The impact of cloud is undeniable. Looking beyond the hype, what does this mean for IT professionals? We spoke to the authors of the Cloud Credential Council Cloud Technology Associate certification syllabus to better understand the impact of cloud on practicing IT professionals.

The result: “If you’re out of cloud, you’re out of work. Really!”

We’ve highlighted the key issues that came out of these conversations for our viewers in four videos. This is the first of the four, come back each week to see the rest of the videos in this series.

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Transcript: ‘Impact of cloud, what is all the hype?’

“The cloud model is really pervading the IT profession and it really changes the way we handle IT from both a technical perspective as well as from a management perspective. In order to be part of that dialogue an IT professional really should have a good understanding of those core cloud concepts, and if you don’t have those understanding they won’t be part of the game. CTA will really give you a chance to secure a new role in that.”

“Today’s world is filled with innumerable mobile devices and the ever growing volume of data. The need to extract meaningful information from this vast volume of data will definitely be the future of cloud computing.”

“The number one thing is being able to distinguish real cloud solutions from vendor hyped, cloud washing stuff – there’s so much of that around. The second thing is that you will get a core understanding of the cloud risks that are relevant both technical risks and management risks. And the third one is to understand how cloud technology leads to value. And each of these three really can save your job in a single day – or to turn it around if you fail to apply these three skills you may be out of a job soon.”

“If you’re out of cloud, you’re out of work. Really.”

Meet the CCC Cloud Technology Associate Authors

Sudhakar Nagasampagi

Sudhakar Nagasampagi is a 25+ year IT professional, accredited master trainer, international speaker, trainer, course author, blogger, etc. He is an active Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds the ITIL 2011 foundation certification. He currently provides training in the areas of cloud computing and virtualization, in which he maintains numerous certifications. He also provides trainings in IT security and cloud security. He is the lead author and master trainer for the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) Cloud Technology Associate (CTA) course.

Peter van Eijk

Peter van Eijk develops and delivers workshops for swift and secure cloud adoption.
He has worked for Deloitte Consulting, IT supplier EDS, internet providers, and at the University of Twente, where he received his PhD in 1988. He is also the co-author for the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) Cloud Technology Associate (CTA) certification syllabus.