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10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead

Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
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The advent of cloud computing technology has led to a big buzz within enterprises, as well as increased demand for cloud-savvy IT professionals.

In fact, an April report from IDC finds that spending on cloud IT infrastructure will total about $32 billion this year, an increase of 21% from 2014. All told, cloud accounts for about a third of all IT infrastucture spending. 

With this much money being directed at cloud computing, businesses' need for staff with cloud skills has led to an increased number of training courses related to the field. In particular online courses, which provide valuable skills in the learner's preferred environment, have gained a lot of interest from many professionals because of the flexibility they offer.

There are many online cloud computing courses that can help you attain relevant skills to bolster your resume. The time required to complete these courses varies from as little as a few minutes up to eight weeks, with six to eight hours of weekly effort spent on learning. Most courses offer salient features like instructional videos and quizzes to make the learning interesting and provide guidance to candidates to ensure skill building.

[Does IT really hate the cloud? Find out here.]

Selecting the right course from a huge array of available options can be a tough task. To help get you started, this list of cloud computing courses includes fast details about price and duration. Check it out and let us know in the comments which courses you're most interested in, and other recommended options that we missed.

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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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6/22/2015 | 10:48:39 PM
What's the certification worth?
Is there any way for a candidate to determine which course offering's certification is worth the price? They're all probably worth what they cost, but who's won recognition for consistent course quality?
ArjanW
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ArjanW,
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6/17/2015 | 3:03:03 PM
CompTIA Cloud Essentials
Here is another on that should be considered for the list - CompTIA Cloud Essentials - https://www.itpreneurs.com/course/cloud-essentials-elearning/
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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6/17/2015 | 10:58:59 AM
Perseverance + Hands-on
These are good learning sources. But to become a cloud computing professional, you need to do continuous learning and get more hands-on experience.
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