IT professionals who wish to expand their skill set should set their sights on the growing cloud computing market. One popular avenue is to gain proficiency in Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing offering.

Jairaj Basike, now a senior configuration management database (CMDB) lead at Wipro, chose Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure certification training to become certified as an expert Azure solutions architect. Not only did he acquire valuable new skills, but he also earned a promotion and a healthy salary increase. 

Microsoft Azure enjoys a large share of the public cloud market. Azure is used by bellwether companies such as Verizon, LG Electronics, Adobe, HP, Intel, 3M Informatics, and many others. 

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Cloud’s Expanding Opportunities

Cloud continues to grow as a mainstream technology. Gartner projects that the market size and growth of the cloud services industry to be nearly three times the growth of overall IT services through 2022. Gartner’s report states that 28 percent of cloud budgets will be spent on cloud-related services, such as cloud consulting, implementation, migration, and managed services.

Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies AZ-303 Training course teaches students how to deploy and configure infrastructure, migrate workloads, implement security, create and deploy apps, and leverage Azure cloud storage.

Basike set his eyes on Microsoft Azure certification due to its established reputation and promising future. He chose Simplilearn instruction on the recommendation of his colleagues and after researching other training providers. 

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Technology in computer science, Basike earned a Master’s of Technology in power electronics and then started working at Sitel as a CMDB analyst. Next, he moved to ValueLabs, working to create applications and ensure that the organization’s data was up to date. He also helped conduct audits. 

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“I wanted a role in the implementation of Microsoft Azure and wanted to grow in my career,” Basike said. “I also wanted to get a good position and increase my salary.”

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That was all about Microsoft Azure certification.

Simplilearn’s Upskilling Approach

Basike found Simplilearn’s course manageable, flexible, and informative — requiring just a month and a half of online classes on weekends. 

“Microsoft Azure Architect was an excellent course; I loved it,” he said. “The trainers were very experienced, and everyone could understand the instruction. Plus, I got to learn and talk with other students from around the world.”

Basike learned about implementation at the infrastructure level, what a database looks like, how a data center is controlled, and where servers are hosted. “For example, Amazon has its own servers and data centers, whereas Flipkart and Snapdeal have no servers — they get servers from Microsoft or Amazon,” he said. “Azure or AWS provide services and get paid for it.”  

Basike benefitted from Simplilearn’s practical, hands-on instruction. He practiced scenarios on the steps taken in the event of increased incoming traffic. He also learned about infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS)

Some of the other skills Basike learned in class include creating storage and a server in a different location. He learned how to build an app in a remote server and move data from one server to another.

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A few prerequisites for taking Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Certification course include having practical experience in IT operations such as networking, virtualization, security, compute, storage, billing and budgeting, and governance. Students also need to be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, or DevOps.

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