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Intermediate Level

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Skills you will gain

Cloud InfrastructureCloud ApplicationsCloud StorageCloud Computing

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Course 3 of 6 in the

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

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This course is part of the 100% online Master in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 132 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
1.1.1 Cloud Computing Introduction25m
1.1.2 Motivation Interview16m
1.1.3 Cloudonomics: Part 111m
1.1.4 Cloudonomics: Part 212m
1.1.5 Big Data8m
1.1.6 Summary to Cloud Introduction5m
1.2.1 Software Defined Architecture15m
1.2.2 Cloud Services15m
1.2.3 Infrastructure as a Service12m
1 reading
Module 1 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Graded Quiz24m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Module 2: Foundations: Containers, Virtual Machine, JVM

5 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 240 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
17 videos
2.1.1 Virtualization15m
2.1.2 Virtualizing the Network and Storage4m
2.2.1 OS Based Virtualization33m
2.2.2 Xen10m
2.2.3 VServer 2.012m
2.2.4 Solaris Zones8m
2.2.5 OpenVZ9m
2.2.6 LXC Linux Containers9m
2.3.1 Docker17m
2.3.2 Kubernates18m
2.3.3 JVM19m
2.4.1 IaaS: OpenStack6m
2.4.2 IaaS Providers: Amazon20m
2.4.3 IaaS Providers: Microsoft12m
2.4.4 IaaS Providers: Google10m
2.4.5 Serverless Architecture25m
1 reading
Module 2 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Graded Quiz24m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: MAAS, PAAS, Web Services

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 167 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
15 videos
3.1.1 MAAS Part 111m
3.1.2 MAAS Part 221m
3.1.3 Juju9m
3.2.1 PaaS Providers: Google App Engine6m
3.2.2 PaaS Providers: Salesforce4m
3.3.1 Web Services17m
3.3.2 RPC Semantics9m
3.3.3 RPC Implementation9m
3.3.4 HTTP SOAP REST13m
3.3.5 JSON9m
3.3.6 Load Balancer Introduction15m
3.3.7 Load Balancer Schemes14m
3.3.8 Protocol Buffers and Thrift12m
3.3.9 MBAAS8m
1 reading
Module 3 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Graded Quiz24m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Storage: Ceph, SWIFT, HDFS, NAAS, SAN, Zookeeper

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 99 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
4.1.1 Ceph10m
4.1.2 HIVE8m
4.1.3 TEZ4m
4.2.1 SWIFT17m
4.2.2 Amazon S3 BLOB Storage12m
4.3.1 Amazon AWS EBS Storage16m
4.3.2 AWS Glacier5m
4.3.3 Amazon AWS Elastic File System9m
Dropbox API12m
1 reading
Module 4 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Graded Quiz24m
20 minutes to complete

Course Conclusion

20 minutes to complete

About the Cloud Computing Specialization

The Cloud Computing Specialization takes you on a tour through cloud computing systems. We start in in the middle layer with Cloud Computing Concepts covering core distributed systems concepts used inside clouds, move to the upper layer of Cloud Applications and finally to the lower layer of Cloud Networking. We conclude with a project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses. The first four courses in this Specialization form the lecture component of courses in our online Master of Computer Science Degree in Data Science. You can apply to the degree program either before or after you begin the Specialization....
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