Advanced Cloud Virtualization


Module 17
Advanced Cloud Virtualization

This course builds upon Module 16 by exploring a range of industry practices and management and design topics for cloud-based contemporary virtualization environments, by breaking them down into design patterns and technologies that can be combined to form common cloud-based technology architectures and solutions.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Connectivity & Accessibility (including Virtual Server and Virtual Switch Isolation, NAT/Host and External Connectivity)
  • Performance & Capacity (including Direct I/O and Single Root I/O Virtualization, LUN Access and NIC Teaming)
  • Scaling (including Elastic Resources, Load Balanced Virtual Server and Virtual Switches and Resource Workload Management)
  • Hosting (including different forms of Virtual Server and Host Affinity/Non-Affinity, as well as Memory Over-Committing and Power Consumption Reduction)
  • Failover & Recovery (including Resource Pooling and Reservation, Auto Crash Recovery, Hypervisor Clustering, Redundant Physical Connections and Zero Downtime)
  • Migration & Relocation (including Cross-Hypervisor Workload Mobility, Non-Disruptive Service Relocation, Persistent Virtual Network Configurations, Virtual Server Folder Migration, Virtual Disk Splitting and Stateless Hypervisors)

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of public or private instructor-led workshops. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or contact to inquire about private workshop delivery.

The following materials are provided to public and private workshop participants:

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the self-study kit and Pearson VUE exam voucher for this course.

Taking the Course using a Self-Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a self-study kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the Self-Study Kits page for pricing information and for details regarding discounted self-study kit bundles for individual certification tracks. The following materials are provided in the self-study kit for this course:

Module 17 Self-Study Guide (50 pages)Module 17
Self-Study Guide
(50 pages)
Audio Tutor CD 1 Module 17 Overview - Part I (with David Royer)Audio Tutor CD 1
Module 17
Overview - Part I
(with David Royer)
Audio Tutor CD 2 Module 17 Overview - Part II (with David Royer)Audio Tutor CD 2
Module 17
Overview - Part II
(with David Royer)
Audio Tutor CD 3 Module 17 Exam Preparation (with David Royer)Audio Tutor CD 3
Module 17
Exam Preparation
(with David Royer)
32 Flash Cards32 Flash Cards

Note that any required text book(s) for this course are not included as part of the self-study kit and need to be purchased separately. Also, this self-study kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for the exam that corresponds to this course:


Self-study kits and bundles and associated text books can be purchased using the online store.

Note that by purchasing and registering this self-study kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a workshop.

About the Text Book

This CCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by detailed technical coverage and case study examples in the associated Cloud Computing Design Patterns text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.


This course corresponds to Exam C90.17, which is required for the following certifications:

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all CCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral Cloud topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. CCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of Cloud practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding self-study kit.

Pearson VUE Exams

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam, visit:

Self-Study Kits

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam, allowing you to study remotely and at your own pace. For information about the latest available Self-Study Kits, visit the Self-Study page.

Instructor-Led Workshops

The following public workshops are currently scheduled. Additional workshops are often added on short notice. For information regarding private instructor-led workshops delivered to your location, contact: