Join us on Tuesday, June 21 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speaker:


Launching Your Career in the Cloud Computing
by Prem Jadhwani, CEO Intellectual Point

Cloud computing is one of the hottest technologies with a high demand for qualified professionals. The median salary for IT pros currently in a cloud computing career in the U.S. is $124,300. However, it is not the easiest of jobs to acquire because it is a specialty area. To secure a job in this field, a candidate must have several specific skills. Let’s see what they are so you can get your cloud computing career started!

Amazon's (AWS) selection of Crystal City (Arlington VA) for its new headquarters will bring $15 billion and 62,000 jobs by 2025. Are you ready for being part of this lucrative career?

There is a great deal of interest from those with traditional IT skills—such as help desk technicians, data center admins, enterprise architects, developers, and networking engineers—to steer themselves into a cloud computing career that will not only provide job protection but pay better as well. However, the path to cloud computing riches is not that clear for most.

 The good news: There is a path for many IT pros into the cloud. In this meetup, we will show you how to map a path to those cloud computing jobs from your current state if you are a Helpdesk or datacenter admin, enterprise architect, database admin, application developer, system admin, test/QA engineer, or networking engineer.

The patterns for getting from traditional IT to cloud IT are basically the same for most IT roles: Get smart on specific cloud technology and do it fast. Take advantage of the AWS and Azure training, boot camps, and exam readiness workshops.


Speaker Bio

prem jadhwaniPrem Jadhwani works as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder of Intellectual Point – a Reston VA based professional IT Training, Education & Solutions Provider. He also serves as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Government Acquisitions - an IT Solutions Provider & Trusted Advisor to the Federal Government. His primary responsibilities include defining, developing and delivering professional, hands-on IT Trainings and Solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Networking, Big Data Analytics, Mobility, Internet of Everything and Emerging Technologies.

Mr. Jadhwani possesses over 20 years of experience working in the enterprise IT space with both commercial and Federal customers. He has a strong blend of technology and marketing background and has worked with a number of Technology and Software firms, including TIBCO Software, See Beyond Technology Corporation (now acquired by Sun/Oracle), Infogix Systems Inc., GTSI Corporation and Unicom Government Inc.

 Prem has a well-rounded and extensive product management experience and has a proven track record of successfully training, coaching and mentoring people and with hands-on marketable skills in areas such as Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Project Management and preparing them for highly skilled IT and management careers in rapidly growing IT space. He provides technical and business expertise in Data Center, Green IT, Enterprise Networking, Information Assurance & Network Security, Unified Communications, Wireless, Virtualization & Cloud Computing solutions to customers and is a prominent speaker at various trade-shows and conferences. Prem was nominated and has served as a Commissioner for the 2012 TechAmerica STLG Cloud Computing Commission as well as 2012 TechAmerica Big Data Commission. Prem is an active contributor to various industry discussions, panels and his work and articles have been published in numerous journals and periodicals. Prem has an intuitive ability to be able to envision technological changes and provide technical direction and trainings to the companies and customers.

Prem is also involved as an adjunct faculty for instructing graduate level degree courses in Cyber Forensics, Big Data, Virtualization and Cloud Computing at various reputable universities like University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Strayer University and several others. Prem holds several advanced academic credentials including MS in Computer Science, MBA in Marketing and has completed his coursework towards a Ph.D. in Cyber Security from George Mason University. He also holds 100+ advanced IT Certifications and Credentials including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CSM, CHFI, VCP, GIAC, GCIH, ITILv3, CCSP, CCNP, CCVP and several others.



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