Cisco Introduces New Cloud and IoT Certifications to Boost IoE Skills

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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SAN JOSE, CA: As the world rallies around cloud computing and IoT for a smarter world, Cisco feels that it’s time for amending its popular networking certification courses with these technology innovations that has swept world off its feet.

The company has announced the IoT and cloud-focused career certifications courses to harness the skill sets of enterprise professionals, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, and individuals as Internet of Everything (IoE) since it is the relevant need of the modern era to tackle issues effectively.

The new Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certifications will now cover IoT and cloud computing technologies. These courses are tailored to enable today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise IT workforce with relevant technology expertise to work with and manage these new technology environments.

These new cloud certification programs will enable professionals to work with cloud environments where they can build private and hybrid cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions. CCNA Cloud Certification will enable individuals to deliver entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco Cloud and Intercloud solutions. CCNP Cloud Certification on the other hand enables professionals to explain, design, deploy, and maintain Cisco Cloud and Intercloud solutions in complex environments.

CCNA Industrial IoT
The advent of IoT is heralding the next industrial revolution. To tap the vast opportunity in realizing connected industrial production environments, Cisco has also announced a new certification course focused on industrial IoT. Through this course, the company offers a lab-based training across the globe in order to help customers and IT professionals to posses the skills required for IoT. The curriculum is for Plant Administrators, control Engineers and IT network engineers to manufacture according to the requirements to connect the unconnected, automate and orchestrate services and provide better infrastructure by coping with the time.

As cloud computing and IoT have a massive global appeal cutting across industry verticals and having an influence over businesses of various scale, Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators and Network engineers can avail these courses to further their skill sets in cloud computing and deliver the results.

“The technological changes we are seeing are unprecedented, both in terms of the opportunities they afford and the pace of change. Innovation is hampered when infrastructure lags, and new challenges arise as the world becomes more connected. The new certifications we are introducing enable IT personnel to handle current and future challenges with job role based training that drives business value for their employers,” Tejas Vashi, Director, Product Strategy & Marketing, Cisco Services.