Managing a Cloud Computing Project

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Course Title Managing a Cloud Computing Project
Course Number 900-064-EQ-01
Platform Windows
Duration 30 hours
Gouvernement du Québec fee (taxes incl.)
General Public fee (taxes incl.)
Schedule Winter 2020
Dates TBA
Prerequisites Basic understanding of networking concepts and the Internet
Target Audience IT professionals
Instructor TBA
Location TBA

NB: This is a non-credit course. Certificate provided for all participants who have completed 80% of course hours.

Recommended Textbook
Textbook provided by the teacher.
Course Description
Please note that this is a non-credit course.
This is a 30 hour training course using Microsoft Technology which helps you in the understanding and building of the following topics: understanding the cloud; enabling Microsoft cloud services; configuring Microsoft cloud services; and supporting cloud users.

Students who are beginning studies in cloud technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses. The Google/Amazon platform will be used for specific presentations and for contrast.

After completing this course, the students will learn key cloud services and terminology, Microsoft cloud services, Microsoft Office 365 and the ability to use, configure, or support parts of other key Microsoft technologies for cloud services. In addition to the theoretical exposé, the student will have hands-on practice with virtualization and nested virtualization.

Based on specific interest the student will have access to and in most case be able to use such services as Team, Yammer, Blog, Sway, Forms, Site web applications, Onedrive, Skype PowerApps, Planner Intune, BI, Staff Notes just to mention a few. In general the student will have access to and use most services provided with Office 365 Business.

Topics Covered in this Course
 Based on the class make up, some of these topics will vary:

  1. From Stanford University and Oracle- “Survey Look” @
    a. The Seven Business Models – evolution to cloud computing
    i. Software Economics
    ii. Cloud Computing
    iii. Internet of Things (IoT)
  2. Cloud Computing is a business model and virtualization is a technology
  3. When and how should Office 365 be used
  4. Relationship between datacenters and cloud explained
  5. Changes to computer thinking and IoT
  6. Hands-on exercises are done using Office 365 and visualization software. (Each student has a JAC O365 account and will be provided with most software and documents as is available to the College.)
  7. Chapters covered in the documentation provided to the student:
 Chapter 1, “What is Cloud Computing?”

  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Understanding Distributed Application Design
  • Understanding Resource Management Automation
  • Understanding Virtualized Computing Environments
  • Understanding High-Performance Computing Environments
  • Understanding Cloud Computing Technologies

This session introduces the basic characteristics of cloud computing.

 Chapter 2, “Cloud Models”

  • Planning Organizational Roles in the Cloud
  • Identifying Cloud Deployment Models
  • Including Future Cloud Models

This session introduces the four basic cloud deployment models – public, private, community and hybrid.

 Chapter 3, “Service Models”

  • Categorizing Cloud Services
  • Examining Software as a Service
  • Examining Platform as a Service
  • Examining Infrastructure as a Service
  • Identifying Emerging Cloud Database Capabilities
  • Defining Everything as a Service

This session introduces the three basic cloud services models – Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), It also introduces other as a service cloud models, such as Database as a Service (DBaaS) and Everything as a Service (XaaS).

 Chapter 4, “Current Cloud Technologies”

  • Comparing Traditional Technologies and Cloud Alternatives
  • Accessing the Cloud
  • Leveraging Software as a Service
  • Developing within Platform as a Service
  • Implementing Infrastructure as a Service
  • Empowering Mobile Computing

This session gives examples of each of the three main cloud service models used.

 Chapter 5, “cloud Business Value”

  • Identifying Business Driver for Cloud Computing
  • Examining the Business Impact

This session looks at how to evaluate the possible benefits of cloud computing to a business from an organizational and financial point of view.