Top	  10	  Cloud	  Computing	    	  Certifications	  for	  2012	                   Glen	  Roberts	  –	  President	         ...
Certificate	  of	  Cloud	  Security	              Knowledge	  (CCSK)	  	  *  Cloud	  Security	  Alliance	  *  First	  certi...
CloudU	  Certificate	  	  *  Rackspace	  Hosting	  *  Best	  certification	  program	  available	  on	  cloud	  computing	  ...
IBM	  Certified	  Solution	  Advisor	  –	          Cloud	  Computing	  Architecture	  	  *  IBM	  *  Covers	  cloud	  compu...
IBM	  Certified	  Solution	  Architect	  –	   Cloud	  Computing	  Infrastructure	  	  *  IBM	  *  Targets	  IBM	  cloud	  c...
Google	  Apps	  Certified	  Deployment	                Specialist	  	  *  Google	  *  Google’s	  first	  cloud	  specialist	...
Certified	  Force.com	  Developer	  *  Salesforce.com	  *  Best	  cloud	  application	  development	  certification	  *  Spe...
Salesforce.com	  Certified	                   Administrator	  *    Salesforce.com	  *    Vital	  certification	  for	  admin...
VMware	  Certified	  Professional	  (VCP)	   *  VMware	   *  Most	  popular	  virtualization	  certification	   *  Includes	...
CompTIA	  Cloud	  Essentials	  *  CompTIA	  *  Covers	  basic	  concepts	  for	  IT	  and	  business	  personnel	  *  Esse...
Certified	  Cloud	  Professional	  (CCP)	    *  Arcitura	    *  Cloud	  computing	  basics	    *  Essentially	  tests	  for...
About	  Glen	  Roberts	  *  Glen	  Roberts	  is	  President	  of	  the	  Cloud	     Security	  Alliance,	  Austin	  Chapte...
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Top 10 Cloud Computing Certifications

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Certifications for 2012
1. Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
2. CloudU Certificate
3. IBM Certified Solution Advisor - Cloud Computing Architecture
4. IBM Certified Solution Architect - Cloud Computing Infrastructure
5. Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist
6. Certified Force.com Developer
7. Salesforce.com Certified Administrator
8. VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9. CompTIA Cloud Essentials
10. Certified Cloud Professional (CCP)

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Certifications

  1. Top  10  Cloud  Computing    Certifications  for  2012   Glen  Roberts  –  President   Cloud  Security  Alliance   Austin  Chapter  
  2. Certificate  of  Cloud  Security   Knowledge  (CCSK)    *  Cloud  Security  Alliance  *  First  certification  on  cloud  computing  security  *  Most  prestigious  cloud  computing  certification  *  Study  prep:  CSA  Guidance,  ENISA  Cloud  Computing  Security  Risk   Assessment,  CCSK  Study  Guide,  CCSK  training  *  Certification  requirements:  Pass  exam  (50  questions,  60  minutes,   80%  score)  *  https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/education/certificate-­‐of-­‐cloud-­‐ security-­‐knowledge/  
  3. CloudU  Certificate    *  Rackspace  Hosting  *  Best  certification  program  available  on  cloud  computing   fundamentals  *  Excellent  primer  for  IT  and  business  personnel  *  Study  prep:  10  lesson  guides  on  cloud  computing  *  Certification  requirements:  Pass  10  quizzes  (80%  score),  pass   exam  (50  questions,  80%  score)  *  http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/cloudu/node/136  
  4. IBM  Certified  Solution  Advisor  –   Cloud  Computing  Architecture    *  IBM  *  Covers  cloud  computing  basics  and  IBM  offerings  *  IBM  virtualization,  Websphere,  CloudBurst,  TSAM,  ISDM  *  Study  prep:  IBM  product  documentation  *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  exam  (50  questions,  90   minutes,  68%  score)  *  http://www-­‐03.ibm.com/certify/certs/50001102.shtml  
  5. IBM  Certified  Solution  Architect  –   Cloud  Computing  Infrastructure    *  IBM  *  Targets  IBM  cloud  computing  reference  architecture  *  IBM  virtualization,  Websphere,  CloudBurst,  TSAM,  ISDM  *  Study  prep:  IBM  product  documentation  *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  exam  (49  questions,  75   minutes,  65%  score)  *  http://www-­‐03.ibm.com/certify/certs/50001201.shtml  
  6. Google  Apps  Certified  Deployment   Specialist    *  Google  *  Google’s  first  cloud  specialist  certification  *  Covers  the  fundamentals  of  Google  Apps  for  Business  *  Study  prep:  Apps100  course,  study  guide  *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  exam  (98  questions,  2  hours   and  45  minutes,  undisclosed  score)  *  http://certification.googleapps.com/Home/overview  
  7. Certified  Force.com  Developer  *  Salesforce.com  *  Best  cloud  application  development  certification  *  Specific  to  the  Force.com  platform  *  Study  prep:  Building  Applications  with  Force.com  course,   Force.com  Fundamentals  book  *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  exam  (60  questions,  90   minutes,  68%  score)  *  http://certification.salesforce.com/Developers  
  8. Salesforce.com  Certified   Administrator  *  Salesforce.com  *  Vital  certification  for  administrators  of  Salesforce.com  *  Covers  Sales  and  Service  Clouds  *  Study  prep:  Administration  Essentials  course  *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  exam  (60  questions,  90   minutes,  60%  score)  *  http://certification.salesforce.com/Administrators    
  9. VMware  Certified  Professional  (VCP)   *  VMware   *  Most  popular  virtualization  certification   *  Includes  coverage  of  vSphere’s  role  in  cloud  architecture   *  Study  prep:  vSphere  5  class   *  Certification  Requirements:  Take  class,  pass  exam  (85  questions,   90  minutes,  300  score  using  private  algorithm)   *  http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm? plan=12457&ui=www  
  10. CompTIA  Cloud  Essentials  *  CompTIA  *  Covers  basic  concepts  for  IT  and  business  personnel  *  Essentially  tests  for  knowledge  of  NIST  *  Study  prep:  NIST  *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  exam  (50  questions,  60   minutes,  72%  score)  *  http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/ cloud.aspx  
  11. Certified  Cloud  Professional  (CCP)   *  Arcitura   *  Cloud  computing  basics   *  Essentially  tests  for  knowledge  of  NIST   *  Study  prep:  Cloud  Technology  Professional  Certification   Workshop,  self-­‐study  kit   *  Certification  Requirements:  Pass  fundamentals  exam   (undisclosed  exam  details),  pass  an  elective  exam   *  http://cloudschool.com/certifications/cloudprofessional  
  12. About  Glen  Roberts  *  Glen  Roberts  is  President  of  the  Cloud   Security  Alliance,  Austin  Chapter  and   also  manages  the  IT  Infrastructure   team  at  UFCU  *  Glen  is  currently  a  student  at  SANS   Technology  Institute  where  he  is   working  on  his  Master  of  Science  in   Information  Security  Management  *  You  can  reach  Glen  by  email  at   glenroberts@me.com  or  by  phone  at   (512)  966-­‐3425  

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