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Non-Techie Starter Series: Cloud Computing

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Thu Jul 18, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $200

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.


This course is designed for non-technical professionals to gain a foundational understanding of Cloud Computing. It covers key concepts and terminologies without requiring any programming or technical expertise.

The course will begin with an introduction to the concept of Cloud Computing. Various types of Clouds as well as the underlying hardware and software environment and the basics of cloud architecture will be discussed in brief. 

Various Cloud Computing services like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS will be discussed in detail along with real world examples and their applications in various fields.

The course will cover the advantages of adopting a cloud-based model along with use cases of cloud services being utilized by organizations and enterprises. 

This course is designed for professionals in HR, finance, marketing, operations, or any other non-technical field who want to gain a thorough understanding of how Clouds operate and how they are being utilized by organizations and individuals to improve their efficiencies. 

Prerequisites/Professional Experience
Understanding of how computers work

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, participants will have gained a foundational understanding of Cloud Computing and be able to identify cloud services and utilize this knowledge as part of their daily work. 

Course Topics
Introduction to Cloud

  • Cloud Computing and Its Origin.
  • Types of Clouds (Public, Private and Hybrid Models)
  • Common terminologies - Hardware and Software Components involved
  • Basic Cloud architecture

Cloud Computing Terminology

  • Types of Cloud computing services
  • SaaS - Software as a Service
  • PaaS - Platform as a Service
  • IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service

Applications & Trends

  • Advantages of Cloud Computing
  • Applications of Cloud Computing 
  • Real-life examples / Use Cases
  • Popular Cloud Service providers 
  • Trends in Cloud Computing

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University IT Technology Training sessions are available to a wide range of participants, including Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and employees of Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, such as Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Additionally, some of these programs are open to interested individuals not affiliated with Stanford, allowing for broader community engagement and learning opportunities.