Statistics and not rhetoric are speaking of how cloud computing has transformed the computing space. Big, small, and mid-size companies all have embraced cloud computing as the panacea for IT infrastructure management. As remote computing has taken the Centre–stage the need for Cloud Computing experts to deploy and migrate the data and resources to the cloud is registering an upward trend. Acquiring the best cloud certifications from authorized training partners of Cloud pioneers Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google have proven beneficial for professionals looking to make a career in the Cloud computing sphere in 2021. This post emphasis the need to get trained from Authorized Training Partners of AWS, Microsoft, and Google. It is the proven path to success for building a propelling career in 2021.
Statistics Speak: Cloud Computing Career Prospects
- As per Statista Survey Reports, Senior Solutions Architects earn the highest salary across all cloud jobs, with an average salary of $141,000 USD
- According to Global Knowledge source gaining a new skill/certification helps IT, professionals, to get a hike of $12,000-$13,000 USD
- Monster Jobs portal says the highest paid IT professionals are Cloud Architects ($135,977 USD) and DevOps Engineers ($121,216 USD)
8 Certification Gems for a Lucrative Cloud Computing Career
The Eight in-demand Cloud Certifications we have compiled here from the three major Cloud providers Azure, AWS, and Google.
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
- Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
- AWS Certified Developer – Associate
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
- Google Certified Professional Data Engineer
Microsoft Azure Cloud Certifications
Microsoft Azure certifications come with a plethora of benefits:
- Azure cloud certifications give practical details of the Azure Cloud environment
- Help you hone skills of Virtual Networking and Azure implementation
- Accelerate career growth
- Opportunity to explore a wide area of networking domain
- Provides prowess to work in a more-intensive technical domains
The most sought-after Azure certifications are:
1. Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Azure fundamentals certification is one of the popular Cloud computing certifications as it covers a broader range of workplace skills like Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support. Not only Cloud architects and Engineers even Cloud-adjacent folks like Business Leaders, Sales, Marketing, but Support teams can also hone their cloud skills with Azure Fundamentals.
2. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
You can take up the Azure Administrator Associate certification if the following prerequisites are satisfied
- Knowledge of implementing, Managing, and Monitoring Azure cloud environment
- Further, as an Azure Administrator Associate, you will have the responsibility of implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in the Azure Cloud environment.
3. Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Considered the most popular cloud certification by media and it is also one of the toughest exams to crack according to many subject matter experts. As many native developers enter cloud space the role of architects is to provide guidelines and assemble architectures plays a vital role.
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AWS Cloud Certifications
AWS Certifications are available in 3 modes:
- AWS Partner Training
Learn-by-Role mode helps you to earn certification and take up various designations like Developer, Cloud Practitioner, Architect, DevOps Engineer, Machine Learning Specialist, Operations Specialist, etc.
The learn-by-Solution method helps you to build a career in Advanced Networking, Data Analytics, Databases, Game Tech, Machine Learning, Media Services, Security, and Storage
AWS Partner Training helps you to make a career in various spheres as AWS Business Professional, AWS Technical Professional, and AWS Professional Services. The in-demand AWS certifications in Cloud are:
4. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
This is the most challenging AWS certification and aspirants should have years of exposure working on AWS Cloud environment as a prerequisite to appear for this certification exam. This certification can help you land in the dream career of Cloud Architect and research reports say 75% of cloud architects have earned this certification.
5. AWS Certified Developer – Associate
AWS Apps developers with expertise in delivering challenging applications in the AWS environment have a huge demand. Acquiring this certification can prove a boon to all Cloud computing aspirants in the AWS environment.
6. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
A foundational AWS certification that helps you to develop skills for multiple technical roles on Amazon Web Services. It is a popular certification helping organizations to prepare their workforce with skills in cloud concepts, security and compliance, technology, and billing and pricing.
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Google Cloud Certifications
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) certifications are equally popular as Azure Cloud and AWS cloud. GCP certifications help you to develop skills to work on Compute, Storage, Networking, Machine Learning, IoT, Big Data analytics, and other services. Also, you can develop skills in Cloud management, Security, and Application Development. The following GCP certifications are popular amongst cloud professional aspirants.
GCP certification is available in three flavors:
Foundational Certification: Tests broad knowledge of cloud concepts and skills on Google cloud products, services, tools, use cases, and benefits.
Associate certification: This certification tests aspirants on fundamental skills of deploying, monitoring, and maintaining projects on Google Cloud. This can act as a pathway for those aspiring to take up professional certification in the future.
Professional certification: The Certification that is employed to test the competency of advanced skills in the design, implementation, and management of cloud infrastructure.
The two most popular GCP certifications are:
7. Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
A most sought-after GCP certification is a tough nut to crack according to Subject Matter Experts and exam-takers. This certification exam and AWS exams both test the aspirants on scenario-based questions. In addition, GCP certification demands software development skills also. According to many research reports, GCP Certified Professionals get the second-highest paycheck in the IT industry.
8. Google Certified Professional Data Engineer
The certification tests aspirant’s ability to work on Google Cloud accomplishing tasks of data collection, transformation, and publication. Also, it tests Data architect competency in handling scalability and compliance
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How to Choose Cloud Certifications Training?
Earning Industry certifications demand rigorous preparation with guidance from industry experts. You should cut the noise in the air and choose wisely to partner with Authorized Training Partners. CloudThat being the first organization in India to offer Cloud Training is a Microsoft Gold Partner, AWS Authorized Training Partner, and Google Cloud Partner. With 9+ years of training professionals in the cloud realms, we have trained 400k+ professionals in this exciting journey of disseminating knowledge and skills. We are proud Winner of the Microsoft Asia Superstar Campaign for India-2021.
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