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Why Cloud Certifications are Important

Posted by Alyssa Hanzl on Aug 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Alyssa Hanzl

Cloud computing technology is evolving very quickly. The depth and extensiveness of product and service offerings across cloud vendors is widespread and continues to grow! In addition, many cloud providers are beginning to offer remarkably similar products, creating more questions and the need for clarification.

If you are a company or vendor offering cloud expertise or doing cloud development, having employees that are “cloud certified” signifies not only a commitment to knowledge excellence, but a deeper understand of cloud offerings as compared to their non-certified peers.

Often, employees whose job responsibilities are cloud related, will become quite knowledgeable on specific aspects of particular cloud services. Some of these job titles may include but are not limited to: Cloud Architect, DevOps Practitioners, Data Engineers, SysAdmins, Network Ops, App Developers and more! They may use it regularly and have adapted the cloud service offering to meet their needs. The training and certification process can help expand their knowledge and improve how they develop using the cloud service.

Within certification training environments, students are introduced to a broader scope of a particular cloud’s offering. Often, they learn that the previous architectural or programmatic method they were employing may not be the most effective way of using specific cloud services.

Certification training teaches employees’ new tactics for working with specific cloud services while making the employee a more valuable asset to the company. It also allows the company to benefit from the knowledge gained that comes with adding certified engineers, developers and architects to their bench of resources.

In a level playing field where companies are looking to hire engineers or cloud architects, companies will choose the candidate with the certification if they have two potential candidates with the same technical experience otherwise. This is driven by the fact that certification represents a deeper understanding of complex concepts as well as commitment to learning. This is especially true in the world of ever-changing abilities and features of cloud providers.


Passive vs. Active Training

Studies have shown that active learning, meaning writing and speaking, is more effective than passive learning, meaning reading and listening. When students are actively participating in a course and learning new knowledge, their retention rate increases. This is why Fast Lane provides interactive courses and labs to keep learning active! Are You Cloud Ready? Get your Cloud platform training and certification to take advantage of the power, agility, efficiency, simplicity and cost savings of virtualized cloud infrastructure and services. We are uniquely positioned to help you gain the cross‐vendor cloud knowledge and skills you desire. All of our cloud certification-specific training courses include vendor authorized materials. Students are always guaranteed to have the most current and relevant course content as it applied to the actual certification course materials.


Cloud Certifications Make Large Impact for You and Your Company

Employees with associate or professional level cloud certifications are scare and often in high demand. Professionally, those who have cloud training and certification have a better chance of earning a higher salary and getting a promotion. Companies who get top cloud certifications also obtain a substantial advantage over their competition, mainly if they are working toward becoming a certified partner or achieving higher partner status.


If your company or you are looking to get ahead of the competition, ensuring your employees are certified, skilled, and highly-trained is a powerful point of differentiation. Knowledge obtained in different top cloud certification areas is imperative and can make a huge impact for growth. Contact Fast Lane today to learn more about how we can help you get your team and you certified.

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