Cloud Computing Introduction Training Course


Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a notion of web-based services that are available on demand from a highly scalable and optimized service provider. It has captured a lot of attention from many IT leaders and there has been a major shift in interest toward Cloud Computing over the past several years. It allows enterprises to invest in their IT infrastructures as they go, avoiding expensive and risky upfront investments. Yet, not all applications and platforms benefit from deployment in the cloud, due to latency, transaction control and security compliance. In this course we will review the business drivers and characteristics of Cloud deployments, service models, benefits and challenges. We will cover Cloud infrastructure security concerns, solutions and best practices for migration and running your IT infrastructure in the Cloud.


1 day

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the main concepts of Cloud Computing and its architecture
  • Describe the Cloud infrastructure components and the technology stack
  • Learn the characteristics, services and deployment models of Cloud
  • Understand the advantages and ROI of migrating to the Cloud
  • Describe Cloud service management processes
  • Understand Cloud security concerns, challenges and possible solutions
  • Learn the best practices of migrating and using the Cloud
  • Describe Cloud vendors and service providers


IT professionals who are deploying and managing servers, networks, storage, databases, and applications. Decision makers who are in charge of the design and implementation of their IT infrastructures.


Basic understanding of operating systems, networking, web technologies and databases. Experience working with or knowledge of IT infrastructures is a plus.


What is a Cloud?

  • History
  • Definition
  • Attributes
  • Terminology

Cloud Architecture and Design

  • Stack/Layers
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Topology

Infrastructure as a Service

  • Infrastructure Stack and Services
  • Overview/Comparison of IaaS Vendors

Platform as a Service

  • Web Application Frameworks
  • Web Hosting Services
  • Overview/Comparison of PaaS Vendors

Software as a Service

  • Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Overview/Comparison of SaaS Vendors


  • Security architecture and design
  • Application security
  • Network security

Cloud Operations

  • Service Management
  • Administration
  • Monitoring and Support

Best Practices in the Cloud Computing

Case Studies