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Cloud Computing Technologies Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

1200

Duration

3 Days

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Cloud computing potentially affects every aspect of an organization’s IT department. In this 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.

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

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

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

Course Preparation:

  • This course helps you prepare for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Cloud Computing Certification Exam  
  • The course has been reviewed and approved as CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC)

Software/Applications:

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

Certification Information:

Course 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
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Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will: 

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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"Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction is a very thorough and valuable course. I am now familiar with the basic tools and concepts, which has helped prepare me for my company’s implementation of cloud computing. I plan to take the next course in Learning Tree’s cloud computing series to further expand my knowledge."

- D. McAfee, Project Engineer
TASC, Inc.

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