Cloud Technology Associate

Cloud computing is not just a technology, but also a new model for organizing, contracting and delivering information technology systems. This model has great potential for benefits but also new risks.

The Professional Cloud Technology Associate starts with proper definitions of cloud computing and virtualization, and explains the benefits and applications. Technology is explained, but mostly in a vendor neutral way. A lab activity is included which enables participants to understand the cloud in a practical manner.

The latest cloud technologies and applications are included with both the risks and the mangement of these risks being addresses. In the final part of the course the process of making choices in the adoption process of cloud is explained and cloud service management is broken down into details. The course is an excellent way to prepare professionals who are considering cloud computing in their organizations.


After completing this course you should be able to:

Identify the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and virtualization including business benefits of cloud computing and virtualization.
Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing and virtualization.
Identify the characteristics of cloud applications.
Identify the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.
Understand cloud security and identify the risks involved in cloud computing as well as the risk mitigation measures.
Understand the factors involved for implementation of different cloud models.


Disponible en formato e-learning

Disponible en formato presencial

Disponible en formato a distancia

Subvención disponible
A través de Fundae, cumpliendo requisitos.

15 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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Conocimientos requeridos


Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to Cloud Services Model

Review Traditional Computing Challenges and Concerns
Cloud Computing Concepts, History, and Definitions (Characteristics, Service Models, and Deployment Models)
Activity: Cloud Services Values
Cloud Computing Benefits and Challenges, Best and Least Suited Application Profiles and APIs
Activity: Case Study Assignment
Cloud Reference Architecture and Common Terminologies
Activity: Comparison of On-Premise and Cloud-Based Cost Analysis
Module 3: Introduction to Virtualization: The Backbone Technology of Cloud Computing

Virtualization: Definition, Concepts, History, and Relationship to Cloud Computing
Virtualization: Benefits, Challenges, Risks, and Suitability to Organizations
Hypervisor: Role and Purpose in Virtualization and the Various Types of Hypervisor
Virtualization: Terminologies/Features
Activity: High Availability Calculation
Virtualization: Different Types of Virtualization
Activity: Demo: Create, Manage, and Access Virtual Resources in the Cloud
Module 4: Overview of Cloud Technologies and Applications

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and MDM + EMM
Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
Big Data Analytics, NoSQL, NewSQL, and Internet of Things (IoT)
Activity: Comparison of RDBMS, NoSQL, and NewSQL Activity Time:
Case Study Assignment
Module 5: Cloud Security, Risk, Compliance and Governance

Security, Risk, Compliance and Governance Definitions
Impact of Cloud Essential Characteristics
Activity: Impact of Cloud Essential Characteristics
Impact of Cloud Service Models
Impact of Cloud Deployment Models
Activity: Impact of Cloud Deployment Models
Best Practices and General Cloud Security Recommendations
Module 6: Preparing for Cloud Adoption

Cloud Strategy and Roadmap Preparation
Solution Architectures: For Various Services, Deployment Models, and Organizational Capabilities
Cloud Service Provider, SLA, and Cloud Migration
Activity: Cloud Adoption Strategy
Activity: Case Study Assignment
Module 7: Cloud Service Management

CSM Overview: Definition, Architecture, Lifecycle, Actors
CSM: Business Support
CSM: Provisioning and Configuration
CSM: Portability and Interoperability
Cloud Management Platforms
Activity: Identify Cloud Service Management Features of an Organization
Activity: Case Study Assignment

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