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What is Cloud Computing and its certifications

What is cloud computing ?

Cloud computing is a network of servers connected using the Internet. Its main function is to share information, resources, and software. The Internet acts as the invisible cable that connects everything. This includes all physical and virtual servers all over the globe.

Types of cloud computing :

  • The 3 main types of cloud computing services: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

The list of my top cloud service providers:

  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  2. Microsoft Azure
  3. Google Cloud Platform
  4. Alibaba Cloud
  5. IBM Cloud
  6. Oracle
  7. Salesforce
  8. SAP

Roadmap to learn the Cloud Computing :

  1. Read about the basics of cloud computing.
  2. Understand the basic cloud terminology.
  3. Try to know and understand the different types of cloud computing.
  4. Know and understand the different cloud deployment models.
  5. Learn the basic concepts of severs networking and storage.
  6. Try to complete a free course of cloud computing in udemy or others.
  7. Pick one cloud provider and start preparing for beginner level of certification.

Most valuable cloud certifications

Beginner Level :

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • AWS cloud practitioner
  • CompTIA Cloud+ Essentials

Intermediate Level :

  • Google Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Azure Administrator Associate
  • AWS Architect Associate

Advanced Level :

  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Google Cloud Architect
  • AWS Architect Professional

Top comments (4)

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Guilherme Thomas

Oracle isn't that popular but they have a free learning path for their certifications and sometimes even the certification is free to get. I got my Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations certificate only with their learning path. Its a solid way to start learning about Cloud even if you want to get another company certification.

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Thank you for the info.

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Yongchang He

Long way to go but thank you for sharing!

sandeepk27 profile image

My pleasure 😊