Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Cloud computing is massively growing in importance in the IT and ICT sectors as more and more companies are moving applications and business processes to the cloud. This course provides IT and ICT professionals with a working definition of cloud computing, explores the technological precursors of today's cloud, as well as the current technologies the cloud is dependent on. Also covered are the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing for the IT department and business as a whole. It then explores in more detail the different types of services that have become available in the cloud with examples of key pioneers in those areas.
Additional topics include virtualization and data centers; storing and managing cloud data; migrating to the cloud; and identify, presence, and privacy.
Why you should attend?
Learn the benefits and drawbacks associated with cloud computing.
What to expect?
This course has an audio component; please make sure you have speakers/headphones available.
All BICSI CONNECT courses require an Internet-capable device and Internet connection.
Java software; Windows 7 or 8; Mac OSx10.6+; Android 4.1 or later; Apple 10S 6.x, 7.x; IE 10 or later; Firefox 21 or later; Chrome 29 or later; Safari 5.1.8 or later; sound card with speakers/headphones for audio (audio not available for all courses); pop-up blockers disabled. If you need technical assistance, please contact the 24/7 technical support line at 1-866-754-5435.
Who should attend?
This course is recommended for ICT and IT professionals who are interested in learning about cloud computing.
What will I learn?
After this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the development of computing from mainframes
to the cloud
- List the key technologies that enable cloud computing
- Recognize STaaS, CaaS, BPaaS, and other cloud service
- Evaluate security issues in cloud services against
- Evaluate cloud services in a number of areas
including levels of control and interoperability
- Describe the function of service-level agreements in
- Describe use cases for the cloud from the perspective
of users and different types of business
- Describe compliance and regulatory issues as they
pertain to the cloud
- Describe the barriers to cloud adoption and changing
attitudes to cloud
- Describe how cloud services can be stacked to form
- Describe the Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS
cloud service model
- Describe the Platform as a Service or PaaS cloud
- Describe the Software as a Service or SaaS cloud
- Describe the cost of cloud computing compared to
traditional IT in terms of Capital Expense or CAPEX and Operational Expense or
- Describe the four main cloud deployment models
- Describe costing considerations for different cloud
- Assess an application's suitability to move to the
- Determine the suitability for given IT services to be
moved to the cloud
- Describe the key terms associated with virtualization
- Describe the processes and components of hardware virtualization
How long is this course?
Eight-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete.
Can I earn credit?
Earn 8 Continuing Education Credit (CECs) upon successfully completing this program.
What is the cancellation policy?
All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.