Google Cloud, NASSCOM launch Computing Foundations


Digital disruption has accelerated virtual collaboration and across industries, organizations have taken a cloud-first approach. With more deployments on the cloud, the need for skilled individuals in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics has increased especially over the last 2 years. Google Cloud has launched the 1st cohort of the Google Cloud Computing Foundations with Kubernetes course in collaboration with FutureSkills Prime (a MeitY and NASSCOM Digital Skilling Initiative), to equip participants with the skills they need for a career in a digital workplace.

The Google Cloud Computing Foundation Program in collaboration with NASSCOM is a 5 Course series aligned with the National Occupancy Standard defined by the Government of India. It is a beginner-level course that aims to provide participants an opportunity to experience cloud computing, cloud basics, big data, and machine learning. The course will enable participants to learn concepts and have hands-on training (via Google Cloud Skills Boost platform) to practice their learning. Post completion, participants will earn a course completion certificate and Industry recognised skill badges.

According to Gartner, Inc., cloud technology is becoming mainstream, with enterprises investing more on cloud-based offerings leading to higher demand for cloud talent and the need for upskilling. Organizations are increasingly turning to industry-recognized certifications to also train their existing staff. IT certifications and recertifying ensures individuals have the latest skills to make an impact and even open new opportunities in their current job.

“With rapid digitization, organizations feel the need to migrate their critical workloads to the cloud and modernize their data infrastructure. To achieve this businesses need the right talent with the right combination of cloud skills. Google Cloud certifications will help individuals validate their cloud expertise, elevate their careers, and transform businesses with Cloud technology.” said Anil Bhansali, VP of Engineering and Head of India Development Centre at Google Cloud 


Kirti Seth, CEO of NASSCOM said “Cloud plays an integral role in helping businesses grow and sustain momentum, though shortage of digital skills remains a challenge. We are thrilled to bring Google Cloud Computing Foundation with Kubernetes course to FutureSkills Prime learners. An aligned course, it will not only provide individuals an introduction to cloud computing covering cloud basics, big data, and machine learning but also give them an option to learn at their own pace. This partnership with Google Cloud is an important milestone in our journey to build India as a digital talent hub.”

Google Cloud Computing Foundations with Kubernetes course will be offered free of cost for students in their higher education Institutions and freshers seeking to skill themselves on emerging technologies and help them in getting jobs.  It will also help participants develop technical proficiency by learning the basics of Cloud Computing, Big Data and Machine Learning. This is the Ideal foundation course for diverse career paths including those of IT infrastructure, Data Analytics, Cloud Native Application development among others.