VMware Joins the Cloud Credential Council to Help Accelerate Cloud Adoption Through Training and Certification

Mon Apr 8, 2013 5:28am EDT

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Apr 08 (Marketwired) -- 
The Cloud Credential Council today announced that VMware has joined the

    Cloud Computing has significant benefits for organizations ranging from
improving cost efficiency to the development of completely new business
models that leverage cloud, and training and certification play a key
role in increasing the successful adoption of cloud. With the adoption of
cloud there are many factors to take into consideration to ensure
success, one of them being the organizational skills gap related to cloud
computing. The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) aims to minimize the skills
gap through world-class cloud training and certification. The CCC does
this by working with its members and cloud experts to define the required
cloud competencies, and subsequently developing cloud courses and exams. 

    "We are excited to be a part of the Cloud Credential Council. Various
VMware cloud experts have contributed to the development of the CCC
syllabi in a collaborative way with cloud experts from other
organizations, and we believe this joint effort will accelerate the
overall industry adoption of cloud. The CCC certification cloud courses
provide an excellent foundation for VMware courses, and we look forward
to offering these initially as part of our Americas curriculum," said
Michael Yakiemchuk, Director, Education and Training, VMware.

    "The CCC appreciates VMware's involvement and thought leadership.
Although the CCC certifications are vendor-neutral, they are
complementary to vendor certifications. We always recommend candidates to
choose a vendor-specific follow-on course/certification. We are currently
in discussion with the majority of technology vendors and we welcome all
to participate," said Marcel Heilijgers, Executive Director of the Cloud
Credential Council.

    The Cloud Credential Council will release five Professional level cloud
certifications this year: CCC Professional Cloud Developer, Solutions
Architect, Administrator, Service Manager, and Security/Governance. The
syllabi are available for public review on the CCC website. 

    About the Cloud Credential Council 
 The Cloud Credential Council is
leading the way in defining global cloud training and certification
standards. Together with its members the CCC defines cloud competences,
develops training and certification and brings this to market through a
global partner and member network. Organizations rely on the CCC to help
accelerate successful cloud adoption by minimizing the skills gap of IT
and Business professionals. The Cloud Credential Council is headquartered
in Silicon Valley with representation across the world and can be found
online at www.cloudcredential.org.


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