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Meet Ameet Bakshi: The Insurance CloudMASTER®

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Powered by Singapore-based Big Data start-up Crayon Data, BigData-MadeSimple.com tapped the insurance industry as being at the forefront of integrating cloud technology into their digital eco system. As stated in one of their recent articles

“Cloud based platforms, storage and applications change the way of creating and delivering their products and services, managing risks and claims, collaborating with channel members and partners, and communicating with customers, agents and brokers.”

After serving as a successful IT Architect and Project Manager for over five years, Ameet Baksi took a stab at what was then the new cloud computing trend,   He completed his CloudMASTER® certification and quickly landed a position with Crum & Forster, a leading national property & casualty insurance company with a large, diversified specialty platform. After completing over four successful years with the firm, Ameet could now be referred to as “The Insurance CloudMASTER®”!

Read more at https://www.insurancetech.com/insurance-cloud-success-stories/d/d-id/1314195

According to Crayon Data, cloud computing enables insurers to reuse their IT resources more efficiently by reducing the cost of acquiring and maintaining infrastructure. If this is true, Mr. Bakshi surely landed in a good position. The CloudMASTER® courses not only provided an understanding of cloud operations and security, but it also gave him the perspective he needed to be valuable to this subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a $42 billion global firm engaged in property and casualty insurance.

“The skills you gained from completing the CloudMASTER® certification, are skills for life. They give you the self- confidence and knowledge needed to improve your income and to widen your employment opportunities. My overall experience during the course was excellent. The instructors were very knowledgeable and patient when teaching the material. My classmates were a very diverse group of professionals whom came from various occupations and backgrounds. The CloudMaster® course curriculum is well designed and the labs allow you the ability to get a hands on experience.”

Key to his success was the willingness of the NCTA instructors to remain after class to help him better understand the material. That willingness also gave him the opportunity to gain more insight into cloud architecture and to improve his cloud assessment skills.

As more companies take advantage of cloud service benefits, the need for IT professionals to be skillful in the use and implementation of a wide range of cloud services becomes even more acute. This form of training also serves as a layer of protection against well-known cloud transition missteps like cloud service vendor lock-in and inadequate cloud service provider due diligence. If this type of training is for you, please check out the National Cloud Technologist Association (NCTA) and Logical Operations NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification Training Program.

( This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation or organization.)

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