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Prior knowledge: Savvy about own business practices; No prior technical knowledge

Approx. 7 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Explain what cloud technology is and the top reasons the cloud era is revolutionizing business

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    Craft an ideal transformation challenge for your organization

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    Identify components of a security program to build into your transformation journey

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    Build a business case and summary page for your overall transformation project using the templates provided

Skills you will gain

Organizational CultureBusiness TransformationBusiness ValueBusiness StrategyBusiness Case Analysis

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Prior knowledge: Savvy about own business practices; No prior technical knowledge

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 1 week of study, 5-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
11 minutes to complete

Introduction

Here we'll go over the course structure, introduce speakers, and breakdown of content per module.

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1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 video
1 reading
How to download course resources2m
1 practice exercise
Learner Pre-survey6m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Why cloud technology is revolutionizing business

This module introduces cloud technology as a paradigm shift and explains how it’s irrevocably transforming business globally. It defines the fundamental building blocks of cloud technology—compute power and data—and what they mean for you and your business. And finally, it reveals how these building blocks help to create five superpowers using concrete use cases of their transformative abilities for business, education, and government sectors.

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9 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
9 videos
What is cloud?3m
The danger of maintaining the status quo4m
A paradigm shift3m
Extraordinary compute power5m
Data as currency7m
Productivity and automation3m
Perceive, categorize, predict and recommend5m
What does this mean for you?3m
1 reading
Module 1 Exercise30m
6 practice exercises
Lesson 12m
Lesson 22m
Lesson 34m
Lesson 4
Lesson 52m
Module 114m
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Foster an innovation culture

Cloud is not just about a technological transformation; it's a business and cultural transformation, too. This module explores how the superpowers of the cloud are brought to life through people. It looks specifically at how to organically create and scale innovation through culture and business practices. It offers key principles, drawing examples from Google’s success and real world scenarios, that you can apply in your day-to-day operations.

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5 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Culture: Scale the innovation mindset10m
Business: Three Simple Rules12m
Culture of innovation: Banking industry3m
What does this mean for you?6m
1 reading
Module 2: Exercise30m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 12m
Lesson 22m
Lesson 32m
Module 214m
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Define the ideal business transformation challenge

Previous modules describe the journey with cloud technology to include business and cultural changes as well. This module sets the groundwork to build a transformational solution using cloud technology for your role or your business. This process starts with distinguishing between scaled improvements and transformations. Next, the module demonstrates how to write an ideal challenge question and use insights generated from a data ecosystem to address the challenge. Finally, it introduces a framework that you can use to assess and refine your challenge ideas, preparing you to build a business case in a later module.

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6 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Writing a strong transformation challenge7m
Map your data ecosystem to create insights from your data4m
Prioritize business challenges based on insights6m
Assessing likely outcomes using a transformation framework6m
Building a strong business challenge2m
1 reading
Module 3: Exercise30m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 12m
Lesson 22m
Lesson 32m
Lesson 52m
Module 310m
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Build trust with availability, security, and compliance

This module addresses common concerns about data privacy and security when migrating to the cloud. It defines key terms - privacy, security, compliance, and reliability - and reveals today’s top cybersecurity challenges and threats. It discusses how data security and compliance can be maintained when data is in the cloud, as illustrated by the Shared Responsibility Model. And finally, it uses a concrete example to explain how learners can build a high-level security program in their own organization.

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7 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
7 videos
What are today’s cybersecurity challenges?3m
How can a shared security model help to ensure business success?4m
What is your role in the Shared Responsibility Model?2m
What are today's compliance requirements and how can Google Cloud help meet them?3m
What is my responsibility in maintaining compliance?3m
What does this mean for you?4m
1 reading
Module 4: Exercise30m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 12m
Lesson 22m
Lesson 34m
Lesson 42m
Module 410m
1 hour to complete

Module 5: Build a business case for your transformation challenge

This module explains how to identify the most transformative solution for your business challenge. It then breaks down steps to achieve the transformational solution through creating smaller projects and plotting them onto a transformation roadmap. It describes how to use the data ecosystem you mapped in a previous module to support your overall project. Finally, it explains step by step how to build a business case and gives tips to help you pitch your project idea to gain buy-in from leadership, teams, and technical partners.

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6 videos (Total 32 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Identifying the ideal solution for your challenge5m
Building a high-level data strategy for your transformation journey3m
Capturing the right data4m
Building your business case5m
Socializing your business case3m
1 reading
Module 5: Exercise30m
6 practice exercises
Lesson 12m
Lesson 22m
Lesson 32m
Lesson 42m
Lesson 52m
Module 510m
9 minutes to complete

Conclusion

Learn about additional courses, resources, and professional services offered by Google Cloud that you can take advantage of.

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1 video (Total 3 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Learner Post-survey6m
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Top reviews from Business Transformation with Google Cloud

By ITMay 16th 2019

A good course to start out understanding cloud.Not technical yet gave me a high level understanding on this topic.

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