“Fish don’t know they’re wet.” or so the saying goes.
The same could be said of cloud computing in 2018. Many businesses are so involved with the cloud, it’s easy for them to forget how reliant they are on the technology. In order to keep operations running smoothly, it’s an absolute necessity to stay up to date with the latest cloud computing certifications. Below, we’ve pulled together five certifications that we consider to be the most valuable going into this next calendar year.
AWS Services Certifications recognize IT professionals that demonstrate the skills and technical savvy needed to design, deploy, and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS.. AWS offers associate and professional level certifications targeted at architects, developers, and operations professionals.
This vendor neutral certification certifies competency is cloud security. The test is based on the cloud security alliance’s “Security Guidance Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v3” and ENISA’s “Cloud Computing Risk Assessment.”
Red Hat’s certification measures professionals’ ability to design, build, deploy and manage private clouds based on the Red Hat OpenStack platform. Red Hat says that the best way to prepare for this certification exams is through hands-on experience.
Cloud Certified Professional
CloudSchool.com provides users with a number of vendor-neutral cloud certifications, all based on a one-day course module design at measuring competency in specific areas of cloud computing. The site offers certificates for architects, technology professionals, governance, and security.
IBM offers a number of cloud-specific certifications. With this certification, professionals demonstrate the design, plan, architecture, and management capabilities for IBMs cloud computing infrastructure. IBM says the mission behind this certification is to provide a reliable, valid, and fair method of assessing skills and knowledge.
Salesforce has a number of certifications for architects, developers, and administrators. The certified technical architect credential is absolute must have for those designing solutions using the Salesforce platform. The certification builds on specializations including Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer certification, as well as architect credentials.
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