Introduction to Cloud Computing Training

Course #:WA1723

Introduction to Cloud Computing Training

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Every few years, a major shift in computing and Information Technology strategy comes along.  One of the latest such innovations is Cloud Computing.  Part technology innovation and part financial strategy, Cloud Computing holds tremendous potential for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

This course provides foundational knowledge in Cloud Computing components, foundational technologies, architecture, design, and business value. Attendees are provided with a broad survey of Cloud Computing concepts and given an opportunity to explore Cloud from multiple angles.  Concepts are reinforced through analysis of real world case studies and group discussion.


Upon completion of the Introduction to Cloud Computing course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the cloud computing business advantages
  • Identify the cloud environment attributes
  • Define service catalog in a cloud computing setting
  • Differentiate between the different types of clouds
  • Distinguish between the different service delivery models
  • Explain the benefits of patterns
  • Differentiate between cloud computing and grid computing
  • Describe software defined environments
  • Summarize how business processes can be automated
  • Recognize cloud characteristics and architecture
  • Demonstrate how to recommend a basic cloud infrastructure
  • Explain Cloud networking principles
  • Summarize cloud data and user security strategies
  • Understand Web service utilization of cloud computing
  • Defend effectiveness of solutions in the cloud
  • Describe the more popular billing models
  • Identify aspects of the ITIL model V3



This is a general introduction course for architects, system integrators, security administrators, network administrators, software engineers, technical support individuals, and/or Business Partners who are responsible for elements of an existing IT infrastructure.



Basic understanding of a computer operating system and virtualization would be beneficial



1 day

Outline of Introduction to Cloud Computing Training

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • What is cloud computing
  • Pros and cons for cloud computing
  • Evolution of cloud computing
  • Moving beyond the organization
  • Cloud delivery models overview


Cloud Computing Environment Attributes

  • Standardization
  • Automation
  • Elasticity
  • Current market place
  • Dynamic infrastructure


Cloud Types

  • Private
  • Public
  • Hybrid
  • Community
  • Bare metal
  • Cloud type comparison


Cloud Service Models

  • IAAS
  • PAAS
  • SAAS


Added Value to Cloud Computing

  • Explain the benefits of patterns as description of cloud services
  • Differentiate between cloud computing and grid computing
  • Define software defined environments as they relate to cloud computing
  • Define/summarize how business processes can be automated in a cloud environment


Risk, Security and Performance

  • Cloud risks
  • Data security
  • Networking performance


Cloud Billing Models
Cloud and ITIL Service Management
Conceptualizing a Cloud Environment

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.