Professional Cloud Solutions Architect

This course is designed for technology professionals who architect the technology solutions that support the changing requirements due to adoption of cloud computing, and help organizations leverage the opportunities that cloud is creating. Solution architects need to understand the impact that cloud is having on business and information architecture, application design, data management, and security architecture-and be very familiar with the topology and eco-systems that are being created as a result of increasing adoption of cloud technologies and operating models. This course is designed for senior technology professionals who are architecting and designing the future generation of technology solutions. The course materials include comprehensive reference materials that help to continue your educational experience after the course. The course prepares you for the Professional Cloud Solutions Architect certification (PCSA) exam provided by the Cloud Credential Council. The PCSA is endorsed, recognized as supported by several key technology vendors and standards bodies. The content for this course, as well as the PCSA certification is based on the cloud standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


After completing this course you should be able to understand:

History of cloud computing and its impact on business and IT Architecture
Key engineering concepts of operating «as a Service»
Impact of cloud computing on service management
Consumer and provider perspectives on setting up cloud environments
Evaluating a cloud solution architecture
Migrating and transitioning to a cloud environment

Cloud computing

Disponible en formato e-learning

Disponible en formato presencial

Disponible en formato a distancia

Subvención disponible
A través de Fundae, cumpliendo requisitos.

10 horas

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

Dirigido a

Technology architects, application architects, system architects, cloud strategy consultants, enterprise architects and senior developers.

Conocimientos requeridos

It is recommended that participants have achieved the Cloud Technology Associate Certification (or its equivalent) from the Cloud Credential Council (and that participants are conversant with cloud concepts and vocabulary)
It is further recommended that participants are TOGAF certified (or its equivalent)


History of Computing and Cloud Computing

Pros and cons of utility computing, grid computing and cloud computing
The shift from virtualization to cloud
Internet, sustainability, energy awareness and the emergence of tablets and smart devices on business
Analyzes cloud-related monetization strategies and charging mechanisms
Impact of Cloud Computing

Innovative models and new forms of sourcing in creating cloud solutions
Key risk, security and legal issues inherent in applying cloud solutions
Outlines the correct variant architecture solutions in case-study scenarios
Technology Engineering of Cloud Computing

Explain the implications of operating «as a service», factor in the relevant key engineering concepts to architectures
Paradigm shifts and reference architectures and standards
Practical difference between resource pooling and load balancing
Deployment model and service type in a given scenario
Pros and cons of the differing cloud solution architectures and their features
Cloud Computing Solution Architectures

New cloud-enabled solution models (e.g., composite mash-up web apps, mobile, BYOD, Big Data)
Deployment channel models (hosting, reselling, management cloud) on architecting cloud solutions
Architecture options for different sized businesses based on a range of impact factors
Cloud Service Life Cycle

Control and management issues in different cloud deployment solutions
Cloud life cycles
Cloud solution characteristics for different deployment solution models
Service Transition and Service Transformation

Key features and issues of «running your business in the cloud» and «running IT as a business»
Issues involved in certification and accreditation of a cloud solution
Strategies to maximize the enablers and minimize the barriers of adopting cloud computing as a business option
Customer Perspective on Setting Up Cloud Environments

Business features of a consumer cloud solution architecture
Prepare and plan a specific consumer cloud environment for a given scenario
Key steps in setting up a consumer cloud environment
Provider Perspective on Setting up Cloud Environments

Explore the perspective of the cloud provider, take it into account when architecting a cloud environment
Key business features of a provider cloud solution architecture
Specific cloud provider environment for a given scenario
Key steps in setting up a provider cloud environment
Cloud Ecosystem

Impact of wider concepts such as the «Internet of Things» and the «Internet of Everything» on the process of architecting cloud solutions
Macro and micro drivers of business and technology ecosystems
Changes for different stakeholders and investors
Roles of consumer, provider and intermediary in the context of broader governance and policy
Types of XAAS Solutions

Historical development of cloud computing
Future path to new cloud ecosystem solutions
Types of XaaS solutions and service options and how functional and non-functional criteria can be determined
Available options in XaaS that can be combined in strategic, capability and functional architectures, giving examples by technology and vertical industry exemplars
Targeting the Right Solution Architecture

Key design principles of XaaS and types of deployment scenarios
Demand, supply and channel profiles and solution fit criteria in a given scenario
Compare multiple solutions with inputs from technology, organizational and strategic implications
Make vs. Buy, Write vs. Rent

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