The National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) was created in 2012 with the intent to provide vendor-agnostic cloud technology training for IT professionals within all levels of an organization. To learn more about the NCTA, the NCSA courses, and find a training provider near you, visit http://thencta.com/.
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As the exclusive training content provider of the National Cloud Technologists Association, Logical Operations develops and publishes professional training courseware for the Cloud Technologies, Cloud Operations, and Cloud Architecture courses.
The NCTA’s unique CloudMASTER® certification program provides IT professionals with a strong foundation in cloud technologies, and overall cloud architecture and management of cloud infrastructure, as well as a solid technical background in modern web services deployment and administration.
The CloudMASTER® certification program is comprised of three courses with exams: Cloud Technologies, Cloud Operations, and Cloud Architecture. Those seeking CloudMASTER® status must pass each of these exams or take one cumulative CloudMASTER examination. All exams are coming soon through PearsonVUE.
- Cloud Technologies:
- An overview of cloud computing will help you develop a deep understanding of the models and understand the landscape of technologies used in the cloud and those employed by users of cloud services. You will receive multiple points of view, firsthand experience and a foundation in managing industry leading cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Drupal, Wordpress, Google Docs and Digital Ocean.
- Cloud Operations:
- This module helps you study the management of cloud operations and addresses the application need for compute power, managing CPU scaling, and meeting both structured and unstructured storage requirements. You will learn how to painlessly deploy fairly complex applications that scale across multiple instances in cloud technologies including Windows Azure Chef, Chef Solo, Linux and Windows Tools.
- Cloud Architecture:
- This module includes OpenShift, OpenStack, VMware, Amazon Web Services, Azure and Rackspace, and provides a framework to assess application performance needs while addressing business requirements of Return on Investment (ROI), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Groups will complete a cloud assessment of Fortune 100 firms using public information and make presentations to the client.
NCTA COURSES NOW APPROVED FOR COMPTIA CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU) CREDITS!
By taking the following NCTA courses, students can claim 1 CEU per NCTA course hour towards maintaining the CompTIA certifications below:
NCTA Cloud Architecture – A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+
NCTA Cloud Operations – A+, Network+, Cloud+, CASP
NCTA Cloud Technologies – A+, Network+, Cloud+, CASP
The NCTA Train the Trainer program includes THREE 4-day NCTA course review sessions
plus courseware and exam vouchers for each course.
Get ready to learn the skills needed to teach all three CloudMASTER® certification courses: Cloud Technologies, Cloud Operations, and Cloud Architecture, all in one Train the Trainer program.
By attending the NCTA CloudMASTER® Train the Trainer, participants will learn the ins and outs of teaching cloud curriculum that uniquely enables IT professionals to manage cloud computing technologies from many different vendors that they will encounter at their organization, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack Red Hat, Office 365, and Google Apps.
Delivered on the Logical Operations CHOICE® digital learning platform, the NCTA cloud computing curriculum will give students direct access to powerful digital learning tools before, during, and after class to help reinforce learning beyond the classroom. With CHOICE curriculum, students will gain an experience that incorporates a multitude of ways to learn with video learning, peer-to-peer learning through social communities, checklists for on-the-job support, assessments that check for understanding, and so much more.