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Cloud Computing Contents Module 1: Fundamental Cloud Computing This foundational course provides end-to-end coverage of fundamental cloud

computing topics as they pertain to both technology and business considerations. The course content is divided into a series of modular sections, each of which is accompanied by one or more hands-on exercises. Topics Covered A Brief History of the Business and Technology Drivers that Led to Cloud Computing Fundamental Cloud Computing Terminology and Concepts Horizontal and Vertical Scaling Basics of Virtualization Specific Characteristics that Define a Cloud On-Premise Services vs. Cloud Services Understanding Elasticity, Resiliency, On-Demand and Measured Usage Benefits, Challenges and Risks of Contemporary Cloud Computing Platforms and Cloud Services Understanding How Cloud Consumers and Cloud Providers Relate Cloud Resource Administrator and Cloud Service Owner Roles Cloud Service and Cloud Service Consumer Roles Organizational and Trust Boundaries as They Pertain to Cloud Consumers and Providers Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Delivery Models Combining Cloud Delivery Models Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud Deployment Models Measuring the Business Value and ROI of Cloud Computing Business Cost Metrics and Formulas for Comparing and Calculating Cloud and On-Premise Solution Costs Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Cloud-based IT Resources Formulas for Calculating and Rating SLA Quality of Service Characteristics Optional Supplement: Cloud Computing & SOA Connection Points (for participants interested in using cloud computing and

SOA together) Exam C90.01: Fundamental Cloud Computing. A passing grade in each exam is a requirement for completion of next module certifications 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.

Topics Covered Cloud Computing Mechanisms that Establish Architectural Building Blocks Virtual Servers, Ready-Made Environments, Failover Systems, and Pay-for-Use Monitors Mapping Cloud Computing Mechanisms to Cloud Characteristics Combining Cloud Computing Mechanisms 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 Single Sign-On for Cloud-Based Services Understanding Cloud-Based Security Groups and Hardened Virtual Server Images Understanding Virtualization Attacks and Overlapping Trust Boundaries 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 Understanding Performance Testing, Stress Testing, and Integration Testing Modern Cloud Technologies, including Autonomic Computing and Service Grids Building Cloud Platforms (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and how to use them together and across clouds) Emerging Cloud Computing Trends and Innovations Emerging Cloud Computing Industry Standards and Community Projects To achieve this certification, the following exams must be completed with a passing grade: Exam C90.02. Cloud Technology Concepts. This is required for the next module certifications Module 3 - Cloud Technology Lab This course module presents participants with a series of exercises and problems designed to test their ability to apply their knowledge of topics covered previously in course modules 1 and 2. Completing this lab will help highlight areas that require further attention and will further prove hands-on proficiency in cloud computing concepts, technologies, and practices as they are applied and combined to solve real-world problems. As a hands-on lab, this course provides a set of detailed exercises. Both individual and group exercises are provided, requiring participants to solve a number of inter-related problems, with the ultimate goal of assessing, measuring, and planning for the deployment of cloud-based IT resources, and establishing cloud computing technology architectures based on Software-as-a Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) delivery models. The Certified Cloud Trainer works closely with participants to ensure that all exercises are carried out completely and accurately. Attendees can voluntarily have exercises reviewed and graded as part of the class completion.

Certification This course correspondes to exam C90.03 which is required for the following Certifications: Certified Cloud Professional Certified Cloud technology Professional


Cloud Computing Professional Certification Tracks Several Cloud Computing Professional exams provide credit for more than one certification. Use the grid below to map exam requirements to certifications.

Exam No

Certified Cloud Technology Professional

Certified Cloud Architect

Certified Cloud Security Specialist

Certified Cloud Governance Specialist

Certified Cloud Storage Specialist

C90.01 C90.02






C90.03 C90.04 C90.05 C90.06 C90.07 C90.08 C90.09 C90.10 C90.11 C90.12 C90.13 C90.14


X C90.15 * Note that requirements for some certifications are still under review and subject to change.