Intro to Cloud Storage Basics

Learn the basics of Cloud Storage Apps and be well on your way to being able to access your files from anywhere.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Have you heard the term "the Cloud" or the phrase "Store it in the cloud". Of course you have whether it was on a television commercial or something you viewed on the internet. If you haven't, don't worry about it, I will explain it all to you throughout this course. The "cloud" has become a very popular application that you should get familiar with. You never know when you may need it.

You will learn about the various types of cloud storage. I go over three of them in this course. I will discuss with you how to download one of these cloud storage apps on your computer and set it up. There are three small project assignments that I have included that will also help you learn to do this as well. I will touch on the cost of cloud storage and what we use cloud storage apps for. I will also briefly discuss the security of cloud storage as well as the advantages and disadvantages.

I have also included a few quizzes to help you and I both see how much you have learned from this course.

Throughout this course I will be using a Mac, but you can use a Mac or a PC.

Over the next few months I will be adding more material and projects to this course. A few things to look forward to are a few lectures about CrashPlan and BigStash (beta). If you have any suggestions of anything more that I could add, please feel free to let me know.

What are the requirements?

  • You must know the basics of using a computer.
  • Basic knowledge of how to upload files and take screenshots (to complete projects)
  • No prior experience is needed about Cloud Storage. This is suited for newbies.
  • Mac or PC
  • An Internet Connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will know what Cloud Storage is and what it is used for.
  • You will be able to download and set up your own Cloud Storage account.
  • You will also expand your knowledge by doing the projects and taking the quizzes.

Who is the target audience?

  • This Introduction to Cloud Storage Applications is not just for newbies. It is for anyone who would like to learn the basics of cloud storage applications.
  • This course is not for anyone who already has a detail experience and know how of cloud storage basics, however if you need a refresher course, this is the course for you.
  • This course is for anyone who wants to know how to use Google Drive, DropBox, and One Drive.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Cloud Storage Apps

Welcome to Introduction to Cloud Storage Apps. Here you will learn the basics of what cloud storage is and how to use the applications that are available for free online.


In this audio lecture I'm going to tell you a little about me. Please feel free to introduce yourselves in the discussion area of this course. It is great to meet every one of you and thank you for choosing The Introduction to Cloud Storage course. Please contact me if you have any questions or need some help with any of the projects. I look forward to chatting to you throughout this journey.

Section 2: What is a Cloud Storage Application?

In this lecture, you will learn the definition of cloud storage.


In this lecture, you will learn what we use cloud storage for in our daily lives.


In this lecture, you will learn what cloud storage applications will cost. However we will be using the free cloud storage apps throughout this course.

Test Your Knowledge: About Cloud Storage
2 questions
Section 3: Types of Cloud Storage

In this lecture we will discuss how to download and install Google Drive on your computer. We will also discuss the various features that Google Drive offers and we will touch briefly on how they work.


In this lecture you I will show you a quick overview of Microsoft One Drive and how to install it on your computer. Once you know how to install DropBox and Google Drive, MS One Drive is a piece of cake.

Test Your Knowledge: Types of Cloud Storage
3 questions
1 page

In this lecture I have included a how-to PDF of how to create screenshots on your mac.

1 page

In this lecture I have included a how-to PDF of how to take screenshots on a Windows computer.

1 page

After completing this project, you should know what cloud storage is and what apps are used for cloud storage.

S3: Project 2
1 page
Section 4: The Advantages & Disadvantages of Cloud Storage

This lecture will give you a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of using a cloud storage app.


In this lecture I will discuss the disadvantages of Cloud Storage.


In this lecture we are going to briefly discuss security and cloud storage. I'll explain the various techniques that cloud storage companies use to keep your data files safe and secure.

2 questions

This quiz will test your knowledge about the advantages & disadvantages of Cloud Storage discussed in Section 5.

S4: Project 1: Cloud Storage on your Mobile Device
1 page
Section 5: Conclusion
In Conclusion
Test Your Knowledge: In Review
3 questions
Plan Options PDF
Resource Links
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Meisha Ray, Freelance Writer

Meisha is a full-time office manager & account manager at a small pipe organ shop,  a web content writer, a web developer, a cat lover, cloud user, and a social media guru. 

Meisha has spent a little over fifteen years as a freelance web writer working for hundreds of companies around the globe writing web content for them. She continues to work part-time writing content for blogs and websites.

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