The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one or more of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

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A Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) with a cloud concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who has achieved the highest level of certification and proven they can create, configure, and manage private clouds using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform; manage virtual, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures with Red Hat CloudForms; create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat; implement flexible storage solutions for on-premises and hybrid clouds; and manage multiple systems using Red Hat Satellite Server.

Organization: Red Hat

How to prepare: Candidates must be an RHCE, and must choose any five exams from Red Hat’s list of cloud-related courses.

Salesforce Certifications

Salesforce has a number of certification tracks, including ones for AdministratorsDevelopers, and Architects. The Certified Technical Architect credential is considered the pinnacle cert for those designing solutions for the Salesforce platform, and it builds on specializations, such as the Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer certification, as well as domain architect credentials.

Organization: Salesforce

How to prepare: According to Salesforce.com, the certification tests real-world knowledge as much as book learning, and each certification track offers a variety of ways to prepare for the exams. There are individualized programs available aimed at every level of Salesforce professional.

VMware Certified Professional

VMware offers cloud-specific certifications, ranging from those targeted at associate level to expert. These tracks certify knowledge and expertise in a variety of cloud technologies and methodologies, including cloud management and automationhybrid cloud, and advanced tracks for architects and admins and engineers.

Organization: VMware

How to prepare: Study and preparation materials are available through VMware, and real-world experience with cloud and virtualization are also highly recommended.

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