Cloud Computing has attracted attention at CXO level and is on its way to mainstream adoption.Gartner placed cloud computing as the No. 1 strategy technology investment for CIOs globally in its 2011 CIO survey, and has characterized public and private cloud computing as transformational technologies that will hit the mainstream in less than five years.US federal CIO VivekKundra released a 39page strategy guide that outlines the government Cloud First policy, which will require government agencies to evaluate cloud computing services before making any new investments in traditional infrastructure.
Notice that only 1 of these issues is related to technical perspective of how to operate & manage cloud computing?All the others are related to lack of general awareness and fear or misunderstanding.
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1. The Cloud Credential Council<br />DevelopingRecognized Cloud Competence Certification<br />
2. Contents<br />Introduction<br />Why do we need a cloud credential council?<br />What does the council do?<br />How can you join the council?<br />What certification does the council manage?<br />
3. 1. Introduction<br />
4. Introducing the Cloud Certification Council<br />The Council engages in the development and adoption of vendor-neutral, independent cloud computing certification for IT Professionals.<br />The Council harmonizes all professional training and certification initiatives related to cloud computing.<br />The Council is closely aligned with end-user organizations, vendors, professional associations and certification bodies.<br />
5. Objectives<br />Developingstandardsforprofessional cloudcertification<br />Actingas a knowledgeaggregationplatformforcloudpractitioners<br />Assuringquality in the design anddeliveryoftrainingprogramsrelatedtocertification<br />
6. The Organization<br />Defined syllabus and materials offers easy access to a growing market<br />Customers benefit from baseline understanding<br />Easier to adopt products and services from solution provider <br />Valuable certificate that is recognized and appreciated<br />Expand portfolio by offering a new certification program to customers <br />Develop knowledge in the membership<br />
7. Who is Involved with the Council?<br />
8. 2. Why is there a need for the council?<br />
9. The Buzz<br />“Professionals <br />Feel they need<br /> to gain new skills”<br /> The cloud market<br /> will $120B by 2015<br /> The cloud market <br />will be $56B by 2014<br /> The cloud market<br /> will $150B by 2015<br />
11. All Corporations are Going into the Cloud?<br />?<br />
12. Top 10 Reasons Not to go Cloud<br />Security risks<br />What is the cloud?<br />Legal issues have not yet been tackled<br />No fit with current infrastructure<br />Risk of vendor lock-in<br />Risk of unavailability of data<br />Cloud is just a hype<br />Fear of change<br />Costs higher than yields<br />Cloud is only for major corporations<br />VMWare, June 2011 survey<br />
13. There is a Lack of Awareness & Competencies<br /> Basic terminology<br /> Business-IT alignment<br /> Basic awareness<br /> Resistance<br />
14. The Current Market Situation<br />1. Vendor-Specific Certification<br />It is impossible to take a “neutral” position if all training programs in the market include specific technology or vendor solutions.<br />2. Lack of a structured learning approach<br />An abundance of reference material is already available, but this is not sufficient, nor appropriate, as a structured approach to build organizational capability.<br />3. Unknown and non-certified Cloud training<br />Training organizations may offer “non-standardized” cloud training, but the one-off trainings fragment the market and create confusion as there is no defined guideline around the training. In turn, it will slow down maturity of the cloud domain / adoption<br />
15. What Your People Need<br />
16. 3. What does the cloud credential council do?<br />
17. The Cloud Credential Council<br />Laying down a foundation in Cloud Certification<br />Building bridges between vendors and their certifications<br />Listening to the needs of the market<br />
18. Goals of the Council<br />Ensuring that:<br /><ul><li>The training providers are able to provide learners with a positive learning experience.
19. Individuals and organizations benefit from a coherent and globally recognized certificate.
20. The exam syllabi are up to date and aligning with latest insights and standards.
21. Mapping needed cloud competences and developing new certifications that align to this market need.</li></li></ul><li>4. How can you join the council?<br />
22. <ul><li>Become associated with a global brand
23. Take part, and contribute, through representation, with relevant cross functional industry stakeholders to govern and extend the program
24. Join multinational corporations such as IBM, Siemens, Atos Origin and Global Knowledge
25. Benefit from CCC marketing
26. Increased brand awareness, visibility and consideration in a lucrative virtualization and cloud market
27. Sell More Products & Services
28. By “educating” the cloud market, organizations and end-users can adopt the cloud, quicker, and thus purchase cloud products and services sooner.</li></ul>Benefits of joining the Council<br />
29. Becoming Part Of The Council<br />ExecutiveMembers<br />ExecutiveMembers endorse the CCC and activelyparticipate in thefurtherdevelopment of the Cloud CertificationProgram.<br />Membership<br />General Membersassociatethemselveswiththe Council without active participation.<br />
30. Getting Involved With Training & Certification<br />Accredited<br />Content Partners<br />Certified Training Partnerscommerciallydevelop training programstothemarket.<br />AccreditedTrainers<br />Trainers are professionalswhodeliverthese training programs.<br />Accredited<br />Training Partners<br />Certified Training Partnerscommerciallyoffer training programstothemarket.<br />
31. Here’s What You Will Get<br />
32. Join the Cloud Credential Council<br /><ul><li>Only 3 steps away from joining…</li></li></ul><li>5. What certifications does the council manage?<br />
33. The Cloud Certification Program<br />Foundation level <br />Vendor-neutral<br />Globally recognized<br />Virtualization Foundation <br />Course <br />+ <br />Virtualization<br />Foundation Exam <br />=<br />Virtualization-Ready Professional Certificate <br />Cloud Foundation Course<br />+<br />Cloud Computing Foundation Exam <br />=<br />Cloud-Ready Professional Certificate<br />
34. Cloud Foundation Certification<br />The Business Perspectives<br />Service <br />Management<br />Compliancy<br />& Security<br />Types of Clouds<br />Roadmaps to Implementation<br />
35. A Certificate With Authority<br />Cloud Foundation Course <br />+<br />Cloud Computing Foundation Exam<br />=<br /> Cloud-Ready Professional Certification<br />
36. Cloud Foundation Exam Syllabus <br />LEARNING OBJECTIVES:<br />Understand the common terms and definitions of cloud computing.<br />Understand the characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective.<br />Demonstrate how the characteristic of cloud computing lead to business value.<br />Understand various types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples.<br />Explain the steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services.<br />Identify the organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.<br />Understand the impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management.<br />Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.<br />Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.<br />CLOUD COMPUTING FOUNDATION EXAM:<br />• 40 question multiple choice exam <br />• 60 minutes closed book exam <br /><ul><li>Exam available through testing centers and at the end of training courses</li></ul>Balanced approach to learning the business perspectives, technical organization<br />Principles for operating and governing cloud computing<br />
37. Virtualization Foundation Exam Syllabus <br />LEARNING OBJECTIVES:<br />Specify the technical capabilities and operating model for virtual infrastructures. <br /><ul><li>Discuss how business benefits can be described and measured.
38. Describe the implications for direct costs and cost allocations.
39. Explain relevant barriers to adoption and success with virtualization and appropriate mitigation strategies.
40. Outline the technical approaches, components, capabilities, and techniques of virtualization technologies.
41. Explain the steps that lead to successful adoption of virtualization technologies.
42. Understand the impact and changes of virtualization on IT service management.
43. Identify the issues associated with integrating virtualization into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.</li></ul>VIRTUALIZATION FOUNDATION EXAM<br /><ul><li>40 question multiple choice exam
44. 60 minutes closed book exam
45. Exam available through testing centers and at the end of training courses</li></ul>Balanced approach to learning the business perspectives, technical organization<br />Principles for operating and governing virtualization<br />
46. More Information<br />For more information or to sign up as a member, please visit us at:<br />www.cloudcredential.org<br />For questions related to memberships:<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />General inquiries:<br />Info@cloudcredential.org<br />