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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 15:03

APMG launches Cloud Computing Foundation Certification scheme

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APMG claims the first vendor-independent cloud certification designed to prepare businesses for transition to the cloud

The cyber security and resilience examination board APMG International has launched a new vendor-neutral end-user cloud computing certification scheme aimed at organisations needing to support the migration to cloud-based computing.

The Cloud Computing Foundation Certification was developed for businesses to understand and prepare for the move to cloud. Aimed at all enterprise IT employees, from the finance to the operations department, the scheme provides the foundation of knowledge to understand the fundamentals of cloud computing, the benefits, challenges and delivery models. Importantly, the course concludes with how to create a cloud computing action plan to ultimately ensure the successful adoption of cloud.

The cloud training courses (typically delivered over two days) aim to provide a comprehensive common knowledge base and understanding about cloud computing, focusing on key aspects including:-

  • Cloud computing overview and benefits
  • Security and compliance challenges
  • Technical and organisational challenges
  • Public, private & hybrid delivery models
  • Creating a cloud action plan

Training and certification will support individuals in effectively implementing a cloud action plan that ensures organisation acceptance and success for cloud computing initiatives.

Bernard Golden, APMG Chief Examiner, explains that while cloud computing is fast becoming the de facto platform, “the majority of deployments aren’t as simple as just flicking a switch – you need to fully comprehend the security, technical, and regulatory implications to make cloud a success, which is why training and certification are critical.”

“This course has been designed to provide a vendor-neutral knowledge base to provide an objective education about the topic. A further differentiator and key benefit is that it hasn’t been designed to present abstract knowledge without practical application; students can learn concepts and tools that can be applied immediately in the working environment. Achieving the APMG Cloud Computing Foundation Certification ensures that IT staff will be well-prepared for the future of IT,” he continued.

For more information about the Cloud Computing certification scheme, visit: http://apmg-cyber.com/products/cloud-computing

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