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Teaching your IT team how to effectively use cloud computing in your organization doesn’t have to be the massive drain on time and resources you might fear it is. In fact, with the right resources, teaching a team cloud computing will take very little time at all.

LinkedIn Learning can provide those resources.

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Step 1: Understanding the fundamentals

Before your team can start building cloud computing skills, they have to understand the fundamental theories and applications behind the technology. 

If your team has minimal familiarity with cloud computing, start their learning with the Understanding Cloud Fundamentals learning path.

This ten-course learning path features lessons from experts like David Linthicum, Dominique West, Hiroko Nishimura, and more. Over the 13 hours and 45 minutes it will take to complete all 10 lessons, learners will:

  • Discover the benefits and challenges of contemporary cloud computing

  • Explore the services of the “big three” cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Compare storage and security options available in the cloud.

Step 2: Picking up the basic skills 

Now that your team has grasped the foundations of cloud computing, they’re ready to start building the basic practical skills they’ll need to apply the technology successfully.

Ultimately, the skills your team will need to learn depend on how they’ll be using cloud computing in their roles. Before they can specialize, however, there are basic, practical cloud computing skills that everyone using cloud solutions should know.

To develop these introductory cloud computing skills, have your team complete the Build Your Cloud Computing Skills learning path.

This three-course, five-hour 36-minute learning path features in-depth lessons by David Rivers, Malcolm Shore, and David Linthicum. Completing all three will help your team:

  • Understand the essential ways IT professionals use cloud computing.

  • Explore practical strategies for running a secure cloud in your organization.

  • Discover how to plan and follow a multi-cloud strategy.

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Step 3: Learning how to use the “big three” and earning certification

The big three cloud computing services are by far the most widely used cloud computing platforms today. Learning to use each of these platforms will help your team develop a comprehensive understanding of the technology. 

Each of the big three offers a suite of Certification Tests featuring different levels and specializations. These tests were designed by the developers of the platforms themselves, and passing them demonstrates that the test-taker possesses the essential skills to be considered proficient in the platform.

LinkedIn Learning offers learning path resources for developing all the skills and knowledge required to pass these Certification tests at multiple levels. By taking these learning paths, your team can develop all the skills they need to become certified in the most efficient manner possible.

Continue your team’s path toward cloud computing mastery

After earning level 1 certification in any or all of the big three cloud computing platforms, your team will have the skills they need to begin using cloud computing in your organization. But their learning doesn’t need to stop there.

LinkedIn Learning offers more advanced learning paths and courses to help your team learn what they need to pursue more advanced certification paths, as well as hundreds of additional cloud computing courses on different cloud computing applications and use cases.

Whatever your team’s experience level, LinkedIn Learning has the resources to help you achieve all of your cloud computing goals. You can start getting an idea of those goals and developing the skills your team will need to achieve them at the same time with the Build Your Cloud Computing Skills learning path, available now.

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