College of Management and IT (CMIT)EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation

EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation

on request
12 Months
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

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

Identity management

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.

Technical Requirements

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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