A Certified Cloud Professional has a proven understanding of cloud computing concepts, models and business considerations, and has further demonstrated proficiency in fundamental technology and security-related areas of cloud computing.
The foundational course provides end-to-end coverage of fundamental cloud computing topics as they pertain to both technology and business considerations.
The second module 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 containerization.
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.
Who should attend
Anyone who is interested in cloud computing concepts, architecture, and technologies.
- CCP Exam C90.CTP: Cloud Technology Professional Certification Exam (Partial Version)
- Achieving a passing grade on the partial version of Exam C90.CTP is equivalent to achieving passing grades on CCP Exams C90.01 and C90.02 – which results in the issuance of the Certified Cloud Professional accreditation.
- Fundamental Cloud Computing Terminology and Concepts
- Basics of Virtualization
- Specific Characteristics that Define a Cloud
- Understanding Elasticity, Resiliency, On-Demand and Measured Usage
- Benefits, Challenges and Risks of Contemporary Cloud Computing Platforms and Cloud Services
- Cloud Resource Administrator and Cloud Service Owner Roles
- Cloud Service and Cloud Service Consumer Roles
- Understanding the Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud Delivery Model
- Understanding the Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud Delivery Model
- Understanding the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Delivery Model
- Combining Cloud Delivery Models
- Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud Deployment Models
- Business Cost Metrics and Formulas for Comparing and Calculating Cloud and On-Premise Solution Costs
- Formulas for Calculating and Rating SLA Quality of Service Characteristics
- Cloud Computing Mechanisms that Establish Architectural Building Blocks
- Virtual Servers, Containers, Ready-Made Environments, Failover Systems & Pay-Per-Use Monitors
- Automated Scaling Listeners, Multi-Device Brokers & Resource Replication
- Understanding How Individual Cloud Computing Mechanisms Support Cloud Characteristics
- An Introduction to Containerization, Container Hosting & Logical Pod Containers
- A Comparison of Containerization and Virtualization
- Cloud Balancing and Cloud Bursting Architectures
- Common Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities of Cloud-based Services & Cloud-hosted Solutions
- Cloud Security Mechanisms used to Counter Threats and Attacks
- Understanding Cloud-Based Security Groups and Hardened Virtual Server Images
- 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
- Service Grids and Autonomic Computing
- Cloud Computing Industry Standards Organizations