Cloud Computing Certification – A Worth Having Qualification in The Present Industry

Cloud computing, which is a popular technology today, can be defined as the delivery of computing services such as storage, servers, networking, databases, software, analytics and other associated services, through the World Wide Web (WWW) or the Internet, also called “the cloud.” This technology has significantly changed the manner in which today’s organizations keep and manage their IT resources. It promotes a global access to shared pools of online system resources, which can be deployed at a moment’s notice, with great convenience. Such a cloud is also sometimes called a virtual server.

The majority of medium and large organizations today, especially the MNCs, have either adopted the cloud computing technology or quickly making a transition towards it in order to manage their IT operations effectively. Many other organizations are undergoing the transition phase of deploying this high return technology. The benefits offered by the cloud computing technology for the modern business organizations are hard to be overlooked. The primary benefits of this technology include cost and time saving; unparalleled flexibility; and great reliability. It is because of these benefits only that, today, the cloud computing technology is witnessing great demand across industries, which is only increasing with time.

The constantly rising demand for this technology in the IT industry has resulted in a corresponding increase in the demand for qualified cloud computing professionals. The cloud computing professionals such as the cloud infrastructure engineers, operations engineers, software engineers, operations manager, etc., have today become one of the best-paid professionals in the IT industry. Many large organizations are willing to offer handsome pay packages to such professionals, only if the candidate proves to be a deserving candidate with strong domain knowledge.

A cloud computing certification serves as an express route for those who want to enter the cloud computing field. If the industry experts are to be believed, the demand for these professionals such as the cloud software engineers, architects, application engineers, consultants, and other such professionals, will see a substantial rise in the future. This will broaden the demand and supply gap, which is already present. Therefore, the present time would prove to be the best time to pursue a professional certification course in this field. This can open the gates of many lucrative career opportunities for you.

The cloud computing online training provides the most viable training choice for the full-time students and working professionals who want to obtain professional mileage in this lucrative field. The cloud computing online courses enable the learners to study at the time, place, and pace, best suited to them; quite evidently, the online training offers great flexibility and control to the learners. The learners also get benefited through the online learning resources present in this mode such as a virtual classroom, webinars, 24/7 e-learning content, on-demand mock tests, practice assignments, instant performance report, and what not. These online resources, together, deliver an enriching learning experience to the learners and enhance their professional worth. The only thing that the candidates should take care is that they pursue such professional online training from a credible institution only.

Today online training organization with a proven track record. It offers professional cloud computing training online, along with multiple other online courses in domains such as artificial intelligence, data science, CAD/CAM, and project management, among others. You may get detailed information about the cloud computing online.

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PREPARE Presentation System

Every communication with another person is a presentation. We have been giving presentations all our lives. We start off with only a few presentation tools. As babies, we cry, laugh, gurgle, make faces − but, we get our point across. As we age we add language, knowledge and reasoning. Our presentations become more important as our lives become more complex. Remember how many factors you had to consider the first time you convinced your parents to loan you their car to go out with friends on a Saturday night? No doubt, you prepared thoroughly for this presentation because you really wanted it to work.

The greater the importance and complexity of the presentation, the more thoroughly you need to plan.

If you are going to chat over lunch with a friend, you don’t need to prepare your “presentation” at all, of course. If you are going in front of a potential customer to sell them on what your organization has to offer, you must invest considerable time to make your presentation flawless.

The PREPARE Presentation System is a useful guide whenever your presentation requires elements of planning. The PREPARE steps are applicable to one-to-one, small and large group presentations alike. You may use only some steps for less formal presentations, all steps for the more formal. It is a checklist to help you make sure you will give confident presentations that have the impact you intend.

PREPARE Your Purpose: Audiences are not generic. They can vary widely in terms of information they already know, what they think of you, how they currently operate. Analyze your audience to make sure you are not telling them what they already understand or missing something they need.

Who is your audience? Consider the demographics of your audience. Age, gender, cultural influences, type of business, etc. can make a difference in how your audience receives your presentation.

What is your offer? What are the needs of this audience and what are you offering? Be specific − this is the core that focuses your content.

What do you want your audience to know, think, feel, and do? Address each aspect specifically. You may want your audience to understand the technology you offer. You may also want them to feel excited about and buy a new product. This defines your ideal outcome.

What do they already know, think, feel, and do? This includes identifying any preconceived ideas, skepticism or hidden agendas. This step helps prevent being surprised by your audience.

PREPARE your Persuasion Points: Based on your Purpose, how will you influence them to respond in the way you want?

What information do they need? A common mistake is to overwhelm by giving too much information. What are the most relevant facts, figures, trends, etc. that will give the audience the knowledge they need to understand what you can do for them?

What are the benefits? How will their investment help them be more successful? The audience needs to know what is in it for them.

What examples? Give the audience a clear picture of how others have used and benefited from your offer.

What will the audience lose if they do not choose your offer? Remember the “Got Milk?” ads? You don’t want to be stuck with a dry cookie in your mouth and OH, NO! NO MILK! You NEED that milk! Will your audience be less competitive without your offer? Lose money in the long run? Why do they NEED your offer?

PREPARE Your Presence: Dale Carnegie said “People buy people.” You are the face of your company, product and service to the audience.

Are your visuals easy on the eye and uncluttered? Your visuals should be easily readable from the back of the room. Limit each slide or flipchart page to a few bullets, particularly if you are displaying numbers. Bright colors should be used sparingly and only as highlights. There should be minimal and subtle movement of screens, bullets and objects in PowerPoint presentations. All pictures should be relevant to the topic.

When do you want the audience to focus on the visuals? When do you want your audience to focus on you? When you want the audience to look at your visual, step to the side of it. When you want them to look at you, place yourself front and center, and make eye contact with the audience. If possible, turn off the visual when you want attention on you.

Do your handouts match your visuals? This is particularly useful if your technological tools fail!

Is there space on handouts for note-taking? We process information better when we can put it in our own words. We also learn more as we use more of our senses. Make it easy for the audience to see, hear and write.

Is your body language relaxed and non-distracting? 50% of what we communicate is through body language. Look natural.

Is your tone enthusiastic and engaging? Tone conveys 30% of our message. If you do not sound excited about your offer, no one else will be.

Are your words clear and compelling? Since words only convey 20% of the message, make sure you choose them carefully for maximum impact.

PREPARE Through Practice: Know what your presentation sounds and looks like before you are in front of your audience. Find practice partners who will critique your presentation objectively.

Does your timing allow for your presentation and audience interaction? As with any well-planned meeting, a presentation should begin and end on time.

Will you use notes? Notes that list your key points and indicate timing will keep you on track.

Do your practice partners hear your messages in the way you intend? If there is a chance for the audience to misunderstand, they will. This is a make or break factor.

My next Ezine article will give simple tips to organize your presentation.

Be Cautious During the Listing Presentation

Please read this before inviting a prospective Realtor to your home to make a sales pitch why he is the best candidate to sell your home.

Whether it’s a Realtor or a vacuum sales rep, there are common tactics used to get you to sign on the dotted line. When deciding which agent will represent you for the most important purchase or sale of your life, beware of certain tactics used.

Many of these examples come from the book How to Become a Power Agent in Real Estate, by Darryl Davis. The purpose of this book is to get agents to double their income in 12 months. It is an older book, but the principles are still applicable.

The first step in the process is to build rapport. Be careful with this. According to Davis, part of this process will include personal questions such as what is taking you and your family out of town, where you’re moving to, etc. These questions aren’t just to break the ice. They are to find out if you are committed to aggressively selling your house. If not, Davis says (in reference to buyers not committed) “… refer her or him to an agent that hasn’t read this book!” I guess if you’re not able to contribute to a Realtor’s doubled income, you’re not worth their time.

When agents tour your home to gather information for the CMA, or Comparative Market Analysis, they may point out problems with your home and make noises such as, “hmmm.” All this is so you are more willing to accept a lower sales price for your home.

When discussing what they will do to sell your home and why you need a Realtor, he focuses on how much Realtors do. Ironically, in much of the rest of the book, it talks about why Realtors should try to get more listings… because it requires so much less work. He even gives an example of a Realtor that was in a truck accident and wound up in the hospital for a few months. The focus was that since he had a lot of listings, he didn’t need to worry because he would still be getting paid – even while doing nothing. I will dedicate other blog posts specifically to address this sales tactic.

Finally, when the listing presentation is all done, Davis explains an effective way to get prospective clients to sign on the dotted line. He says, “As you’re filling out the paperwork, you don’t want any silent pauses. If there’s silence, they start thinking…” He continues on the next page in regards to when you hand the contract to one spouse to sign, “The key is to involve the spouse so the two can’t communicate.”

I’m baffled. I’m truly baffled. Does the real estate industry really want a bunch of clients that aren’t able to communicate with their spouses, or worse yet, aren’t able to even think about a decision this important.