Cloud Computing – A Promising Career Option

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What is cloud computing?

Cloud Computing is one of the latest trends in technology and it aims at making people’s lives easier. It mostly focuses on storing huge amount of data on the internet so users can get easy access anytime and anywhere from any device. Cloud storage is being used by individuals, governments, private companies as well as governments. There are separate secure servers that manage all the data and it allows organizations to save heavily on data storage costs. Cloud computing has not only made online data storage and access possible but also has led to the birth of cloud-based apps and editing software. You can directly edit your files on the go and do not have to download them and re-upload for the changes to take effect.

Scope of Cloud Computing as a career

Computer Science and Application oriented course are already implementing cloud computing-related modules to courses. Entry level professionals with at least 5 years of work experience can earn up to 12 lakhs per annum whereas mid-level executives can earn approximately 20 lakhs per annum. Senior-level executives with at least 10 years of work experience can expect 30 lakhs per annum or more. However, the scope of cloud computing is very restrictive and it’s a very specialized field of computer applications.

Qualifications needed

Cloud computing certifications are the rage and they can complement professionals who hold degrees in engineering or computer science. While there is not mandatory qualification needed and it completely depends on the job roles, candidates with prior knowledge in coding and web services are given preference.

Anyone who has programming skills in Dot Net or Java can enroll for the course across India. Apart from coding skills sufficient personal skills and problem-solving abilities are required. The ability to work in a team is a must. Other than these skills technical skills and knowledge of Platform as a Service, HTML, and Java/C++, Virtualization can be really helpful.

Career options

There are vast career options open to professionals and with the right skills, they can find jobs in several roles like Cloud Software Engineers, Cloud Systems Managers, etc. There is a huge demand for professionals who are adept in cloud computing and it’s not only for technical roles but also for management roles like business analysts, product/sales managers, etc. The number of job options can grow exponentially as more businesses adopt cloud computing for their business needs. Network security is one of the biggest concerns and security professionals are expected to be in demand as the need for more network security professionals increases.

Over time technical roles will shift into project management based role where professionals will be responsible for negotiation with clients and performing risk analytics and forming service contracts.

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Institutes offering courses in Cloud Computing

There are various options for those who want to pursue a career in cloud computing. Following courses are open to all students and these are relatively easier to get into. But there are specialized courses like full-time MBA in cloud computing and distance courses.

 

NIIT TECHNOLOGIES

Duration: 3 weeks to 1 year (multiple courses)

Eligibility: Engineering Graduate, BCA/MCA/Diploma/Polytechnic.

Online courses are also available at NIIT

APTECH COMPUTER EDUCATION

Duration: 3 months

Eligibility: Any graduate (prior knowledge in coding necessary for module 2, 3).

HP TECHNOLOGIES Pvt. Ltd. (HP ExpertOne Cloud Certification)

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: Engineering Graduate, BCA/MCA/Diploma/Polytechnic.

IBM Pvt. LTD (IBM Certified Solution Architect)

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: Engineering graduate

These are some of the major courses that are available in India and they can be opted for if candidates are looking for certification courses.

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