Understanding Cloud Computing (CompTIA Cloud Essentials)


Course Topics Include:

  • Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
  • Cloud Computing and Business Value
  • Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
  • Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Computing
  • Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
  • Risk and Consequences of Cloud Computing

Target Audience:

Designed for service providers, cable IT professionals, business analysts, data center professionals, business/commercial service installers or project managers.

Format:

Online, Self-Paced

This course is expected to take 12 weeks to complete online, about 1 hours per week. As an onsite boot camp, the length is .5 days. Learners view online interactive materials at a time that is convenient for the learner.

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

System Requirements:

  • High speed Internet (HSI) connection
  • Updated Internet Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer)
    • HTML 5 Support

Prerequisites:

• None

Book:


ISBN-13: 978-0071800433

CompTIA Certification Exam #:

CLO-001

Course Modules:

Module 01: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
Module 02: Cloud Computing and Business Value
Module 03: Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
Module 04: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Computing
Module 05: Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
Module 06: Risk and Consequences of Cloud Computing

Course and Exam Objectives:

Module 01: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective

  • Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples.
  • Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Name early examples of cloud computing.
  • Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences.
  • Recognize what types organizations might benefit from cloud computing.
  • Recognize what types organizations might not benefit from cloud computing.
  • Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.

Module 02: Cloud Computing and Business Value

  • Recognize the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.
  • Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective:
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • Hardware independence
    • Variable costs
    • Time to market
    • Distribution over the Internet
  • Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.

Module 03: Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types

  • Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples.
  • Understand at a high-level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment:
    • Networking
    • Automation and Self Service
    • Federation
    • The role of standardization
  • Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them for:
    • Cloud storage
    • Application performance
    • Data integration
    • Security
  • Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application-development process.

Module 04: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud

  • Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services:
    • Understand selection criteria for a pilot
    • Relate SaaS, PaaS, IaaS deployment to organizational goals
  • Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors.
  • Understand the following organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits:
    • Skills that are required in an organization adopting cloud computing.
    • Critical success factors
  • Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.

Module 05: Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management

  • Understand the impact and changes cloud computing on IT service management in a typical organization:
    • Service Strategy
    • Service Design
    • Service Operation
    • Service Transition
  • Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.

Module 06: Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing

  • Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization's existing compliance risk and regulatory framework:
    • Security legal, compliance and privacy risks.
    • Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations.
    • Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.

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