. This includes the need for private Cloud creation, where companies build out their own private cloud network and offer it to their customers and employees.
  • The demand for big data professionals and data scientists will grow as the cloud spurs massive volume, velocity and variety of data.
  • New Horizons stays up to date with the latest technologies, in order to provide you with the relevant skills you need in order to succeed in the ever-changing technology landscape.

New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) partnerships with major developers of Cloud and Big Data technology allow us to offer the courses you need to get ahead.

Cloud Computing Certifications

Certification on Cloud Computing

Not since the emergence of the World Wide Web has a single technology prompted such a significant shift in how businesses operate. There is an urgent need for existing IT professionals to learn, certify and migrate to Cloud-based solutions. Don't get left behind.

Expand the tabs below to review the available certifications for Cloud Computing, required exams and suggested courses for preparation.

MCSA: Cloud Platform

This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

For additional Azure certification information please reference our main Azure page.

CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

As more and more businesses shift their IT operations to cloud platforms, skills in cloud computing and virtualization have become a frequently required qualification for IT professionals. Adding CompTIA Cloud+ to your resume demonstrates your ability to implement and maintain cloud technologies and enables you to jump into a rapidly growing market.

CompTIA Cloud+ covers competency in cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management and business continuity.

Course: CompTIA Cloud+
Exam: CV0-001
CompTIA Cloud+ Training Courses

Target Audience

This course is intended for experienced IT professional with 24 to 36 months of work experience in networking, storage or IT data center administration.

For additional CompTIA Cloud certification information please reference our main CompTIA page.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Step 1. Take This Course
Step 3. Earn This Certification
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

Step 1. Take This Course
Step 2. Take This Exam
Step 3. Earn This Certification
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

AWS Certified Developer – Associate

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform.

Step 1. Take This Course
Step 2. Take This Exam
Step 3. Earn This Certification
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform.

Step 1. Take This Course
Step 3. Earn This Certification
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform.

Step 1. Take This Course
Step 3. Earn This Certification
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

For additional Amazon AWS certification information please reference our main AWS page.

VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA)

VCP7-CMA certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a VMware vRealize environment, used to automate key processes within your Data Center in a repeatable, scalable way that leads to efficiency and improved productivity. These skills enable you to simplify and standardize the more complex day to day activities, increasing your credibility and value within the organization.

Attend One Course

Pass Both Exams

For additional VMware certification information please reference our main VMware page.

NCTA CloudMASTER

The National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) provides vendor-agnostic cloud technology training for IT professionals within all levels of an organization. The NCTA CloudMASTER certification demonstrates real-world knowledge through practical activities and lab exercises, allowing students to learn and showcase a complete portfolio of skills on a wide range of common cloud technologies.

PREREQUISITES

CompTIA Network+ or equivalent practical experience

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