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Simplilearn and E&ICT Academy IIT Guwahati team up for a Professional Certificate Program in Clo


Simplilearn, a leading global provider of digital skills training, has joined forces with E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati, to launch an exclusive Professional Certificate Program in Cloud Computing and DevOps. This strategic collaboration aims to meet the rising demand for new-age digital skills within the Indian market. By offering a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experience through real-world Capstone projects, this program will empower professionals to embark on successful careers in the technology industry. The program welcomes aspiring individuals and current Cloud and DevOps professionals looking to enhance their expertise and stay ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Gartner’s latest report reveals a staggering 101k Cloud and DevOps job roles available worldwide, underscoring the remarkable growth of this industry. According to Fortune Business Insights, the job market for these domains is projected to experience a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% by 2030, signaling a prosperous future for professionals in this field. Glassdoor’s data further supports this trend, with an average annual salary ranging from ₹6L to ₹20L for Cloud & DevOps-related roles, demonstrating the lucrative nature of these positions. This highlights the thriving demand for skilled Cloud and DevOps professionals and the enticing financial prospects available to those seeking career opportunities in this burgeoning sector.

This comprehensive 6-month blended learning program in Cloud Computing and DevOps includes live online sessions, self-paced videos, hands-on assignments with 40+ projects, 3 industry-oriented Capstone projects to choose from, and sandboxed cloud labs. Learners will also be able to attend masterclasses from university professors and receive the program completion certificate. Additionally, learners can opt for 3 days of campus immersion at E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati. The program will help learners master tools such as AWS Cloud Formation, SQL, Azure Resource Manager, AWS IAM, Virtual Machines, and DNS, among others. Learners will be equipped with topics on AWS Cloud Fundamentals, Azure Cloud Fundamentals, AWS Solutions Architect, Cloud Computing Capstone Project, DevOps on AWS, Azure Administration, and Azure Solution Architect.

Regarding the partnership, Mr. Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, of Simplilearn, stated, “Cloud Computing and DevOps have emerged as crucial skills that Indian companies seek in their workforce to drive business growth and achieve success. In response to this demand, we are delighted to collaborate with E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati, on the Cloud Computing and DevOps professional certificate program. This program will enable learners to proactively stay ahead of the curve and effectively upskill with highly sought-after skills, ensuring their competitiveness in the job market.”

Sharing thoughts on the partnership with Simplilearn, Dr Gaurav Trivedi, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati said, “The Cloud Computing and DevOps market in India is experiencing exponential growth and presenting a plethora of job opportunities. As the interest among young professionals to upskill in these domains continues to surge, there is a clear need for a comprehensive program that equips learners with the essential knowledge and skills. We are pleased to collaborate with Simplilearn to offer a program dedicated to Cloud Computing and DevOps, ensuring high-quality upskilling for individuals aspiring to forge successful careers in these thriving fields.”

Simplilearn conducts more than 3000 live classes per month, with an average of 70,000 learners who spend more than 500,000 hours each month on the platform. Programs offered by Simplilearn give learners the opportunity to upskill and get certified in popular domains.

About Electronics & ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati

As an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), the Electronics & ICT Academy was set up at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) under the scheme of “Financial Assistance for setting up Electronics and ICT Academies.” On 26 March 2015, the project started at IIT Guwahati, and the Academy was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on 19 January 2016. The objective of the Academy is to provide skill training to the Faculty Members (engineering & non-engineering) in the area of recent trends in engineering & ICT applications. The Academy is designing specialized modules for imparting quality training for enhancing employability and capacity building in the field of Electronics & ICT. In the past 7 years, the Academy has successfully conducted 400+ programs through conventional classroom teaching and NKN/virtual classroom mode in different Institutes/Universities of North Eastern States in particular and a few in other states of India. To date, the Academy has successfully trained 20,000+ participants. The Academy has also signed an MoU with institutes/universities to host the programs and conduct hands-on sessions. The Academy collaborated with industries as training/industry partners. The Academy also offers online advanced certification courses in data science, artificial intelligence & machine learning, big data, cloud computing, full stack development, UI/UX, and VLSI design, and trained 2,000+ graduates and working professionals. The Academy has also trained 140+ Assam Police and Indian Navy officials on cybercrime concepts and data science.

About Simplilearn

Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, California, and Bangalore, India, Simplilearn, a Blackstone company, is the world’s #1 online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training. Simplilearn offers access to world-class work-ready training to individuals and businesses worldwide. The Bootcamps are designed and delivered with world-renowned universities, top corporations, and leading industry bodies via live online classes featuring top industry practitioners, sought-after trainers, and global leaders. From college students and early career professionals to managers, executives, small businesses, and big corporations, Simplilearn’s role-based, skill-focused, industry-recognized, and globally relevant training programs are ideal upskilling solutions for diverse career or/and business goals. 

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