Recent magazine articles on the IT skills gap say that anywhere from a quarter million to several million open job requisitions are out there waiting to be filled. This creates ongoing tremendous opportunity not only for those entering the job market, but also for those who are already employed in IT but want more! This discussion highlights the skills training and certifications that best prepare you to land one of these millions of great jobs.
If you’ve been confused trying to figure out whether you should study ITSM or ITIL, you’ve come to the right place. The answer is “yes!” Let us explain.
“Amazon Web Services continues to dominate a global cloud-infrastructure services industry that hit almost $70 billion last year, grabbing a market share equivalent to that of the next four public cloud providers combined.”
One of the most powerful advantages of Azure is role-based access control which makes it easy to identify everyone and provide them exactly what they need. Given how huge Azure is, the same philosophy should be applied to the training it takes to make you an effective Azure professional. Beyond Azure, Microsoft is now revising its entire approach to role-based training to make learning paths easier to define. Which path will you choose? Here’s some insight into the choices.
Traditional monolithic software is generally a singular large block of code. When anything goes wrong it can bring the entire application down. New cloud-based applications are assemblies of small microservices that are each called upon when needed. If one should develop a problem the software simply discards it and re-instantiates another one. Microservice-based software is therefore far more resilient, far more transportable, and far more flexible. This is where all coding is going.
It is said that effectiveness is doing things right. Efficiency is doing the right things!
Applied to your career, all the technology skills you may have acquired through training and experience prepare you to do things right. To resolve anomalies and other problems that arise in any technology installation or environment. That’s incredibly valuable to your clients or your company’s clients.
Microservices should not run all by themselves. They often need certain code libraries, print, storage, and other resources to help them function which may not be available where they’re running. The easiest way to manage this, and keep everything optimally transportable across cloud networks, is the put each microservice into its own container along with every resource it needs to run. Then all you need to do is to orchestrate the instantiation, movement, and utilization of these containers. Learn more about the most highly transportable way to write software and put it into operation.
Lean Six Sigma Return on Investment (ROI)
Lean Six Sigma presents a very high, and highly specific, benchmark for the achievement of quality. For some, the benefit of achieving Six Sigma performance represents an existential requirement. For all organizations, the process leading to the achievement of Six Sigma is itself a set of exercises in assuring excellence. While specifying a financial return on investment, the return is pervasive reaching every facet of any operation.
Project Management Professional (PMP) is a highly coveted certification among hiring managers. The Project Management Institute (PMI) stipulates a highly formalized course of study leading to the PMP certification. Few people in any project team deliver as much value as the Project Manager. Completing the course and passing the required tests prepares anyone for an exciting, rewarding, and lucrative career.
The most widely accepted definitions and descriptions of Information Technology (IT) best practices are to be found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). ITIL is considered by most professionals to be the best approach to Information Technology Service Management (ITSM).