Cloud Computing - CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification
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Cloud Computing - CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification

A beginners guide to all the technical and business aspects of cloud computing and how it affects your organization.
3.4 (59 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2015
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  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain the technical aspects of cloud computing
  • Understand the business risks and rewards of cloud computing
  • Explain the cloud solutions offered by Amazon, Google, VMware etc.
  • Understand the deployment models available for cloud computing
  • Explain the differences between Private vs Public Cloud
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  • Have a basic understanding of computing
  • All handouts provided and concepts explained

We've all heard of cloud computing and the chances are you are already using it when we access e-mail, watch videos online or listen to music but what exactly is it?

This entry level course explains what actually constitutes cloud computing. We look not only at the technical aspects but the business issues (benefits and risks).

Your trainer is a highly experienced cloud computing architect working for a global IT solutions company and so you are learning from somebody who really knows their stuff and shares with you all their insider tips and knowledge.

Subjects covered include:

  • Models of cloud computing available
  • Learning common cloud terminology
  • Things to consider before moving to the cloud
  • Which parts of the IT department you can move to the cloud
  • Considerations if your cloud provider goes out of business
  • How to migrate your IT services to the cloud
  • Cost considerations (pros and cons)
  • IT Governance and cloud computing (managing it all)
  • Understanding the big vendor options

Take this course if you want to gain confidence and understanding of cloud computing as a technical or business person.

This course will prepare you for the internationally recognized CompTIA Cloud Essentials qualification. Check the CompTIA website for details of examination centres and testing requirements.

This course is entry level so no previous knowledge is assumed. A general understanding of what a computer network is and does will help.

Who is the target audience?
  • IT students interested in cloud computing
  • Employees interested in the business aspects of the IT infrastructure
  • Company executives who have to make financial or IT business decisions
  • IT staff and freelancers who want to gain an understanding of cloud computing
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Introduction to Cloud Computing
9 Lectures 34:16

Welcome to the course. Here we'll look at what's in store as well as outline the exam associated with it if you choose to take it at a later time.

Please ensure you download the resources pdf on the first lesson of each section. It contains all the presentation slides.

Preview 03:31

There is a lot of terminology to learn around cloud computing. Here we look at some of the common terms and explain what they mean.

Preview 05:30

What makes the cloud 'the cloud?' There must be certain characteristics in place in order for the technology to qualify. We find out what in this lesson.

Characterstics of Cloud computing

How does virtualization fit in with cloud computing?

Virtualization and Cloud computing

The cloud isn't simply the cloud. There are a few models we can use to deploy it if we are using it for our company. We can of course also use the public cloud.

Deployment Models

Cloud computing can solve a lot of issues for companies. Here we examine some of the many benefits.

Cloud Computing Positives

Cloud computing isn't for every organization. There are some negative points so you need to weigh these against the benefits.

Cloud Computing Negatives

Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and other categories.

Cloud Service Categories

A visual model helps us understand cloud computing and how the various modules all fit in and work together.

Preview 03:00
Business Perspectives
4 Lectures 20:31

Why outsource part of your IT infrastructure to the cloud? There are several reasons to go this route.

Cloud Computing and Outsourcing

Here we map traditional computing up against cloud computing to understand the differences.

Similarities and Differences

Scalability, security, availability and more. There are many business aspects to consider.

Cloud Computing in terms of Business

Here we look at time to market, hardware independence and distribution over the Internet.

Business Improvement
Technical Perspectives
5 Lectures 32:15

Here we consider the differences between the public and private cloud models.

Private vs Public Cloud

We look into SaaS, IaaS etc. in more detail here.

Cloud Computing Service Models

Deployment models include Networking, Federation and Standardization among others.

Deployment Methods

You need to have an understanding of not just the benefits but possible risks and challenges associated with cloud computing. We examine the most common ones here.

Risks and Challenges

Cloud computing will have an impact on your IT infrastructure and how you use it. Let's look at how.

Impacts of Cloud Computing
Adopting Cloud Computing
5 Lectures 25:15

Moving to cloud computing isn't a simple as flicking a switch. Let's look at how it can be adopted correctly.

Steps for Cloud Adoption

How is the cloud model managed and controlled? We need to know who owns which responsibility.

Vendor Roles and Responsibilities

What happens if your cloud provider goes out of business? We need to assess and manage this type of risk.

Vendor and Provider Dependencies

Here we look at Service Oriented Architecture, Service Level Agreements and more.

Organizational Capabilities

Here is the recommended series of steps to take to migrate applications to the cloud.

Migrating Applications to the Cloud
Operating Cloud Computing
2 Lectures 11:45
Cloud Computing Service Management

We look at more advanced ITIL aspects of using the cloud solution.

Impact of Cloud Computing
Governing Cloud Computing
3 Lectures 19:45

We look at organizational challenges including security and compliance.

Challenges in Cloud Computing

We compare the traditional in-house setup and running costs to using the cloud. It will be a less predictable cost system on the cloud model.

Cloud Computing Cost

We consider moving from one cloud provider to another in the case one goes out of business

Flexibility in Cloud Computing
Public Cloud
3 Lectures 43:45

We look at Google's cloud platform in detail here.

Preview 15:00

Amazon are a market leader in cloud services. We look at some of their offerings here.

Preview 14:00
Private Cloud
2 Lectures 15:00

OpenStack allows companies to build their own Amazon style Cloud services in their data centres.


Finally, we look at another market leader in cloud computing VMware.

VMware Cloud
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