The word cloud refers to the internet in this digitally growing world. Now cloud computing can be defined as the delivery of various services such as storage, management, and communication of information that is offered by the use of the internet. These features are provided off-set without installation of major hardware assets or any local storage such as computers, hard-drive, etc. Without the use of infrastructure, systems, or applications on your personal computer or on-set you can easily work on virtual machines or online servers. The cloud improvises your computer’s processing power, offers features such as email servers, software programs, databases, and networking. 

Cloud computing can be classified into subcategories – one is a public cloud and the other is a private cloud. The public cloud services are having access to the internet for free whereas the private cloud services are restricted to a certain number of users. They are network-oriented and offer hosted services. There is one more kind of cloud known as a hybrid cloud which is the combination of elements of both public as well as a private cloud. Among the three hybrid clouds is more flexible, secure and helps in the optimization of user infrastructure.

Depending on the variety of services, cloud computing majorly provides three different services that include SaaS(Software as a service), PaaS(Platform as a service), and IaaS(Infrastructure as a service). On the basis of services offered there are a number of job roles regarding cloud computing, each of them having its own significance.

Job roles in cloud computing 

Cloud Architect: A person who is experienced and has certification in designing a cloud infrastructure for an entire enterprise or an organization is classified as a Cloud Architect. A Cloud Architect’s intricate most strapping and sound approach when dealing with the development and integration of cloud-based systems.  The average salary of a Cloud Architect in India stands at  ₹20,31,658 per year according to Glassdoor. You can take Cloud Architect certification in Bangalore to succeed in this role.

Cloud Engineer:  A cloud engineer is a person who follows the footsteps of a cloud architect. Cloud engineer is responsible to assist cloud architecture for the development or he himself sets up the entire functionalities of the architecture. The functionalities include setting up pipelines, load balancing, and every blueprint made available by the cloud architect. It’s his responsibility to plan and conduct each technical task. The average salary of any cloud engineer is ₹5,54,936 in India according to Glassdoor. 

Cloud Automation Engineer: The Cloud Automation Engineer is also known as a DevOps engineer. They are responsible for the continuous deployments of different tasks and also set up the routes to perform these processes. A new build-up is triggered every time when going through the suggested routes. The testing for the breaking changes is performed as future bugs. They also provide management support with scripting and coding and also software delivery operations. The average salary of a Cloud Automation Engineer is about  ₹7,47,406 per year in India according to Payscale.

Cloud Security Analyst: Since the information is stored in this big data world there is a lot of risk of malicious attacks as compared to the data stored at local machines or computers.  Therefore by these observations, we require very strict security for the information stored. Here comes the job of a cloud security analyst, he analyses all the risks regarding security and minimizes them during the cloud infrastructure development, and keeps the entire tracking of information security breaches on the cloud. The average salary of a Cloud Security analyst stands around ₹8,21,904 in India per year according to Glassdoor.

There are varieties of recruiting companies in the market that offer jobs regarding cloud computing’s different fields. Some of the top recruiters are Microsoft,  Amazon,  Dell,  Oracle, Apple, Aditya Birla Group,  Michael Page, etc. According to different fields and individuals, the above-mentioned job profiles and recruiters may vary depending on the knowledge, skills, expertise, and experience in the field of work.

Courses for cloud computing

The cloud computing course includes complete top to bottom knowledge from application, structure, and administrative programming. It basically focuses on the distribution of information on a large scale and techniques for programming on the cloud that combines to form a foundation cloud infrastructure. The students opt for pursuing this course to gain the entire knowledge and skills of programming and computations. 

There are a number of exams conducted to start your career in cloud computing. Some popular colleges in India that offer cloud computing courses are namely: 

  • SRM University  Chennai: It fall under the private sector, offers admission through JEE MAINS AND SRMJEEE 
  • LPU Jalandhar: It is the private sector and provides admission on the basis of JEE MAINS,  LPU NEST.
  • Chandigarh University: It takes enrollment through CUCET( Chandigarh University)
  • School of Engineering and Technology, Jain University,  Bangalore: It takes admission through JEE MAINS,  COMEDK UGET,  Uni-Gauge-E,  JET 
  • HITS Chennai: Admits through HITSEEE exam.
  • Integral University, Lucknow: It admits through JEE MAINS,  IUET,  UPCET.
  • Innobuzz (distance learning)
  • Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT), multiple centers
  • Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT), Bangalore
  • IBM Professional Certification Program (testing through Prometric)
  • NIIT,  multiple centres 
  • Aptech, Computer education (multiple centers)


After a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (computer science or information technology), Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), or Master of Science (M.Sc) in IT or Computer science you can enroll for a course in cloud computing. Once you acquire appropriate relevant qualifications, you are ready for working as a Cloud Architect,  Cloud Engineer,  DevOps Engineer,  cloud security specialist, etc. Usually, cloud computing courses are available at different levels. They may vary from institute to place. There are different certification programs and diploma courses offered. You may opt for a diploma degree or certificate program of your appropriate choice depending upon time and other valued resources available to you. Various courses can guide you regarding the fundamentals of cloud computing.