21/07/2015

CloudU Certificate? good but not for 2015!

Today I got my "CloudU Certificate", after finishing the curriculum. It contains 10 chapters with 10 quizzes and final exam, it's pretty cool, but also it's a little bit old for 2015! However it's still a good refreshment to anyone even for someone already working in the field or intersted to learn about the theory of Cloud Computing.

Ok but first, what is CloudU? CloudU (The program not the certificate) is:
Rackspace Cloud University, known as CloudU™, is a vendor-neutral, cloud education program designed by Rackspace and industry analysts. After you've earned the CloudU Certificate, check out the Award Winning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Introduction to Web Hosting and The Big Data MOOC.

And CloudU (The certificate) is:
CloudU is a vendor-neutral curriculum designed for business owners and technical professionals who want to bolster their knowledge of the fundamentals of Cloud Computing. At CloudU, you’ll find a comprehensive series of original whitepapers, live and on-demand webinars, events, blogs, videos and e-books aimed at increasing Cloud Computing knowledge among businesses. The program is a collaborative effort between Rackspace® Hosting and industry analysts. The content of CloudU isn’t vendor-specific. Anyone looking at moving to the Cloud, regardless of vendor or platform, can benefit from CloudU.
I think this curriculum was great when it was introduced for the first time in 2011, at that time there were a lot of debates about "Cloud Computing", and all things related like Public/Privet/Hybrid Cloud ... etc.

The curriculum is text based, abstract, and very theoretical! Any sysadmin can finish it within a couple of days or at the most one week. However it's good for anyone know nothing about Cloud Computing and want to get started with it. In fact I think this curriculum will be perfect for managers and sales representative!

Anyway, it was a good refreshment, now I'm working on something else :D

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Hello, my name is Ahmed AbouZaid, I'm a passionate Tech Lead DevOps Engineer. 👋

With 16+ years of open-source contributions, 12+ years of hands-on experience in DevOps, and an M.Sc. in Data Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University (UK), I enjoy facilitating the growth of both businesses and individuals.

I specialize in Cloud-Native and Kubernetes. I'm also a Free/Open source geek and book author. My favorite topics are DevOps transformation, automation, data, and metrics.

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