EXIN’s Cloud Computing Foundation is not just a technical cloud course but instead focuses on the business and management side as well. The course also examines the auditing and service response within cloud computing as well the delegation of IT responsibilities within an environment focused on cloud technology. This course covers how cloud technology deals with a variety of different areas, including; Hardware, Software, Processes, OS and Application Licenses, People, Power and Backups.
The EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation certification provides you, clearly and concisely, the basics of Cloud Computing. EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation is unavoidable a tiny bit technical, however emphasizes the characteristics, (dis)advantages, and general management aspects of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing ties in well with other EXIN examination programs, such as IT Service Management and Information Security. The EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation certification has been created in close collaboration with industry and trade organizations.
This course includes the following features:
Instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that you to develop your skills based on real world scenarios.
Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
Flash Cards and Education Games are also provided throughout the course.
Practice exams prepare you for your exams. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared if you are taking a certification exam.
You can also interact and collaborate with other students through our forums, student contributions and announcement features.
Who should complete this course?
EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation is for everyone playing a role or having an interest in the use and management of internet based services. Specific roles that would benefit are:
Management Positions (Commercial, IT, Procurement, Finance, etc.).
IT Professionals (Administrators, Service Managers).
Staff of Service Providers.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
None. Recommended experience is six months’ direct experience in an IT environment, including IT-related tasks, responsibility, and decision making.
Topics Covered in this Course
The principles of Cloud Computing
The concept of Cloud Computing
Explain Cloud Computing
Compare the four main Deployment Models
Three main Service Models
Evolution toward Cloud Computing
Concepts from which Cloud Computing developed
Role of Virtualization in Cloud Computing
Role of managed services in Cloud Computing
Cloud computing architectures
Difference between a single purpose and multipurpose architecture
Service Oriented Architecture
Drivers and limitations of Cloud Computing
Implementing and Managing Cloud Computing
Building of Local Cloud environment
Main components of a local cloud environment and how they are interconnected
Use of Virtual Private Network access to a Local Area Network
Risks of connecting a local cloud network to the public internet
Principles of managing Cloud services
Use of IT Service Management principles in a Cloud environment
Management of service levels in a Cloud environment
Using the Cloud
How users can access the Cloud
How to access Web Applications through a Web Browser
Cloud Web Access Architecture
Use of a Thin Client
Use of mobile devices in accessing the cloud
How Cloud Computing can be used for business processes
Impact of Cloud Computing on the primary processes of an organization
Role of standard applications in collaboration
How Service Providers can use the Cloud
How using Cloud Computing changes the relation between vendors and customers
Benefits and risks of providing Cloud based services
Security and compliance
Security risks of Cloud Computing and knows mitigating measures (CSA top 10
threats and controls)
Security risks in the cloud
Mitigating security risks
Managing identity and privacy in the Cloud
Privacy and Compliance issues and safeguards in Cloud Computing
Evaluation of Cloud Computing
Business case for Cloud Computing
Costs and possible savings of Cloud Computing
Operational and staffing benefits of Cloud Computing
Evaluation of Cloud Computing implementations
Evaluation of performance factors, management requirements and satisfaction factors
Evaluation of service providers and their services in Cloud Computing
Who should complete this course?
Anyone wishing to commence a career in cloud based IT services.
Database admin, infrastructure specialists and developers who wish to become more familiar with cloud technologies.
ITpreneurs involved in IT services.
Following completion of the online assessment you will receive a Certificate in Cloud Computing from College of Management and IT (CMIT).
You may optionally take an online exam to receive EXIN certification. This is assessed through a computer-based multiple choice exam (CLOUDF). Exam fees are not included in the course price.
Broadband internet connection.
Browser – we recommend Chrome or Safari for Tablet or Apple Mac; and Firefox or Internet Explorer for PC hardware.
Operating System – PC (Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8), Mac or Android.
You may optionally take an online exam to receive EXIN certification. This is assessed through a computer-based multiple choice exam (CLOUDF). Pass mark: 65% (26 out of 40 questions). Exam fees are not included in the course price.
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