“Cloud Adoption Essentials: Learn The 8 Step Roadmap"
Companies are adopting the cloud, but find it hard to navigate the process. After this course you will be able to plan that process and see how the various nuts and bolts fit together.
Understand How To Get More And Quicker Benefit From Cloud Computing In Your Company And Less Risk
Getting to cloud benefits quickly and safely
Cloud computing is the leading IT delivery revolution. Picking up speed from 2010 onwards, we can expect that it will be the dominant IT delivery model in 2020.
There is a lot of confusion around cloud, cloud models, fears around security, inflated expectations and 'cowboys' promising the moon. This course will help separate hype from applicability.
Who is this for?
Cloud computing fundamentally reshapes the jobs of everybody working professionally with IT, whether you are an IT professional, an auditor, or a business IT user. Learn how to update your skills to work in the cloud.
Content and structure of this course
Based on hundreds of examples and questions from students of my earlier cloud courses, I have distilled the essential elements for navigating the cloud journey
The course currently has 8 sections, 20+ lectures with more than 2 hours of content and is regularly being expanded.
The first section explains how the cloud came to be and how it is another disruptive innovation.
Then we give an overview of the 8-step cloud adoption roadmap.
Technology examples is another section, in which we have both architecture diagrams as well as suggestions for hands-on exercises.
Cloud is about service, and in the section on service engineering we will find out how to analyse these services for quality.
No cloud training is complete without learning to identify the important risks and how you can start handling them.
We can then revisit the 8-step cloud adoption roadmap to see where all the bits fit in.
The course also has an extensive extra resources section, dedicated to more specific situations.
What you will get out of this course
This is the quickest way to get you and your team focused on the right steps in cloud adoption. The instructor is also regularly adding content on the basis of your feedback.
(Cloud Adoption Essentials was formerly known as Cloud Business Essentials, you may see some references to that, here and there).
You will learn the components of this course:
You will understand the background and experience that I bring to the topic of cloud computing.
This lecture will help you understand the changes in IT that are driving the cloud revolution.
Here are some questions testing your understanding of some of the drivers behind cloud computing.
This course is based on my three day classroom training, and I am in the process of converting much more of that material into the Udemy format, including exercise worksheets, more deep dive and additional pointers for extra external material.
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You will recognize the the cloud service model, the 5 essential cloud characteristics and the different cloud deployment models according to NIST.
You will be able to talk about the value and risk of cloud computing and give examples
Here are a few questions to assist you in understanding your expectations around cloud computing. Take a few minutes to fill this in, alone or with a co-worker.
After this lecture you will have an overview of the 8 steps and their sequence.
Review the roadmap through the slides that are presented in the previous lecture.
What is the purpose of the roadmap?
Edited recording of a webinar.
Recognize the top technology components in cloud computing.
Learn how to start up your first virtual machine instance in Amazon Web Services.
Learn how to get a free OpenStack account and start virtual instances.
Has pointers to additional videos, and may require some technical skill.
For a shortcut, just watch the video in the resources section.
Learn how restaurants and hotel provide a good metaphor for the commitments that service provider and service consumer make.
Learn the most important differences between cloud procurement and traditional IT procurement.
You will understand the most important risks that are new with cloud computing.
After reading this note, you will be able to find and evaluate additional guides for cloud risk management.
Test your understanding of some cloud risks.
Revisit the 8 step roadmap in the light of the earlier lectures.
Understand the Cloud Control Matrix, the Common Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) and their role in the cloud computing supply chain.
Use the roadmap worksheet to map out your own situation and the steps to take.
Understand the history and status of the CCSK cloud security certification for professionals.
Here are a few tips on talking to higher management about budget and breaches.
I am one of the most experienced independent cloud trainers worldwide. Since 2011 I am focussed on developing and delivering cloud computing training, mainly related to business value and business risk of cloud computing.
I have delivered the CCSK cloud security training over 50 times myself in more than a dozen countries. On top of that I developed and delivered more cloud training in more countries.
My background is broad. I worked as a researcher and instructor at a university, as a project leader and consultant at a systems integrator and an internet provider, and as an IT and digital infrastructures consultant at a Big Four company.
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