Eight Important Cloud Certifications

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Red Hat OpenStack Administration

The Red Hat OpenStack Administration is one of the many cloud-centric certifications and courses offered by Red Hat. Set up as a hands-on, lab-based course, it revolves around the implementation of a cloud computing environment using the company’s OpenStack platform. This includes the installation, configuration and maintenance of a cloud deployment, and also serves as the first step to the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service Exam. Overall, the rising popularity of OpenStack coupled with Red Hat’s strong brand does mean that this is a compelling cloud certification to have, despite the absence of “cloud” in its name.

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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