The dynamic business environment today may increase IT demands tremendously. And, you need to meet the demands to ensure the survival of your organization in the market. Needless to say, you must make plans to meet the demands within limited resources of finance, people, and technology. This is exactly what cloud computing can provide to your business. In this course, you will weigh the pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions in meeting the IT challenges.
With IT woven into the effective functioning of every business, there is a greater dependency on the ready availability and deployability of IT infrastructure. Cloud computing offers solutions that enable businesses optimize their IT usage. Therefore, it is critical that every IT and business specialist gains insight into the advantages and disadvantages offered by this business computing model.
In this course, you will weigh the pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions and meet IT challenges.
Learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing.
Learn the business aspects and impact of cloud computing.
Differentiate the types of cloud solutions and the adoption measures needed for each.
Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing.
Identify the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.
Identify the basic concepts of ITIL and describe how the ITIL framework is useful in the implementation of cloud computing in an organization.
Identify the possible risks involved in cloud computing and the risk mitigation measures, and you will also identify the potential cost considerations for the implementation of cloud and its strategic benefits.
This course is relevant to IT specialists, IT technical services specialists, IT relationship managers, IT architects, consultants, business and IT management, business process owners, and analysts.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing
Topic A: Overview of Cloud Computing
Topic B: Evolution of the Cloud
Topic C: Specialized Cloud Services
Lesson 2: Business Value of Cloud Computing
Topic A: Business Need for Cloud Computing
Topic B: Cloud Scalability
Topic C: Cloud Security
Topic D: Impact of Cloud Computing on Business
Lesson 3: Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing
Topic A: The Cloud Deployment Models
Topic B: Network Requirements for Cloud Deployment
Topic C: Automation and Self-Service in Cloud Computing
Topic D: Federated Cloud Services
Topic E: Standardization
Lesson 4: Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing
Topic A: Cloud Storage
Topic B: Application Performance
Topic C: Data Integration
Topic D: Security Risks and Mitigation
Topic E: Application Architecture and the Development Process
Lesson 5: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Services
Topic A: Steps to Adopting Cloud Services
Topic B: Organizational Capability to Adopt Cloud Services
Topic C: Cloud Vendor Roles and Capabilities
Topic D: Migrating Applications to the Cloud
Lesson 6: ITIL and Cloud Computing
Topic A: Overview of ITIL
Topic B: Planning Service Strategy
Topic C: Designing Cloud Service
Topic D: Transitioning to Live Environment
Topic E: Running a Cloud Service Operation
Topic F: Continual Service Improvement with the Cloud
Lesson 7: Identifying Risks and Consequences
Topic A: Organizational Risks
Topic B: Technical Risks
Topic C: Legal Risks
Topic D: Cost Evaluation for Cloud Computing
Topic E: Identify Maintenance Aspects of Strategic Flexibility
Appendix A: Taking the Exams
Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Cloud Essentials® (Exam CLO-001) Exam Objectives
This course is the first step on a training path that can lead to a technical career dealing with cloud computing. CompTIA recommends that a candidate have at least six months of experience in an IT environment, with direct involvement in IT-related tasks, responsibilities and/or decision-making.
The exam is the CompTIA® Cloud Essentials® Exam CLO-001, which can be booked directly with My Digital College, for either classroom based or virtual courses.