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Top trends such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) will still define how tech reshapes our lives in the next years. With these trends, cloud computing is essential as it is the backbone of the data-driven, app-based tech ecosystem that has been vital in helping us manage this change. Cloud computing is a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service using Internet technologies.

Cloud computing is already an integral part of most organizations. According to a survey by RightScale, 81% of companies with 1,000 employees or more have a multi-platform strategy. By 2024, that number is expected to climb to more than 90%. Between 2018 and 2021, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 73% from $160 billion to $277 billion.

The increase of demand in the enterprise for the cloud makes the cloud job market on the rise. According to Gartner TalentNeuron, an online real-time labour market insight portal, “there are about 50,248 cloud computing positions available in the U.S. from 3,701 employers, and 101,913 open positions worldwide. The cloud jobs that are available in the market today are a result of employer demand to drive innovation and are paramount for delivering new business applications and services to the end-user. How to get ahead in this tech space? Below are the list of job roles, training and certifications based on the top cloud providers.

Microsoft Azure Certifications

Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification. The role-based Azure certifications establish a learning path from the Azure Fundamentals level to the Associate level and then to the Expert level. There is five Microsoft Azure Certifications path for five different roles particularly based on Azure; the roles are below:

  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Azure Administrator Associate
  • Azure Developer Associate
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Azure Data Engineer Associate
  • Azure AI Engineer Associate
  • Azure Data Scientist Associate
  • Azure IoT Developer
  • Azure Architect for SAP Workloads

Google Cloud Certifications

Google Cloud certifications validate the expertise and show one ability to transform businesses with Google Cloud technology. This certification is a good starting point for those new to the cloud and can be used as a path to professional level certifications. Professionals are designed for more experienced individuals.

  • Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Professional Cloud Architect
  • Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer
  • Professional Collaboration Engineer
  • Professional Cloud Developer
  • Professional Cloud Security Engineer
  • Professional Machine Learning Engineer
  • Professional Data Engineer
  • Professional Cloud Network Engineer

AWS Certifications

AWS training and certification is about learning from AWS experts to advance skills and knowledge in Amazon Web Service. Below are some of the roles in AWS:

Linux Foundation Cloud and Containers Certifications and Trainings

Respected, verifiable certifications from a vendor-neutral entity like The Linux Foundation demonstrate the depth of your skills to potential employers, most of whom report they are more likely to hire someone holding such certification. Some of the training and certifications related to cloud and containers are below:

  • Cloud Engineer
  • Kubernetes
  • DevOps

Businesses continue to invest in cloud services like Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as it empowers businesses with unlimited possibilities for innovation. The growth of this technology continues to accelerate at unprecedented rates which leads to a need for skilled resources. It is very important to keep updated on the array of services what are the possible business start-up possibilities, and jobs being offered in the market.


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