Cloud Infrastructure and Services

Cloud Infrastructure and Services

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Course Duration:

48 hours

Course Delivery:

40 hours


08 hours

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The Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) course educates participants about cloud deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. For all definitions of cloud computing, the course has resorted to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as a guide. The course covers technologies required to build classic (traditional), virtualized, and cloud data center environments. These technologies include compute, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization. Additional areas of focus include backup/recovery, business continuity, security, and management. Participants will learn about the key considerations and steps involved in transitioning from the current state of their data center to a cloud computing environment. Upon completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to make informed decisions about migrating to cloud infrastructure and choosing the best deployment model for their organization.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Skills

  • Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating system, networking and database
  • Experience in Compute system, storage and network infrastructure will be an added advantage

Course Objective

Upon successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the phases of transition from classic data center to virtual data center and then to the Cloud
  • Describe virtualization technology at compute, storage, network, desktop, and application layers of IT infrastructure
  • Describe business continuity solutions in a VDC environment
  • Explain the key characteristics, services, and deployment models of Cloud
  • Describe the Cloud infrastructure components and service management processes
  • Describe the Cloud security concerns and solutions
  • List the key considerations for migration to the Cloud

Course Outline

The contents of this course are designed to support the course objectives. The following focus areas are included in this course:

  • Module 1: Journey to the Cloud
  • Module 2: Classic Data Center (CDC)
  • Module 3: Virtualized Data Center (VDC) – Compute
  • Module 4: Virtualized Data Center (VDC) – Storage
  • Module 5: Virtualized Data Center (VDC) – Networking
  • Module 6: Virtualized Data Center (VDC) – Desktop and Application
  • Module 7: Business Continuity in VDC
  • Module 8: Cloud Computing Primer
  • Module 9: Cloud Infrastructure and management
  • Module 10: Cloud Security
  • Module 11: Cloud Migration Considerations

Course Deliverables

For Faculty

  • Course Material
  • Course Slides
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Student Exercises
  • Case Studies
  • Access to Online Faculty Community
  • Participation Certification from ICT Academy

For Student

  • Course Material
  • Orientation session during the course by ICT Academy / Industry Experts
  • Exercises
  • Case Studies
  • Access to Student Resource Portal
  • International Certification from EMC