Are You Ready to Launch Your Career In Cloud Computing?

Are You Ready to Launch Your Career In Cloud Computing?

Prem HeadshotIn our last Digital Natives Meetup, Prem Jadhwani talked about how to break into a Cloud Computing Career. Here are is some helpful information from the Meetup that can help you with a career roadmap and best practices. You can obtain the best cloud computing certifications in Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia. It just requires students to be dedicated and take on the challenge of continuous learning and implementation of lessons exercised in the class.

The official NIST definition of cloud computing says, “Cloud Computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

Cloud computing has come to mean many things, but the following characteristics have become part of the generally accepted definition:

  • Broad network access
  • On-demand services
  • Resource Pooling
  • Measured or “metered” service

MGT ACT - Key Driver for Cloud


Cloud Smart Policy

  • Update to existing Cloud-First Policy creating more concrete steps for federal cloud adoption and migration
  • First-round emphasis on enterprise email migration almost complete – virtually all agencies at least in the planning stage
  • Cloud purchasing still fragmented – competition primarily at the order level, leaving the door open for innovation with a willing customer


Enabling Cloud Adoption

  • Federal Budgetary Constraints
  • Federal Mandates, Policies, and Executive Orders
  • Technology and Service Proliferation
  • Continuously Improving Cloud Maturity and Affordability
  • Move at the Speed of Innovation
  • Cloud Vehicles

Slowing Cloud Adoption

  • Concerns about Cloud Security and Resiliency
  • Organizational Culture and maturity
  • Lack of Readiness to Adopt Cloud Technologies (required skills, governance mechanism, etc.)
  • Perceived Lack of Control
  • Immaturity of Federal Procurement Models

Enabling Cloud Adoption


Trend in Federal Marketplace

Public Sector Trends & Initiatives

  • Focus is on Private & Hybrid Cloud
  • Chargeback, Monitoring, Data Collection and SLA’s
  • Cloud Brokering
  • Multi-Vendor Cloud Solution Development
  • A continuing push toward cloud standards
  • Influence of Big Data and Mobility

Cloud Computing


Cloud Market Average Salary



What are some of the Certifications you should get for landing a Cloud Career?


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