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DifficultyBeginner
Duration35m
Students15226

Description

Course Description:

With a wide range of Cloud courses already available at a deep technical level, this course is aimed as an introduction to those, looking at Cloud Computing from the perspective of a beginner who may have no previous experience of the topic at all.

Before implementing or adopting Cloud technology you will want to have an understanding of what it is exactly and what options you have when thinking about your deployment. This course covers a wide range of Cloud Computing topics areas providing you with a solid foundation of understanding.

We will start by looking at what Cloud Computing is and its definition before breaking this down to understand what that definition means. We will look at the different deployment models such as Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds before digging into what actually makes a Cloud a Cloud. Here we break down the Cloud model by looking at its key concepts and characteristics that makes it so appealing to a wide range of organizations and individuals.

This course also looks at the different service models of Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) providing examples and differences between each.

With all of these different deployment and service options this course looks at ways other organizations are utilizing the Cloud with some common use cases that you may be familiar with.

Lastly an overview is given on how typical on-premise data center solutions are reflected within the Cloud. Some people may already be aware of these solutions but are unsure of how certain infrastructure such as networks are architected from a Cloud Computing perspective. As well as networking we will also look at Storage and compute (server) resources and how these are deployed in comparison to on-premise solutions.

Course Objectives:

The key learning objectives of this course will enable to student to have:

• A clear definition of what Cloud Computing is

• A comprehensive understanding of Cloud Computing

• An understanding of Cloud Computing benefits and key concepts

• An understanding on when and where to use it using the appropriate industry models

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about Cloud Computing, and that may have NO or very little of it knowledge of it currently. It’s for those of you who are looking to learn more about the Cloud to decide if it's something you want to adopt within your business, or those of you that may be seeking a career move and want to learn the foundation of Cloud principles, then this course is certainly for you.

• Beginners to Cloud Computing

• Business Managers

Prerequisites

• A basic understanding of server hardware components

• A basic understanding of what a Data Center is

This Course Includes:

• 35 minutes of high-definition video

• 8 Lessons

• Links to key documentation by Public Cloud providers

What You'll Learn:

Lesson: Introduction - This lesson provides an introduction to the trainer and covers the intended audience. We will also look at what lessons are included in the course and what you will gain as a student from attending the course.

Lesson: What is Cloud Computing? - Following this lesson the student will be able to explain what Cloud Computing is and the underlying technology that its based upon, virtualization. The student will also be aware of the primary resources of the Cloud: Compute, Storage and Network.

Lesson: Cloud Deployment Models - Following this lesson the student will know the different deployment models available and will be able to give an understanding and distinction between Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds.

Lesson: Key Cloud Concepts -  Following this lesson the student will be able to describe what makes a Cloud a Cloud and what its key characteristics and concepts are.

Lesson: Cloud Service Models - Following this lessons the student will be able to explain what Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are and the differences between them.

Lesson: Common use cases of Cloud Computing - Following this lesson the student will have a comprehensive understanding of the different use cases cloud computing can have.

Lesson: How Data Center architecture is reflected in the Cloud - Following this lesson the student will understand how typical on premise infrastructure is architected differently within the Cloud.

Lesson: Key Points - This lesson will review all of the key points of the previous lesson.

If you have thoughts or suggestions for this course, please contact Cloud Academy at support@cloudacademy.com.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this course, I'm new to cloud computing, what's it all about.

My name is Stuart Scott and I'm an Amazon Web Services Trainer here at Cloud Academy. And I'm going to guide you through this course and give you a solid understanding of what cloud computing is.

So who should attend this course? This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about cloud computing and that may have no, or very little, knowledge of it currently. It's for those of you who are looking to learn more about the cloud, to decide if it's something that you want to adopt within your business, perhaps. Or, those of you that may be seeking a career move, and want to learn the foundation of cloud principles, then this course is certainly for you.

So looking at what we're going to cover today, and as this is a foundation and beginner course on cloud computing, I shall be discussing and explaining the following key areas. Firstly, what is cloud computing? I'll give you a definition of what it is in its most simplest form. Then we'll look at cloud deployment models. In this section, there are three clear models to cover here. And then we'll move on to key cloud concepts. So here we'll be talking about what makes a cloud, a cloud. Then moving on to cloud service models. And these differ from deployment models and focus more on the services offered by the cloud. After that, we'll look at some common use cases of cloud computing, and here I'll give a few examples of what organizations are using cloud computing for within their business. And then lastly, we'll look at how data center architecture is reflected within the cloud. So, here I will explain how certain functions, such as routers and switches, are reflected within the pubic cloud.

So now we've looked at what you're going to learn and what we're going to cover, and that's all well and good. But what will you actually, personally gain from attending this course? On completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of cloud computing, along with its key concepts and benefits. This will allow you to determine when cloud computing should be used, and which model and service to deploy. It will also give you a solid foundation to continue on with deeper learning about the cloud.

So there's just a couple of prerequisites to this course. Firstly, is for you to have a basic understanding of server hardware components, such as CPU, RAM, disks, et cetera. And secondly, to have a basic understanding of what a data center is. So basically, your server farm, where your hardware, your servers, your network equipment is typically housed in a standard environment. And that brings us to the end of this first lesson. Let's move on to lesson two, What is Cloud Computing.

About the Author

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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 centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date Stuart has created over 40 courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

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.