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Top	
  10	
  Cloud	
  Computing	
  
  	
  Certifications	
  for	
  2012	
  

                 Glen	
  Roberts	
  –	
  President	
  
                   Cloud	
  Security	
  Alliance	
  
                             Austin	
  Chapter	
  
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/	
  
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	
  
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	
  
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	
  
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	
  
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	
  
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	
  
	
  
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	
  
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	
  
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	
  
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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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