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Cloud Computing for the Business User: Concepts and Moving to the Cloud


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number



Overview/Description
Cloud computing is massively growing in importance in the IT sector as more and more companies are eschewing traditional IT and moving applications and business processes to the cloud. This course covers the concepts behind cloud computing and the key characteristics that make cloud services unique and very valuable to some business scenarios. You'll get a basic technology overview of the concepts and strategies emerging from the cloud and learn how cloud products and services can improve traditional business processes.

Target Audience
Individuals and business professionals looking for an overview of cloud computing concepts, services, and benefits; and looking to move their business into the cloud

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.9

Lesson Objectives

Cloud Computing for the Business User: Concepts and Moving to the Cloud

  • start the course
  • describe cloud computing
  • identify the cloud terminologies
  • describe the cloud characteristics
  • describe the private cloud deployment model including its benefits, drawbacks, and security considerations
  • describe the public cloud deployment model including its benefits, drawbacks, and security considerations
  • describe the community cloud deployment model including its benefits, drawbacks, and security considerations
  • describe the hybrid cloud deployment model including its benefits, drawbacks, and security considerations
  • describe the Software as a Service or SaaS service model
  • describe the Platform as a Service or PaaS service model
  • describe the Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS service model
  • recognize Storage as a Service or STaaS, Communication as a Service or CaaS, Business Process as a Service or BPaaS, and other cloud service models
  • describe the technological developments that facilitated the deployment of cloud computing
  • describe the business, operational, and strategic benefits of cloud computing for organizations
  • identify the key cloud computing implementation considerations
  • describe the compliance and regulatory issues with adopting cloud computing in a business
  • identify how security is controlled and describe issues that may arise in cloud computing
  • describe the different usage scenarios where cloud computing would be beneficial
  • identify the common cloud implementation obstacles for a business
  • describe the cloud-based and cloud-enabled business models
  • describe the function of service-level agreements or SLAs in cloud services and transitioning from service-oriented architecture or SOA to SLA
  • identify the key considerations for choosing a cloud provider
  • identify how the cloud can add value to a business
  • identify the factors to consider when implementing a cloud solution
  • determine if cloud computing should be implemented in your business
  • Course Number:
    cl_ccbu_a01_it_enus