Alabama Community Partnership Launches Virtual Google Cloud Training Program

Alabama Cloud Camp gives local technologists a clear, affordable path toward Google Cloud certification.

Alabama Cloud Camp is an eight-week virtual training program that aims to help local technologists earn the Associate Cloud Engineer Certification from Google Cloud. The program is spearheaded by a partnership with Qwinix, TechBirmingham, Innovate Birmingham, Economic Development Association of Alabama, Bronze Valley, and Google Cloud.

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Through this partnership, Alabama Cloud Camp offers this cloud curriculum, including all materials and exam fees. Scholarships are available.

Aspiring cloud technologists will join the initial cohort and work toward mastering critical cloud computing skills. The curriculum is aligned with the Associate Cloud Engineer Certification from Google Cloud and will cover:

  • Setting up a Google Cloud environment
  • The fundamentals of Google Cloud’s core services
  • Cloud infrastructure design and implementation
  • Management and optimization protocols in the cloud
  • Cloud security and compliance best practices

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Cloud educators from Qwinix, a Google Cloud Partner, will deliver the program through a mix of lectures and hands-on cloud training. Qwinix developed the curriculum from its rich history of engineering and client enablement experience.

A panel of local technology leaders will also provide attendees with a glimpse into the future of cloud, career development strategies, and “a day in the life” insights from the field.

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“TechBirmingham is excited to help bring this program to the greater Alabama community,” said Deon Gordon, CEO of TechBirmingham. “It’s another stepping stone in our mission to strengthen and promote the local technology ecosystem.”

With a growing demand for cloud computing skills, Alabama Cloud Camp hopes to serve a critical skill gap in the industry. Global Knowledge Named Google Cloud’s Professional Cloud Architect Certification the highest-paying certification of 2019 and 2020. Through Alabama Cloud Camp, local technologists can prepare for current and future market needs.

“Google’s Cloud Certifications are an excellent way for anyone in IT today to accelerate their career,” said Stephan Eden, Cloud Engineer at Qwinix and lead Cloud Educator for Alabama Cloud Camp. “After completing my own Google Cloud certifications, I saw doors open left and right. I am excited to bring my experience and expertise to the future generation of cloud leaders!”

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