Meet Venkatramaiah Kurela, a Microsoft Azure trainer.

Being a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by profession, Venkatramaiah Kurela is an experienced Microsoft Azure trainer based in Hyderabad. He has eight years of teaching experience in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google cloud and VMware ESXi, and VMWare vCenter server services. He had quit his day job with Qualcomm India and is now working as a full-time tutor, his profile on UrbanPro has a rating of 5.0; Venkat offers associate and professional levels of training.

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Here is an excerpt from the interview with Venkatramaiah Kurela

Q1. When and how did you start as a Microsoft Azure trainer?

In the year 2014, I got an opportunity to work with Security 24 IT services, a US-based cloud hosting company that is now a part of NTT Data Centre. , It was there that I got a chance to explore about cloud and its services to a large extent, and since then I have been training students. I have nearly twelve years of overall IT experience and I am currently working as a Virtualisation neutral Subject Matter Expert (SME).

 Q2. What skills are required to become a Microsoft Azure trainer?

To be Azure Administrator, one should have knowledge and exposure on building blocks of data centres such as  Windows Server OS, Networking, Storage, Monitoring, access control concepts. All these are integral parts of my Azure training. Passion for technology and determination to get a job should be among the must-haves.

 Q3. What do you think makes you stand out from other Microsoft Azure trainers on

I believe “Students’ success is my success,” and also I have an immense passion for technology. Strong knowledge and working experience in all the verticals of IT infrastructure viz.  Servers, OS, Networking, Storage, Backup, Active Directory, Virtualization, Enterprise applications like messaging services, Database services, collaborative services, web application etc., help me deliver the job-oriented training to my students. This is the reason for my students’ high success rate.

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 Q4. How did you come across

 Back in 2015, when I was looking for an online marketing portal, I came across UrbanPro and found it to be an exclusive website for the training/tutoring business.

 Q5. What was the turning point in your career?

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I say that was the turning point in my career. This platform provided me with excellent business during 2014-2015; I was among the very few trainers, who could provide quality training in Azure. UrbanPro took my training business to the global level.

Q6. How did help you expand your teaching classes?

Though I didn’t have high hopes on UrbanPro initially, later, I  noticed that the conversion rate was getting higher. I then realised the potential of this platform and started relying on it. I have been maintaining my platinum membership ever since the time I started my association with UrbanPro. It finally made me quit my regular day job with Qualcomm India and made tutoring a full-time business. Another perk of being an UrbanPro trainer is, I have been exposed to corporate training and I am doing good there as well.

Q7. What percentage of your work comes from

It was 90% at some point of my business, whereas now, I get around 50-60%.

About the trainer: Venkatramaiah Kurela is an IT professional, who quit his regular job to become a full-time trainer. He is a tutor, who provides individual and corporate training. He has an overall experience of twelve years in the corporates and about 8 years of teaching. Venkat offers advanced and professional level training and certifications.

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