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Introduction to Cloud Computing

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Tue Jan 14, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Birch Hall 107 (Birch Lab B) $400
  • Thu May 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Birch Hall 107 (Birch Lab B) $400

Class Code

ITS-2671

Class Description

Learn about the rise of Cloud Computing, along with an introduction to various service models on Cloud such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. The class provides a comparison of popular offerings by Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

In this course, you will have an opportunity to: 

  • Learn about the history and background of Cloud Computing.
  • Discover Cloud Computing including examples of real-world problems
  • Learn about the pricing models for Cloud Computing
  • Understand the advantages of cloud offerings compared to on-premise.
  • Understand the various Service models on Cloud as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Learn about popular cloud offerings by Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud computing
  • Understand the various Services in AWS like Storage, Infrastructure, Compute, Data etc.
  • Set up an account on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Understand the pricing models on AWS Cloud
  • Understand security implications on AWS
  • Perform hands-on activity on Storage S3 on AWS.
  • Perform hands-on activity on Compute EC2 on AWS.

 

Topic Outline:

  • Course Introduction
  • History and background of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Use cases and patterns
  • Service Models on Cloud
  • Secret Sauce of Cloud Computing
  • Comparison of Cloud offerings by Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud computing
  • Understand various Services on Cloud
  • Explain the key characteristics of Cloud like On-demand service, horizontal scalability, pay as you go etc.
  • Understand pricing models on cloud
  • Hands-on exercise 1: Set up an account on Amazon Web Services
  • Hands-on exercise 2: Create S3 storage service
  • Hands-on exercise 3: Create EC2 instance on AWS
  • Hands-on exercise 4: Create IAM Security setup on AWS
  • References and next steps
     


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