SOURCE: Logical Operations

Logical Operations

SOURCE: National Cloud Technologists Association

National Cloud Technologists Association

February 23, 2016 07:00 ET

Logical Operations to Partner With the National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) to Release the Only Vendor-Agnostic Cloud Computing Training Curriculum on the Market

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) - Logical Operations, the world's leading provider of information technology instructor-led courseware, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) to develop the only vendor-agnostic cloud computing training channel available today.

According to Forbes, the rise in cloud computing has already created 3.9 million new jobs in the United States, and almost 400,000 positions in IT alone. As more and more companies are taking advantage of the benefits of moving to cloud services, there is a significant need for IT professionals to gain the skills needed to successfully use and implement a wide range of cloud services, making typical vendor-focused training solutions less valuable.

The NCTA's unique CloudMaster certificate 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: Cloud Technologies, Cloud Operations, and Cloud Architecture, which will be available from Logical Operations in spring 2016. In these courses, students will learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern cloud-enabled business environment. Unlike other cloud training programs, this curriculum is platform-agnostic, and therefore offers students a more comprehensive approach to cloud computing.

Delivered on the Logical Operations CHOICE® digital learning platform, the NCTA cloud computing curriculum will also 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.

Speaking on behalf of the NCTA, Richard Schatzberg, CEO, stated, "The partnership with Logical Operations is a milestone event for the NCTA. It represents the first time that NCTA content will be delivered outside of our higher education partners. With Logical Operations, our content will be delivered through a broad channel that will provide outstanding delivery options to a wide spectrum of professional interested in cloud computing."

"We are thrilled to partner with the National Cloud Technologists Association to develop vendor-neutral training curriculum for in-demand cloud computing skills," said Bill Rosenthal, CEO, Logical Operations. "Organizations are continuing to see the benefits of moving towards cloud services, and our partnership with the NCTA will help us provide IT professionals with the critical knowledge and skills needed to successfully use and implement cloud services, regardless of the vendor."

About Logical Operations

Logical Operations helps organizations and individuals maximize training with an adaptable expert-facilitated learning experience. Its more than 5,100 titles are available globally through flexible delivery platforms that are designed for any learning environment. Logical Operations also offers a growing portfolio of high-stakes certifications such as Logical Operations Certified CyberSec First Responder and assessments including Logical Operations Certified CyberSAFE. Logical Operations' CEO, Bill Rosenthal, is a board member of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and works alongside representatives from organizations such as AT&T, Bank of America, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Visa, and more, to make sure that everyone has the education and resources needed to stay safe and secure online. For more information, connect with Logical Operations at and on Twitter @logicalops.

About the National Cloud Technologists Association

The National Cloud Technologists Association was created in 2012 with the intent to provide vendor-agnostic cloud technology training for IT professionals within all levels of an organization. In comparison with other cloud computing certifications, the NCTA CloudMaster certification demonstrates real-world knowledge through practical activities and lab exercises, allowing students to learn and showcase a complete portfolio of skills on a wide range of common cloud technologies.

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