About this course
In recent years understanding of Cloud computing has been growing and as knowledge of the Cloud computing concept develops, many companies are seeing the benefits of the Cloud as it can reduce the cost and offer enhanced flexibility and increased storage.
This CompTIA Cloud Essentials is an online training course aimed at those new to Cloud Computing and who are interested in gaining knowledge of Cloud Computing from an IT Technicians perspective.
In the course you’ll cover many topics including; looking at Cloud Computing from a business perspective and ascertaining the types of business that might and might not benefit from cloud computing, how cloud computing could enhance a business’s activities.
You’ll then look at the different types of cloud computing and review the associated benefits and risks, the course then moves on to look at implementing a cloud computing solution and the ensuing impact of such implementation.
There are 6 sessions in this course: –
Session 1: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a business perspective
Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples, Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualisation., Name early examples of cloud computing., Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences.
Recognise what types of organisations might or might not benefit from cloud computing.
Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.
Session 2: Cloud Computing and business value
Recognise the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.
Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective.
Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.
Session 3: Technical perspectives/Cloud types
Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples.
Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment.
Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them for.
Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application-development process.
Session 4: Steps to a successful adoption of Cloud
Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services.
Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors.
Understand the following organisation capabilities that are relevant for realising cloud benefits.
Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.
Session 5: Impact and changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
Understand the impact and changes cloud computing of UT service management in a typical organisation.
Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organisation.
Session 6: Risks and consequences of Cloud Computing
Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organisations existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.
Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations. Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.