cloud training

Cloud Academy Launches Skill Profiles, Delivering a Data-Driven Approach to Close the Tech Skills Gap

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Cloud Academy, the leading enterprise cloud training platform, today announced the general availability of a new platform capability designed to measure and visualize cloud skills at scale: Skill Profiles. In an industry first, Skill Profiles enable senior leadership and corporate learning departments to take a quantified, data-driven approach to identifying skill gaps, measuring the effectiveness of training, and aligning employees and teams to upcoming innovation projects. 

The cloud and technical skills gap continues to be a challenge for many organizations today. According to recent reports, half of companies believe that the talent shortage reduces their competitiveness, while 70 percent have no idea how to address the challenge. In total, missing cloud skills cost organizations $258,188,279 annually, slowing down productivity and innovation.

Expand the Pipeline of Job-Ready Cloud Risk Management Professionals

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Learning Tree International announced a 100% hands-on online certification program for the Certified Cloud Risk Management Professional (CCRMP) sponsored by Mission Critical Institute (MCI) and designed to expand the pipeline of job-ready cloud risk management professionals.

The CCRMP certifies that members of the Learning Tree community have become cloud risk management job-ready by successfully completing hands-on projects producing NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP deliverables.

"This new affiliation with MCI will enable public and private sector organizations to address the critical need for additional cyber and cloud security professionals globally," said Richard A. Spires, CEO, Learning Tree International. "Under this program, attendees can gain valuable and practical NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP experience, earn a hands-on cloud risk management certification, and progress toward leadership positions."

How to Become a Cloud Engineer

Before knowing how to become a cloud engineer, let's first understand what is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is a method of delivering resources related to computing over the internet as scalable and expandable.

Application of engineering discipline to this concept is termed as Cloud Engineering.

It is associated with any technological responsibilities related to cloud computing.

Cloud computing builds a systematic approach to focus on standardization and governance of cloud applications.

A cloud engineer focuses on some key cloud services:

Cloud Academy Announces International Expansion in Strategic Partnership With ICG

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Cloud Academy, the leading enterprise cloud training platform, has announced a strategic partnership with ICG (I Consulting Group Limited) the leading Cloud Managed Services Provider in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and China. ICG will distribute Cloud Academy to enterprise customers embracing digital and cloud transformation across APAC.

ICG will leverage Cloud Academy's multi-cloud, enterprise platform to help its clients close the cloud skills gap and accelerate innovation through customized, measured, and on-demand training programs.

Talend Releases New Advanced Cloud and Big Data Training for Developers

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Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today announced new courses designed to help advance developers' skills with cutting-edge cloud and big data technologies. Available immediately, the new courses are based on practical exercises that maximize employees' expertise with tools for data mapping and data preparation in the cloud. The new courses demonstrate Talend's commitment to cultivating a skilled workforce that will thrive in the new information age and help further companies' digital transformation initiatives.

"Keeping pace with modern technologies is challenging for companies of all sizes. While innovation fuels powerful business opportunities, it also creates skills gaps in areas such as cloud and big data--where the demand for skilled workers is especially high," said Carrie Anderson, VP of Enablement at Talend. "Data-driven companies need to develop their workforce to keep pace with rapidly evolving market needs and emerging technologies. Thus, training courses that give developers hands-on experience with the latest cloud and big data tools help give companies a competitive advantage."

The Linux Foundation and edX Announce Free Open Source Cloud Infrastructure Course

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced its newest massive open online course (MOOC) is available for registration. The course is an Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies and is offered through edX, the nonprofit online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course is free and will begin this June.

Registration is now available for this free cloud training course.

This is the second edX MOOC offered by The Linux Foundation. Its first course, Intro to Linux, has reached more than 500,000 students globally and continues to grow in registrations.

ComputeNext Launches Cloud Training Program for Channel Partners

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Cloud services brokerageComputeNext launched a new training program for the channel, calledCloudEd, which aims to help cloud resellers migrate wary customers to cloud-based solutions.

Created by ComputeNext’s director of channel development Dan Moore, CloudEd offers video tutorials for channel professionals partnering with the ComputeNext platform as well as an optional, free general cloud certifications provided by CompTIA...

Intelisys Cloud Services University releases a new certification track focused on cloud computing

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Technology services distributor, Intelisys Communications Inc., has released the second certification track from Intelisys Cloud Services University (iCSU), available from

The key focus of the iCSU Cloud Computing Solutions Professional Certification Track is to provide understanding of the cloud from every angle, including virtualization strategies, big data, application management, desktop-as-a-service, data migration strategies, and cloud storage architectures. Participants will learn about the different types of cloud silos available, and what workloads make sense where, gaining the knowledge they need to be the voice of clarity for their customers...

Your future cloud computing skills: AWS + Google + Azure + ecosystem

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2014 will be the year of cloud computing.  During the last year we heard about cloud in different situations, often referring a change in how companies and people access and store data. From what I see this change is almost completed.

If I look at the number of services that I use on a daily basis, more than 80% of them are storing and computing data in a cloud computing infrastructure. I cannot even say what is the last time that I used a licensed-software on my PC/Mac. Everything runs on a browser: invoices, payrolls, bank, docs, files.  We have already switched to a Cloud model for all of our data and daily operations...

OpenStack 101: The cloud is now in session (online!)

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Over the last year, Piston has been training users on the setup, administration and management of OpenStack from our home city of San Francisco. This two-day course has been a great way for us to share our expertise and hear about how companies are using OpenStack inside their organizations, but holding it here in San Francisco meant that access was limited to those with the time and budget to travel.

I’m happy to announce that Piston’s training program is now available online, and our first course, “OpenStack 101,” is scheduled for August 28th. We’re accepting registrations now. This three-hour interactive instructor-led course will cover everything from the basics of cloud computing to a comprehensive look at the components of OpenStack. Students will have hands-on access to OpenStack clouds powered by our software, Piston OpenStack...