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Cloud computing is everywhere. And given that 90% of companies report to already be using cloud technologies, I mean everywhere. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing markets, with a projected market size of $623.3 billion by 2023. If that’s not enough to pique your interest in cloud computing, maybe the $117,000 national average salary will.
To help you upskill your resume, we’ve added seven new courses and Nanodegree programs to our School of Cloud Computing in the last six months. Keep reading to learn more about the courses and Nanodegree programs and see which one is right for you.
Intro to Cloud Computing
The Intro to Cloud Computing course is a great place to start for those who are totally new to cloud computing. This beginner-friendly, two-month, free online course covers the fundamentals of cloud computing, including deployment models and cloud service providers. There are also hands-on projects using AWS for IAM, storage, and provisioning.
Cloud DevOps Engineer
Developer for Microsoft Azure
The Developer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program is aimed at developers with intermediate programming experience who want to learn more about building cloud-based apps using Microsoft Azure. In this program, students will learn about four main Azure-focused topics: Azure apps, microservices, migrating existing apps to Azure, and Azure scaling and performance. This Nanodegree program can be completed in four months — given five to 10 hours a week of work.
DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure
The DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program is for those interested in the DevOps side of cloud computing, more so than just development (read our post on the difference between Dev and DevOps for more info on that). This advanced Nanodegree program focuses on deploying, testing, and monitoring applications in Microsoft Azure. To get the most out of this program, it’s important to have intermediate Python and Linux shell scripting skills, plus an understanding of cloud fundamentals. At five to 10 hours a week of work, this course can be completed in about three months.
Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals (with Nutanix)
The Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals course is an introduction to the role of hybrid cloud engineering using Nutanix’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) software. Students in this class learn how to configure various components in a private cloud using HCI, and cover concepts around security and virtual machines. This free online course takes approximately one month to finish and requires some prior familiarity with cloud computing and programming.
Hybrid Cloud Engineer (with Nutanix)
If the Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals (w/ Nutanix) free class got you excited about working as a hybrid cloud engineer, then the Hybrid Cloud Engineer (w/ Nutanix) Nanodegree program is the best next step for you to take. In addition to the fundamentals of hybrid cloud infrastructure, enrollees learn about automation in on-premises private cloud infrastructure as well as public cloud management. This program, which requires experience with the command line and virtual machines, takes three months to complete assuming five to 10 hours of work a week.
AWS Cloud Architect
The AWS Cloud Architect Nanodegree program is an advanced program offered from Udacity’s School of Cloud Computing. Students will learn how to plan, design, and build cloud systems and infrastructure. This program also puts an extra emphasis on system performance, scalability, and security. It requires experience in cloud computing, programming, and AWS, and can be completed in three months with ten hours of work a week.
Upskilling with Udacity’s School of Cloud
With 80% of businesses projected to fully move to the cloud by 2025, it’s a fantastic time to explore a career in cloud development. For more inspiration, you can read about other Udacity graduates who have gone on to land the job of their dreams. If you’re ready to get started, check out our School of Cloud Computing programs to enroll in the Cloud program that’s right for you.