Microsoft Invests in Cloud and AI in Australia: What It Means for You and How Lumify Learn Can Help

By Lumify Learn Team  |  October 27, 2023

As the demand for cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) services in Australia grows, the country finds itself in need of more professionals in these fields. To address this gap and to support the digital transformation of various sectors, one of the leading tech companies in the world, Microsoft, has announced its plans to expand its cloud and AI infrastructure and education initiatives in Australia.

What is Microsoft’s newest initiative in Australia about?

On October 2023, Microsoft reported that it is investing $5 billion to improve its AI and cloud computing capabilities in Australia by 250% over the next two years. This is the single largest investment in the tech giant’s forty-year history in the country.

Microsoft says that the investment will enable them to meet the growing cloud computing services demand, which is seen to almost double from $12.2 billion in 2022 to A$22.4 billion in 2026. This initiative will also help Australia take advantage of the significant economic and productivity opportunities presented by the latest AI technologies today.

What’s more, Microsoft and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) are joining forces for an initiative called Microsoft-Australian Signals Directorate Cyber Shield (MACS) to help bolster cyber security for individuals, businesses, and government entities across Australia. This will help ensure heightened protection against evolving cyber threats. To make this possible, the two organisations will collaboratively develop state-of-the-art, tailored cyber security solutions designed to meet the unique challenges of the digital landscape.

Empowering Australians for a Digital Future

As part of the investment, Microsoft has pledged to support 300,000 Australians under its global skills programs. By providing access to learning resources, certifications, and job-hunting tools, individuals gain the necessary skills and capabilities to succeed in today’s digital economy.

Lastly, the tech giant will set up its first data centre academy in Australia in early 2024. This program will teach students essential skills for core operational roles, such as data centre technicians, IT operations personnel, and network engineers. These skilling investments are part of the company’s shared commitment with the Australian Government to fill 1.2 million tech-related jobs across the country by 2030.

How Lumify Learn Can Help You Unlock Your IT Potential

Thanks to Microsoft's substantial investment in cloud computing, cyber security, and AI capabilities in Australia, the IT landscape in the country is set to receive a significant transformation. This presents an exciting opportunity for individuals and professionals like you to delve into these cutting-edge domains and become valuable contributors to the digital revolution.

We recognise the growing demand for AI, cloud, and cyber security professionals. That’s why we’re here to help you make the most of these opportunities by offering nationally accredited IT courses and a range of vendor-endorsed bootcamps in high demand in Australia today. Some of our offerings include:

Cloud Computing

ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Elective Focus Cloud Computing: This course equips you with the essential knowledge and highly sought-after skills needed to thrive in the field of cloud computing and safeguard critical assets in cloud-based environments.

Azure Cloud Computing Professional: This will teach you to use Azure’s core services, such as compute, storage, networking, and databases, as well as its advanced features, such as AI, machine learning, and DevOps.

AWS Cloud Computing Professional: In this course, you will learn to use Amazon Web Services’ key components, such as compute, storage, databases, networking, and analytics, as well as its emerging technologies, such as machine learning, and IoT.

Artificial intelligence

: This boot camp course includes valued and widely-recognised certifications from industry leaders AWS and TensorFlow and offers you the opportunity to learn and apply the latest AI techniques and tools to real-world problems and scenarios.

Cyber Security

Certified Cyber Security Professional: In this course, you will learn how to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common wired and wireless networks. You will also apply current best practices for preventing and addressing cyber threats to improve baseline security readiness and incident response.

ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology Elective Focus Basic Cyber Security Awareness: This is a foundational course that provides an overarching understanding of general IT skills and concepts, with a focus on protecting computer operating systems, data, and networks from cyber threats.

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security): This diploma program equips aspiring cyber security engineers with skills to enhance workplace security awareness. It focuses on designing systems that prepare for and handle cyber threats.

Why Lumify Learn?

Flexible Online Learning

Our courses are delivered 100% online, which means you can study anywhere and anytime you prefer. This allows you to balance your studies with your personal, family, and work commitments. You can also learn in an environment where you feel comfortable in.

Expert trainers and mentors

When you enrol in our courses, our trainers and mentors, who have years of industry experience in their respective fields, will guide you from the start to the end of your learning journey. They will answer your questions, provide feedback, and share helpful insights and tips.

Lumify Edge

As soon as you complete our courses, you can join Lumify Edge, a membership program that will prepare and connect you with job opportunities on the most in-demand skills today in Australia. We’ll help you write the perfect resume and cover letter, build a standout LinkedIn profile, and prepare for your interviews. You will even be able to access our exclusive job portal where you can apply to featured jobs, see companies actively hiring, and join our candidate pool.

Part of the Lumify Group

Lumify Learn is part of the Lumify Group, APAC’s largest vendor training company. With more than three decades of experience, the Group has established a strong track record of collaborating with leading IT vendors to provide extensive training solutions for businesses, corporations, government entities, and the defense sector. By enrolling with us, you can benefit from the Group’s extensive experience and expertise in IT training and certification.

Ready to take advantage of the growing AI, cloud, and cyber security demand? Enquire with us on a course today.

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