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Should your business move to the Cloud?

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Description

In this section of the Cloud Practitioner learning path, we introduce you to the cloud concepts relevant to the CLF-C01 exam. We focus on the fundamentals of Cloud Computing, what it is, how it operates, the benefits and why you might choose to run your production workloads within a cloud environment such as AWS.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a clear definition of what Cloud Computing is 
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Cloud Computing 
  • Understand when and why you should use Cloud Computing, and with which deployment model
  • Knowledge to discuss confidently as to why or why not you should migrate services to the Cloud
  • Understand some of the different benefits and constraints the Cloud can have on a business

Prerequisites

This course is designed for anyone who is new to cloud computing, so no prior experience with AWS is necessary. While it may be helpful to have a basic understanding of AWS and its services, as well as some exposure to AWS Cloud design, implementation, and operations, this is not required as all of the concepts we will introduce in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this course on Cloud Computing Concepts, where we’re here to help you begin your journey to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

Before we get started, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Danny Jessee, and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in AWS – Amazon Web Services – and AWS certifications. In this course, the AWS team will be presenting a series of lectures that cover the objectives from Domain 1 of the official AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam guide, focusing on Cloud Concepts. Feel free to contact me with any questions using the details shown on the screen, or you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com, where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course is specifically curated to help you pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam and is ideal for anyone who is looking to learn the fundamentals of cloud computing in preparation for the exam. Passing the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam is a great first step for anyone looking to grow within their current career, or transition to a new career entirely.

The objective of this course is to provide a high-level introduction to the fundamentals of cloud computing as well as to define:

  • Key cloud concepts such as scalability, elasticity, and security;
  • Cloud deployment models such as public, private, and hybrid; and
  • Cloud service models including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service.

We’ll also look at some common use cases and business benefits of cloud computing, and provide a framework for deciding if moving to the cloud is right for your organization.

Together, these objectives cover the first of four domains in the official AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam blueprint: Cloud Concepts, which accounts for 26% of the exam content. The other courses in this learning path will cover the remaining three domains and ensure that you are fully prepared to sit this exam.

This course is designed for anyone who is new to cloud computing, so no prior experience with AWS is necessary. While it may be helpful to have a basic understanding of AWS and its services, as well as some exposure to AWS Cloud design, implementation, and operations, this is not required as all of the concepts we will introduce in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.

 

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.

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