But, too often, the certification is seen as the goal. And it shouldn’t. Certifications are a starting point. It’s a literacy test. But to build a cloud talent pipeline, you need fluency, or the ability to apply that knowledge in real-world situations.
Online training and learning paths can help prepare technologists for certification exams. They’re more cost-effective than traditional, classroom based learning; offer a wide-range of topics that extend knowledge outside of certifications; and democratize access to this kind of information.
With on-demand learning tools, people from all over the world, and from all walks of life, have access to the tools to develop cloud skills when and how they want. And that means more people bringing in new and different perspectives. This diversity creates more innovation and introduces new perspectives on organizational obstacles.