You don't know how to begin your journey in the cloud computing world?
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Does your boss keep nagging you about the cloud computing buzz? Or are you interested in the field but don't know where to begin? In my opinion there are two ways (let me know if you are aware of others) to develop an expertise on the subject. You can start playing with the different cloud computing tools that your company offers and learn as you go. But frankly, rare are the bosses that allow you the liberty and a blank cheque to do R&D on your own. More importantly, if you don't have any concrete experience, it is hard to demonstrate your expertise...
Another, more realistic and effective, way to develop expertise is to get certified in cloud computing. Cloud computing certifications are valued more than ever and demanded by IT management. It reflects a certain level of credibility, and credibility is essential when talking to IT management, especially for IT consultants. Not to mention that it gives you a recognized differentiators from your competitors.
There are a lot of relevant certifications that can serve as a stepping stone to cloud computing mastery. As an IBM business partner, I am always looking first at what IBM has to offer. IBM has recently developed an interesting and very complete cloud computing certification: IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 (htt