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How to Upskill with Cloud Technologies to be Pioneers of the Modern Workplace

Introduction

“Upskill to stay in the race and be competent” is what everyone is advising, whether you are a fresh graduate, technical professional, or non-technical professional. The biggest question is which particular skill set is equally required by novice and experienced professionals with both technical and non-technical backgrounds. The answer is “Cloud Computing and Certification in the Cloud Domain.” 

Yes, Recently, AlphaBeta, an economics firm, researched the current and future state of digital skills in the Asia Pacific Region (APAC) workforce and has unfolded that demand for cloud skills in APAC is expected to triple by 2025.  

According to a study by HR solutions provider Genius Consultants, 86 percent of respondents feel reskilling and upskilling can reduce unemployment and boost employees’ adaptability to the evolving demands of the modern working system. 

This blog post provides a roadmap for strategizing your Upskilling in the Cloud domain, irrespective of your background. Whether you are a novice, an experienced techie, or you are from a non-technical background eager to sharpen your digital skills. All of you have your share of the pie in this Cloud Computing domain. Come, let us explore it together. 

The Importance of Upskilling in the 21st Century

The world of work is changing rapidly, and the skills that are in demand are constantly evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, workers need to be constantly upskilling and reskilling. Upskilling is the process of learning new skills that will help you advance in your current role. Reskilling is the process of learning new skills that will allow you to transition to a new role. 

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Why Nurture a Career in Cloud Computing?

AlphaBeta research shows Advanced Cloud Skills and Data-related skills are expected to triple by 2025. Here is a graphical representation of the statistics shared by them. This statistic clearly explains why cloud computing should be your best option for upskilling. 

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Source: AlphaBeta Research 

Skills Essential to Begin a Career in Cloud Computing

Here are the key Cloud Skills you should master to succeed as a cloud professional.  

Cloud SecurityUnderstand the security risks associated with cloud computing and how to mitigate those risks.Cloud computing tools and technologiesThis includes familiarity with the different tools and technologies used for cloud computing, such as Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform.

Skills/Knowledge Description
IT Fundamentals Basis IT knowledge, Linux, Networking, Operating Systems fundamentals is must to begin your journey
Programming Languages Proficiency in mainstream programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, and Python is essential.
Cloud computing concepts Know different cloud computing models, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud deployment models Understand cloud deployment models like public, private, and hybrid clouds.
Cloud service providers Awareness of different cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Cloud Networking This includes understanding how to design and manage cloud networks.

 

Top Career Options in Cloud Computing

Cloud Engineer:Cloud engineers deploy, manage, and maintain cloud computing infrastructure and services. They work with cloud architects to implement solutions and ensure they run smoothly. Cloud engineers need to have strong technical skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. 

Cloud Developer:Cloud developers develop and deploy cloud-based applications. They work with cloud architects and engineers to design and build scalable, reliable, and secure applications. Cloud developers must have strong programming skills and be familiar with cloud computing technologies. 

Cloud Security Engineer:Cloud security engineers design, implement, and manage cloud security solutions. They work to protect cloud-based data and applications from unauthorized access, attack, and data loss. Cloud security engineers must deeply understand cloud computing security risks and best practices. 

Cloud Architect:Cloud architects design, develop, and implement cloud computing solutions. They work with businesses to understand their needs and design solutions that meet those needs. Cloud architects need to understand cloud computing technologies and best practices deeply. 

Cloud Consultant:Cloud consultants help businesses adopt and use cloud computing technologies. They work with businesses to understand their needs, assess their current IT infrastructure, and recommend cloud-based solutions. Cloud consultants need to have a deep comprehension of cloud computing technologies and be able to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences. 

Choose Your Career Path in AWS, Azure, or GCP Domains

After having a glimpse of the necessary skills required by you to be a Cloud Professional and the various career roles you can play, the next aspect you should concentrate on is selecting a public cloud you are eager to learn or the cloud your organization already possesses, or it is going to migrate soon.  

AWS, Azure, and GCP are the three dominant players in the market, and you can select any of them and progress in your career ladder by earning the certifications they offer. All three players offer their career paths for you to progress from a beginner, associate, professional, and specialty level.   

 

Don't Worry About Where You Start...Cloud Computing Offers Equal Opportunities

I will take you through the CloudThat Training offerings exclusively curated for freshers, working professionals from non-IT streams, and IT Corporate professionals keen to make a career in the AWS Cloud Computing space.

 

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Fresh Graduate(s) Our AWS Mastery Pass is a single window offering to freshers eager to take up training from a beginner certification, i.e., AWS Cloud Practitioner, to any of the advanced Associate, Professional, and Specialty AWS certifications.
IT Professionals looking for Individual certifications You can enroll for our Individual AWS Training Offerings based on the role you are looking for.
Non-IT Professionals seeking career transformation Our time-tested Job Guarantee Career Transformation Programme aptly suits the requirements of non-IT professionals eager to build a career in cloud computing.
L&D Managers at Corporate You can build teams that can deliver cloud projects through our Corporate Training offerings and Capability Development Framework (CDF), which can be used to assess the skill gaps of your employees.

 

Conclusion

It is never too late to be who you might have been. Says George Eliot. So, no matter whether you are new to the cloud domain, a fresh graduate, or an already experienced professional, you have career opportunities in the Cloud Computing space that help you leave a trail for others to follow. Keep Upskilling and Enjoy Learning.   

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WRITTEN BY Lakhan Kriplani

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