Lesson 1: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
o Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples,Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization,Name early examples of cloud computing
o Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences
o Recognize what types organizations might benefit from cloud computing
o Recognize what types organizations might not benefit from cloud computing,Distinguish between the different types of clouds,including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.
Lesson 2: Cloud Computing and Business Value
Recognize the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing,Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective:
o Scalability,Security,Hardware independence,Variable costs,Time to market,Distribution over the Intern
o emonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.
Lesson 3: Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples.Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment:
o Networking,Automation and Self Service,Federation
o The role of standardization
o Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them for:
o Cloud storage,Application performance,Data integration,Security
o Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application-development process.
Lesson 4: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud
Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services:
o Understand selection criteria for a pilot,Relate SaaS, PaaS, IaaS deployment to organizational goals
o Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors,Understand the following organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits
o Skills that are required in an organization adopting cloud computing,Critical success factors,Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.
Lesson 5: Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
Understand the impact and changes cloud computing on IT service management in a typical organization:
o Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Operation, Service Transition
o Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.
Lesson 6: Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing
Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework:
o Security Legal, Compliance, Privacy risks,Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations
o Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.