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Cloud computing certifications to boost your résumé this 2021

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Get certified in cloud computing certifications to improve your expertise.


By U2B Staff 

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There has never been a better time than now to bolster your credentials with cloud computing certifications. COVID-19 has accelerated the demand for cloud solutions and services, which spells opportunities for cloud professionals who can manage the technology. 

According to reports, the global cloud computing market size is expected to grow from US$371.4 billion in 2020 to US$832.1 billion by 2025. 

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PwC notes that businesses and government entities alike will likely continue to need greater infrastructure capacity — computing, storage and networking — but are increasingly seeking cloud-centered hybrid architectures to provide those services.

Meanwhile, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in computer and information technology occupations will grow 11% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

“These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security,” it said.

Without a doubt, the future looks bright for cloud computing professionals who want to update their credentials. 

Cloud computing certifications are aplenty, but which should you choose? Here are some worth considering:

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

This course is ideal for those who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

It costs US$150 to take the exam.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

This certification is ideal for those with advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualisation, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platform, budgeting, and governance.

This certification measures candidates’ ability to implement and monitor an Azure infrastructure, implement management and security solutions and design data storage, to name a few.

The certification costs approximately US$165.

CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional

This certification demonstrates that you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)², an international, nonprofit membership association for information security leaders. 

The CCSP is ideal for IT and information security leaders responsible for applying best practices to cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration, including those in positions such as enterprise architect and security administrator, to name a few.

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Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

Do you want to learn how to best leverage on Google Cloud technologies?

This certification will demonstrate your ability to design and plan a cloud solution architecture, manage and provision the cloud solution infrastructure, design for security and compliance, to name a few, with Google Cloud technologies.

Registration is US$200.