Press release: Mariana Carroll Consulting Brings World Class Cloud Computing Competency and Skills to Africa


Palo Alto, CA / Capetown, South Africa, 9 December 2016 – Mariana Carroll Consulting has partnered with the U.S. based Cloud Credential Council (CCC) to deliver the recognized portfolio of cloud certifications in South Africa. Dr. Mariana Carroll, founder and owner of specialist technology advisory and training firm, Mariana Carroll Consulting (MCC), understands the skills gap when it comes to emerging technologies. Her experience as an academic and advisor to both multinational enterprises and small – medium size businesses has put her in touch with the aspiring professionals and companies across (continental / South) Africa. The missing link? A shared set of best practices to reskill these aspiring professionals and ready their organizations to utilize cloud technologies effectively.

Africa’s professionals are ready to differentiate themselves and add that competitive edge to their careers. On the other end, businesses are struggling to fill gaps in cloud competence so as to leverage the benefits of cloud computing. The MCC team is passionate about equipping and empowering professionals through fit-for-purpose, practical training and globally accepted certifications to support in this pressing need.

Cloud computing is fast becoming the driver for efficiency, productivity and differentiation. The fast paced growth and adoption of emerging technologies is leaving a gap when it comes to cloud computing skills and capabilities. The demand for cloud skills and capabilities is growing daily, but the means to bridge this gap is lagging. To leverage the power of cloud-solutions and services, we need professionals with the right level of skills in business and technology. The partnership between MCC and the CCC offers a comprehensive solution to this problem through a broad, role-based, program of training and certification for the critical roles in cloud adoption. Asked about the partnership, “Our aim is simple – we want to be your value-adding partner” says Dr. Carroll.

To ensure best in class training, MCC offer web-linked, hybrid virtual and classroom training. Course participants situated in Johannesburg will be led by world-class instructors situated around the globe and supported by subject matter experts in the classroom to facilitate practical exercises and discussion. The courses are already being offered, available via the MCC website. Dr. Carroll will also be speaking at a webinar in cooperation with the CCC on Dec. 13, 2016 – register online to get an understanding of the African Cloud Skills Gap.

About Mariana Carroll Consulting

Mariana Carroll Consulting’s tailored training approach, extensive training portfolio and global partnership with the Cloud Credentials Council (CCC), a top certification institution, ensure that they deliver differentiating, value-add training services and solutions to bridge the competency gap. At Mariana Carroll Consulting, they are passionate about developing and enhancing cloud computing skills through fit-for-purpose training, providing practical applicability and relevancy, under-pinned by globally recognised certifications. They offer training and certifications to help you develop, validate and demonstrate professional cloud skills and expertise to your employers, project leaders, and clients.

For more on this press release please contact:

Liezl van Staden

Mariana Carroll Consulting

Email the Cloud Credential Council

Cloud-ready? World-class training and certifications!

With ever demanding pressure on IT to deliver beyond budget and agility beyond system capability, the skills crunch is finally rearing its head, especially when it comes to new emerging technologies. No wonder that cloud related skills was listed at the top of the skills shortage list to be recruited by CIO’s in 2016/2017. Cloud and distributed computing skills were rated the hottest skill of 2015 on LinkedIn global. But this “new skill” requirement comes at a top dollar cost and at an even greater threat of limited return on investing, as job hopping is at the order of the day. Cloud skills are becoming a scarce commodity!

We are passionate to fill this gap and looking forward to welcome you at one of our Cloud Certification Training classes in Johannesburg at the end of November / beginning of December. Our consortium with the Cloud Credential Council invested over 2 years developing best in class professional cloud computing practices and certifications with leading industry subject matter experts and technology vendors. This training is not your traditional vendor based tech training – we strive to complement practitioner industry knowledge and IT vendor experience with professional certification in cloud computing best practices.

Our aim is simple: Accelerate successful cloud adoption through world-class training and certification.


Join our first of its kind Internationally recognised vendor neutral Cloud Training and Certification in Africa.

Course dates (Johannesburg – 3-day class-room based training)

  • Cloud Technology Associate (Cloud Foundations): 30 November – 2 December 2016 (Brochure / Syllabus)
  • Cloud Solutions Architect:  5 December – 7 December 2016 (Brochure / Syllabus)

Want to know more?

Register for the training here, or visit our website ( for more information. Should you have any questions or would like to speak with our team, please do not hesitate to contact Liezl van Staden @ 082 444 8455 or

We cannot wait to welcome you at our next training class!