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Course Overview

Learn the essentials of Cloud Computing by focusing on real-world business issues and the practical solutions of Cloud Computing.  This course is the preferred Cloud Certification for business professionals and non-IT staff.

The course covers:

  • Cloud risk-and-consequences education
  • ITIL project management of cloud migrations and systems
  • Important security considerations

The last day is used for exam practice for those wishing to take the CompTIA Essentials exam to show confirmation of their skills and knowledge.  The exam cram day is filled with the review of a series of questions similar to those given on the exam.  This allows students to prepare for the style and kind of questions they will face on the exam as well as exam study and exam taking tips. 

Duration:  3 Days (18 hours)

Prerequisites: None

Price: $1,650

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Who Should Attend

This is the preferred cloud certification for business professionals and non-IT Staff.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of Cloud Computing
  • Explain the business aspects and impact of Cloud Computing
  • Differentiate the types of Cloud Solutions and the adoption measures needed for each
  • Identify the Technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in Cloud Computing
  • Identify the steps to successfully adopt Cloud Services
  • Identify the basic concepts of ITIL and describe how the ITIL framework is useful in the implementation of Cloud Computing in an organization
  • Identify the possible risks involved in Cloud Computing and the risk mitigation measures, and you will also identify the potential cost considerations for the implementation of Cloud and it's strategic benefits

Course Agenda:

Lesson 1:  Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Topic 1A: Overview of Cloud Computing
  • Topic 1B: Evolution of the Cloud
  • Topic 1C: Specialized Cloud Services

Lesson 2:  Business Value of Cloud Computing

  • Topic 2A: Business Need for Cloud Computing
  • Topic 2B: Cloud Scalability
  • Topic 2C: Cloud Security
  • Topic 2D: Impact of Cloud Computing on Business

Lesson 3:  Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing

  • Topic 3A:  The Cloud Deployment Models
  • Topic 3B: Network Requirements for Cloud Deployment
  • Topic 3C: Automation and Self-Service in Cloud Computing
  • Topic 3D: Federated Cloud Services
  • Topic 3E: Standardization

Lesson 4:  Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing

  • Topic 4A: Cloud Storage
  • Topic 4B: Application Performance
  • Topic 4C: Data Integration
  • Topic 4D: Security Risks and Mitigation
  • Topic 4E: Application Architecture and the Development Process

Lesson 5:  Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Services

  • Topic 5A:  Steps to Adopting Cloud Services
  • Topic 5B: Organizational Capability to Adopt Cloud Services
  • Topic 5C: Cloud Vendor Roles and Capabilites
  • Topic 5D: Migrating Applications to the Cloud

Lesson 6:  ITIL and Cloud Computing

  • Topic 6A: Overview of ITIL
  • Topic 6B: Planning Service Strategy
  • Topic 6C: Designing Cloud Service
  • Topic 6D: Transitioning to Live Environment
  • Topic 6E: Running a Cloud Service Operation
  • Topic 6F:  Continual Service Improvement with Cloud

Lesson 7:  Identifying Risks and Consequences

  • Topic 7A: Organizational Risks
  • Topic 7B: Technical Risks
  • Topic 7C: Legal Risks
  • Topic 7D: Cost Evaluation for Cloud Computing
  • Topic 7E: Identify Maintenance Aspects of Strategic Flexibility

APPENDIX A:  Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) Exam Objectives

APPENDIX B:  CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) Acronyms

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