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:
- IBM Cloud
- Google Cloud
- Oracle Cloud
- Vmware VPC
Microsoft Azure Certifications
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
There are two types of certifications under this category:
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
This is a ceritification related to gathering expertise in cloud platform and infrastructure. Here is the page for MCSE: Cloud platform and infrastructure
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
This is the one which will help you become certified solutions architect for Azure. Here is the page for MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect
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:
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:
- IBM certified solution advisor – Cloud reference architecture V5: This one is for professionals who want to have an all-round understanding of concepts and benefits of cloud computing.
- IBM certified solution architect – Cloud platform solution V2: This one is for Infrastructure architects who want to design, plan and architect a cloud infrastructure on IBM cloud.
- IBM certified solution advisor – DevOps V1: This one is for DevOps professionals who can clearly explain the benefits and underlying concepts of DevOps and has practical experience of implementing DevOps processes and solutions for clients.
- Certified advanced application developer – Cloud platform V1: This one is for software developers involved with development of cloud applications for IBM cloud platform.
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:
- Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) – Oracle Infrastructure as a Service Cloud 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist
- Platform as a service (PAAS)
- Application Development – Oracle Java Cloud Service Certified Associate
- Data management
- Mobile cloud service
- Oracle management cloud
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.
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