Acquia-certified Cloud Pro, Martin Anderson-Clutz
There’s an old adage that states, “keep your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground.” It’s a reminder that whilst we need to focus on the day-to-day, it never hurts to strive for more and look beyond the status quo. We think about that phrase today as we congratulate Martin Anderson-Clutz for obtaining Acquia Certified Cloud Pro status.
He joins our two other Acquia Certified Cloud Pros, system administrator Jacob Parry, and Drupal solutions lead, Anna Mykhailova. And as this is Martin’s sixth Acquia certification, he’s a living testament to our development team’s willingness to embody our core value of “always learning and improving.”
It’s safe to say that these three talented developers have their heads in the clouds in the best possible way.
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED CLOUD PRO?
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “It’s in the cloud.” But what does that actually mean? Whether you’re syncing your devices to backup your photos or backing up your website to a secondary location just to be safe -- many of us use this mysterious “cloud.” And while most can give a vague explanation of what the “cloud” is, few truly understand how it works and what it can mean for their data.
Cloud Pro certification validates the skills and knowledge of a developer in the area of hosting and maintaining a Drupal website on Acquia Cloud. The Acquia Platform Certification is the premier professional Drupal certification program. Its certifications are the trusted benchmark for validating and promoting expertise, up-skilling teams, and helping to ensure successful project delivery.
To obtain this recognition, one must pass a test that examines an individual's abilities to:
- Understand the features provided by Acquia Cloud;
- Configure the Acquia Cloud environment for hosting a Drupal-based website;
- Implement an optimum development workflow to work with Acquia Cloud-based websites;
- and Understand and implement Acquia Cloud development and deployment best practices.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PROJECT SUCCESS?
Ultimately, it’s okay if you don’t understand the cloud, but it’s important to choose a web development partner who does.
Acquia Certified Cloud Pros will have a better understanding of how the different pieces of a project come together to create a powerful, flexible, and scalable digital platform. We have talked before about the different certifications that our team holds and how our investment in professional development contributes to building a successful team.
Passing any Acquia certification is not easy. It is symbolic of the time and experience earned through real-time projects and client situations, and more than a little bit of studying.
Having access to a Certified Cloud Pro means you have an incredible competitive advantage: unparalleled access to knowledge of trends, best practices, and methods to create efficiency within the Cloud system.
WHAT IS ACQUIA?
Acquia is an open-source digital experience company. It is considered the leader in enterprise Drupal solutions and provides a powerful cloud-native platform to build, operate, and optimize digital experiences. Founded by Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal, Acquia also serves as the administrator and regulator of the professional certification program for Drupal.
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