EMC Answers The Call For Up-To-The Minute Cloud Infrastructure Education
Building and managing cloud infrastructure is not easy. Comprising a collection of fast-changing technologies that compete with shifting policies and laws, user needs, and corporate objectives, it requires technical knowledge paired with the skills to talk to non-technical decision-makers as well as programmers and software specialists.
The role of Cloud Architect is a new kind of career for a new age, requiring new skills to help meet the unique challenges that cloud infrastructure presents. As traditional universities and colleges struggle to keep pace, new sources of cloud skills development and certification are widely recognized as the most effective providers of this must-have education.
Chief among this new breed is the professional education arm of EMC, a global IT solutions organization with approximately 60,000 employees, that helps its clients move toward information technology as a service (ITaaS) in areas such as cloud computing. EMC Education Services, which specializes in skills development and certification targeted to IT professionals, was the first in the industry to develop a comprehensive cloud computing curriculum, launched in 2011.
Delivered in classroom, streaming, and flash-drive-based formats, EMC’s industry-leading cloud curriculum and certification have helped bridge the cloud skills gap, leveraging an ‘open’ approach that focuses on concepts and principles applicable to cloud environments built on multiple vendor technologies. The Cloud Architect curriculum is aligned with EMC Proven Professional, a leading certification program in the IT industry.
EMC recently announced the release of its Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) v2 course, described as a cloud essentials course that focuses on concepts and principles of building and managing cloud infrastructure. The course enables IT managers to gain a full understanding of the Cloud Computing Reference Model. The model is designed to convey the basic functionality of a cloud infrastructure and enhance understanding of the fundamental principles of building it. Additionally, it facilitates efficient communication of cloud infrastructure details between stakeholders. The course aligns to EMC Proven Professional Cloud Architect Associate-level certification (EMCCIS). EMC Education Services is offering a significant discount on pre-order of the streaming version of the CIS v2 course prior to October 17, its official go-live date.
IT managers have become vital contributors in the corporate-level decision process. Today, decisions regarding security, ecommerce, operations, or marketing must include the input of IT management. Consequently, the education they invest in must prepare them for the new roles they are taking on. Without IT there is no cloud, and with no cloud there is no business.
The five-day CISv2 course covers nine modules:
- Introductory Cloud Concepts
- Building the Cloud Infrastructure
- Physical Layer
- Virtual Layer
- Control Layer
- Service and Orchestration Layers
- Business Continuity
- Service Management
In the past few years, EMC’s industry-leading cloud courses have seen more than 28,000 course registrations and 5,500 certifications. Students come from a wide range of large and medium-sized organizations worldwide.
More information about the CIS v2 course can be found at http://education.EMC.com/CIS.
(Sponsored By EMC Education Services)
By Steve Prentice
Steve Prentice is a project manager, writer, speaker and expert on productivity in the workplace, specifically the juncture where people and technology intersect. He is a senior writer for CloudTweaks.