Cloud Technology Concepts

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Module 2
Cloud Technology Concepts

This course explores a range of the most important and relevant technology-related topics that pertain to contemporary cloud computing platforms. The course content does not get into implementation or programming details, but instead keeps coverage at a conceptual level, focusing on topics that address cloud service architecture, cloud security threats and technologies, virtualization and data processing.

Proven technologies are defined and classified as concrete architectural building blocks called "mechanisms". The purpose of this course is to introduce cloud computing-related technology topics in a manner that is accessible to a wide range of IT professionals, as well as to empower participants with an understanding of the fundamental mechanics of a cloud platform, how the different "moving parts" can be combined, and how to address common threats and pitfalls.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Cloud Computing Mechanisms that Establish Architectural Building Blocks
  • Virtual Servers, Ready-Made Environments, Failover Systems, and Pay-for-Use Monitors
  • Cloud Balancing and Cloud Bursting Architectures
  • Common Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities of Cloud-based Services and Cloud-hosted Solutions
  • Cloud Security Mechanisms Used to Counter Threats and Attacks
  • Understanding Cloud-Based Security Groups and Hardened Virtual Server Images
  • Cloud Service Implementation Mediums (including Web Services and REST Services)
  • Cloud Storage Benefits and Challenges
  • Cloud Storage Services, Technologies and Approaches
  • Non-Relational (NoSQL) Storage Compared to Relational Storage
  • Cloud Service Testing Considerations and Testing Types

Duration: 1 Day

Course Materials and Supplements

Cloud Computing Mechanisms: Vendor ExamplesCloud Computing Mechanisms: Vendor Examples
(32 pages)

Text Book(s)

This CCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet(s) and further elaborated by detailed technical coverage and case study examples in the accompanying Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture text books from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.

When attending this course as part of an instructor-led workshop, the required text book(s) are automatically provided together with the course booklet. When working with self-study kits, the required text books need to be purchased separately.

Self-Study Kit

The materials for this course module can be purchased separately as part of the Module 2 Self-Study Kit, which includes additional materials and study aids. These materials are designed to prepare you for Exam C90.02 but they are also suitable for general remote, self-paced study purposes.

Certifications

This course corresponds to Exam C90.02, 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.

Prometric Exams

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Self-Study Kits

For each Prometric exam a self-study kit is being made available, 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: info@cloudschool.com