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Cloud Technology Associate (CTA)

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Introduction to the Cloud Business Model

  • Review Traditional Computing Challenges and Concerns
  • Cloud Computing Concept, History, and Definitions
  • Cloud Computing Benefits and Challenges, Best and Least Suited Application Profiles and APIs
  • Cloud Reference Architecture and Common Terminologies

Introduction to Virtualization - the Backbone Technology of Cloud Computing

  • Virtualization: Definition, Concepts, History, and Relationship to Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization: Benefits, Challenges, Risks, and Suitability to Organizations
  • Hypervisor: Role and Purpose in Virtualization and the Various Hypervisor Types
  • Virtualization: Terminologies and the different Types of Virtualization

Overview of Cloud Technologies and Applications

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and MDM + EMM
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Big Data, Analytics, NoSQL, NewSQL, HTML5

Cloud Security, Risk and Governance

  • Risk and Governance Definitions
  • Impact of Cloud Essential Characteristics
  • Impact of Cloud Service Models
  • Impact of Cloud Deployment Models
  • Risk Management and Governance

Preparing for Cloud Adoption

  • Cloud Strategy and Roadmap Preparation
  • Solution Architectures: For Various Services, Deployment Models, and Organizational Capabilities
  • Cloud Service Provider, SLA, and Cloud Migration
  • Cloud Governance and Risk

Cloud Service Management

  • Cloud Service Management (CSM) Overview: Definition, Architecture, Lifecycle, Actors
  • CSM: Business Support
  • CSM: Provisioning/Configuration
  • CSM: Portability/Interoperability

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