Cloud Computing -What is it?

Cloud ComputingYou’ve probably heard the expression “backing it up to the cloud.” In fact, you’ve probably done it yourself, even if you didn’t realize it.

Do you have a cellphone? If you do, your contacts are probably backed up to the “cloud.” ITunes, Dropbox and Google Drive are other examples of cloud computing in action. Whenever what you’re doing on your computer or mobile device isn’t stored solely on the device itself, it’s likely on the “cloud.”

Cloud computing has been around even longer than the term itself. For as long as computer networks have existed, there has been cloud computing. It’s just a web application that enables you to access shared computing resources like networks, servers, applications, services, and yes, those popular storage capabilities. It replaces computer products with services, such as storage space or software, delivered over the Internet.1

If you understand that cloud computing isn’t some cloud-in-the-sky magic, maybe you have a knack for computers and the natural curiosity you’ll need for a career in information technology. Cloud computing is just one of the many facets of IT.

Computers are everywhere! And so are careers working with them. With proper IT career training and experience, you could work across a wide range of fields and industries. An associate of applied science degree in network administration from Career Quest Learning Centers, could help prepare you for a career as an LAN Administrator, Support Technician or an IT Help Desk Support Specialist. You could work in computer forensics and even cloud computing.

There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. that are associated with cloud computing.2 According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cloud computing will contribute to employment growth over the next decade. If you’d like to learn how you could train for an IT career, contact Career Quest Learning Centers today. You could complete our Network Administration certification program in as little as 8 months and our Network Administration Associate Degree program can be completed in as little as 15 months! Give us a call today in Jackson at 877-365-8144 or in Lansing at 877-481-4930.







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