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Cloud Technology Associate
Learn the basic skill set and knowledge associated with cloud and virtualization, and prepare for the CCC Cloud Technology Associate Certification.
This certification course allows IT professionals to operate effectively in a cloud environment as they can demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and relevant terminology. It furthermore provides the foundation needed to successfully complete subsequent vendor-specific training/certification programs and also provides a baseline for the subsequent CCC Professional level certifications.
· Identify the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and virtualization. This will also include business benefits of cloud computing and technical aspects (high-level) of virtualization.· Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing and virtualization.· Identify the characteristics of cloud applications.· List the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.· Define cloud security and identify the risks involved in cloud computing as well as the risk mitigation measures.· List the factors involved for implementation of different cloud models.
MODULE 1: COURSE INTRODUCTIONAt the end of this module, you will be able to:· Identify the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and virtualization.· Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing and virtualization.· Understand the latest digitization trends associated with cloud computing.· Define cloud security and identify the risks involved in cloud computing as well as the risk mitigation measures.· List the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.MODULE 2: INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD SERVICES MODELAt the end of this module, you will be able to:· List the challenges and concerns for traditional computing methodology.· Define NIST’s and Gartner’s definition of cloud computing.· Explain the evolution of cloud computing and list the cloud’s essential characteristics, service models, and deployment models.· Define NIST’s cloud Taxonomy (service provider versus consumer responsibility model) and Cloud Actors (service providers, consumers, auditors, carriers, brokers).· Distinguish between traditional and cloud computing models in terms of business value.· List the cloud computing benefits and its challenges.· Define the various common cloud terminologies used in cloud computing.MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUALIZATION: THE BACKBONE TECHNOLOGY OF CLOUD COMPUTINGAt the end of this module, you will be able to:· Understand the definition, history, and fundamental concepts of virtualization including the relationship between virtualization and cloud computing.· Understand the benefits, challenges, risks, and suitability of virtualization to organizations.· Understand what a hypervisor is, its role in virtualization, and different types of hypervisors.· Identify leading hypervisor manufacturers and service providers who use them.· Understand various virtualization terminologies.· Understand briefly about various types of virtualization (server, storage, network, desktop, application).MODULE 4: THE ROLE OF CLOUD AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONAt the end of this module, you will be able to:· Understand the concepts of Big Data and Big Data Analytics, Hadoop, NoSQL databases, and their characteristics and types.· Explain what is Internet of Things (IoT) and its types.· Explain how cloud computing and DevOps together.· Understand the latest digitization trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
MODULE 5: CLOUD SECURITY, RISK, COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCEAt the end of this module, you will be able to:· Understand general definitions of IT security, risk and risk management.· Understand the role of IT compliance and audits.· Understand the impact of cloud essential characteristics, cloud service models, cloud deployment models on business value and risk.· Identify common cloud attack vectors and remediating controls.MODULE 6: PREPARING FOR CLOUD ADOPTIONAt the end of this module, you will be able to:· Explain typical steps that lead to successful adoption of cloud computing services.· Describe appropriate solution architectures for various service and deployment models.· Understand organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.· Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing providers, vendors and dependencies on vendors.· Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.
Professional Cloud Technology Associate
Suitable for IT professionals with:· Six or more months of experience in internet/web technologies · Some basic knowledge of storage, servers and network
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