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Upskilling Myself and Rapidly Growing in My Career

Arul M Kumar

Arul M Kumar

12+ years

GSI-Partner Solution Architect

GSI-Partner Solution Architect


Infrastructure Modernisation Specialist

Infrastructure Modernisation Specialist


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.

Simplilearn Solution

I did my research and found out what skill development I needed. However, the solution was not one but a combination of four different courses – Simplilearn’s PGP in Cloud Computing, PGP in DevOps in association with Caltech CTME, PGP in Cyber Security with modules from MIT and PGP in Full Stack Web Development in association with Caltech CTME. Simplilearn made it possible! The amazing team guided me throughout and showed me how I could take the four courses together.

The Impact

With the four courses, I quickly overcame the gap in my knowledge about technology. The knowledge and new skills increased my confidence to face and crack interviews. More importantly, I am currently applying these skills in my everyday work to provide the best of cloud architecture and DevOps infrastructure solutions to my clients.

After I decided to upskill and opted for Simplilearn’s courses, I got a job at Google and my salary increased by 35%.

A Word From Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s PGP in Cloud Computing, PGP in DevOps in association with Caltech CTME, PGP in Cyber Security with modules from MIT and PGP in Full Stack Web Development in association with Caltech CTME courses are all practical learning-focused and designed to ensure maximum skill growth.

Post Graduate Program In Cloud Computing
40+ Hands-On Projects and Integrated Labs

Skill Covered in PGP in Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Provider Selection
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Workloads
  • Database Management
  • Identity Access Management
  • MultiCloud Deployment
  • Application Migration
  • Web Services and API
  • Performance Testing
  • Cloud Migration and Deployment
  • Autoscaling
  • Storage Services

This course will teach you the major architectural principles and guide you in becoming a cloud expert. 

Skill Covered in PGP in DevOps in association with Caltech CTME

  • DevOps Methodology
  • Source Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Integration
  • Deployment Automation
  • Containerization
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Cloud Platforms
  • DevOps on Cloud

With the first-hand experience learned via online training sessions and interactive labs, you will have bright prospects in the DevOps industry. 

Skill Covered in PGP in Cyber Security with modules from MIT

  • Advanced Hacking Concepts
  • Software Development Security
  • IDS Firewalls and Honeypots
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Trojans Backdoors and Countermeasures
  • Network Packet Analysis
  • Cryptography OSI and TCPIP Models
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Network Security
  • Mobile and Web Technologies

You will not only gain comprehensive approaches to cyber security, but you will also become updated with the latest trends.

Skills Covered in PGP in Full Stack Web Development in association with Caltech CTME

  • Agile
  • AWS
  • Spring Core 50
  • SOAP and REST
  • DevOps
  • JSP
  • JAVA
  • JavaScript ES6
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Hibernate and JPA
  • Servlets

This course will allow you to master all the modern coding techniques and accelerate your career as a software developer.