Cloud computing is quickly becoming the industry standard as modern companies begin the migration to popular platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud. Those companies that transition quickest will be in the most advantageous position against their competition.
The demand for cloud certified employees is skyrocketing and will continue to do so as more and more companies adopt cloud infrastructure. If they plan on successfully implementing the new technology, they need to hire the right employees with the right certifications.
Each of the three most popular platforms require proprietary, vendor-based certifications, making it relatively easy to pursue a career in cloud computing and development.
According to a 2020 Global Knowledge report, these are the top paying cloud certifications:
Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect: $175,000 / year
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate: $149,000 / year
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner: $131,000 / year
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals: $127,000 / year
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate: $126,000 / year
The field is growing very quickly and the internet is saturated with cloud courses. Some cloud service providers even offer their own online courses, so why would anyone want to take an instructor-led course?
Two words: Attention and Completion
Anyone can sign up for online courses, but students generally have a much harder time seeing them through to the end. In addition to completion issues, students are left to their own devices to find answers to their questions about the material.
Instructor-led training can guide students through the content and empower them to stay focused on what they really need to learn and remember when they go into their exams.
In order to stay relevant in this dynamic field, the development team at 30 Bird Media is expanding our offerings.
In addition to our current COMPTIA Cloud+ course, we’re building out a cloud training roadmap that begins with the fundamental, or “associate” level courses, so you’ll be able to bolster your student’s confidence with their cloud skills and ability to pass the certification exams.
One of the courses we’re featuring is the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (Exam AZ-900)
This course provides basic knowledge of cloud concepts, Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements, core Azure services, core solutions and management tools, general security and network security features, and identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features. Students will find this course valuable if you are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services or are new to Azure. This course maps to the Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 exam.
Students will benefit most from this course if they intend to take the Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 exam. Azure Fundamentals can be used to prepare for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it is not a prerequisite for any of them.
This course assumes students have basic knowledge of general technology concepts, including concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development.
The course provides realistic, hands-on exercises and downloadable ancillaries.
You can build your own solution by choosing which edition (Student Manual or Instructor Manual) and format (Printed Book, E-book or both) you need.
Here’s a look at the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (Exam AZ-900) course outline:
Chapter 1: Cloud computing fundamentals
Module A: Cloud computing concepts
Module B: Computing expenditures
Module C: Cloud models
Chapter 2: Pricing and support
Module A: Purchasing and billing
Module B: Cost planning
Module C: Azure service-level agreements (SLAs)
Module D: Service lifecycle
Chapter 3: Core architecture and tools
Module A: Architectural components
Module B: Management tools
Module C: Monitoring tools
Chapter 4: Compute and networking
Module A: Compute services
Module B: The Azure Marketplace and App Service
Module C: Networking services
Chapter 5: Storage and databases
Module A: Azure storage
Module B: Azure databases
Chapter 6: Advanced solutions
Module A: Internet of things (IoT)
Module B: Big data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Module C: DevOps
Chapter 7: Security
Module A: Security tools and features
Module B: Network connection security
Module C: Core identity services
Chapter 8: Governance, privacy, and compliance
Module A: Azure governance features
Module B: Privacy and trust
Module C: Compliance features
Whether you’re new to cloud computing or looking for something better than your current courseware, contact us today and take the next step with 30 Bird Media.