Getting Started with Cloud (eLearning)

Getting Started with Cloud (eLearning) 

This self-paced on-demand course is designed to help students understand basic cloud computing concepts, technologies and use cases. This course provides a high-level overview of cloud concepts including cloud infrastructure, virtualization, hypervisors, containers, cloud networking, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) cloud storage, cloud security, automation, and orchestration, This course is appropriate for students interested in starting their journey towards the cloud.



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This course benefits individuals interested in understanding the fundamentals of cloud computing.

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of cloud computing.
  • Identify basic cloud computing concepts.
  • Explain differences between traditional and cloud network architectures.
  • Discuss cloud deployment models.
  • Differentiate cloud service offerings such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and XaaS.
  • Explain Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Identify cloud operating systems.
  • Understand cloud virtualization.
  • Identify differences between virtual machines and container applications.
  • Explain cloud redundancy and high availability.
  • Explain cloud scalability options.
  • Discuss traditional network components and functions.
  • Discuss Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
  • Understand Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts.
  • Explain service chains.
  • Discuss traffic flow in a cloud computing network.
  • Understand cloud storage options.
  • Understand cloud security risks.
  • Explain cloud security components and solutions.
  • Explain the purpose of an Information Security policy
  • Understand differences between cloud automation and cloud orchestration.
  • Understand cloud application development principles.
  • Identify automation programming languages.
  • Identify different cloud automation and orchestration tools.
  • Discuss the use of cloud application programming interfaces (APIs).

    • Module 1: Introduction
    • Module 2: Cloud Concepts
      • Basic Cloud Concepts
      • Cloud Computing
      • Cloud Types
      • Cloud Service Models
    • Module 3: Cloud Infrastructure
      • Cloud Infrastructure Components
      • Cloud Operating Systems
      • Cloud Computing Architecture
    • Module 4: Cloud Virtualization
      • Basic Virtualization Concepts
      • Virtual Machines
      • Containers
    • Module 5: Cloud Networking
      • Networking Concepts
      • Cloud Network Traffic Flow
      • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
      • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
      • Network Service Chains
    • Module 6: Cloud Storage
      • Cloud Storage Concepts
      • Cloud Storage Modes
      • Cloud Storage Examples
    • Module 7: Cloud Security
      • Cloud Security Concepts
      • Cloud Security Components
    • Module 8: Cloud Automation
      • Automation in the Cloud
      • Cloud Automation Tools
      • Automation Languages
      • Cloud Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
    • Module 9: Cloud Orchestration
      • Cloud Orchestration Concepts
      • Cloud Orchestration Platforms
      • Container Orchestration Platforms

    Upon completing this program, you will have a working understanding of how networks work as well as the technologies that make networks possible. Be sure to test your knowledge in the final module!