Cloud Computing: The Next Big Thing In Computer School Training Programs

The concept of cloud computing has been around for more than a half-century, long before vocational computer school training programs were offered online. The actual term is believed to have been used for the first time in 2006. Google CEO Eric Schmidt first brought the topic up during a conference.
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The Beginning of Cloud Computing

In recent years, adoption rates have increased, and investors have shown a willingness to fund new research and development. And, most IT training students today learn at least basic terminology and functionality of cloud computing software and security no matter what computer school program they enroll in.

Cloud computing is playing an integral part in many business models today. Therefore, organizations are rapidly hiring IT candidates who can demonstrate skill and knowledge of the cloud computing framework.

Two main factors driving web-based computing today are cost-effective records management and a virtually unlimited warehouse for data storage.

Organizations also report cloud-based data management makes it easier to securely share records and collaborate on projects across all industries. Multiple storages and backup options eliminate the need for a large physical footprint. Therefore, some businesses find they can save money with smaller offices and fewer hardware and software purchases or leases.

Cloud Computing Learning Can Make A Difference

With so many organizations shifting toward cloud-based computing, the demand for skilled professionals with cloud technology training is expected to grow.

Individuals who want to position themselves for better-paying jobs with room for advancement must plan to get additional IT training and certifications. So, building a strong knowledge base, along with gaining industry certifications, could expand job opportunities with small and large firms.

While some employers are willing to pay for advanced IT training, there are still many organizations that do not understand that information stored in the cloud is not automatically protected from unauthorized access. Businesses that fail to implement strong cloud security protocols aren’t doing enough to secure their physical and virtual assets.

Cybercriminals continually update their skills and attack methods. These nefarious actors have one goal – develop sophisticated programs to breach “secure” networks and systems. So, business leaders who fail to get their staff the skills and training necessary will always be one step behind the criminals.

By hiring trained cloud computing specialists, an organization can secure its data, and protect its assets against known and unknown threats. Renewable certifications ensure holders are up-to-date in the latest cybercriminal trends and strategies. And, individuals who invest in a cloud computing certification show a commitment to personally invest in an employer’s business growth and prosperity.

The Course Plan

Deciding which computer school, online degree program, or other education channel is right for you, is a personal choice. Additionally, some individuals prefer attending classes on-campus. While others find that a hybrid learning model with flexible schedules allows a better work/family/school balance.

Whether an individual chooses a four-year degree, a trade school, or an accelerated vocational computer school program like CCI’s Cloud Technology Administration program, typical coursework will include:

  • Cloud computing fundamentals
  • Software and hardware systems
  • Architecture & security
  • Virtualization concepts
  • Grid computing
  • Infrastructure
  • Network security

A comprehensive study program will provide a solid foundational knowledge base for entry-level IT support team members. And, it will offer preliminary IT training for future computer school security classes and advanced certification preparation courses.

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Courses For Career Advancement

Highly qualified candidates hold industry certifications that the market deems valuable. Each certificate demonstrates a unique set of skills.

As an example, people who decide to become an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certified Cloud Practitioner will start with the basics like the history of the cloud, and how cloud computing concepts differ from traditional computing concepts. Furthermore, they will learn about potential job opportunities such as sales, customer service, product development, marketing, purchasing, and management. Gradually students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work with a specific platform or web-based network.

Additionally, there are other in-demand cloud certifications today, which are the Microsoft Azure certification and the Associate Google Cloud Engineer certification. CCI offers all three in the form of three separate program tracks.

More businesses are moving their records management to the cloud today. However, there are still major challenges associated with security, privacy, and asset protection. The limited talent pool of cloud computing specialists is making it hard to stay ahead of hackers and threats.

Cloud Computing may be a great field of study for you if you have a passion for technology and a desire for staying on-trend.

CCI Training Center is a one-stop solution to learning and growing your in-demand job skills with IT training. Financial aid is available to those who qualify and our dedicated career counselors are ready to help you design a learning path to get you prepared for entry-level jobs in Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, and beyond the great state of Texas’ borders.


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Martin Zandi

A committed leader in the career education industry, Martin enjoys working with the community and colleagues in further improvement and expansion of education programs to improve outcomes.

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