Top four programs for non-coders to build a career in Cloud Computing

Harish Subramanian, Vice President, New Product Development, Great Learning

As enterprises have become wary of the consequences of operating in an unsecured network, a majority of them are migrating to cloud as it provides a secured network at minimal cost. According to an AWS report titled ‘Unlocking Apac’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches’, 76% of the digital workers in India today expect cloud computing to be a required competency for them to perform their jobs proficiently by 2025. The demand for skilled talent in cloud computing was further fuelled by the pandemic as most organizations were compelled to adopt digital operations. This growing adoption of cloud computing has created massive opportunities for job roles like Cloud Architect, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Cloud Enterprise Architect, and Cloud Software Engineer.

While one may think that a job in cloud technology is suitable for candidates with prior experience in the domain, with the multitude of programs available online, freshers and working professionals from non-coding backgrounds can also hope to build a successful career in this domain today. These programs are specifically  designed to groom beginners with little or no knowledge of cloud and help them gain technical expertise. Here is a list of five such programs that absolute beginners can pursue to build a career in cloud computing:

PG Program in Cloud Computing by Great Learning

The six months long online program will enable students and professionals who don’t have prior experience in cloud technologies gain a solid foundation, while those with some cloud experience will gain a more structured and hands-on understanding of cloud technologies, including issues such as migration, deployment, integration, platform choice, architecture, TCO etc which are taught on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud platforms. The program consists of a comprehensive curriculum and additional assistance that help learners gain the AWS and Azure certifications efficiently. The program also provides mentorship and career guidance to learners to crack interviews successfully.

Postgraduate Certificate Program In Cloud Computing by Jigsaw Academy

The six months long online Postgraduate Certificate Program in Cloud Computing by Jigsaw Academy covers the essential skill sets required for individuals to build a career in cloud computing. These include AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, and more. The program is apt for fresh graduates as well as early to mid-level working professionals. The program provides access to mentorship opportunities, networking events, job prep tips through the platform’s career leap assurance. Learners will get a joint certification from Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Jigsaw Academy post the completion of the program.

Advanced Certification in Cloud Computing by E & ICT Academy (IIT Kanpur)

The nine-month long program by E&ICT Academy, IIT Kanpur in collaboration with Edureka is designed for freshers and professionals from any background to kick start their career in Cloud Computing. The program will help learners acquire skills including Python Scripting & networking, Cloud Computing, Architecting Cloud Solutions, Machine Learning, Managing and Monitoring Cloud Solutions, DevOps tools and practices on Cloud, IOT, Containers in Cloud & Cloud Migration, Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure and GCP), Salesforce, Terraform & Microservice. The program gives learners the opportunity to connect and learn from industry leaders along with an end-to-end career assistance by hand holding them till the recruitment process.

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure by Coursera

The one-week long program provides an introduction to important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Learners can learn and compare many of the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud Platform, including Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, and BigQuery. The program provides a deep dive into important resource and policy management tools such as the Google Cloud Resource Manager Hierarchy and Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. It also provides hands-on experience to labs and enables learners to acquire the foundational skills for working with GCP.

Also read: A Step-By-Step Guide to a Career in Cloud Computing

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