SLASSCOM Academy launches the Cloud Engineering Bootcamp

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Cloud computing is no longer just a buzzword – it’s an industry with a global market value of $371 billion (and growing). Through 2025, the global cloud computing market is set to exceed $832 billion in value.The countless reasons why cloud computing is important for business stems from its ability to allow organizations to scale, maintain flexibility and make business operations efficient.

With the aim of producing talent that will be proficient in Cloud computing to meet the increasing demand coming from the industry’s global client, the SLASSCOM Academy recently launched the Cloud Engineering Bootcamp 2022, targeted for both undergraduates and professionals.

The bootcamp curriculum was designed through the voluntary contribution of cloud engineering experts from leading IT-BPM companies. A significant contribution was made by LSEG in sharing their cloud curriculum used internally, along with the strong expert support given by Arjuna Nanayakkara – LSEG, Nithushan Francis – LSEG, Lalindra Harankahawa – LSEG, Tharindhu Nanayakkara – LSEG, Diyath Ariyarathne – Pearson, Champika Thembiliyagoda – Pearson, Roshan Razik – Pearson, Sanjeewa Alwis – Pearson, Buddika Godakanda – Sysco Labs, Gihan Thalagala – Sysco Labs, Thilina Viraj – Sysco Labs, Mangala Perera – Root Code Labs, Damith Kothalawala – DevOps Sri Lanka Community, Sampath Thrimavithana – Virtusa, and Charith Ruwinda – Wiley, to tailor make it for this bootcamp. The curriculum covers topics ranging from an introduction to Cloud computing and AWS, GCP, AZURE, to Cloud services comparison and deployment, Cloud architecture and best practices, Security and Governance, and Cloud Operations.

Ashique .M.Ali, Vice Chairman, SLASSCOM stated “migration to the Cloud has been an ongoing activity for a long time now, gaining further impetus as a direct result of the pandemic and is poised to continue growing. While this is exciting, the industry is faced with the vital task of ensuring there is enough talent capable of managing such systems, and this is the main focus of our Bootcamp, where we will concentrate on educating and growing the pool of talent we have in the country. This aptly ties in with our vision of achieving USD 5 billion in export revenue employing over 200,000 highly-skilled professionals and launching over 1,000 startups by 2025.”

Nishan Mendis, Board Director at SLASSCOM and Executive Director and CIO at PwC stated “predominant challenges in the industry is the need to upskill the workforce in this area, alongside growing the future talent. Cloud engineering provides exciting opportunities for young talented people to enter our industry and through initiatives like the bootcamp we can nurture and grow them into specialists in this area, benefitting their career growth and the industry.“

Currently oversubscribed due to its industry relevance, the SLASSCOM Academy hopes to launch further Bootcamps of this nature, to help the country produce the requisite talent in Cloud Computing, that in turn will offer organizations a talent pool that will help them to truly stay competitive and reap the full potential of what this technology has to offer.