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Cloud Computing Technology Fundamentals

Learn cloud computing basics and how business applications and services can be used in a cloud network scenario.

GK# 7291

Course Overview

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This course provides an overview of the benefits of cloud computing and how various types of business applications and services can be used in a cloud network scenario. It aims to provide the learner with a good knowledge base of cloud computing concepts and the related enabling technologies. It outlines the pros and cons of cloud computing, the different cloud service models provided, cloud security aspects to consider, and the options for moving your services into the cloud. Other key concepts covered include cloud data storage solutions, Service Oriented Architecture and the cloud, and identity and access management services.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals Overview
  • Virtualization and Data Centers
  • Storing and Managing Cloud Data
  • Migrating to the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Identity, Presence, and Privacy
  • Cloud Security

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Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Overview

  • Describe the development of computing from mainframes to the cloud
  • List the key technologies that enable cloud computing
  • Define cloud computing according to relevant standards
  • Define the core attributes of a cloud computing service
  • List the three main cloud service models
  • Recognize STaaS, CaaS, BPaaS, and other cloud service models
  • Evaluate security issues in cloud services against traditional IT
  • Evaluate cloud services in a number of areas including levels of control and interoperability
  • Describe the function of service-level agreements in cloud services
  • Describe use cases for the cloud from the perspective of users and different types of business
  • Describe compliance and regulatory issues as they pertain to the cloud
  • Describe the barriers to cloud adoption and changing attitudes to cloud
  • Describe how cloud services can be stacked to form complete solutions
  • Describe the Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS cloud service model
  • Describe the Platform as a Service or PaaS cloud service model
  • Describe the Software as a Service or SaaS cloud service model
  • Describe the Software as a Service or SaaS cloud service model
  • Describe the cost of cloud computing compared to traditional IT in terms of Capital Expense or CAPEX and Operational Expense or OPEX
  • Describe the cost of cloud computing compared to traditional IT in terms of Capital Expense or CAPEX and Operational Expense or OPEX
  • Describe the four main cloud deployment models
  • Describe costing considerations for different cloud deployment models
  • Assess an application's suitability to move to the cloud
  • Determine the suitability for given IT services to be moved to the cloud

Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Virtualization and Data Centers

  • Describe the key terms associated with virtualization
  • Describe the processes and components of hardware virtualization
  • Describe Type I and Type II virtualization hypervisors
  • Describe virtual desktop infrastructure and application virtualization as components of desktop virtualization
  • Describe network functions virtualization
  • Describe storage types and storage virtualization technologies
  • Describe how virtualization enables key characteristics of cloud computing
  • Describe Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer
  • Describe Oracle and IBM server virtualization products
  • Describe the components of a modern data center
  • Describe the functions provided by a modern data center
  • Describe how data centers relate to and enable cloud computing
  • Describe the business trends in cloud computing
  • Describe the technical trends in cloud computing
  • Describe how cloud data centers are designed to support applications
  • Describe the functional components of a cloud data center including storage, networking, computing, management, and services
  • Describe the functional components of a cloud data center including storage, networking, computing, management, and services
  • Describe the functions of the cloud data center and how they utilize virtualization technologies
  • Describe the functions of the cloud data center and how they utilize virtualization technologies
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Storing and Managing Cloud Data
  • Describe the Storage as a Service model as it relates to cloud computing
  • List the advantages of the Storage as a Service model
  • List the risks associated with the Storage as a Service model
  • List the main providers of Storage as a Service or STaaS and describe their offering
  • Describe the Cloud Security Alliance cloud governance domains as they pertain to data stored on cloud services
  • Describe cloud storage governance issues
  • Describe privacy concerns for personally identifiable information stored on public cloud services
  • Describe the function of data classification in cloud storage governance
  • Describe data security considerations in cloud storage systems
  • Describe emerging standards for cloud computing
  • List the groups working on cloud computing standards
  • List the common cloud security protocols
  • Describe the Cloud Standards Customer Council recommendations for cloud security
  • List the common protocols and standards in use for cloud computing
  • List the common cloud application programming interfaces
  • List the web standards relevant to cloud computing
  • Describe open source and how it pertains to the cloud
  • Describe open source cloud software for n-tier applications
  • Describe OpenStack open source cloud software
  • Describe the characteristics of mobile devices connecting to cloud services
  • Describe the best practices for working with cloud storage in terms of governance and standards for a given scenario

Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Migrating to the Cloud

  • Describe service oriented architecture
  • List the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture or SOA compared to traditional IT solutions
  • Describe the link between Service Oriented Architecture or SOA and cloud computing
  • Describe common application architectures and how they relate to Service Oriented Architecture or SOA and the cloud
  • Contrast grid computing and cloud computing
  • Plan deployment of services to the cloud
  • Describe the function of a service directory in deploying cloud services
  • Describe the process of migrating IT services and business processes to the cloud
  • Contrast loosely and tightly coupled processes when considering a cloud migration
  • Describe the technical factors affecting a migration to the cloud
  • Describe the business factors affecting a migration to the cloud
  • Assess cloud platforms for a migration to the cloud
  • Describe potential privacy, regulatory, and security issues with public clouds
  • Describe strategies to mitigate potential privacy, regulatory, and security issues with public clouds
  • Describe how private and hybrid clouds can mitigate potential privacy, regulatory, and security issues with public clouds
  • Assess a service for migration to public or private clouds, and determine which cloud type to select

Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Identity, Presence, and Privacy

  • Describe the basic concepts of identity and access management
  • List reasons for using identity federation
  • Describe the operational areas of identity and access management
  • Describe how cloud service providers can provide identity and access management
  • Describe the concepts associated with identity federation
  • Describe the considerations for implementing identity federation in cloud services
  • Describe the standards for identity federation
  • Describe access control systems with single sign-on
  • List the benefits and risks of single sign-on
  • Describe the identity as a service authentication infrastructure
  • Describe the challenges in implementing Identity as a Service
  • Describe methods for integrating Identity as a Service with other service models
  • List the pros and cons of the Identity as a Service provider
  • Describe presence information and how it is used in cloud systems
  • Describe the components of a presence system
  • Describe the processes and tools associated with a presence system
  • Describe the security considerations for presence systems
  • Describe the privacy concerns for cloud systems
  • Describe the privacy policies and how they are implemented in cloud systems
  • Describe the data life cycle in the context of cloud computing

Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Cloud Security

  • Describe the objectives of information security and how they relate to the cloud
  • Describe the challenges associated with cloud security
  • Describe the three models for public cloud security responsibilities
  • Describe relevant ISO standards for information security
  • Describe the Security as a Service model
  • Describe the security risk areas for cloud computing
  • Describe how to assess security offerings for cloud services
  • Describe the challenges associated with security in a Software as a Service or SaaS offering
  • Describe the best practices for securing a Software-as-a-Service or SaaS offering
  • Describe secure software development practices
  • Describe the Jericho Forum Cloud Cube Model for defining cloud characteristics
  • Describe the considerations for infrastructure security in cloud computing
  • Describe the host-level security considerations in cloud computing
  • Describe considerations for security virtualization hosts in a cloud environment
  • Describe application-level security in cloud computing
  • Describe the measures to secure data at rest and data in transit
  • Describe how to perform risk assessment in a cloud environment
  • Describe the service-level agreements for cloud security
  • Describe the measures to secure data and connection in a cloud environment
  • Describe the data security challenges in cloud computing
  • Map the cloud security measures to the data life cycle stage to which they apply
  • Describe the methods of controlling access to data stored on the cloud

Who Should Attend

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IT professionals including managers, engineers, and technical staff evaluating or implementing cloud computing applications and services

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