Fundamental Cloud Architecture

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Module 4
Fundamental Cloud Architecture

This course provides a highly technical drill-down into the inner workings and mechanics of foundational cloud computing platforms. Private and public cloud environments are dissected into concrete, componentized building blocks (referred to as "patterns") that individually represent platform feature-sets, functions and/or artifacts, and are collectively applied to establish distinct technology architecture layers.

Building upon these foundations, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments are further explored as compound patterns, comprised of unique and shared building blocks.

The course is structured as a guided tour through these architectural layers, describing primary components, highlighting shared components and explaining how building blocks can be assembled and implemented via cloud computing mechanisms and practices.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Technology Architectural Layers of Cloud Environments
  • Public and Private Cloud Technology Architecture
  • laaS, PaaS and SaaS Technology Architecture
  • Cloud Computing Mechanisms as part of Platform and Solution Technology Architectures
  • Bare-Metal and Elastic Disk Provisioning
  • Multipath Resource Access, Broad Access and Intelligent Automation Engines
  • Usage and Pay-as-You-Go Monitoring
  • Platform Provisioning and Rapid Provisioning
  • Resource Management and Realtime Resource Availability
  • Shared Resources, Resource Pools and Resource Reservation
  • Self-Service and Usage and Administration Portals
  • Workload Distribution and Service State Management

Other technology architecture topics pertaining to cloud platforms, cloud-based solutions and services are also explored.

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 info@arcitura.com 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:

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:

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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 Books

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

Certifications

This course corresponds to Exam C90.04, 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: www.pearsonvue.com/arcitura/

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: info@arcitura.com