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New Horizons Australia offering Qualifications with Cloud Computing Focus

Published Bernice on Thursday, July 18, 2019

NH Australia Cloud Computing Diploma

Cloud is revolutionising the way that IT teams operate and is driving major change within the Information Technology industry. Developments in cloud-only add to the importance for IT students to be on top of their game and stay sharp when dealing with the technical side of the cloud. The ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology and ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology at New Horizons are an excellent choice to get a head start in the job market because they embed the first of many Official Microsoft Azure Certifications, which are globally recognised certifications in business. 

What is Azure?

Azure is a public Cloud-Computing platform with solutions including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) that can be used for services such as analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking, and much more. Many companies are moving towards Cloud Computing because it is highly available as it provides remote employees access and the ability to work over the internet, which offers improved security. “That is exactly the reason why it is so important for this generation of Information Technology students to have a good understanding of Azure and cloud computing. New Horizons’ international students learn about Microsoft Azure in the Diploma of IT and at the same time get the opportunity to get Microsoft Azure Certified. The Microsoft Azure certification adds great value to your resume because it is globally recognised." Says Santanu Roy, one of New Horizons Senior Technology Trainers.

The reason why having a database environment in the cloud is revolutionising the way IT teams work is that businesses can choose from various formats until they find the optimum ecosystem that works specifically for them. As Microsoft puts it, “moving to the cloud relieves the burden of many maintenance tasks and provides unique opportunities to create a data driven organisation. It’s worth your time to learn about the variety of cloud database options to add value to your business and advance your career.”

Why get certified?

The value of having certifications, particularly in Azure, SQL Server and SharePoint lies in the fact that these are all fundamental building blocks in cloud development. As technology begins to evolve, the IT job market also heads into a state of development due to previous known roles focusing more on cloud-based systems. This happens to be one of the reasons that Microsoft qualifications are now focusing primarily on role-based training: “Our approach shifted from a technology-centric to job role-centric orientation and focused on developing the skills students needed to advance in an accelerated and increasingly competitive, cloud-based world. Today, we continue to engage with customers and partners to understand the market need for training and certifications.”

New Horizons is extremely proud to be helping students, not just in obtaining an IT qualification, but also in preparing them for a successful career. Gordon Cowser, one of New Horizons Senior Technology trainers adds to this by stating that "Cloud Computing, and Microsoft Azure in particular, offers businesses many important benefits such as reliability, accessibility, high availability, click and select scalability and affordability (you are only paying for the resources you are currently running). So much so that Forbes are predicting that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. This only adds to the importance for Information Technology students to be on top of their game. I’m excited to take New Horizons’ International Students on this journey to build their knowledge on Cloud Computing.”

If you are thinking about studying Information Technology at New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology, please contact us on study@nhaustralia.com.au.



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