Cloud Computing Training and Certification

Not since the emergence of the World Wide Web has a single technology prompted such a significant shift in how businesses operate. Put simply, cloud computing services allow you to use software and computer resources online as a utility, allowing you to pay for those resources when you need them—provided via the Internet—usually on pay-as-you-go style models.

Is this the Right Time to Invest in Cloud Training?

The average IT budget in 2012 increased from 8.5 percent to 10.2 percent, according to the technology search and staffing firm PROTECH. The study also revealed that the number of companies offering professional development and IT training increased nearly 40%, from 63% in 2011 to 88% in 2012. Why is that?

Cloud Computing solutions present business of all sizes with tremendous opportunities for efficiency and cost savings. With change comes uncertainty, but endless industry statistics show evidence that Cloud Computing is worth the investment.

  • The projected value of cloud computing globally by 2013 is S44.2 billion. IDC
  • Cloud computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB, compared to the alternative of running its own IT system. Microsoft
  • 52% of companies reported increased data center efficiency and utilization, while 47% said that they witnessed lower operating costs after cloud adoption. Ramco
  • 76% of the small businesses implementing or maintaining cloud computing have successfully reduced the cost of applications by moving them to the cloud. CDW Cloud Computing Tracking Poll

The Cloud Creates Growth & Opportunity

IT innovation allows for business innovation, which leads to increased business revenue and job creation. International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that in 2011 alone, IT Cloud services helped organizations of all sizes and all sectors around the globe generate more than $400 billion in revenue and 1.5 million new jobs. It is also predicted that over the next four years, the number of new jobs could surpass 9 million. As is historically true, the world of IT is changing. Those who master the skills in high-demand to implement Cloud solutions will find incredible job security and growth opportunities.

Partnering with New Horizons to Build Your Cloud Strategy

When the topic of Cloud Computing arises, the conversation often focuses on the newest technologies and the latest service provider offerings. Regardless of what stage your company is in, New Horizons Central recommends customers take advantage of our knowledge experts to discuss strategies. Prior to training, we can connect you to the instructors with in-depth, hands-on skills to make sure you are investing in the correct areas. Plus, through our authorized partnerships, you can be assured that you are receiving the training and information needed for successful deployments and management of systems.

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Cloud Job Roles and Related Training

Cloud computing promises new career opportunities for IT professionals. In many cases, existing core skill sets transfer directly to cloud technologies. In other instances, however, IT pros need to develop new skill sets that meet the demand of emerging cloud job roles.

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CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification

Cloud Computing—particularly Public Cloud—has radically changed the application management landscape in recent years. It has ushered in a new era of enterprise IT in which IT has become a service broker and systems integrator as well as a service provider. This shift introduces a variety of enterprise management and governance issues, many of which are related to application monitoring and management.



Database administration skills are the core of traditional enterprises in the data center. DBAs with skills in replication, backup, recovery and clustering have been in high demand over the years due to the way the enterprises have taken care all aspects of the database administration. The advent of the Cloud has shifted much of the DBA duties from the "cloud consumer" to the "cloud providers."



Cloud Job Roles and Related Training

Major IT innovations such as server virtualization and Cloud services promise great rewards in efficiency and agility; however, to capture the full potential, all aspects of operations must adopt new approaches and methods. Network management and operations, long an area of strength and stability, must change as well to accommodate accelerated rates of change and new topologies and relationships between connected "virtualized" elements.

Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching


Now is the time to plan how to ensure company and customer data can be protected when public and private cloud services are used and how security policies and architectures can take advantage of cloud delivery to actually increase levels of security.


Cisco CCNA Security

Cisco CCNP Security

Cisco CCNP Routing

Leading Security Certifications

As a result of cloud computing, program and project management become even more important as more critical services are added to this model. Part of the promise of cloud computing is the reduction in physical resources managed and the ability to reallocate personnel from basic systems management in service operation to more value added work in service design.

ITIL Training

Project Management Training & Certifications

Business Analysis Training & Certifications