Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing certification

Looking for a way to benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills? Want an extra edge when looking for that cloud computing job?

Cloud computing, also on-demand computing, is a kind of Internet-based computing that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort.

As the cloud becomes more critical to IT departments and businesses worldwide, it can be difficult to gauge whether you have the right skills or knowledge in a competitive job market. If you’re looking for a way to get an extra edge — whether you’re job hunting, angling for a promotion, or just want tangible, third-party proof of your skills — cloud certification is a great option. Certifications measure your knowledge and skills against industry- and vendor-specific benchmarks to prove to employers that you have the right mix of cloud skills, knowledge, and expertise. Here 10 ten cloud computing certifications you should consider.

Looking for a way to benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills? Want an extra edge when looking for that cloud computing job?

Open technology made for the cloud

With an open hybrid cloud infrastructure from Red Hat, your IT organization can better serve your business by delivering more agile and flexible solutions while protecting business assets and preparing for the future.


Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure
A single-subscription offering that lets you build and manage an open, private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud and ease your way into a highly scalable, public-cloud-like infrastructure based on OpenStack®.
Red Hat CloudForms
A comprehensive IaaS cloud management platform that improves your virtual and cloud infrastructures with advanced capacity planning and resource management features.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
The ideal platform for your business to build a private cloud or for service providers to construct a public cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Complete enterprise virtualization management for servers and desktops on the same infrastructure.
OpenShift by Red Hat
An open, hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that lets developers quickly develop, host, scale, and deliver apps in the cloud.
Red Hat Certificate System
An enterprise software system that gives you a scalable, secure framework to establish and maintain trusted identities and keep communications private.
Red Hat Directory Server
An operating system-independent, network-based registry that lets administrators centrally store user identity and application information.


The best way to learn is to do

In preparation to earn an RHCA certification with a cloud concentration, Red Hat recommends the following courses:

  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210)
  • Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220)
  • OpenShift Enterprise Administration (DO280)
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage Administration (RH236)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318)
  • Red Hat Deployment and Systems Management (RH401)
  • Configuration Management with Puppet (DO405)