NIU to Offer Cloud Computing Diploma In the Wake of 100% Increase In OpenStack Jobs

Northern Illinois University Offers Cloud Computing Diploma

Northern Illinois University Offers Cloud Computing Diploma

Northern Illinois University has started certification course in cloud computing technology, while an exponential growth of OpenStack jobs in perspective.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the University of Northern Illinois today through NIU today website that, it is going to offer a certificate course in the domain of cloud computing technology.

This announcement came after a deep consideration of the University regarding the increased impact of major cloud storage and cloud hosting technologies on the modern business and day to day life. In the University statement, it was pointed out that Amazon, iTune, Google Drive, and many other cloud computing based services have revolutionized the way people deal with the modern IT technologies, especially cloud computing technology.

It was further explained in the statement of NIU that the name of this course would be Cloud Genius Certification Course (CGCC); and, this course will be conducted on Naperville campus of NIU. Meanwhile, the statement pointed out that the “Cloud Genius” is a cloud computing institute, which was established by the group of cloud computing experts in the industry in collaboration with the universities of the nation.

The institute has further explained about the nitty gritty of the course that, the course will be based on flipped classroom format and will consist of two important modes of imparting education, for example, face to face learning and online learning. A large portion of the training would be based on the hands-on practice under the supervision of cloud computing technology experts with vast industry exposures.

While talking about the cloud computing technology, the associate professor of NIU Raimond Edge said, “cloud computing is one of the fastest growing segments of the information technology market; the Research from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that revenue from cloud services will reach $72.9 billion by 2015, which is four times the projected growth for the worldwide Information Technology market altogether.” He further added that, “The industry needs well-trained experts who can manage the movement of data in a secure and responsible way.”

According to the industry experts and research organizations, the OpenStack related job market has doubled in recent years. The engineers are earning as much as 40% higher that those who work in other proprietary cloud computing technologies in the IT domain of business.

This certification offered by the NIU would help the new engineers to expand the horizons of the opportunities.

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn