IDCA has designed the cloud training course modules in a unique manner, focusing on the essentials for the executives, engineers, managers, architects, consultants, technicians and operators to design, select, build, and manage the cloud from A to Z. IDCA takes professionals through fundamental cloud elements, leading to advanced comprehension of cloud components, standards, best practices, policies, technologies and latest trends. All IDCA cloud training courses cover a wide range of cloud topics, which are accompanied by live examples, hands-on case studies, and group activities. Classes can be attended in-classroom, virtual and online, at public venues as well as private sessions available to enterprise groups.
 
 
 
IDCA certified courses are based on a well-defined ladder ascending advancement program. Applicants of all diversities and backgrounds start from the Cloud Infrastructure Specialist (CLIS)℠ course, which teaches them the foundations of the cloud, cloud infrastructure, cloud components, principles and standards. From there, professionals can either pursue the Management track or the Expert track. By pursuing the Expert track the Cloud Engineering Specialist (CLES)℠ course, which comprehensively covers the engineering and design aspects of cloud, must be successfully completed.  This is while the Management track requires the successful completion of the Cloud Operations Specialist (CLOS)℠ course, which covers all the aspects of the operations, maintenance, capacity management, planning, SLA/OLA management, human resource management, planning resilience and monitoring of cloud. These courses render in-depth views and insight to the values, complications, and parameters of different application ecosystem Grade levels from the viewpoint of Infinity Paradigm℠ as well as its predecessors coupled with latest industry trends and recommendations within the cloud industry and its evolving community. Taking CLOS℠ and CLES℠ courses in combination with CLIS℠ are popular choices by IDCA attendees. By successful completion of both CLIS℠ and CLES℠, professionals are automatically awarded a third certificate: Cloud Infrastructure Expert (CLIE)℠. Likewise, by successfully completing both CLIS℠ and CLOS℠ professionals are awarded a third certificate: Cloud Operations Manager (CLOM)℠. Upon obtaining either CLOM℠ or CLIE℠ status, individuals become qualified for taking the breathtaking hands-on Cloud Technology Professional (CLTP)℠ course, covering live comparisons and practical measure of actual technologies used in the application ecosystem stack pertaining to the cloud. By the completion of CLTP℠, CLOM℠ status automatically gets promoted to a Cloud Manager (DCM)℠, and a CLIE℠ is automatically promoted to a Cloud Expert (DCE)℠ in pursuit of becoming a Cloud Authority (CLA)℠, which requires fulfilling CLA℠ criteria and thesis.
 
 
 

IDCA Cloud Course Modules

 
 
 
IDCA offers a wide range of educational professional training programs geared specifically to the cloud:
 
 

Who Takes IDCA Cloud Courses?

The IDCA cloud courses are suited for anyone that deals with cloud, serves cloud services or receives services from the cloud. IDCA cloud courses are designed to empower all cloud stakeholders who are involved at any layer of the Application Ecosystem. IDCA cloud training courses empower Executives, Directors & Managers to Define, Select, Implement, and Manage Cloud effectively and render in-depth knowledge and real-world expertise to Engineers, Architects, Operators, Designers, Project Managers, Technicians, Consultants, Trainers, and Auditors. Till date, professionals from world's largest institutions have attended IDCA courses and benefited from the effective delivery of IDCA's up-to-date, comprehensive and vast knowledge-base.
Following a solemn quest to recognize the most knowledgeable experts in the cloud field, only carefully selected professionals with seasoned cloud design, build, & management experience who also exhibit years of outstanding industry teaching and research capabilities, who successfully completed rigorous IDCA cloud lecturer and instructor programs are certified and licensed by IDCA, Cloud Certified Instructor (CLCI)® are allowed to deliver the courses. IDCA courses are only available through IDCA Licensed Educational Institutions.

How IDCA Cloud Courses Are Delivered?

IDCA governs, with close attention, the implementation of its stringent policies and measures for quality of delivery and conducting methods of IDCA cloud training courses. IDCA cloud training courses are structured to encourage dynamic participation, group activities and open dialogs rather than monologue lectures. IDCA cloud training courses are embedded with a wide array of problem-solving exercises and activities that ensure the learned content, clearly digest and become applicable for live cloud world interactions. All IDCA courses around the world, are delivered by licensed educational institutions, regularly audited with controlled oversight and involve official respondent feedback and customer survey forms for which IDCA takes pride in having an overwhelming 99.996% absolute satisfaction from attendees to its certification programs.
The foundations of the cloud training courses are based on IDCA Infinity Paradigm® and its inhabiting IDCA guidelines and principles. IDCA also takes advantage of the disciplines of its predecessors and selectively brings together the best disciplines that are in-line with modern-day needs. Based on evolving advancements in the cloud industry, live examples and practical case studies of world's leading cloud pioneers, IDCA depicts a level of deep comprehension in the cloud field that is truly needed on the job today. IDCA recognizes and utilizes competencies of wide range of international standards that are specific to their domains, such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Cloud Standards Customer Council, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Open Grid Forum (OGF), Open Cloud Consortium (OCC), OpenCloud Connect, TM Forum, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), etc. and many other industry standards, best practices and trends, are enhanced via hands-on proficiency of cloud industry experts around the globe. IDCA standards framework recognizes that the earlier disciplines do not cater the required comprehensive value to the end-user nor deliver the cloud vision that IDCA aims to shape for maintaining a prosperous cloud industry. Therefore, IDCA spends great deal of effort in highlighting the identified gaps in the cloud industry and provide a clear and efficient road-map for the modern approach, selection, design, operation, and various processes and methodologies of the cloud.
All IDCA courses are inclusive of examination and certification, upon obtaining passing mark. IDCA examinations do not emphasize on memorization of content, rather a deep comprehension of the material. Therefore, all exams are multiple-choice, online and open-book. For further questions including exam locations, retakes and fees, please contact your training provider.
IDCA provides cloud training and certification courses worldwide via its accredited and authorized training providers around the globe, who are offering certified IDCA cloud courses on a regular basis. All authorized providers have been through rigorous IDCA certification processes and have had their instructors, facilities and delivery processes reviewed and approved by IDCA.
To inquire about your local training provider, you can contact inquireprovider@idc-a.org. To apply to become a licensed local provider, you can contact applyprovider@idc-a.org. Furthermore, a key ingredient of why IDCA's cloud training programs are so effective, up-to-date and ahead of the cloud curve is IDCA's constant involvement with the professionals on the ground. Therefore, to stay in touch and to constantly engage with the actual end-users, technicians, specialists, operators, and executives at both national and international levels, IDCA does certain carefully selected and planed elite events on an annual basis. These exclusive and personal education tours are training events that IDCA directly conducts in major cities around the world. If you would like to attend one of these events, you must inquire for availability first via cloudtraining@idc-a.org.
 
 

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