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Some IT work and experience.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Learn about issues in cloud computing and various realizations of service-oriented computing.

  • Discover the range of mobile technologies available to modern enterprises and how these can be used to create innovative business models.

  • Become aware of cyber security threats that organizations need to be aware of and learn about various defense mechanisms.

  • Explore the innovation that emerging technologies like Blockchains can bring about.

Skills you will gain

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Approx. 8 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Cloud Computing

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 94 min)
14 videos
Course Overview2m
1.1-1a Features of the Cloud Part 110m
1.1-1b Features of the Cloud Part 27m
1.1-2 Considerations in Cloud Adoption6m
1.1-3 Cloud Computing Realizations5m
1.1-4 Terminal Services9m
1.1-5 Virtualization5m
1.2-1 SaaS PaaS IaaS3m
1.2-2 SaaS11m
1.2-3 IaaS PaaS8m
1.3-1 Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds6m
1.3-2 Data Center7m
1.3-3 Fog Computing7m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: Cloud Computing Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Mobile Communications

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 122 min)
14 videos
2.1-2 How Wireless Systems Work12m
2.1-3 How Cellular Networks Work10m
2.2-1 Applications of Mobile Technologies9m
2.2-2 Short Range Communications: Barcodes & QR Codes3m
2.2-3 Short Range Communications: RFID, NFC, & Bluetooth6m
2.2-4 Local Area Networks4m
2.2-5 Long Range Communications13m
2.2-6 Summary of Mobile Technologies10m
2.3-1 What's Special about Mobile?8m
2.3-2 Mobile Marketing: Data Insights8m
2.3-3 Mobile Marketing: Mobile Experiments6m
2.3-4 Pricing Issues11m
2.3-5 Pricing Experiments10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Mobile Communications Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Information Security

1 hour to complete
11 videos (Total 75 min)
11 videos
3.1-2 Software Attacks Part 17m
3.1-3 Software Attacks Part 25m
3.2-1 Cyber Defense5m
3.2-2 Shared Private Key Encryption7m
3.2-3 Public Key Encryption10m
3.2-4 Cyber Defense Systems4m
3.2-5 Encryption Benefits5m
3.3-1 Cyber Security Best Practices10m
3.3-2 Vulnerability Disclosure Process4m
3.3-3 Future of Data Security6m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Information Security Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Emerging Trends

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min)
7 videos
4.1-2 Blockchain and Bitcoin3m
4.1-3 The Cryptography Behind Bitcoin3m
4.1-4 Bitcoin Mining3m
4.2-1 Creating Smart Contracts with Blockchain2m
4.2-2 Do You Need a Blockchain?3m
4.2-3 Blockchain Mining Rigs2m
1 practice exercise
Module 4: Emerging Trends Quiz15m

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