Aptech Ltd., has announced the global launch of an exclusive program in Cloud Computing.

The program has been designed by Vijay Mukhi, Aptech's Cloud Evangelist and the pioneer of Indian IT education. The program will be rolled out in 35 countries and in phases, starting with India, Vietnam and Malaysia. The duration of the course is 40 hours, divided in three levels: Level 100 (16 hours), Level 200 (12 hours) and Level 300 (24 hours).

Ninad Karpe, CEO and MD of Aptech Limited, said, “Cloud Computing is now a critical aspect of IT and many companies are looking at adopting the cloud services. The trends suggest that it is obligatory for the aspirants and existing IT professionals to understand this change. Our course in Cloud Computing will help to skill as well as the re-skill the IT industry both within and outside India.”

Vijay Mukhi, Cloud Evangelist, Aptech Limited, “Since there are different cloud models across the globe and lack of standards we believe that there should be a neutral course that covers all cloud computing technologies. We will provide a homogeneous solution to the aspirants so that they are well versed with the latest technologies that exist I am sure this course will provide students a power packed combination which will enhance the employability of the students manifold, opening up a world of opportunities for them in this sphere. “

Companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon are already working full fledged in the cloud space.

IDC expects spending on IT cloud services to grow almost three-fold, reaching USD 42 billion by 2012.