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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Define cloud computing and explain its essential characteristics, history, the business case for cloud, and emerging technologies enabled by cloud

  • Describe the cloud service (IaaS, Saas, Paas) & deployment models (Public, Private, Hybrid), and its infrastructure - VMs, Networking, Storage

  • Explain emerging Cloud related trends including Hybrid Multicloud, Microservices, Serverless, Cloud Native, DevOps and Application Modernization

  • Create a Cloud account and work hands-on with Cloud services, such as Object Storage

Skills you will gain

Hybrid MulticludCloud NativeDevopsIaas PaaS SaasCloud Computing

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Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Overview of Cloud Computing

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 46 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Definition and Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing5m
History and Evolution of Cloud Computing4m
Key Considerations for Cloud Computing5m
Key Cloud Service Providers and Their Services6m
Cloud Adoption - No longer a choice3m
Cloud Adoption - Some case studies5m
Internet of Things in the Cloud4m
Artificial Intelligence on the Cloud3m
Blockchain and Analytics in the Cloud5m
6 readings
About the Course7m
Course Learning Objectives10m
Course Syllabus10m
Lesson Summary8m
Lesson Summary8m
Lesson Summary8m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz18m
Module 1 Graded Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Cloud Computing Models

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service4m
PaaS - Platform as a Service6m
SaaS - Software as a Service4m
Public Cloud5m
Private Cloud4m
Hybrid Cloud5m
3 readings
Lesson Summary8m
Lesson Summary8m
Hands-on Lab - Create an IBM Cloud Account20m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz14m
Module 2 Graded Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Components of Cloud Computing

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Virtualization and Virtual Machines Explained5m
Types of Virtual Machines5m
Bare Metal Servers4m
Secure Networking in Cloud4m
Containers8m
Basics of Storage on Cloud5m
File Storage4m
Block Storage3m
Object Storage Overview5m
Object Storage - Tiers and APIs4m
CDN - Content Delivery Networks5m
2 readings
Lesson Summary10m
Lesson Summary10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz24m
Module 3 Graded Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Emergent Trends and Practices

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Microservices5m
Serverless Computing5m
Cloud Native Applications6m
DevOps on the Cloud4m
Application Modernization8m
2 readings
Lesson Summary8m
Lesson Summary8m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz12m
Module 4 Graded Quiz20m

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