April 18, 2012P Davuluri, senior VP, enterprise learning solutions at IIJT speaks withSANGEETA YADAV about a new course launched on cloud computing and how this will make an impact in the IT industry
- What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a model for delivering IT services in which resources are retrieved from the Internet through web-based tools and applications. This does not require any external server or software. Just like the Yahoo email, Gmail etc that requires an Internet connection instead of any software or a server. According to this new technology, the email management software or server is all on the cloud i.e internet and is totally managed by the cloud service provider i.e. Yahoo or Google.
- Tell us about the new course launched on cloud computing?
We have recently launched IT Infrastructure Management Specialist course (ITIM) to meet the ever increasing demand of IT professionals who have to manage data on a daily basis. ITIM is the management of essential operation components, such as policies, processes, equipment, data, human resources and external contacts for overall effectiveness.
- What is the purpose of launching this course?
According to Microsoft commissioned study conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC), the future of IT is in the cloud and cloud computing will generate over two million jobs in India by 2015. It was estimated that in 2011 alone, IT cloud services helped generate businesses around the world with more than US$600 billion in revenue and 1.5 million new jobs. Further, the spending on public cloud IT services in 2011 stood at US $28 billion, while the total spending on IT products and services was US $1.7 trillion.
- What is the current scenario of IT industry in India?
IT industry is facing its toughest test due to the slowdown in the market. In order to maintain India’s status as the leading IT hub of the world, the Indian IT industry needs to create an environment for innovation. Companies need to focus on creating superior customer experience that will result in high quality growth. Cloud computing is all set to bring a huge change in how the IT industry works in India.
- What kind of work is involved in this field?
Work like installation, configuration, upgradation and troubleshooting of servers, creation and management of virtual infrastructure, disaster recovery, managing application, operation systems remotely, deploying software, patch management and understanding the fundamentals of IT Service management are involved in this sector. ITIM offers all this subjects in a six modules course taught within a duration of 416 hours spread over 10 months and the fees cost to Rs90,000. This course is offered at all IIJT centres across the country.
- What are the job prospects after completion of this course?
After completing the course, students can look at jobs involving data management and storage management. They can also work at the backend jobs.
- What is the eligibility required?
Candidates with 10+2 along with A+ and CompTIA Network+ certified are eligible for this course. It is an added advantage if any of the following criteria is met: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or worked as service engineer for one year.
- What about the remuneration?
The minimum salary for a 10 +2 with experience, would be between Rs6000 to Rs12000, for a Diploma, B.Sc graduate salary range would be between Rs8000 to Rs15,000 and for a BE/BTech it would be Rs 15,000 plus.