NCTA Cloud Technologies

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Employment Objective

To be a cloud technologist, and, eventually, a cloud master, you must understand common technologies, benefits, and trends that are drawing businesses and organizations for all types to use cloud services. In this course you will learn that fundamental information. In addition, you will apply those concepts to evaluating, selecting, planning, and implementing clouds Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. In doing so you will identify common barriers to adoption, and strategies that can avoid common cloud implementation pitfalls. You will exit this course well versed in the different types of SaaS solutions that businesses of all size use, and have the skill to compare, evaluate, and recommend which services are the best choice in a given scenario.

Target Student:
This course is designed for system administrators or prospective system administrators who have one year of experience working with Windows Server or other server platforms and who want to develop their evaluation, selection, and implementation skills for cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions that target businesses of all sizes.

Hardware Requirements: For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
CD-ROM drive (if installing any software from a CD-ROM)
Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
Network cards and cabling for local network access
Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen

Software Requirements
Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Excel 10


Course Objectives: In this course, you will manage the core set of cloud technologies needed to function as a Certified Cloud Master.
Identify the benefits of cloud computing.
Select end-user cloud technologies.
Support the business case for cloud computing.
Apply cloud computing models.
Integrate cloud services.
Select and implement free SaaS solutions.
Select and implement paid SaaS solutions.
Select SaaS solutions for medium to enterprise businesses.
Integrate SaaS solutions.
Select PaaS solutions.
Select IaaS solutions.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Identifying Benefits of Cloud Computing
Topic A: Translate Cloud Computing Benefits to Business Needs
Topic B: Analyze Business Trends in Cloud Computing
Topic C: Evaluate Cloud Service Models and Implementations

Topic D: Identify Emerging Trends in Cloud

Topic E: Identify Cloud Provider Benefits and Challenges

Lesson 2: Selecting End-User Cloud Technologies
Topic A: Select Native Applications
Topic B: Select Web Applications

Lesson 3: Planning Cloud Adoption
Topic A: Plan Cloud Access and Managment
Topic B: Plan Cloud Provisioning

Lesson 4: Addressing Barriers to Cloud Implementation
Topic A: Identify Cloud Implementation Concerns
Topic B: Address Challenges in Cloud Implementations
Topic C: Address Compliance Concerns
Topic D: Address Vendor Lock-in Concerns

Lesson 5: Selecting and Implementing Free SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Evaluate Free SaaS Solutions
Topic B: Select and Implement a Free SaaS Solution

Lesson 6: Selecting and Implementing Paid SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Identify Corporate SaaS Requirements
Topic B: Implement a Paid SaaS Solution

Lesson 7: Planning for Cloud Service Migration
Topic A: Plan Domain Name Integration with Cloud Services
Topic B: Plan to Migrate Email to the Cloud

Lesson 8: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Small Businesses
Topic A: Select SaaS Accounting Solutions
Topic B: Select SaaS Storage Solutions
Topic C: Select Other Small Business SaaS Solutions

Lesson 9: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Medium and Enterprise Businesses
Topic A: Select SaaS CRM Solutions
Topic B: Select SaaS Marketing Solutions

Lesson 10: Integrating SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Determine Business Needs for SaaS Integration
Topic B: Evaluate Integration Options

Lesson 11: Selecting PaaS Solutions
Topic A: Evaluate PaaS Solutions
Topic B: Select PaaS Solutions

Lesson 12: Selecting IaaS Solutions
Topic A: Compare IaaS to Traditional Infrastructure Solutions
Topic B: Select IaaS Providers

Entrance Requirements:

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic client and server deployment, configuration, and use. This includes configuring network connectivity, configuring server and client communications, installing Windows or Linux servers, using administrative tools, configuring system properties, and configuring networking settings. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following course: CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-006)High School Diploma/GED


In addition, experience in the administration of specific operating system technologies may be helpful, including any or all of the following courses:

CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI (Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2: Installation and Configuration (Exam 70-410)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2: Administration (Exam 70-411)

NCTA Cloud Technologies
5 Hours a Day 4 Days a Week
03/04/2018 to 03/14/2018
NCTA Cloud Technologies
5 Hours a Day 4 Days a Week
Guaranteed to Run (GTR)
04/01/2018 to 04/11/2018
NCTA Cloud Technologies
5 Hours a Day 4 Days a Week
Guaranteed to Run (GTR)
05/01/2018 to 05/14/2018
NCTA Cloud Technologies
5 Hours a Day 4 Days a Week
NCTA Cloud Technologies
5 Hours a Day 4 Days a Week
to Run (GTR)
NCTA Cloud Technologies
5 Hours a Day 4 Days a Week
to Run (GTR)
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