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CloudMASTER & CloudGURU Certification Comes to Washington, DC

First introduced in November at NJIT

The National Cloud Technologist Association is bringing the CloudMASTER & CloudGURU certification classes to the Washington Metropolitan Area in 2012. First introduced in November at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, this continuing education program provides a solid technical background in modern web services deployment and administration. Students will learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern cloud-enabled business environment.


CloudMASTER is comprised of three levels. The foundation program includes all the basics required for understanding Cloud computing services and operational management. Each of the three training modules can be completed as a stand-alone course and representing its own credential, as follows:

1.) Cloud Technologies - Module One
2.) Cloud Architecture & Design - Module Two
3.) Cloud Operations Management - Module Three

Hands-on computer lab work is a mandatory part of each program. Each course also involves a mandatory online examination. Students who pass each examination are awarded a Certificate for Completion of that module, as well as admission to the next module. Those candidates who successfully complete all three courses are awarded the designation of CloudMASTER, and a crystal award with your name inscribed.

A CloudGURU Certification Program is designed to provide experienced IT professionals with the skills, knowledge and designation to be considered for employment within areas that include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Holders of this certification are change agents within institutions and corporations that begin transitions from traditional infrastructure and legacy applications to innovative cloud models.


This advanced training module also involves 32 hours of classroom training, with hands-on computer lab work and a mandatory online examination. Students who pass the examination are awarded the designation of CloudGURU. Successful candidiates will also be listed in the National Cloud Guru Database, and have their own public page on the NCTA website. CloudGURU curriculum includes:

• Green field assessment of the enterprise’s current IT landscape.
• Strategy framework for cloud migration.
• Analysis of bottlenecks, pain points, and performance issues.

• Analysis of user needs and geographical distribution.
• Impact on all elements of the firm’s value chain.
• Strategy of migrating applications and data from legacy to the cloud.
• Calculating total cost of migration.
• Cloud service vendor-deliverables management.
• Cost optimization strategies

The Washington Area Open House will be held on Saturday, January,14, 2012 from 10:00am -12:00 noon. Registration is available online at http://www.thencta.com/mewaopho.html

Seating is limited for the Open House. Travel, parking and public transportation information will be sent upon registration. Refreshments will be served. For more information call (800) 401.7351 (Toll Free)

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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