Created in collaboration with industry leaders, the 3 course Certificate in Cloud Computing Strategy gives you a solid foundation in both the business and technical sides of a cloud computing adoption. Taking a platform agnostic approach, you’ll learn to create a compelling business case and architectural diagram to support a cloud initiative, leveraging deep expertise in various service and deployment models, governance and associated organizational implications.
Through collaborative work on real-world case studies, you’ll enhance your learning with critical skill building, gaining the cross-functional competencies top employers are looking for, like analytical thinking, negotiation tactics and communication skills. With courses taught by leading cloud computing professionals, and dynamic career supports, you’ll be set up for success in a challenging and exciting new career.
The Certificate in Cloud Computing strategy covers all the core areas you need to know, giving you the skill and expertise to:
- Compare various cloud service and deployment models
- Define the essential characteristics of cloud computing
- Discuss how governance, security, privacy, risk management, regulations, and compliance impact an organization’s cloud strategy
- Compare the core services offered by the top three cloud providers
- Create a compelling business case for cloud adoption
- Discuss the impact of emerging technologies in cloud computing
- Create a high-level architecture diagram for a cloud adoption
- …and more
CSCC1010 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
This course will introduce students to the discipline of cloud computing and explain its role in modern business and IT environments. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to cloud computing concepts and terminology while examining the history of computing, the rationale and benefits of adopting cloud computing, the current state of cloud computing vendors in the industry, major considerations and architectural components when designing cloud applications, as well as provide a glimpse into the evolution of cloud computing and the latest advances in the field.
CSCC1020 Cloud Strategy and Governance
This course will provide a comprehensive coverage on the strategic concepts, architectures and governance of cloud computing from a business perspective. It provides a thorough analysis around the business case to consider cloud deployment and the governance structure to be put in place for a successful implementation. The objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a business case towards Cloud deployment and maintenance including ensuring a solid cloud governance for operational excellence. This course will provide the students with a comprehensive coverage of strategies of cloud deployment within the emerging context of new technologies and regulations.
CSCC1030 Applied Approaches to Cloud Adoption
This course will build a detailed knowledge about the cloud-based solutions architecture, and it is role in the digital transformation through real-world case studies. It will provide hands-on experience through project utilizing public cloud services Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It will provide the necessary business and technical skills for architecting and designing secure cloud-based solutions.
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