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Introduction to Cloud Computing

Defining cloud computing

  • Components of a computing cloud
  • Differentiating types of clouds: public, private and hybrid

Delivering services from the cloud

  • Categorizing service types
  • Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Adopting the Cloud

Key drivers of cloud computing solutions

  • Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources
  • Tapping into an infinite storage capacity
  • Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models

Evaluating barriers to cloud computing

  • Handling sensitive data
  • Aspects of cloud security
  • Assessing governance solutions

Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)

Characterizing SaaS

  • Streamlining administration with centralized installation
  • Optimizing cost and performance with scale on demand

Comparing service scenarios

  • Improving collaboration with business productivity tools
  • Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components

Inspecting SaaS technologies

  • Deploying web applications
  • Implementing web services: SOAP and REST
  • Choosing a development platform

Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS

  • Specifying the components of PaaS
  • Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions
  • Selecting an appropriate implementation

Building services with solution stacks

  • Evaluating the architecture of vendor-specific platforms
  • Becoming familiar with service platform tools

Managing cloud storage

  • Controlling unstructured data in the cloud
  • Deploying relational databases in the cloud
  • Improving data availability

Employing support services

  • Testing in the cloud
  • Monitoring cloud-based services
  • Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Enabling technologies

  • Scalable server clusters
  • Achieving transparency with platform virtualization
  • Elastic storage devices

Accessing IaaS

  • Provisioning servers on demand
  • Handling dynamic and static IP addresses
  • Tools and support for management and monitoring

Deploying a Private Cloud

  • Leveraging an existing infrastructure
  • Comparing OpenStack and Eucalyptus
  • Managing resources across teams and departments
  • Integrating with public clouds

Building a Business Case

Calculating the financial implications

  • Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud
  • Estimating economic factors downstream

Preserving business continuity

  • Selecting appropriate service-level agreements
  • Safeguarding access to assets in the cloud
  • Security, availability and disaster recovery strategies

Migrating to the cloud

  • Rearchitecting applications for the cloud
  • Integrating the cloud with existing applications
  • Selecting a vendor and avoiding vendor lock-in

You Will Learn How To
  • Thoroughly assess the architectures, components, operation and tools of cloud computing
  • Leverage leading cloud computing vendors and their solutions for business advantage
  • Exploit Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize cost and resources
  • Create, deploy and secure applications and services with Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Select and commission a computing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Design a cloud implementation strategy that minimizes the risk for your organization

Course 1200 Content

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Defining cloud computing

  • Components of a computing cloud
  • Differentiating types of clouds: public, private, hybrid

Delivering services from the cloud

  • Categorizing service types
  • Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Adopting the Cloud

Key drivers of cloud computing solutions

  • Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources
  • Handling varied loads with elasticity and seamless scalability
  • Tapping into an infinite storage capacity
  • Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models

Aspects of cloud security

  • Benefits of secure cloud providers
  • Handling sensitive data
  • Assigning responsibilities for security

Delivering Software as a Service (SaaS)

Characterizing SaaS

  • Minimizing the need for local hardware and software
  • Streamlining administration with centralized installation and updates
  • Optimizing cost and performance with the ability to scale on demand

Comparing service scenarios

  • Improving collaboration with business productivity tools
  • Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components

Inspecting SaaS technologies

  • Deploying Web applications
  • Implementing Web services: SOAP, REST
  • Choosing a development platform

Exploiting Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS

  • Specifying the components of PaaS
  • Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions
  • Selecting an appropriate implementation

Building services with solution stacks

  • Evaluating the architecture of vendor specific platforms
  • Becoming familiar with service platform tools
  • Leveraging the power of scalable middleware

Managing cloud storage

  • Controlling unstructured data in the cloud
  • Deploying relational databases in the cloud
  • Securing data in the cloud

Employing support services

  • Testing in the cloud
  • Monitoring cloud-based services
  • Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Enabling technologies

  • Scalable server clusters
  • Achieving transparency with platform virtualization
  • Elastic storage devices

Accessing IaaS

  • Provisioning servers on demand
  • Handling dynamic and static IP addresses
  • Tools and support for management and monitoring

Building a Business Case

Calculating the financial implications

  • Analyzing current and future computing requirements
  • Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud
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    Hands-On Training
    Throughout the course, a series of hands-on exercises provides you with practical experience in cloud computing. Exercises include:
    • Sharing documents with cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools
    • Securing a cloud-based service and application
    • Building an application to leverage the elasticity of the cloud
    • Persisting structured data in the cloud
    • Commissioning an immediate server infrastructure
    • Evaluating cost benefits of a cloud solution
    • Developing a business plan for cloud adoption
    • Specifying a cloud adoption and migration strategy


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VA Alexandria4/4/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400737
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VA Stafford4/4/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002405904
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MD Rockville4/11/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400740
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Virtual Live4/18/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-v" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'VILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">V</span>3 days2650.002402302
VA Herndon4/18/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400743
DC Washington, DC4/18/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002406020
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DC Washington, DC5/23/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400746
Virtual Live6/13/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-v" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'VILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">V</span>3 days2650.002402310
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VA Stafford8/8/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002405763
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VA Alexandria8/29/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400739
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ON Ottawa8/29/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002405855
DC Washington, DC9/5/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400742
Virtual Live9/12/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-v" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'VILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">V</span>3 days2650.002402297
ON Toronto9/12/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002405901
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ON Toronto9/26/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002405957
MD Rockville10/10/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400745
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ON Toronto10/10/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002406013
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VA Herndon10/24/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002406091
Virtual Live11/14/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-v" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'VILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">V</span>3 days2650.002402313
VA Herndon11/14/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400748
ON Toronto11/14/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002406127
DC Washington, DC12/5/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>3 days2650.002400753
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