Understand how Cloud Computing differs from traditional self-hosted IT deployment models
Comparing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)
Detailed introduction to the three big cloud providers: Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Brief history and global infrastructure of each cloud provider
Step-by-step instruction lab to create account on each cloud provider
Overview of services and deep dive on core services of each cloud provider
Designing and understanding sample architecture to solve 3 real world use cases
Understanding how to use and optimize free tier offered by each cloud provider
Interfaces (API, CLI, SDK) for interacting with cloud provider
Podcast, blog and events recommendation to learn more
Official certifications and certification path offered by cloud providers
Comparing AWS, Azure and GCP and usage recommendation for a particular scenario
Basic understanding of computer concepts
Computer with internet connection to create accounts on AWS, Azure & GCP and experiment with their service offerings
Getting started with cloud technologies can be daunting with the number of cloud providers in the market and also hundreds of services, in the form of building blocks, offered by each cloud provider. But it is important to understand these services or building blocks which are used to create and deploy any type of application in the cloud. Also, cloud providers offer on-demand computing resources and services in the cloud, with pay-as-you-go pricing which saves cost. So, every organization is migrating to the cloud in order to save money.
This course is an introductory level course for understanding the cloud technology concepts and gives a detailed introduction to the three largest cloud providers: Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Summary of the course:
The course is divided into 5 main sections.
In the first section, we will look at basic cloud concepts and compare cloud with the alternative self-hosted IT infrastructure. We will understand the difference between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
In the following three sections, we will introduce each of the three public cloud providers in detail: Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
In each of these section, we will take a look at the brief history of the cloud provider and its reach with its global infrastructure. As this is a beginner level course, we will go through step-by-step instructions on creating a new account on the cloud providers' web portal. After that we will take a quick tour of the portal.
We will go through all the categories of services provided by the cloud provider and core services in each category. We will design a simple architecture using the core services we learned to understand how cloud can be used in real world scenarios.
For experimenting with services, each cloud provider offers 'Free Tier' either limited by time or amount of usage after creating a new account. It is important to understand the free tier limits to minimize the cost and optimize the usage.
We will look at ways of interacting with the cloud provider services and their infrastructure like API, CLI and SDK.
For those who are interested in learning more about the cloud provider or cloud technology in general, I’ll list some podcast, blog and events that I recommend.
For those interested in certifications, we will look at the official certification offered by each cloud provider and figure out which certification path you should choose.
And in the final section of the course, we will compare the three cloud providers and discuss which one to use in a particular use case.
This course is approximately 5 hours long in total, and the approximate time division is as follows:
Overview of cloud - 30 min
AWS Introduction - 1hr 30 min
Azure Introduction - 1hr 25 min
GCP Introduction - 1hr 14 min
Comparing AWS, Azure and GCP - 15 min
Who this course is for:
Anyone who wants to learn about cloud, Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Any decision maker or IT professional who needs an easy to understand explanation of Cloud Computing
CloudShikshak is created to help anyone learn about cloud technologies. We are a group of experienced instructors and software architects with multiple certifications and practical experience in AWS, Azure and other industry technologies. Our focus is to create high quality and engaging content for our students to make learning about cloud technologies as easy as possible.