With the growth in cloud computing, it's an exciting time to be teaching the next generation of IT professionals and developers. In a recent study, IDC estimated that, in the last year alone, cloud computing helped organizations generate more than $400 billion in revenue and 1.5 million new jobs. In the next four years, the number of new jobs will surpass 8.8 million.
Candidates for Microsoft certifications—and the organizations who will employ them—are indicating a higher demand for cloud services as part of their qualifications. To accommodate these changes, Microsoft recently reinvented certifications for “cloud-ready” IT professionals and developers. The certifications are now tiered in three levels—Associate, Expert, and Master. And the flagship certification—the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) now focuses on the depth and breadth needed for cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions.
A Visual View of Microsoft IT Academy CertificationsTo help you understand how to guide your students through the new certification paths, we have created an infographic that provides a visual view of five reinvented certification paths. Click here to download the infographic (PDF, 127kb).