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Cloud technology will produce new jobs

It looks as though Cloud technology won’t just be an upgrade in data management, but it will also create millions of new jobs.

Cloud computing, and related areas like virtualization and data management, will create 7 million jobs over the next three years, according to a new study published by Microsoft and IDC. The study also claimed that currently there are 1.7 million open cloud jobs worldwide that organizations are having a tough time filling.

“Despite modest growth in the IT sector overall in the U.S., cloud-ready jobs are increasing as we head into 2013,” said Cushing Anderson, a program VP at IDC, in a statement. “With this increase comes the harsh reality that workforces around the world are steps behind when it comes to attaining the skills necessary to thrive in the cloud computing industry.”

The study found that worldwide, almost two-thirds of businesses plan to implement, or are already using, cloud technologies in their operations, with the U.S. accounting for 62% of spending on public cloud infrastructure. It also found that lack of training, certification, and experience are the top three reasons cloud positions are not being filled.

We can help you expand your knowledge of the cloud with a few different course offerings here at Babsim. 

M-10750 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to monitor and operate the private cloud in System Center 2012 in the role of datacenter administrators.

M-10751 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

This course provides direction on producing a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment. Students will learn how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure, how to configure a preboot execution environment (PXE) server, an update server, and a software update baseline. Students will learn how to sequence and deploy an application virtually, and how to build the core components that are necessary for delivering services in the infrastructure. They will also allocate resources and grant access to the private cloud.

G-400 CompTIA Cloud Essentials

You will weigh the pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions and meet IT challenges.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • learn the business aspects and impact of cloud computing.
  • differentiate the types of cloud solutions and the adoption measures needed for each.
  • identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing.
  • identify the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.
  • identify the basic concepts of ITIL and describe how the ITIL framework is useful in the implementation of cloud computing in an organization.
  • identify the possible risks involved in cloud computing and the risk mitigation measures, and you will also identify the potential cost considerations for the implementation of cloud and its strategic benefits.

You can view the entire article about Cloud job creation here.

-Matt