Cloud Adoption Essentials: learn the 8 step roadmap
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Cloud Adoption Essentials: learn the 8 step roadmap

Your roadmap to the adoption of public and private cloud computing in your business. Get the value, avoid the risk.
4.3 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
101 students enrolled
Created by Peter HJ van Eijk
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain how the cloud computing service model can lead to new business value and risk.
  • Understand 8 steps in a cloud adoption roadmap
  • Learn what the essential new cloud technology is
  • Learn to describe services
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  • This course assumes that you are using or delivering IT in an organizational context. No specific technical knowledge is required.

“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

  • Learn why cloud computing is here to stay
  • Understand how cloud characteristics drive business value and risk
  • Identify the important steps in any cloud adoption process
  • Understand the most essential technology and cloud architecture components
  • Recognize which services are more valuable and less risky
  • Bring all the steps together in your plan
  • Overcome resistance to cloud initiatives
  • Learn how to temper overenthusiastic people

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at professional IT users who are looking to apply cloud computing in their businesses. This course is vendor neutral and suitable for line of business, IT department, risk management staff and other, as long as they have a stake in the value and risk of the cloud solutions. This course is probably not for you if you are looking for a technical deep dive.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
4 Lectures 07:38

(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:

  • how cloud computing came to be
  • an 8 step roadmap
  • cloud technology highlights
  • cloud requires clear service definitions
  • new risks need to be handled
  • what can be your next steps.
Preview 01:56

You will understand the background and experience that I bring to the topic of cloud computing.

Preview 01:45

This lecture will help you understand the changes in IT that are driving the cloud revolution.

Preview 03:54

Here are some questions testing your understanding of some of the drivers behind cloud computing.

The evolution of computing
4 questions

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.

i would really appreciate it if you would describe in the discussion area what the next thing is that would speed up your work.

Question for you: what should be in the next update of this course?
What is this cloud thing anyway?
3 Lectures 13:47

You will recognize the the cloud service model, the 5 essential cloud characteristics and the different cloud deployment models according to NIST.

Understand the essential cloud characteristics

You will be able to talk about the value and risk of cloud computing and give examples

Learn how the cloud characteristics lead to value and risk

Cloud characteristics quiz
2 questions

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.

Apply: worksheet on value and obstacles
1 page
Cloud Adoption: the 8 step roadmap
3 Lectures 39:54

After this lecture you will have an overview of the 8 steps and their sequence.

Cloud Roadmap - overview

Review the roadmap through the slides that are presented in the previous lecture.

Cloud roadmap slides only version
11 pages

What is the purpose of the roadmap?

Cloud Roadmap Quiz
2 questions

Learn how cloud computing is adopted in the financial industry, based on an ENISA report and customer stories.

Edited recording of a webinar.

Preview 32:26
3 Lectures 13:40

Recognize the top technology components in cloud computing.

The three top technology components in cloud computing

Learn how to start up your first virtual machine instance in Amazon Web Services.

Practical demo: Getting started on AWS

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.

Demo and exercise: OpenStack
2 pages

Cloud Technology Quiz
1 question
Service Engineering
2 Lectures 05:09

Learn how restaurants and hotel provide a good metaphor for the commitments that service provider and service consumer make.

Learn the key elements of services

Learn the most important differences between cloud procurement and traditional IT procurement.

How is cloud procurement different?
Cloud Risks
2 Lectures 03:03

You will understand the most important risks that are new with cloud computing.

Introduction to cloud specific risks

After reading this note, you will be able to find and evaluate additional guides for cloud risk management.

Resources for cloud risks management

Test your understanding of some cloud risks.

Cloud risks quiz
4 questions
Putting it together
3 Lectures 10:08

Revisit the 8 step roadmap in the light of the earlier lectures.

Roadmap revisited

Understand the Cloud Control Matrix, the Common Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) and their role in the cloud computing supply chain.

Understand the role of the Cloud Control Matrix

Use the roadmap worksheet to map out your own situation and the steps to take.

Roadmap worksheet
1 page
More resources
2 Lectures 08:49

Understand the history and status of the CCSK cloud security certification for professionals.

Understand the CCSK Cloud Security Certification

Here are a few tips on talking to higher management about budget and breaches.

How to talk to the board about security
About the Instructor
Peter HJ van Eijk
4.2 Average rating
413 Reviews
4,740 Students
2 Courses
Cloud Business Trainer

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.

Be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel as well.