Cloud Computing Essentials

Cloud Computing Essentials

Course overview

In this interactive, introductory-level course, you will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts and architecture of cloud computing and of the design and deployment of a cloud computing platform. You will learn about the evolution of the cloud and its ability to increase processing power and bandwidth capabilities, and you will learn who's who in cloud computing, the products and services offered, and common platforms and applications. You will examine the pros and cons of implementing a cloud computing platform, including the financial benefits and the security risks, and you'll learn about cloud computing standards and best practices.

Target audience

Those interested in learning the essentials of cloud computing, including IT managers seeking basic cloud computing knowledge to determine whether or not to use cloud services, technical professionals who need to understand the basics of cloud computing, and those in sales or marketing functions who sell cloud services and want to increase their ability to communicate with experienced technical professionals


Essential elements of cloud computing

Pros and cons of cloud computing

Who's who in cloud computing and the products and services they offer

The business case for going to the cloud

Building virtualized environments

Virtualization architecture

Products used to implement virtualization architecture

Security and privacy issues with cloud computing

Federation and presence

Cloud computing standards and best practices

Platforms and applications used by cloud computing end users

How mobile devices can be used in the cloud


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Certification info

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