Meeting the demand for Cloud technology skills

What makes the cloud such an attractive option for enterprises? The cloud empowers IT to act as a broker of business critical IT services. It helps the organization become a more proactive player that can aggregate, integrate, and customize the delivery of cloud services to meet specific business needs. Instead of working in a technology vacuum or owning the entire IT value chain, IT can make build or buy decisions in the context of IT services sourcing recommendations. Meet critical business objectives

Businesses in every industry are rapidly embracing the cloud. They want the agility, security, and performance that cloud technology delivers. And they want the flexibility to deploy their choice of workloads securely to the cloud. This growing demand for cloud services is creating new opportunities for cloud providers and driving new job roles and responsibilities.

Analysts predict that there will be 7 million new cloud-related jobs worldwide. To help individuals prepare for changes within the IT organization, Learning@Cisco is introducing the cloud certification track to its industry leading CCNA and CCNP portfolios.  The new Cloud Certifications enable professionals to build private and hybrid cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

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The Cloud is now an integral part of the enterprise, and great opportunities exist for IT pros who are willing to invest in their careers.

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  1. Is OpenStack covered in these certifications? Seems like it’s becoming an increasingly important part of Cisco’s cloud strategy.

    • Ali, the Blueprints will be available shortly, so you will be able to check this out better even by yourself. I can anticipate that we cover all different cloud technologies, and also that you will see more and more deep dives trainings efforts on those highly in demand areas coming from us along the way. Keep the feedbacks and questions coming, thanks!

  2. Great Article Antonella!

  3. Great information Antonella! Cloud jobs (IAAS, SAAS) are the new norm. Getting cloud certification can be really helpful in future as still people are little hesitant about the whole security aspect of moving into cloud.

  4. This is great news Antonella! Is there a plan to go to an expert level?

    • Hi Kon, we build certifications looking carefully at the market situation. Right now, we did not find an immediate need for an expert level program, as Data Center and cloud teams continue to evolve in the way they coordinate and cooperate. However, the automation and provisioning skills are critical to both tracks and we are looking into the best way to approach it. This is a great forum to hear from you all what you see in the market and how you see this evolving in the medium term. You can also reach out directly to me @