About Cloud Architect Course

  • What benefits do learners receive through Simplilearn’s collaboration with Microsoft Azure?

    Upon completing the Microsoft Azure courses at Simplilearn, learners will gain the following advantages:

    • They'll earn an official course completion badge/certificate available on the Microsoft Learn portal.
    • Students can obtain an official Microsoft course completion transcript, validating their successful program completion.

  • What are Google Cloud Hands-on Labs?

    Google Cloud Hands-on Labs are interactive learning modules that enable individuals to explore and experiment with Google Cloud services at their own convenience. These are Self Paced labs which provide hands-on experience, allowing users to practice and build skills in a sandbox environment without the need for additional infrastructure or resources.

    In our course, we have created a module called "Exposure to Cloud Applications on Google Cloud." This module offers you access to four labs that will help you learn and explore various aspects of Google Cloud. Here are the labs included:
    Lab 1: Introduction to SQL for BigQuery and Cloud SQL
    Lab 2: Multiple VPC Networks
    Lab 3: Hosting a Web App on Google Cloud Using Compute Engine 
    Lab 4: Networking 101 

    The best part is that you will be able to access and learn from these labs on the actual Google Cloud environment. This hands-on experience will help you gain practical knowledge and skills in working with Google Cloud services.
     

  • What are the Cloud Architect course objectives?

    The Cloud Architect Certification program is designed to make you an expert in cloud applications and architecture. It will enable you to master the core skillsets required for designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on three of the top Cloud platform providers — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The program will give you an in-depth understanding of cloud services such as AWS Cloud formation, Azure resource manager, EC2, S3, Route53, VPC, Azure App Services, GCP and more. You’ll acquire the knowledge and skills for passing cloud architect certifications such as AWS Architect and Azure Architect.
     
    cloud architecture certification program consists of a structured learning path designed by leading industry experts. You will have access to 60+ live instructor-led online classrooms, 100+ hours of self-paced video content, simulation exams, a community moderated by experts, and other resources that ensure you follow the optimal path to your desired role of Cloud Architect. The course includes 16+ real-world industry projects that let you work your way through the technical challenges associated with cloud computing.

  • Why become a Cloud Architect?

    With the increasing focus on cloud computing and infrastructure over the last several years, cloud architects are in great demand worldwide. Many organizations have moved to cloud platforms for better scalability, mobility, and security, and cloud solutions architects are among the highest paid professionals in the IT industry.
     
    According to a study by Goldman Sachs, cloud computing is one of the top three initiatives planned by IT executives as they make cloud infrastructure an integral part of their organizations. According to Forbes, enterprise IT architects with cloud computing expertise are earning a median salary of $137,957.

  • What projects are included in this Cloud Architect course?

    This Cloud Architect Certification program includes real-world, industry-based projects on different domains to help you master the concepts of cloud architecture. Sample projects include:
     
    Project 1: Setting up WordPress blog for your organization using defined specifications with Amazon Cloudformation, AMI and Auto scaling
     
    Scenario: You have been asked to set up a WordPress blog for your company to meet their defined specifications. During business hours (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), the blogging team would like to use their own development copy of the WordPress instance so that any changes don’t impact the live copy.
     
    Goals of the project: Use CloudFormation to create an EC2 instance to run WordPress with the following specification:
    • Instance Type: T2.micro
    • Create a new AMI of the WordPress instance
    • Configure Auto Scaling to launch a new WordPress instance
     
    Project 2:  Linux instance for testing new applications using EC2
     
    Scenario: Your development team needs you to create a small Linux instance for testing a new application. You must create the EC2 instance per defined specifications. A few days later, the development team informs you that they want to move the instance into production, so they want you to change the specifications of the instance.
     
    Goals of the project: Create an EC2 instance with the following specifications:
    • AMI: Amazon Linux
    • Instance Type: T2.nano
    • Volume Type: 8GB Magnetic
     
    Reconfigure the instance to achieve the following specification:
    • Instance Type: Scale to a T2.small
    • Volume Type: Increase to 12GB General Purpose SSD
    • Verify whether the root volume on the EC2 instance is displaying the correct size.
     
    Project 3: Content Distribution using S3, Cloudfront, Geo restriction and logging
     
    Scenario: Your company wants to distribute content in the form of a website to their global offices. However, due to legal restrictions, you cannot distribute the content in France and Australia. You must find a way to prevent these offices from accessing the data. The content does not change very often; however, some of the files are very large, and you must find a solution to minimize end user latency. The last requirement is that the audit department wants to track those who access the website.
     
    Goals of the project:
    • Set up a static website using Amazon S3.
    • Create a bucket and enable static website hosting.
    • Enable logging.
    • Set up a CloudFront distribution for the static website with Access Logs enabled.
    • Set up Geo Restrictions to prevent users in France and Australia from accessing the data.
    • Verify that logging is working.

    Project 4: Hosting Web Applications and Performance Monitoring

    Scenario: The OsCrop Corporation wants to build a highly available web application. As it lacks the team to manage the environment, it is exploring the option of Azure PaaS (Web Apps) for its web hosting. The user pattern for this application is sporadic in nature; it can expect a spike in traffic at any moment. OsCrop’s management is looking to utilize Azure Auto Scaling capabilities.

    OsCrop’s management is also looking to have a proper monitoring mechanism to keep an eye on the details of application performance. To achieve this, the team has been tasked to integrate application insights as well.

    Goals of the Project: 

    • Create Azure Web Apps in US East regions
    • Enable Autoscaling for web apps
    • Deploy sample application from Visual Studio with application insights enabled
    • Set monitoring on Azure application insight

    Project 5: Provision Dev Environment & Secure Azure Web Applications

    Scenario:  The Oscrop Corporation’s management is looking to use Azure as their development platform for the new.Net MVC application they are building. They have identified Visual Studio 2017 as their development framework. They are looking to test Azure Virtual machine to host the development editor. You have been given the task of validating the Community edition of Visual Studio 2017 on Azure VM. As Oscrop’s development team is in Eastern US, they are exploring this as the region for this deployment.

    The operations team at Oscrop is looking to offload the application's authentication to Azure AD. Any user who is part of an Active directory should be allowed to log in to the application. They want you to validate this using a sample MVC application.

    Goals of the Project:

    • Create a Virtual Network and Resource Container
    • Create the Development Virtual machine
    • Configure the Virtual machine for development
    • Create Azure AD for application authentication

    Project 6:  Create two Amazon S3 Buckets

    Scenario: Create two Amazon S3 Buckets in Mumbai region. Bucket Names will be “testoct28” and “testoct28log”. After creating both the buckets, upload any sample file to the bucket “testoct28”. Then enable Logging in for the bucket “testoct28”. Ensure that log is saved in the bucket name “testoct28log”; also enable the versioning in the bucket “testoct28”. Then Enable the Transfer Acceleration in the Bucket “testoct28”.

    Goals of the Project:

    • Create an Amazon S3 Bucket Name "testoct28" in Mumbai Region
    • Create an Amazon S3 Bucket Name "testoct28log" in Mumbai Region
    • Upload sample file to testoct28 bucket
    • Enable Logging in for bucket "testoct28"
    • The log should be saved in bucket "testoct28log"
    • Enable Versioning in the bucket "testoct28"
    • Enable Transfer Acceleration in bucket "testoct28"

  • What does a Cloud architect exactly do?

    A cloud architect is basically tasked with handling the cloud computing architecture of an enterprise. They monitor cloud activity, design applications and migrate them to the cloud, and also define computing loads. They also offer guidance on addressing issues involving high risk. It is a senior-level role that requires the right blend of technical, business, and people skills.

  • What is the difference between a DevOps role and Cloud Architect (AWS)?

    A cloud architect is responsible for guiding stakeholders and translating business requirements into scalable, secure, and reliable cloud solutions. They are expert in designing and implementing solution on cloud platforms. On the other hand, a cloud DevOps role have expertise in working with people, technologies, and processes to continuously deliver business value.

  • What jobs can I pursue with a cloud architect certification?

    After you achieve this cloud architect certification, you become eligible for some of the rewarding career opportunities as a Solutions Architect, Network Architect, Software architect, and cloud engineer. 

  • Can a fresher take the cloud architect certification course?

    Yes, the concepts covered in this program are explained in easy to understand manner by highly qualified trainers at Simplilearn. There are hardly any prerequisites involved in taking this course. This makes the cloud architect course suitable for beginners as well. 

  • Do cloud architect certifications expire?

    Simplilearn’s cloud architect certification does not expire.

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Cloud Architect Certification Learning Path

  • Course 1Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    AWS Solutions Architect

    The AWS certification training course is designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) architectural principles and services such as IAM, VPC, EC2, EBS, and more. The course is aligned with the latest exam announced by AWS, and you will learn how to design &scale AWS Cloud implementations with the best practices recommended by Amazon. AWS certified solutions architects command average salaries of $129,000 per year, so get started in this exciting field today.

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  • Course 2

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

    Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training Course will familiarize you with the main principles of cloud computing and how they have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. This course will get you up to speed on Azure services, security, privacy, compliance, trust, pricing, and support.

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  • Course 3Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ:104

    Become a part of the Azure revolution with our Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate training course. Aligned with the 2020 edition of Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator, this course is best suited for professionals wishing to be successful as an Azure Administrator.

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  • Course 4Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions AZ-305

    This Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification training establishes you as an expert Azure Solutions Architect and helps you ace the AZ-305 exam. You will learn how to determine workload requirements, design for identity and security, architect data platform, create continuity, migration, and API integration.

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  • Course 5

    Cloud Architect Capstone Project

    Cloud Architect Capstone Project

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  • Master's Program Certificate

  • Electives

    Exposure to Cloud Applications on Google Cloud

  • Electives

    AWS SysOps Associate

  • Electives

    AWS Developer Associate

  • Electives

    Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate: AZ:204

  • Electives

    AWS Database Migration

  • Electives

    AWS Cloud Technical Essentials

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Cloud Architect Course Reviews

  • Will Hendrickson

    Will Hendrickson

    Information Technology Specialist

    I had an enjoyable learning experience with Simplilearn. Azure and AWS courses were very informative. The instructors were highly experienced and knowledgeable. I liked the recorded session and hands-on practice labs.

  • Jerry Stark

    Jerry Stark

    Manager, Systems Engineering

    I chose Simplilearn particularly because of the live classes and videos; at the end of the day, the choice was a no-brainer. I was able to equate book knowledge to hands-on knowledge, helping me shore up my technology understanding. Moreover, the support that I got was unmatched and I highly recommend Simplilearn to my friends and colleagues.

  • Kaushik Dey

    Kaushik Dey

    Skill Head

    This course helped me thoroughly in my new job. In fact, within eight months of joining my new firm, I was offered a promotion from Technical Lead to Skill Lead with a 25% salary hike. This certification played a significant role in this achievement.

  • Karti Rajoo

    Karti Rajoo

    Application Engineer

    After a year of hard work and struggles, I have completed my Master's Program in Cloud Computing with Caltech by Simplilearn. This learning experience will be forever etched in my memory. The course helped me gain extensive knowledge in mastering the architectural principles and services of the top cloud platforms AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP.

  • Rolly Hernando

    Rolly Hernando

    My experience with Simplilearn has been great. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I liked the Azure and AWS classes. I am grateful to all the instructors. The self-learning classes and practice labs helped me understand the concepts and provided in-depth knowledge.

  • Oswald Samuel

    Oswald Samuel

    Sr. Solution Architect

    The training sessions were comprehensive and informative. The instructors were knowledgeable and experienced. I am now looking for opportunities in cloud architecture.

  • Sreekumar Changat

    Sreekumar Changat

    I am currently enrolled in the Cloud Architect Master's Program from Simplilearn. The organization provides an excellent platform with a hands-on approach through their learning platform. This includes self-learning videos, live classroom lectures, lots of practical assignments, and tests. Thank you, Simplilearn team!

  • Dinesh Kandasamy

    Dinesh Kandasamy

    Security Analyst

    The course enhanced my knowledge of current technologies and tools with a deeper understanding of the Cloud domain. I could get a new job opportunity with a 20% salary hike.

  • Pavithra M

    Pavithra M

    Simplilearn is a great place for learning. I had an amazing learning experience. Especially their customer support is extremely good.

  • Vikram Rahul Padamatinti

    Vikram Rahul Padamatinti

    The materials and content are very relevant and as per the Certification exam. The quizzes have the same standard of questions equal to Certification. Thank you Simplilearn for providing such quality content and helping me to become a master in this particular course.

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Cloud Architect FAQs

  • What is a Cloud Architect?

    A cloud architect is a skilled professional who is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing cloud computing strategies and solutions. This professional organizes cloud systems, develops cloud strategies, evaluates cloud hardware and applications, monitors cloud security, and, most importantly, manages the operational needs of an organization. A skilled cloud architect must possess in-depth knowledge of cloud systems, cloud computing technologies, and various cloud platforms and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry. 

    The responsibilities of a cloud architect are not constricted to a single area or function; this skilled professional must coordinate cloud architecture in several different areas of operations and management, including data management, network management, application development, access, and identity management. A cloud architect is expected to lead organizations in adapting to a cloud environment and ensure a smooth operation.

  • Who should become a Cloud Architect?

    Becoming a cloud architect is a highly desirable goal for those seeking to fast-track their careers in cloud computing. With the number of Cloud solutions architect opportunities on the rise, the following roles will benefit from this learning path:

    • Product managers
    • Systems administrators and IT managers
    • IT administrators and operators
    • IT engineers
    • Cloud engineers
    • Software developers
    • Software architects

  • How do I earn the Master’s Program certificate?

    When you complete the cloud Architect course requirements outlined in the table below, you will be eligible to receive the Master’s Program certificate that verifies you’ve acquired the Cloud Architect’s skill set.

    Course

    Course Completion Certification

    Simulation Exam

    Project Certificate

    AWS Tech Essentials

     Required

     Score > 60% 

    NA

    AWS Developer Associate

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    Developing on Azure Platform

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    AWS Solutions Architect Associate

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    MongoDB Developer and Administrator

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Required

    Big Data Hadoop Administrator

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    CompTIA Network +

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    AWS Developer

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    Basics of Python

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    Java Programming for Absolute Beginners

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

  • How do I enroll for the online training?

    You can enroll for cloud architect training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 

    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • What does Cloud Architect Training include?

    You will receive access to e-learning content for all learning units, practice tests, and access to exclusive forums moderated by faculty and industry experts. A Cloud Architect Master’s Certification will be earned upon meeting all the program requirements.

  • What comes after Cloud Architect Certification Course?

    We recommend you upgrade your knowledge after you have completed this Cloud Architect Certification Program.Consider taking a Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing to become an expert and take your career to new heights.

  • Where and how can I access the e-learning content? Are there any limitations?

    Once you register for Cloud Architect Course, you will have 24/7 access to the e-learning content on our website. An automated course purchase confirmation will guide you through the process.

  • Cloud Architect Career Path And Salary Expectations

    A cloud architect certification can open doors to various job opportunities. Some of the best roles a cloud-certified professional can fulfil are:

    • Cloud Engineer

    A professionals responsible for building and maintaining cloud infrastructures, cloud engineers are highly valued by organizations for they can design and create effective cloud-based solutions. Cloud engineers can fulfil the roles of a solutions architect, cloud architect, cloud developer, etc. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 5.2 Lakhs

    $121,205

    • Cloud Architect

    A skilled professional cloud architect is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing cloud computing strategies and solutions. These professionals organize cloud systems, develop cloud strategies, evaluate cloud hardware and applications, monitor cloud security, and, most importantly, manage the operational needs of an organization.

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 22.1 Lakhs

    $128,418 

    • Cloud Developer

    This skilled professional is responsible for building software and computer applications. Cloud developers use various techniques and tools for maintaining cloud infrastructures. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 8.5 Lakhs

    $91,117

    • Cloud Administrator

    A professionals with specialized roles, cloud administrators are responsible for maintaining the functionality and infrastructures of an organization’s cloud structures. These professionals assist clients in installing cloud services 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 6.0 Lakhs

    $67,467

  • I am not able to access the Cloud Architect online course. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link or contact Help & Support.

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • How much do cloud certification exams cost?

    According to various sources, the cost of cloud certification exams varies in different countries. While it begins from $100 in USD, for India, the starting price is INR 6,880. This price varies on the chosen platforms, certification types, and levels (beginner or advanced). Find out more about cost ranges in the table below: 

    Country                           

    Cost (range)                                              

    India

    INR 14,900 to INR 75,000

    USA

    $100 to $300

    Australia

    AUD 130 to 440

    UK

    £73.29 to  £292.41

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • Do you provide a money back guarantee for the training programs?

    Yes. We do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. Refer to our Refund Policy and submit refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

  • How can I learn more about this training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrolment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administrative fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • Do you provide any practice test as a part of this Cloud Architect master's course?

    Yes, we provide a practice test as part of our Cloud Architect program to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free Professional cloud architect Practice Test to understand the type of questions that you would encounter in the actual exam and gain expertise in the concepts that are part of this master’s program.

  • Does the Cloud Architect role require coding knowledge?

    Yes, if you want to become a cloud architect, you need to at least have basic coding skills.

  • How long does it take to become a cloud architect?

    You need some years of experience and technical expertise before you can apply for a cloud architect role. If you have relevant experience, this cloud architect certification program can help you gain all the necessary skills in around six months.

  • How much does a cloud solutions architect make?

    According to Payscale, cloud solutions architects earn an average base pay of around $128K in the US and around INR 1.7M in India.Professionals can further increase their earning potential by achieving cloud computing certifications and training courses like Simplilearn’s Cloud Architect program. 

  • What does a cloud architect do?

    The role of a cloud architect is to design and manage an organization's cloud computing infrastructure. These skilled professionals look after organizational needs and, choose appropriate cloud services, and design effective cloud-based solutions to ensure a smooth workflow. Cloud architects are also responsible for designing cloud-based systems and application architecture, ensuring data protection, and optimizing overall performance. With the use of emerging cloud technologies, these professionals can boost an organization's efficiency and enhance their IT infrastructure

  • What are the prerequisites for pursuing this Cloud Architect course?

    Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma. No experience is required however, having a basic idea of Azure administration, Azure development, or DevOps will be helpful.

  • What are the job opportunities after completing this Cloud Architect course?

    Upon completing this Cloud architect course, you can seek job opportunities as a cloud architect, remote infrastructure analyst, information security analyst, cloud engineer, application architect, and cloud developer.

  • What industries use Cloud Computing most?

    Industries that extensively use cloud computing are Automotive, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Hospitality, Production, and Real Estate.

  • Which companies hire for Cloud Architects?

    Some of the companies that seek to hire cloud architects are Microsoft, Accenture, IBM, Amdocs, Capgemini, Oracle, LTI, SAP, and Google.

  • Will this Cloud Architect course help me to become a Cloud Architect?

    Simplilearn’s cloud architect certification course equips you with the core skill sets required for designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on three of the top Cloud platform providers — AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Furthermore, the program will give you an in-depth understanding of cloud services such as AWS Cloud formation, Azure resource manager, EC2, S3, Route53, VPC, Azure App Services, GCP, and more. You’ll acquire the required knowledge and skills for passing cloud architect certifications such as AWS Architect and Azure Architect and easily become a cloud architect.

  • What major skills do you need to become a Cloud Architect?

    To become a cloud architect, all you need is a cloud architect certification and skills in programming languages like Java, Python or C#, networking, data storage fundamentals, security foundations, AWS service selection, cloud-based patterns and technologies, and lastly good communication skills.

  • What kind of careers can you pursue with the background of Cloud Computing?

    With a cloud computing background, you can pursue a career as a Cloud administrator, Cloud architect, Cloud automation engineer, Cloud consultant, Cloud engineer, Cloud security analyst, and Cloud software engineer. You can simply opt for a cloud computing course or cloud architect certification, and you are good to pursue a lucrative career in cloud computing.

  • Can a fresh graduate seek employment after completing this Artificial Intelligence course?

    Simplilearn’s Cloud Computing course comes with a JobAssist program offering you 6-month assistance with the job hunt, resume development, interview preparation, and getting in the notice of the top recruiters. Therefore any fresh graduate opting for this cloud architect certification can easily seek employment upon its completion.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Cloud Computing?

    Some of the most resourceful books that a cloud architect can refer to for gaining in-depth knowledge related to cloud computing and cloud architecting include:

    • Designing Data-Intensive Applications, by Martin Kleppmann
    • Designing Distributed Systems, by Brendan Burns
    • Kubernetes Patterns: Reusable Components for Designing Cloud-Native Applications, by Bilgin Ibryam & Roland Hub
    • Kubernetes Patterns: Reusable Components for Designing Cloud-Native Applications
    • The Phoenix Project, by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford

  • What is the pay scale of Cloud Architect across the world?

    As per PayScale.com, a cloud architect certification can fetch you an average salary of $128418 in a year.

  • How do I become a cloud architect?

    Many professionals dream of establishing a rewarding career as a cloud architect and being valued by organizations for their integral role. Becoming a skilled cloud architect involves a series of steps, which include: 

    1. Earn A Bachelor's Degree

    The first step towards becoming a skilled cloud architect is earning a bachelor’s degree. A degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology, or similar fields is preferred. 

    2. Gain Professional Experience

    After earning a bachelor’s degree, gaining professional experience is next. To become a certified cloud architect, a candidate must acquire at least two years of professional experience in operating, designing, and troubleshooting cloud solutions. Candidates must be familiar with cloud technologies and should have worked with cloud environments before.  

    3. Get One Or More Cloud Architecture Certifications.

    The final step towards becoming a certified cloud architect is earning a cloud architect certificate. There are different types of certifications, including AWS-certified solutions architect, Microsoft Azure solutions architect, Google Cloud-certified professional cloud architect, and many others.

    The more certifications you earn, the more your value increases. You can validate your skills through beginner and advanced-level certifications and master how to design dynamic solutions for organizations. 

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of a cloud architect?

    A cloud architect is a senior-level designation that requires relevant experience working in the cloud space and an understanding of various cloud concepts. They take the major responsibility of overseeing an organization’s cloud computing strategy. They transform the technical requirements of a project into the architecture and design that are expected to guide the final product.

    As a cloud architect, you will drive enterprise organizational alignment to ensure successful cloud migration, security, governance, monitoring, and risk management is adhered to. Our Cloud Architect training program can impart the right skills to handle all these responsibilities effectively. 

  • What is Cloud Architect?

    A Cloud Architect converts a project’s technical requirements into the architecture and design that guides the final product. A cloud Architect course trains professionals to bridge the gaps between complex business problems and their solutions in the cloud.
     

  • How does One Become Cloud Architect?

    Through a reliable cloud architect certification with placement, an aspirant can get employed as a Cloud Architect in an IT organization.

  • What are the Job Responsibilities of a Cloud Architect?

    The job responsibilities of a Cloud architect include developing and maintaining an organization’s cloud systems and managing servers, networks, and storage facilities. Cloud architects must work with various IT teams to meet the organization's needs.

  • What skills does a cloud architect need?

    The role of a cloud architect indeed involves technical expertise and a solid understanding of cloud architecture and its capabilities. If you dream of becoming a cloud architect, you must focus on the following skills: 

    1. Excellent Communication

    Communication is one of the core skills required in a skilled professional. Effective communication is necessary for collaborating with cross-functional teams, articulating complex business problems, and suggesting technical solutions. Communication is essential to align with business goals, reduce errors, and manage teams successfully.  

    2. Java, Python and C#

    Knowledge of programming languages is equally essential. As the roles of cloud professionals are pretty complex and have technical requirements, programming languages play an integral role in cloud computing, designing cloud infrastructure, and developing software and cloud-based applications. You can master commonly used programming languages like Python, Java, and C# for cloud adoption and working flexibly with cloud computing architecture. 

    3. Knowledge of Networks

    For a cloud architect, the knowledge of networks is mandatory to understand cloud services from depth, for instance, the protocols, routing, subnets, and security. Knowledge of networks also enables cloud architects to design and implement cloud solutions that are tailored to specific business needs. From optimizing performance and data flow to implementing security measures into systems, understanding networks is mandatory to resolve business problems. 

    4. Cybersecurity Expertise

    For the cloud architect role, expertise in cybersecurity is equally important to maintain security across systems and eliminate any potential risks or cyber-attacks. 

    5. Operating System Mastery

    Proficiency with operating systems is mandatory for cloud architects, allowing them to maintain the cloud infrastructure, allocate resources, maintain application compatibility, and manage security configurations. This results in seamless operations and optimized performance. 

    6. Data Storage Expertise

    Cloud architects have to work with large volumes of data, and this is why there is a need for data storage expertise. Professionals can ensure resilience and scalability and appropriately design cloud storage solutions with this expertise.

    7. Cybersecurity

    From protecting sensitive data to accessing control over threats, Cybersecurity plays a vital role in securing an organization's cloud environment. 

  • How can Networking Courses benefit Cloud Architects?

    Networking Courses can greatly benefit Cloud Architects by providing them with a solid foundation in networking concepts, protocols, and architectures. These courses help Cloud Architects design robust and efficient network infrastructures within cloud environments, ensuring optimal connectivity and performance.

  • How much time does cloud architect certification take to complete an exam?

    The time taken to complete the cloud architect certification varies based on the type or level of certification chosen. Candidates usually take three to six months to prepare for the examination. The preparation process involves going through study materials, practice tests, and hands-on labs to test practical skills. Most cloud architect certification exams vary from 90 minutes to 3 hours. Some advanced-level certifications also have a longer duration.

  • How long is a Cloud Architect certification valid?

    A cloud architect certificate can be of different types and levels; therefore, their validity also varies. Usually, a cloud architect certification is valid for about two to three years. In order to keep their certifications up-to-date, professionals choose to renew them by appearing for the recertification examinations. These exams not only help with the renewal of the certification’s validity but also help validate the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the latest trends and ever-evolving technologies.

  • What qualifications and certifications does a cloud architect need?

    To fulfil the cloud architect role, a candidate must earn a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree in fields relating to computer science, operating systems, cloud computing, and so on. To become a certified cloud architect, the candidate must maintain a strong background that involves both solid knowledge and experience. 

    They must be knowledgeable in cloud environments, cloud technologies, cloud infrastructure, and various cloud platforms. It is also essential to have expertise in programming languages, operating systems, networking, and security.

  • What does a cloud architect do?

    The role of a cloud architect is to design and manage an organization's cloud computing infrastructure. These skilled professionals look after organizational needs and, choose appropriate cloud services, and design effective cloud-based solutions to ensure a smooth workflow. Cloud architects are also responsible for designing cloud-based systems and application architecture, ensuring data protection, and optimizing overall performance. With the use of emerging cloud technologies, these professionals can boost an organization's efficiency and enhance their IT infrastructure.

  • What is the demand for cloud architect roles?

    In today's competitive job market, the demand for cloud architects is increasing rapidly. As more organizations seek advanced cloud solutions to keep up with emerging technologies, the demand for skilled cloud architects is simultaneously rising. For anyone deciding to establish a rewarding career in the cloud computing industry, the cloud architect role can suit them the best.

  • Common Roles For Beginning A Career As A Cloud Architect

    Some common job responsibilities that professionals can choose to get established as certified cloud architects are as follows:

    • IT Support Technician:

    Organizations appoint these professionals to solve technical issues faced by clients or any individual consumer. They work as support technicians, and their technical skills help in assisting with troubleshooting, user setup, system maintenance, and other similar issues. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 3.1 Lakhs

    $50,416

    • Cloud Support Associate

    Can be described as the starting position for any aspiring cloud engineer or architect, a cloud support associate has different roles and responsibilities relating to cloud services. These professionals help clients with troubleshooting problems, and guide on issues relating to networking, storage, cloud computing, and SaaS.  

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 5.5 Lakhs

    $83,810

    • Web Developer (Back-End, Front-End, Or Full-Stack)

    These professionals are known for their exceptional skills in designing and building top-notch websites. Web developers use coding languages like JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to create fully functional websites while also taking care of page speed, user experience, and SEO optimization.  

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 2.8 Lakhs

    $81,741

    • Cloud Engineering Intern

    These professionals are appointed interns and learn the roles and responsibilities of a cloud engineer in their tenure. The professionals learn how to maintain cloud infrastructures and work on cloud-based platforms to create dynamic solutions. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹1.0 Lakhs

    $82,256 

    • Cloud Engineer

     This professional is responsible for building and maintaining cloud infrastructures, cloud engineers are highly valued by organizations for they have capabilities to design and create effective cloud-based solutions. Cloud engineers can fulfill the roles of a solutions architect, cloud architect, cloud developer, etc. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 5.2 Lakhs

    $121,205

    • CMS Manager

    CMS managers are appointed to manage headless content management systems that are adapted for delivering SaaS solutions.  

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹590,072

    $106,746 

    • Web Editor

    A web editor is a professional who manages website content and has various roles associated with the internet. From creating web pages and editing content on them to publishing optimized content, these professionals play an integral role in boosting page visits and website optimization. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹1.0 Lakhs

    $54,119

  • What are Cloud Architect Tools?

    Cloud architects use various tools in performing their day-to-day tasks. These tools help with efficient design and management. Some of the commonly used tools include:

    • Amazon EC2 and ECS

    • AWS Lambda

    • AWS CloudWatch

    • Azure Functions

    • Azure Resource Manager

    • Elastic Beanstalk

    • Azure Block Blob

    • Amazon Elastic Block Storage

    • Virtual Machines

    • Azure Container Service

    • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) 

    • Amazon DynamoDB

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