Cloud Essentials

Duration:

2 days

Audience:

Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Prerequisites:

Experience in the IT domain

Course Description:

Learn how to successfully adopt cloud computing into your business and pass the Cloud Essentials Professional exam.

In this course, you will address the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. You will learn how to adopt, operate, and govern the cloud. This course helps you to successfully complete the associated CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam to become CompTIA Cloud Essentials certified.

Through scenario-driven learning, you will learn to apply the principles in a realistic setting. Role-play activities present a real-world connection using situations that can occur in your day-to-day life.

The course materials are accredited by the Cloud Credential Council, marked as CompTIA approved quality content and registered with the Project Management Institute.

What You’ll Learn

  • Common terms and definitions of cloud computing
  • Business benefits and considerations of cloud computing
  • Cloud computing from a technical perspective and the various techniques, methods, challenges, and types of clouds
  • Impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management
  • Steps that lead to the successful adoption of cloud computing and the implications for organizations
  • Compliance, risk, and regulatory consequences of cloud computing and its financial and strategic impact

Course Outline

1. Cloud Computing

  • Definitions and Concepts
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Context
  • Suitability to Organizations
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models

2. Business Perspectives

  • Cloud and Computing Outsourcing
  • Business Value

3. Technical Perspectives

  • Deeper Dive Taxonomy
  • Techniques and Methods
  • Challenges and Risks
  • Implications for Applications

4. Adopting Cloud Computing

  • Roadmaps
  • Vendor Relations
  • Cloud Readiness
  • Migrating Applications

5. Operating Cloud Computing

  • Impact on Service Management Processes
  • Cloud Computing and Service Management

6. Governing the Cloud

  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Supplier Management

Who Needs to Attend

  • IT management, support staff, and consultants
  • Business managers and analysts
  • Small and midsized business owners
  • Specialists (IT, security, infrastructure, services, systems, and test)
  • Business process owners
  • IT developers
  • Service providers
  • System integrators
  • Architects