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NCTA Cloud Technologies

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3 Days

To ensure success in this course, participants should have experience with:
  • Basic client and server deployment, configuration, and use
  • Configuring network connectivity
  • Configuring server and client communications
  • Installing Windows or Linux servers
  • Using administrative tools
  • Configuring system properties
  • Configuring networking settings
To be a cloud technologist, and, eventually, a cloud master, you must understand common technologies, benefits, and trends that are drawing businesses and organizations for all types to use cloud services. In this course you will learn that fundamental information. In addition, you will apply those concepts to evaluating, selecting, planning, and implementing clouds Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. In doing so, you will identify common barriers to adoption and strategies that can avoid common cloud implementation pitfalls. You will exit this course well versed in the different types of SaaS solutions that businesses of all size use, and have the skill to compare, evaluate, and recommend which services are the best choice in a given scenario.
This course is designed for system administrators or prospective system administrators who have one year of experience working with Windows Server or other server platforms and who want to develop their evaluation, selection, and implementation skills for cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions that target businesses of all sizes.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the benefits of cloud computing
  • Select end-user cloud technologies
  • Support the business case for cloud computing
  • Apply cloud computing models
  • Integrate cloud services
  • Select and implement free SaaS solutions
  • Select and implement paid SaaS solutions
  • Select SaaS solutions for medium to enterprise businesses
  • Integrate SaaS solutions
  • Select PaaS solutions
  • Select IaaS solutions
Lesson 1: Identifying Business Benefits of Cloud Computing
Topic A: Application of Cloud Computing Models to Business Needs
Topic B: Analyze Business Trends in Cloud Computing
Topic C: Evaluate Cloud Service Models and Implementations
Topic D: Identify Emerging Trends in Cloud

Lesson 2: Selecting End-User Cloud Technologies
Topic A: Select Native Applications
Topic B: Select Web Applications

Lesson 3: Supporting the Business Case for Cloud Computing
Topic A: Business Benefits and Concerns
Topic B: Provider Benefits and Challenges
Topic C: Plan Cloud Resource Provisioning

Lesson 4: Applying Cloud Computing Models
Topic A: Applying Cloud Models at the Provider
Topic B: Implement Cloud Models at the Customer
Topic C: Address Challenges in Cloud Implementations

Lesson 5: Integrating Cloud Services
Topic A: Plan Domain Name Integration with Cloud Services
Topic B: Implement Cloud Service Access
Lesson 6: Selecting and Implementing Free Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions
Topic A: Select SaaS for Personal Use
Topic B: Implement a Free SaaS Solution

Lesson 7: Selecting and Implementing a Paid SaaS Solution
Topic A: Identify Corporate SaaS Requirements
Topic B: Select a Paid SaaS Solution
Topic C: Implement a Paid SaaS Solution

Lesson 8: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Small Businesses
Topic A: Select SaaS Accounting Solutions
Topic B: Select SaaS Storage Solutions
Topic C: Select SaaS Project Management Solutions
Topic D: Select Other Small Business SaaS Solutions

Lesson 9: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Medium-sized to Enterprise Businesses
Topic A: Select SaaS CRM Solutions
Topic B: Select SaaS Marketing Solutions
Topic C: Select SaaS Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions

Lesson 10: Integrating SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Determine Business Needs for SaaS Integration
Topic B: Integrate SaaS Solutions

Lesson 11: Selecting Platform as a Service (PaaS) Solutions
Topic A: Evaluate PaaS Solution Benefits
Topic B: Select PaaS Solutions for Small Business
Topic C: Select PaaS Solutions for Medium and Enterprise Businesses

Lesson 12: Selecting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Solutions
Topic A: Compare IaaS to Traditional Infrastructure Solutions
Topic B: Select IaaS Providers
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