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Alumni stories

Cody Mayhew

Program Analyst

Program Analyst

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

FREELANCER

FREELANCER

GOT NEW PROJECTS

As documented by Cody Mayhew 

 I have worked as a program analyst on the data repository team for 12 years with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2021, the department migrated its SQL server to the Microsoft Azure cloud. I realized I needed to learn the platform to perform better at work. In addition, I work as a freelancer and create websites. I surmised that taking Simplilearn’s Azure Cloud Architect Master’s Program would help me deliver at my job and for my other clients.  

Simplilearn’s course helped me find different ways to host applications, various websites, and serverless components. It also helped immensely with my freelance and website-hosting projects. 

I am a sports buff and run a podcast and website that hosts videos in my spare time. The skills I learned from Simplilearn have allowed me to run and control its functions. Initially, I had to outsource some services and pay a lot. Since taking Simplilearn’s course, I can host my website. Not only did I save money, but I also earned money from the website. 

Upskilling Is the Right Decision

I have a high school diploma. After high school, I entered medical billing and began working in Veteran Affairs. When the department migrated the SQL server to the cloud using Azure, I knew I needed to upskill to keep up with the technology. While researching courses and Simpliearn reviews, I discovered that many platforms provided crash courses that did not provide in-depth knowledge. Simplilearn offered a comprehensive approach that worked for me.

Dinesh Kandasamy

IT Specialist

IT Specialist

CURO Financial Technologies Corp

Security Analyst

Security Analyst

Shared Services Canada

As documented by Dinesh Kandasamy  

I am a computer enthusiast with studies and work experience in the same field. Holding ten years of experience, my previous role was as Security Analyst. My will to excel in my career required constant effort to find new and interesting job opportunities. It further required dedication to learning, which eventually paid off in the end. 

The Journey 

I live in Toronto, Canada, and work as a security Analyst at Shared Services Canada. My studies were from RCC College of Technology in Computer networks. After gaining expertise in one’s field, upskilling is an efficient way to carry on with prior experiences and learn new things. It is accompanied by the added benefit of applying both skills, increasing one’s worth. 

The Challenge 

While looking for new opportunities, I realized the need for additional and new knowledge with the capability to apply. Finding a suitable course with the best utilization of time and money is a challenging task. However, I found Simplilearn to solve educational and professional problems.

Jorge Barboza

Information Technology Manager

Information Technology Manager

Nikki Beach Worldwide

Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineer

Limitless Minds

Switching Locations and Career After Winning a Grammy

As documented by Jorge Barboza

Well, not many people know that I am a Grammy Award winner! I got the Latin Grammy in 2007 in the Best Short Form Video Category. I was one of the producers of the video ‘Ven A Mi Casa Esta Navidad’. I’m from Venezuela, where I worked as a software developer, although I had some experience as a video editor and producer. I started off as a video editor and producer back in Venezuela, where I started my own company. Since people in Venezuela didn’t have access to good quality video content, that was a need I could fill. I did some videos in the United States, which allowed me to get a PR under the clause of being a resident with special abilities, so I moved to the United States 14 years ago in 2008 with my wife and my one son, who at the time was two years old. I had to start from scratch in terms of a career.

The first two years were hard, as no work could be found. So I realized I had to enter the IT sector. In 2011, I got my first job here in the United States as a software developer with a company. I worked there till 2015, then joined Nikki Beach Worldwide in 2015, where I worked for seven years as a web developer and later as an information technology manager. Over the years, I fell in love with what I was doing.

Last year, while working with Nikki Beach Worldwide, I started looking toward forwarding my career. I saw the whole technology sector taking a new direction, and cloud computing was at the center of it. I knew there were ample opportunities in cloud computing, so I wanted to learn this new technology to advance my career and change my domain from IT manager to cloud computing engineer. Since I didn’t have a formal education in this area, I decided to take a professional course, Simplilearn’s Cloud Computing Bootcamp with Caltech CTME.

Simplilearn Helped Me Transition to a Career in Cloud Computing

My overall experience was amazing. The AWS classes were really helpful. The instructor who taught the module was very knowledgeable and presented technology in a very simple manner, making it easy to understand even if you didn’t have a background in the subject matter. Also, he gave us insights into how AWS is used professionally. The Azure classes were also very helpful for me.

The course interface was very helpful, and I really enjoyed the live sessions. I still have one year of access to the recorded sessions, so I can go back and watch the videos while I am establishing myself as a cloud engineer, which is a new experience for me.

Indranil Mondal

Technology Analyst

Technology Analyst

Infosys

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant

Deloitte

As documented by Indranil Mondal

Simplilearn helped me make the career transition I wanted through the Cloud Architect Masters Program. I got several job offers, a 100% salary increase, and a job at Deloitte!

My Career Journey So Far

I completed my MBA from IIT Kharagpur and gained work experience from top MNCs like Infosys and Cognizant. After working for almost a decade in the IT industry, I saw a halt in my career growth. I wanted to develop new skills and upgrade with the advancing technologies in the IT industry. That’s why I took the course from Simplilearn. As a result, I currently work at Deloitte as a Senior Consultant.  

The Challenge

My primary reason for upskilling was to change my career path to Clouds and DevOps. Having worked for almost nine years in the IT industry, I realized I was doing nothing different to grow my career. My growth was stagnant, and I wanted to stand out. Therefore, I took the Cloud Architect Masters program from Simplilearn.   

Arul M Kumar

GSI-Partner Solution Architect

GSI-Partner Solution Architect

VMware

Infrastructure Modernisation Specialist

Infrastructure Modernisation Specialist

Google

As documented by Arul M Kumar

In this constantly changing world, upskilling is important to stay ahead of the competition, and I am always focused on developing my skills. Simplilearn helped streamline my upskilling process by customizing a special course package for me!

The Journey 

I have been in the IT industry for 15 years. I started my career as a Marketing Executive at Rajdhani Cables. Later I joined Wipro Infotech as a System Engineer and got promoted to Cloud Consultant. I then took the position of Solution Architect at RedHat India, followed by the position of a GSI-Partner Solution Architect at VMware India. At present, I am employed at Google as an Infrastructure Modernization Specialist. I have been working there for the last year. 

The Challenge 

I understand the fast pace of technological development and its impact on the IT sector. Unfortunately, I was not up-to-date with the latest technologies in the market. While working at VMware as a Solutions Architect, I had to talk to customers and visualize premium-class solutions. It was then that I realized my need for skill development. I wanted a better work opportunity which also required me to upskill. 

After thoughtful consideration, I decided to learn about cloud computing and focused on DevOps. With the new-found knowledge and achieved skills, my journey toward my career goal has become easier and faster. 

Mario Scott

Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineer

EyeQ Monitoring

DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

DealerOps

A Solid IT Background, But It Needed More

As documented by Mario Scott

I have almost a decade of experience working in an enterprise environment designing, planning, implementing, and scaling high-quality solutions that run on Azure and AWS Cloud Services. I have worked with numerous organizations, notably as a system administrator, cloud engineer, and database engineer.

One of my most valued work experiences was with the U.S. Army as an operations manager, and I consider it one of the most significant periods of my professional journey.

While working as a cloud engineer at EyeQ Monitoring, I realized the potential in DevOps and wanted to explore that as a career opportunity. So, I started looking for new job opportunities in that domain. However, DevOps requires certain skills I didn’t possess at the time. So, I decided to upskill myself, enhance my knowledge, and finally land a new job in this exciting and growing field.

All I needed was to find the right platform.

Why Simplilearn Was the Right Choice

The Azure Solutions Architect Course helped me immensely in my career growth. Everything about the course was fantastic. My personal favorite features had to be the practice labs and hands-on experience. Those elements added so much more practical understanding to the whole learning experience. Overall, the course was great, and so was the entire team behind it.

The Course’s Benefits Made My New Career Possible

Just as I had intended at the start of my upskilling journey, I landed a new job at DealerOps as a DevOps engineer. Additionally, my salary increased by 50 percent. Not only that, but my confidence as a professional has also grown significantly, and I am now more confident and believe in myself to deliver my best in my work.

Rolly Hernando

Software Developer

Software Developer

International Security and Communications Co

Software Developer on project basis

Software Developer on project basis

Underwriter Laboratories

As documented by Rolly Hernando

It stands to reason that, the more skills you have, the more job positions you qualify for. And the more job positions you qualify for, the more control and choices you have over where you work. A healthy skill set means more options all around, which leads to greater job satisfaction and a happier home life.

That’s what I discovered during my experience finding the best IT job that gave me the ideal work-home balance I was looking for. Fortunately, Simplilearn gave me the advantages I needed, especially with their Cloud Architect Master’s Program.

A Bit About My Background

I am an IT professional with almost 15 years of related experience, which I’ve always tried to supplement by upskilling myself to stay current with the never-ending parade of new technologies.

There were not many IT opportunities in the Philippines, my native country, so in 2008 I moved to Saudi Arabia for IT-related work. I worked in Saudi Arabia for almost 14 years with a series of IT companies. I missed my family and my home and wanted to move back to the Philippines, but the job choices were limited.

The Challenge: Qualifying for a Better Job Closer to Home

If I wanted to work closer to home, I’d have to ensure that I was qualified for the right positions. As I mentioned before, I always made a good effort at upskilling and keeping up with new IT innovations. I knew there were ample opportunities in the field of cloud computing. I was working in a similar field and yes, I was in touch with cloud technology.

But I realized that it wasn’t enough. I needed a streamlined course that could effectively increase my cloud-related skill set. I was also on the lookout for better opportunities. I really wanted to get a good IT position closer to home.

All I needed was a step in the right direction, and that’s where Simplilearn came into the picture.

Jumana Sura

Accounts Manager

Accounts Manager

Reyanna Technologies

Product Owner

Product Owner

Venture 7

As documented by Jumana Sura

Today’s technological innovations arrive at a breathtaking pace, and if you want to stay relevant and employable, you need to keep up. It also helps to stay current if you’re planning on tackling a new career. That’s where upskilling comes in. When you upskill, you build upon your current skillset with new knowledge.

But there are so many available avenues for upskilling. Perhaps too many! How does one make the right choice?

As it happens, I made the right choice when I picked Simplilearn’s PGP in Cloud Computing in Association with Caltech CTME. But in order for you to get a good idea of how I arrived at this choice, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

My Background

I’m a Product Manager from Mumbai, with over 13 years of experience, with a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science, DAVV. I also completed a Post Graduate Program in Management, Business Administration and Management, General from Sunstone Business School.

I had already used Simplilearn before for training. I took their PMI-ACP Certification Training Course and had a good experience with it. I was impressed with how they acted quickly to resolve any issues I raised, and they provided all the assistance I needed. So yes, I already was leaning favorably towards Simplilearn, and with good reason!

Martin Oloyede

Data analyst

Data analyst

Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance

System Administrator

System Administrator

Apogee Inc.

As documented by Martin Oloyede, Jr.

I have worked in IT for more than a decade now. When I decided to look for new job opportunities, I first enrolled in Simplilearn’s Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104. This course helped me develop the needed skills to land a new job at Apogee Inc. as a system administrator, a job I love. In addition, my salary increased by 25 percent. 

I want to continue my IT career and keep learning and upskilling myself. Simplilearn’s applied learning approach suits me perfectly because it allows me to keep learning while doing my full-time job. 

Simplilearn enhances a decade of IT expertise

I have always worked in IT: I have done everything from IT help desks at restaurants to being a data analyst at hospitals. I have a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. After more than 10 years of working in various IT positions, I decided to upskill myself and focus on my career. My aim was fulfilled when I landed a job as a system administrator at Apogee Inc. 

My long-term goal is to continue pursuing a career in IT while gaining experience in the cloud industry or a related IT field. With the knowledge, I have gained from my past work experience and professional courses such as Simplilearn, I believe I will be able to expand my career to the next level.

How Simplilearn has changed lives

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Jorge Barboza

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