Eight Important Cloud Certifications

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CloudU Certification

The CloudU Certification revolves around a curriculum that is designed for both IT professionals and business leaders looking to bolster their knowledge of the fundamentals of cloud computing. The objective is to offer a technical understanding of the foundations of cloud computing, which is balanced with an understanding of the business side of things such as the economical, compliance and regulatory aspects of implementing cloud innovations. The CloudU program was created by RackSpace, which is a large cloud vendor and strong advocate of OpenStack. However, the company says that CloudU was designed as a vendor-neutral curriculum.

The impact that the cloud has on enterprise IT today can’t be denied. For all its pervasiveness, however, the cloud is still comparatively new, which makes hiring the correct employees equipped with the pertinent cloud-related skillsets all the more important. The field is constantly changing, too, which makes identifying these abilities an even more challenging one for the harried CIO or IT manager.

To help you on this front, we have identified some of the more notable cloud-related certifications. While they run the gamut from the relatively entry-level to the fairly challenging (and prestigious), they are likely certifications that you should know about as you evaluate your staff’s skillsets and go about hiring.

 

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