Introduction to Cloud Computing Training

Level: Intermediate
Course #: 1200

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In this introduction to cloud computing training course, you will evaluate and assess the business and technical benefits of cloud computing, gain the foundation to analyze cloud applications for use in your organization, and learn how cloud computing can provide efficient solutions to technical, business, and administrative challenges.

Key Features of this Cloud Computing Essentials Training:

After-course instructor coaching benefit

After-course computing sandbox included

Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

Exploit the benefits of the different cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

Leverage services provided by the major public cloud providers

Configure and provision resources on a private IaaS cloud

Apply tips and best practices when adopting the cloud

Choose the Training Solution That Best Fits Your Individual Needs or Organizational

Goals Live, Instructor-Led – Live, Online Training

10-day instructor-led training course


Live, Online Training

Cloud Computing Essentials Training Information

Cloud Computing Basics Course Description

This introduction to cloud computing course includes 17 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world cloud computing expert instructor.

Recommended Experience

Working knowledge of Internet technologies, Microsoft Windows and Web applications Programming experience A background with cloud computing is not required


AWS and Google Applications are provided for your use during the course

Cloud Computing Essentials Training Outline

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Defining cloud computing

Components of a computing cloud

Differentiating types of clouds: public, private and hybrid

Delivering services from the cloud

Categorizing service types

Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Adopting the Cloud

Key drivers of cloud computing solutions

Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources

Tapping into an infinite storage capacity

Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models

Evaluating barriers to cloud computing

Handling sensitive data

Aspects of cloud security

Assessing governance solutions

Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)

Characterizing SaaS

Streamlining administration with centralized installation

Optimizing cost and performance with scale on demand

Comparing service scenarios

Improving collaboration with business productivity tools

Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components

Inspecting SaaS technologies

Deploying web applications

Implementing web services: SOAP and REST

Choosing a development platform

Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS

Specifying the components of PaaS

Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions

Selecting an appropriate implementation

Building services with solution stacks

Evaluating the architecture of vendor-specific platforms

Becoming familiar with service platform tools

Managing cloud storage

Controlling unstructured data in the cloud

Deploying relational databases in the cloud

Improving data availability

Employing support services

Testing in the cloud

Monitoring cloud-based services

Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Enabling technologies

Scalable server clusters

Achieving transparency with platform virtualization Elastic storage devices

Accessing IaaS

Provisioning servers on demand

Handling dynamic and static IP addresses

Tools and support for management and monitoring

Deploying a Private Cloud

Leveraging an existing infrastructure

Comparing OpenStack and Eucalyptus

Managing resources across teams and departments Integrating with public clouds

Building a Business Case

Calculating the financial implications

Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud

Estimating economic factors downstream

Preserving business continuity

Selecting appropriate service-level agreements

Safeguarding access to assets in the cloud

Security, availability and disaster recovery strategies

Migrating to the cloud

Rearchitecting applications for the cloud

Integrating the cloud with existing applications

Selecting a vendor and avoiding vendor lock-in


Cloud Computing Essentials Training FAQs

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a means of storing and accessing data using a network of remote servers hosting over the internet. Many organizations employ a hybrid cloud, meaning they use traditional on-premises data storage alongside private, third-party or public cloud services.

I am from a non-technical background. Will I benefit from the course?

Yes! The course presents the business advantages of the cloud and also the technical benefits it can provide. The technical discussions are at a level that attendees with a business background can understand and apply. Where technical knowledge is required, sufficient guidance for all backgrounds is provided to enable activities to be completed and the learning objectives achieved.

Can I take this cloud computing course online?

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and online.

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