Virtualization and Cloud Awareness Training


Self Paced (4 hours)


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



Course Description:

The Virtualization and Cloud Awareness course provides a 4-hour, interactive, online learning experience. This self-paced elearning course is ideal for those who require a basic understanding of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts in a time-efficient manner. The course has been designed for learners who need this basic awareness as a general interest — as part of a larger program initiative — as opposed to the full certification Virtualization and Cloud Foundation courses.

Intended Audience:

The Awareness course will be of interest to:

  • IT and business executives who want to receive an overview of the concepts and the significance of virtualization and cloud computing.
  • IT and business staff who need a brief overview and awareness of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the common terms and definitions of virtualization and cloud computing and be able to give examples.
  • Understand the technical capabilities and business benefits of virtualization and cloud computing and how to measure these benefits.
  • Describe the landscape of different types of virtualization and understand the different types of clouds.
  • Illustrate how key application features can be delivered on virtual infrastructures.
  • Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of virtualization technologies.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.

Course Overview

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Concepts and Definitions
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Context
  • Landscape
  • Suitability for Organizations
  • Virtualization
  • Server Virtualization
  • Workplace Virtualization
  • Vendors
  • Business Value
  • Adopting Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Service Model
  • Cloud Service Providers
  • Risks Connected to Cloud Computing