Cloud Computing Foundation Training Course

Delivers a comprehensive introduction to deployment and support of Cloud IT resources

Introduction

Cloud computing is the term given to the availability of IT resources usually supplied by an external 3rd party service provider and accessed using the Internet. The ‘Cloud’ itself is a virtualisation of resources – networks, servers, applications, data storage and services – to which the end user has constant on-demand access. These resources can be provided with minimal user management or service provider interaction.

This EXIN-certificated classroom training course provides an overview of Cloud computing and its relationship with other areas of information management. This overview is based on a knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Cloud computing and an understanding of the deployment, architecture and design of a Cloud computing platform. The Cloud Computing Foundation training course delivers a comprehensive introduction to the deployment and support of Cloud IT resources AND a recognised industry standard certification awarded by EXIN.

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Exam Included
2 Days
£1695Excl. VAT

Course Outline

  • The concept and evolution of Cloud computing
  • Cloud computing architectures including SOA, Tiered, Multi and Datacentre
  • Benefits and limitations of Cloud resources
  • Using and accessing the Cloud from desktop and mobile devices
  • Security in the Cloud and Identity Management
  • Building local Cloud networks
  • Supporting the use of the Cloud with VPN access, scripting languages and data back-up
  • Understand the business case (costs & benefits) of Cloud computing
  • How to evaluate the performance of your Cloud implementation

After completing this course, you will be able to (in relation to Cloud Computing):

  • Identify essential elements
  • Describe the pros and cons
  • Understand the business case for going to the cloud
  • Describe how to build a cloud network
  • Understand virtualisation architecture
  • Describe security and privacy issues
  • Understand federation and presence
  • Describe cloud computing standards and best practices
  • Describe how mobile devices can be used in the cloud

This course is presented by an experienced trainer in a class-room format and includes relevant workshop exercise and discussion sessions. Full course materials will be provided to all delegates.

Description

Cloud Computing is the term given to the use of multiple server computers via a digital network as if they were one computer. The ‘Cloud’ itself is a virtualisation of resources – networks, servers, applications, data storage and services – which the end user has on-demand access to. These resources can be provided with minimal management or service provider interaction.

Cloud computing offers the end user resources without the requirement of having knowledge of the systems that deliver it. Additionally, the cloud can provide the user with a far greater range of applications and services. Therefore the cloud enables users and business scalable and tailored services.

About the Course

Cloud computing is the term given to the availability of IT resources usually supplied by an external 3rd party service provider and accessed using the Internet. The ‘Cloud’ itself is a virtualisation of resources – networks, servers, applications, data storage and services – to which the end user has constant on-demand access. These resources can be provided with minimal user management or service provider interaction.

This EXIN-certificated classroom training course provides an overview of Cloud computing and its relationship with other areas of information management. This overview is based on a knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Cloud computing and an understanding of the deployment, architecture and design of a Cloud computing platform.

The Cloud Computing Foundation training course delivers a comprehensive introduction to the deployment and support of Cloud IT resources AND a recognised industry standard certification awarded by EXIN.

Who Should Attend

The two-day Cloud Computing Foundation course is designed for anyone in an organisation who is researching, planning or supporting an implementation of Cloud computing. It is particularly suited for IT Managers who are responsible for the delivery of Cloud services and IT Directors who need to understand and evaluate the business case and performance of Cloud resources.

Cloud Computing Foundation is intended for everyone playing a role or having an interest in the use and management of internet based IT services. This includes staff from internal and external service providers, their customers, and their managers.

Materials Provided

Our package includes refreshments and full course materials.

Organisational Benefits

  • Cloud Computing is sold on demand
  • The service is managed by the provider
  • User can determine the amount of service they take
  • Users can log on to the network from any computer in the world

Individual Benefits

Cloud Computing brings with it many benefits to the end user. These include:

  • Access to a huge range of applications without having to download or install anything
  • Applications can be accessed from any computer, anywhere in the world
  • Users can avoid expenditure on hardware and software; only using what they need
  • Companies can share resources in one place
  • Consumption is billed as a utility with minimal upfront costs
  • Scalability via on-demand resources

There are several differences from traditional hosting to cloud hosting. The main differences are:

  • Cloud Computing is sold on demand
  • The service is managed by the provider
  • User can determine the amount of service they take
  • Users can log on to the network from any computer in the world

Prerequisites

There are no formal entry requirements but we would expect delegates to have a basic understanding of computing, IT networks and how they are used to support the requirements of users in an organisation.

Prereading

To support your attendance on this course and to provide an additional understanding of the benefits and risks with Cloud computing, we recommend the following books:

  • Get Ready For Cloud Computing
  • Above The Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing

Exam Overview

This course is based on the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation syllabus and prepares delegates for the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation examination which is taken at the end of the second day. Successful candidates will be awarded the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation Certificate.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

Not Applicable.

Qualifications

A certificate in Cloud Computing Foundation

Next Steps

It could beneficial to take another one of our courses such as ITIL® Foundation, more and more organisations are recommending that employee's become certified.

Conclusion

After successfully completing this course, you will be awarded a certificate in Cloud Computing Foundation

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