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Data Savvy 201: Cloud Computing *NEW*

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Cloud computing is a flexible solution that can save consumers and businesses time and money. There are a variety of cloud-based approaches, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and these alternatives, combined with an industry eager to advertise their cloud-based solutions, can cause “cloudiness” in the minds of businesses, service providers and consumers trying to determine how the cloud can help them and their customers. This training solution introduces cloud computing in general, combining a view of the technology with the business considerations to build a comprehensive understanding of cloud computing. Where appropriate, real examples of cloud solutions are discussed.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Concisely define cloud computing
• Explain the value proposition behind cloud computing
• Discuss the merits and downsides of cloud computing for the consumer and the enterprise
• Describe the role and appeal of OpenStack
• Describe virtualization and where it fits in the cloud computing space
• Discuss the business and technical considerations for the three predominant flavors of cloud computing: IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS
• Differentiate between public, private and hybrid cloud models
• Conversationally address cloud security concerns
• Explain the importance of SLAs in cloud computing solutions
• Discuss the future of cloud computing, both in the consumer and enterprise arenas
• Give examples of leading providers of cloud-based solutions
• Explain NFV and how it can help service providers transform their networks

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those in business-related roles who desire to understand Cloud Computing in more depth, from both a business and technical perspective. Sales engineers and architects new to the cloud will find it a useful introduction.

Course Length

1 day

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Cloud Computing
1.1. Computing as we knew it
1.2. Cloud Computing defined
1.3. Cloud computing components
1.4. The cloud today and tomorrow
1.5. Implications of the Cloud

2. Cloud Computing Fundamentals
2.1. How does cloud deliver value?
2.1.1. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
2.1.2. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
2.1.3. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
2.1.4. Market research
2.2. Can the Cloud be trusted?
2.3. Compliance in the Cloud

3. Infrastructure as a Service
3.1. Virtualization
3.1.1. Hypervisors
3.1.2. Leading solutions
3.2. IaaS deployment models
3.2.1. Public cloud
3.2.2. Private cloud
3.2.3. Virtual private cloud
3.2.4. Cloudbursting and hybrid strategy
3.3. OpenStack
3.4. Cloud management
3.5. Example: Amazon web services
3.5.1. Growth
3.5.2. Configuration options
3.5.3. Pricing

4. Software as a Service
4.1. Requirements for SaaS applications
4.2. Multi-Instance vs. Multitenancy
4.3. SaaS challenges
4.4. Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
4.5. Synchronization
4.6. Connecting with other apps
4.7. Security
4.8. Example: Microsoft 365 and Google Apps for Business

5. Platform as a Service
5.1. PaaS benefits
5.2. Platform options
5.3. Industry examples

6. The Cloud and Solutions
6.1. Cloud and mobility
6.2. Cloud, M2M, and Big Data
6.3. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

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For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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