Cloud Computing is now being considered as the core part of the IT infrastructure for almost every business across the world. The demand for certified cloud professionals is rapidly growing as businesses are getting much more dependent and started investing more in Cloud Technology/platforms. It has also brought an excellent opportunity to the IT professionals to accelerate their career growth and earning even more as the demand for certified Cloud Computing professionals are going high. This creates more job opportunities for IT professionals, as well.
Cloud engineers and Cloud Architects are now being considered as the most demanding cloud job roles. Tech giants like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Cisco have already started offering certification courses on Cloud Computing and these certificates are well reputed and globally recognized.
Followings are some such certification with a brief description regarding the subject matter:
Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
This certification course is designed to deliver adequate knowledge and skills to start working on the Google Cloud technologies in the organization. Upon the successful completion of the course, you have to pass an exam to earn this certificate. The subject matter of the exam will evaluate your ability to design, develop, configure and monitor a secure and scalable business solution in the cloud. In this course, you will learn how to design and develop a plan to configure, monitor, and implement cloud architecture at the enterprise level. You will also be able to design and develop a cloud-based application service. You will also learn about how to analyze the data to enhance the business process.
Google Certified Professional Cloud Architects are earning approximately £147,040 per annum
Google Certified Professional Data Engineer
In this course, you will learn about how to work on the Google Cloud Platform. Like many such other courses, you also have to appear for an exam to earn the certificate. Here, you will learn about how to design, implement, monitor, and secure data processing systems. The exam will evaluate your ability to design ML (Machine Learning) models and data processing systems. Officially, there is no prerequisite for you to get enrolled in this course. It is ideal if you have working experience for three or more years of managing solutions on Google’s Cloud, but not mandatory.
Google Certified Professional Data Engineers are getting paid around £131,459 per year
AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate
AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certified Solution Architect course will provide you required knowledge and skills to start working on Amazon’s Cloud platform. This certification validates your ability to develop applications for Amazon’s Cloud architecture. You will also learn about the process of securing your application on Amazon’s Cloud. You will also be able to figure out requirement-based solutions for the customer of the business. You will also learn how and why you need to follow the architectural design principles throughout the lifecycle of the Cloud-based project.
On average, AWS Certified Solution Architect professionals will earn around £109,495 per year.
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
This course is designed for System Administrators who have experience in managing and deploying cloud-based solutions for at least one or more years. Once you have completed the course, you have to appear for the exam to earn the certificate. In this course, you will learn the process of deploying, configuring, and monitoring scalable solutions on AWS. You will also learn about how to manage the data flow of the system and select the most effective and appropriate AWS service based on the requirement of the business. You will also be able to minimize the expense and migrate the workloads while working on any AWS solutions and/or application. You will also earn adequate knowledge on virtualization, computer networking, the security of the data, and so on.
AWS Certified SysOps Administrators are getting paid around £109, 267 per annum.
AWS Certified Developer – Associate
In this course, you will learn about how to maintain and develop AWS-based applications. This is not an entry-level course and is designed primarily for the Cloud professionals who already have the working experience of developing, maintaining, and monitoring AWS-based applications. Here, you will learn about how to develop AWS-based applications using high-level programming languages including the processes to deal with the core services of AWS.
The average yearly salary of AWS Certified Developers are around £108,985
Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Here, you will earn adequate knowledge of the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. In this course, you will learn about the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Azure, key modules and services of Microsoft Azure, SLA (Software Level Agreement), and pricing of Microsoft Azure including the lifecycle of any project developed in Microsoft Azure. You have to appear for an exam to get the certificate and you do not need to go through the recertifying process, once you passed the exam.
On average, Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification holders are earning approximately £105,957 per year
Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate course is designed for IT professionals who already have the experience of working in the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. In this course, you will learn about how to identify, govern, manage, configure and implement the resources for Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to configure and manage the virtual network and develop an effective backup strategy for the resources of Microsoft Azure. Officially, no prerequisite is mentioned for you to get enrolled in this course. Hence, it is ideal if you have a minimum of six months experience of working in the Microsoft Azure platform. It is also recommended that you are familiar with the PowerShell, Azure portal, Azure CLI (Command Line Interface), and the Azure Resource Management Templates.
The average yearly salary of Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate professionals is around £105,405.
Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert
This course is primarily designed for the Cloud professionals who are in charge of dealing with the stakeholders and developing scalable cloud solutions based on the requirement of the business. Here, you will learn about how to troubleshoot Azure infrastructure including the implementation process for the workloads and creating scalable applications for the Azure platform. You will also be able to design and develop an effective solution for data platforms, as well. You will also earn the required knowledge and skills to design, develop and deploy an appropriate strategy for Azure infrastructure and business optimization. You will also learn about how to implement an authentication process to secure data for Azure infrastructure. You will also be able to determine the requirements for the workload and create an effective solution for the data platform. This certification also validates your ability to develop and deploy strategies for business continuity including the migration and integration process for the Microsoft Azure platform.
On average, ‘Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert’ certified professionals are earning around £100,858 per annum
Certified Cloud Security Professional
This certification course is offered by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. This certification endorses your ability to create, manage, monitor, configure and secure applications, data, and infrastructure in the Cloud. Here, you will learn about the concept of Cloud Platform and the design principles. You will also be able to deal with the compliance, risk factors, and security issues of the cloud infrastructure. This certification will help the IT professionals to uplift their careers as System Architect, Security Administrator, Enterprise Architect, Security Consultant, or Security Administrator. There is no official prerequisite for you to get enrolled for this course. It is recommended that you have the experience of working for one or more years for any of the six domains of the CBK (Common Body of Knowledge) for this certification.
The average annual salary of a Certified Cloud Security Professional is around £97,065 per year.
This course is designed to validate the ability of the Cloud Professionals to manage and configure the services of Cloud Infrastructure. This is a vendor-neutral certification exam where you can get a comprehensive overview regarding the services of Cloud Infrastructure. Here, you will learn about how to configure, implement and manage the resources of the services of Cloud Infrastructure. You will also be able to maintain and troubleshoot the security issues of the Cloud Infrastructure. No particular prerequisite is mentioned for this course. Hence, it is ideal if you have the experience of working on the cloud infrastructure for at least two or more years, but not mandatory.
CompTIA Cloud+ certified professionals are earning around £65,756 per annum.
Certified Cloud professionals are usually considered as the best option for the following job roles:
- Cloud Computing and Operation Specialists
- Cloud Support Engineer
- Computer Information System: Cloud Computing
- IT Security Consultant
- Virtual System Administrator
- Cloud Computing Engineer Consultant
- Lead Technology Leadership Professional – Cloud Computing
- Cloud Application Developer
- Senior Cloud Consultant
- Cloud Administrator