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Cloud Technology Associate

Updated – Learn the basics of cloud computing, including cloud security and compliance, and how other digital transformation technologies fit into cloud.

GK# 2020

Course Overview

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The CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ certification demonstrates that participants have the basic skill set and knowledge associated with cloud and virtualization. This certification is a critical step to advance your career as organizations look for qualified Cloud Technology Associates. The certification allows IT professionals to operate effectively in a cloud environment as they can demonstrate an understanding of the cloud key concepts and its relevant terminology. Furthermore, it provides the foundation needed to successfully complete subsequent vendor-specific training and certification programs and also provides a baseline for the subsequent CCC Professional level certifications.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Identify the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and virtualization.
  • This will also include business benefits of cloud computing and technical aspects (high-level) of virtualization. 
  • Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing and virtualization. 
  • Understand the latest digitization trends associated with cloud computing.
  • Define cloud security and identify the risks involved in cloud computing as well as the risk mitigation measures.
  • List the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.

Outline

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MODULE 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Understand the latest digitization trends associated with cloud computing.
  • Define cloud security and identify the risks involved in cloud computing as well as the risk mitigation measures.
  • List the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.


MODULE 2: INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD SERVICES MODEL

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • List the challenges and concerns for traditional computing methodology.
  • Define NIST’s and Gartner’s definition of cloud computing.
  • Explain the evolution of cloud computing and list the cloud’s essential characteristics, service models, and deployment models.
  • Define NIST’s cloud Taxonomy (service provider versus consumer responsibility model) and Cloud Actors (service providers, consumers, auditors, carriers, brokers).
  • Distinguish between traditional and cloud computing models in terms of business value.
  • List the cloud computing benefits and its challenges.
  • Define the various common cloud terminologies used in cloud computing.


MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUALIZATION: THE BACKBONE TECHNOLOGY OF CLOUD COMPUTING

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition, history, and fundamental concepts of virtualization including the relationship between virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Understand the benefits, challenges, risks, and suitability of virtualization to organizations.
  • Understand what a hypervisor is, its role in virtualization, and different types of hypervisors.
  • Identify leading hypervisor manufacturers and service providers who use them.
  • Understand various virtualization terminologies.
  • Understand briefly about various types of virtualization (server, storage, network, desktop, application).


MODULE 4: THE ROLE OF CLOUD AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of Big Data and Big Data Analytics, Hadoop, NoSQL databases, and their characteristics and types.
  • Explain what is Internet of Things (IoT) and its types.
  • Explain how cloud computing and DevOps together.
  • Understand the latest digitization trends in Artificial Intelligence (AL) and Machine Learning (ML).


MODULE 5: CLOUD SECURITY, RISK, COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand general definitions of IT security, risk and risk management.
  • Understand the role of IT compliance and audits.
  • Understand the impact of cloud essential characteristics, cloud service models, cloud deployment models on business value and risk.
  • Identify common cloud attack vectors and remediating controls.


MODULE 6: PREPARING FOR CLOUD ADOPTION

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain typical steps that lead to successful adoption of cloud computing services.
  • Describe appropriate solution architectures for various service and deployment models.
  • Understand organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.
  • Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing providers, vendors and dependencies on vendors.
  • Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.

Prerequisites

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Suitable for IT professionals with:

  • Six or more months of experience in Internet/Web technologies 
  • Some basic knowledge of storage, servers and network

Who Should Attend

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  • IT Specialists (Analysts, Developers, Architects, Testing, etc.)
  • IT Administrators (System, Database, etc.)
  • IT Provisioning and Maintenance (Hardware, Network, Storage, etc.)
  • IT Managers
  • IT Project Managers and Others (Sales, Purchase, Audit, Legal, etc.)
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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