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Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

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Business organizations are moving IT assets to the cloud at an increasingly rapid pace — decisions that have significant financial, security, and productivity implications. This program will give you an overview of essential concepts and current thinking in cloud computing.

Topics include technologies, advantages and risks, economics, and best practices. In addition, you will gain introductory hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Who Will Benefit

  • Business leaders and managers responsible for providing information systems and technologies that add value to their organizations
  • Leaders with budget responsibility for groups implementing or upgrading cloud technology


  • Identify and discuss fundamental cloud computing concepts and models (public/private; SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
  • Analyze how cloud technologies provide business value
  • Evaluate the economic benefits of adopting cloud technologies
  • Create strategies for cloud adoption
  • Apply the shared responsibility security model to cloud assets
  • Use basic cloud services provided on AWS

Program Structure

This online program is self-paced and runs for 10 weeks. Estimated time required is 4–5 hours per week. Participants should be at a basic to intermediate level with at least one prior course in computer programming. No programming is required; however, participants should have a general understanding. Instructor support is available.


  • Fundamental cloud concepts and technology
  • Economics of cloud computing
  • Security in the cloud*
  • Common cloud applications and services
  • Hosting static web applications in the cloud*
  • Hosting dynamic web applications in the cloud*
  • Web services and packages*
  • Serverless computing*
  • Trending cloud applications: machine learning, blockchain, etc.*
  • Best practices for cloud migration and adoption

* Includes hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)