+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    160

    Certifications
    A+, Network+
    #1

    Default Best cloud certification to get?

    Thinking about maybe picking up a cloud cert, what is a good one to get?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Reticulating splines... iBrokeIT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    1,044

    Certifications
    GCIH, GSEC, VCAP5-DCA, VCP5-DCV, MCITP:EA, MCSA 2003/08
    #2
    ​It depends... Public or Private cloud? Which do you prefer Microsoft or Linux?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    160

    Certifications
    A+, Network+
    #3
    Doesn't really matter. I'm more familiar with Microsoft but I am planning on getting my Linux skills up very soon. Going to do Linux+ in a couple months. I was thinking of the VMWare Vsphere cert.

    Thoughts on that one?

    I also saw the MCSA Cloud for Azure.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    India
    Posts
    9
    #4
    Yes VMware Vsphere is current trend in cloud certs.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,140

    Certifications
    RHCE
    #5
    @MJK9550: This question has been asked and answered many times (just do a quick search on the forums). The most popular implementations are AWS (public) and OpenStack (private) for cloud certifications. OpenStack is the open source alternative for building your own cloud. It's mostly geared towards Managed Service Providers as well as Telcos and has a huge community consisting of hundreds of companies that routinely update the features/source code. AWS is Amazon's cloud offering, is well established in terms of market share and features, and makes sense to deploy in small environments or even for disaster recovery/business continuity functions.

    @Afaque: VMware vSphere suite by itself is not a cloud solution.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    The Interwebs
    Posts
    143

    Certifications
    PMP, CISSP, CISA
    #6
    Other vendor neutral options to throw into the ring: Cloud+, CCSK, CCSP

    Vendor specific cloud certs: AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Woohoo! It's over 1000!
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,680

    Certifications
    RHCSA, Linux+, ACSA, ACTC, ACSP, MCSA:7, MCTS, ITIL F, Prince2 Pract, AgilePM Practioner, VCP-DCV, Storage+, CCNA R+S, CCNA Sec, Security+, CEH, CASP
    #7
    Read a Cloud+ book to get an idea of what the cloud landscape (that's an interesting picture) looks like, cover the basics, and then look again. It is easy to say "AWS" or "Azure" or "MCSE Private Cloud" or Google or Office365 or Salesforce or CCSP, but if you can't place those in the cloud landscape, it's hard to know how to get where you want to get to, or even where to aim for.
    Last edited by OctalDump; 10-25-2016 at 10:29 PM.
    2017 Goals - MCSA 2008, CISSP, CCNP:R+S, Agile PM
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Are we having fun yet? UnixGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,327

    Certifications
    GCFA, eJPT, RHCE, Solaris 10, SNIA SCSP, Security+, Server+, ITILv3, CCNA (Expired)
    #8
    I don't really see people asking for Cloud certs, but they like to see a 'cloud migration' project on your CV that's for sure.
    Goal: GCFA (DONE), GPEN
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    9
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by OctalDump View Post
    Read a Cloud+ book to get an idea of what the cloud landscape (that's an interesting picture) looks like, cover the basics, and then look again. It is easy to say "AWS" or "Azure" or "MCSE Private Cloud" or Google or Office365 or Salesforce or CCSP, but if you can't place those in the cloud landscape, it's hard to know how to get where you want to get to, or even where to aim for.
    ^^^This right here. The "Cloud" is a big tent. It would be best to understand a little in order to ask which cert would be best for you.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Senior Member yoba222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    350

    Certifications
    GCIH, eJPT, CCNA R&S, CAPM, Sec+, Net+, A+
    #10
    The Linux Foundation offers a free cloud course through EdX: LFS151 - Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies
    https://training.linuxfoundation.org...e-technologies
    I haven't taken this one in particular but the Linux 101 course was decent and you can't beat the price.
    Working on: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam scheduled October 20
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks