Length: 2 Days

In this introductory to intermediate-level, Introduction to Cloud Computing training 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.

According to the definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), IT services that are delivered as cloud services offer:

  • A pay-as-you-go model with minimal or no initial costs
  • Usage-based pricing, so that costs are based on actual usage
  • Elasticity, so that users can dynamically consume more or less resources
  • Location independence, high availability, and fault tolerance
  • Ubiquitous access to services, where users can access services from any location using any form factor

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning cloud computing technologies.



Upon completion of this course, you will learn:

  • Describe features, benefits, and operation of cloud computing
  • Understand the evolution of the cloud computing
  • Learn about common platforms and applications
  • List cloud computing products and services
  • Explore pros and cons of implementing a cloud computing platform
  • Understand cloud computing deployment strategies and transitions
  • Describe cloud computing standards and best practices
  • Understand Governing and Operaion in the Cloud
  • Analyze, manage and implement security for both public and private clouds
  • Understand Compliance Requirements
  • Describe Disaster Recovery, application, data integrity and privacy


Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • What is cloud Computing?
  • A Global View of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Provision of computational resources on demand
  • Applications, databases, file services, emails
  • Key Characteristics
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • The Evolution of Cloud Computing
  • Components of a computing cloud
  • Public, private, and hybrid cloud
  • Delivering services from the cloud

How Cluod works

  • Comparisons
  • Characteristics
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Key characteristics
  • Cloud Layers

Cloud Deployment models

  • Public cloud
  • Community cloud
  • Hybrid cloud and hybrid IT delivery
  • Combined cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Cloud engineering
  • Cloud storage
  • The Intercloud

Technical Description of Cloud

  • Layers
  • Client
  • Application
  • Platform
  • Infrastructure
  • Server
  • Building Cloud Networks
  • Virtualization Overview
  • Federation, Presence, Security, and Privacy in the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing Standards and Best Practices
  • Deployment models
  • Public cloud

Example of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

  • Cloud Consumer
  • Cloud Provider
  • Cloud Auditor
  • Cloud Broker
  • Cloud Carrier

End-User Access to Cloud Computing

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Defining cloud computing
  • Delivering services from the cloud
  • Building a Business Case
  • Calculating the financial implications
  • Preserving business continuity
  • Migrating to the Cloud
  • Technical considerations
  • Planning the migration

Adopting the Cloud

  • Key drivers of cloud computing solutions
  • Evaluating barriers to cloud computing
  • Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Characterizing SaaS
  • Comparing service scenarios
  • Inspecting SaaS technologies
  • Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS
  • Building services with solution stacks
  • Managing cloud storage
  • Employing support services
  • Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Enabling technologies
  • Accessing IaaS

Cloud Computing Products Overview

  • Windows® Azure™ Platform Introduction:
  • Introduction to Azure Features and Services
  • Best Practices for Secure Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Essentials
  • Cloud layers
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • The hybrid cloud alternative
  • VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft HyperV
  • VMware vSphere components
  • Storage and Network Management
  • Virtual Machine Deployment

Planning the migration to Cloud

  • Application Migration and Clouds
  • Compliance and Legal
  • Open source and Open standards
  • Availability and performance
  • SLAs
  • Data portability
  • Long-term costs
  • USer management
  • Security
  • Application Migration Options
  • SaaS deployment
  • Platform management
  • Platform scalability
  • IaaS deployment
  • Public or Private Clouds
  • WAN traffic
  • Data security and management
  • Legacy application integration
  • Security and compliance needs
  • Application Evaluation Criteria
  • Multitiered Applications
  • Application Migration Planning and Testing

Securing the Cloud

  • Managing risks in the cloud
  • Governing in the Cloud
  • Governance Rules
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Risk Management
  • Legal and Electronic Discovery
  • Compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Data Protection Act
  • Audit
  • Scanning for and Patching Vulnerabilities
  • Information Assurance Management
  • Interoperability in the Cloud
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Incident Response
  • SLA Management
  • Application Security
  • Network Security
  • Access Management
  • Virtualization