Top 8 Cloud Computing Platform Certifications

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This article represents a list of top cloud computing platforms’ certifications which can be taken by professionals looking forward to demonstrate their expertise with one or more cloud computing platforms. Here are the cloud computing platforms for which certifications information have been provided later in this article:

  • Azure
  • AWS
  • IBM Cloud
  • Google Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Vmware VPC
  • Alibaba
  • Salesforce



Microsoft Azure Certifications

Further details can be found on the page, Microsoft Azure Certifications

AWS Cloud Certifications

AWS provides a certification roadmap for those in the area of architecting, developing and operating the applications. Following diagram represents the same:

AWS Certifications

Figure 1. AWS Cloud Certifications (Image Credit: AWS Certifications Page)

Pay attention to some of the following:

  • Architects would want to take AWS Certified Solution Architect certification. This is split into two different certifications such as following:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate: The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional: The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Candidates who have achieved AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification are eligible to take this exam.
  • Those developing applications for AWS cloud would want to take AWS Certified Developer certification and then go on to take AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification.
  • Those working on OPS for AWS cloud would want to take AWS Certified SysOps Administrator certification and then go on to take AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification.

Further details can be found on the page, AWS Certifications



IBM Cloud Platform Certifications

Following is the list of four certifications which one would want to consider in relation with IBM cloud platforms:

Greater details can be found on IBM Cloud Certifications page.

Google Cloud Certification – Cloud Architect

Professionals certified with Google Cloud Architect should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Architect, design and plan cloud infrastructure architecture
  • Ability to manage and provision cloud solution architecture
  • Design for security and compliance
  • Manage cloud architecture implementation

Greater details can be found on Google Certified Professional page.

Oracle Cloud Certification

Oracle recommends certifications in relation with following:

Greater details can be found on Oracle Cloud Certifications page.

Vmware Certified Professional – Cloud

Professionals certified with VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud) would be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively install, configure, and administer a cloud environment using VMware vCloud® Automation Center and its related components.

Greater details can be found on Vmware Certified Professional page.

Alibaba Cloud Certification

Professional certified with Alibaba Cloud Certification will be able to demonstrate the technical expertise on Alibaba cloud products and technologies.

Greater details can be found on Alibaba Cloud Certifications page.

Salesforce Cloud Certification

Professional certified with Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant will be able to demonstrate expertise in implementing sales cloud solutions in a customer facing role. He/she would be able to successfully design and implement Sales Cloud solutions that are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success.

Greater details can be found on Sales Cloud Consultant page.



Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh is passionate about various different technologies including programming languages such as Java/JEE, Javascript, PHP, C/C++, mobile programming languages etc, and, computing fundamentals related with cloud-native technologies, application security, cloud computing platforms, mobile apps, big data etc.

He has also authored the book, Building Web Apps with Spring 5 and Angular.
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