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Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Michael Shannon

Cloud computing is quickly becoming one of the most important topics you can learn to stay current in today’s technical landscape. In this introduction to cloud computing, you will learn the basics you need to get started with your cloud computing career. The course will start by detailing key cloud computing concepts and then quickly move on from there.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Getting Familiar with Virtualization
  • Cloud Service and Deployment Types
  • Compute and Hosting Services
  • Storage Services
  • Database and Big Data Services
  • Serverless AWS Lambda and GCP Functions
  • Getting Started with Amazon Web Services
  • Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Networking and Connecting to AWS and GCP
  • Monitoring AWS and GCP with Stackdriver
  • Container and IoT Services
  • Machine Learning Services
  • Blockchain Services

This training course is for you because...

  • You are considering using Cloud Providers like AWS or Google Cloud
  • You want to get a better view of the topics covered on the Cloud+ exam
  • You want to supplement you existing test prep by performing a topic gap analysis

Prerequisites

  • Basic networking, database, storage and security knowledge
  • A fundamental understanding of cloud computing
  • Basic understanding of application development
  • Some experience using cloud services like Google Cloud or AWS

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About your instructor

  • Michael J. Shannon began his IT career when he transitioned from recording studio engineer to network technician for a major telecommunications company in the early 1990’s. He soon began to focus on security and was one of the first 10 people to attain the HIPAA Certified Security Specialist. Throughout his 30 years in IT he has worked as an employee, contractor, and consultant for numerous companies including Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, MindSharp, Pearson, and Skillsoft among others. Mr. Shannon has authored several books, training manuals, articles, and CBT modules over the years as well. He has attained the CISSP, CCNP Security, Security+, OpenFAIR, and ITIL Intermediate SO and RCV certifications in the security field. He resides in Abilene Texas.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Segment 1: (50 minutes)

  • Overview Cloud Computing Concepts, Models, and Technologies; Virtualization Components; Compute and Hosting Services
  • Break (10 minutes)

Segment 2: (50 minutes)

  • Storage, Database, Big Data, and Networking Services
  • Break (10 minutes)

Segment 3: (40 minutes)

  • Getting Started with AWS and GCP
  • Break (10 minutes)

Segment 4: (50 minutes)

  • Security in the Cloud
  • Break (10 minutes)

Segment 5: (50 minutes)

  • Monitoring AWS and GCP with Stackdriver; Container and IoT Services; Machine Learning Services
  • Blockchain Services