Cloud Analytics Academy Debuts
November 21, 2017
Amazon Web Services, Looker, Talend
and WhereScape have teamed up with Snowflake to launch the Cloud
Analytics Academy, a training and certification program for data
professionals who want to advance their skills for the technology and
business demands of today's data analytics. The academy provides online
training courses for technical experts, business leaders, analysts and
business intelligence professionals, who can receive up to three Cloud
Analytics Academy certifications upon completion. Anyone who completes
all three tracks will achieve Academy Master certification.
The adoption of cloud computing continues to evolve at a rapid pace.
Gartner expects the worldwide software-as-a-service (SaaS) market to
grow more than 63 percent by 2020. The Cloud Analytics Academy is
designed to provide data professionals with the most up-to-date
information, training and best practices for cloud analytics.
Data professionals of all technical and business levels and backgrounds
can complete any or all of the following Academy tracks:
•Executive Fast Track – Learn the key
technologies and techniques to foster an effective cloud analytics team.
•Cloud Foundation Track – Become
proficient with the fundamental building blocks of cloud analytics.
•Modern Data Analytics Track – Learn
advanced technical concepts to propel your cloud analytics.
"Organizations of all sizes now face enormous pressure to deliver
analytics faster and at a lower cost than ever before, and many are
looking to the cloud to address these challenges," WhereScape CEO, Mark
Budzinski said. "We're excited to partner with Snowflake to help data
professionals gain the knowledge needed to maximize the benefits cloud
data warehousing offers. We also want to help data professionals
understand how automation can help IT be more agile in their development
and operational efforts to deliver value to the business faster."
Chief Technical Evangelist and Cloud Analytics Academy curriculum
designer, Kent Graziano said, "The demand for cloud data analytics
professionals continues to grow at an astounding rate as organizations
migrate to the cloud and look for new ways to gain insights from their
data. The Cloud Analytics Academy is the perfect environment for high
achievers to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge and become
go-to experts in building data solutions for the cloud."
The Academy curriculum features experts from Snowflake, Amazon Web
Services, Looker, Talend, WhereScape, Duo Security, Age of Learning,
Sharethrough and YellowHammer. Best-selling author and acclaimed
professor Tom Davenport will present the opening keynote on the growth
and current landscape of cloud analytics.
The current curriculum is the first iteration of the Cloud Analytics
Academy's continued training initiative, with new courses and
certifications to be added in the coming months.