Most of the Cloud related courses are targeted at developers or I.T. Pros but what about I.T. managers (development/infrastructure)?  Not much is available but it's important for them to have a clear understanding of the possibilities and how to plan the journey to the Cloud.  I created this new course with that in mind.

Demystifying Cloud Computing is a 1-day course aimed at I.T. managers with these objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of cloud computing
  • Understand typical use cases
  • Governance planning and cost control
  • Plan the journey to the Cloud

It's a non-technical, lecture-style presentation with time for interactions and discussions.  All concepts covered can be applied to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

Here's the course outline:

  • Cloud computing principles
    • Agility, flexibility, elasticity, speed
    • Cloud use cases
    • Load patterns
    • Scaling
    • Costs: CAPEX vs OPEX
  • Type of services
    • Infrastructure as a Service
    • Containers as a Service
    • Platform as a Service
    • Function as a Service
    • Software as a Service
  • Type of clouds
    • Public
    • Private
    • Hybrid
  • The 3 major providers
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Google Cloud Platform
  • Let’s talk about some Cloud myths
  • Compliance and certifications in the Cloud
  • Planning the journey to the Cloud
    • Define the triggers and the objectives
    • Technical assessment
    • Train
    • Architect
    • Migrate
    • Assess
    • Adapt
    • Validate
    • Adjust
  • Governance
    • Cost and resource management
    • Staying in control
    • Cloud native governance
    • Create and manage controlled sandboxes
  • Implementing best practices
    • DevOps
    • Continuous integration/deployment
    • Automation
  • Implementing new techniques
    • Microservices
    • Serverless
    • Containers and orchestrators
  • Modernizing legacy applications
  • Wrap-up

 

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