IT & Data Analysis Courses

Business in the Cloud


Description
Interested in moving your small business to the cloud? In this platform-neutral course, the cloud computing expert explores the steps necessary to successfully plan a cloud strategy, providing an approach that's tailored to the needs of small businesses. This course is not meant to be a hands-on guide for architecture and implementation; rather, its focus is on the strategic processes that are necessary for successful planning.

Here, the instructor covers the basics of various cloud models and addresses business concerns, including the cost of operations. He also leads you through four case studies exploring cloud cases that are unique to small businesses. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to identify your business needs and plan around implementation and anticipated cost.
Content
  • 0. Plan a small business cloud strategy
  • 1. Overview
  • 3. Why is it important to small businesses
  • 4. The rise of the born in the cloud company
  • 5. Use case one Give me SaaS
  • 6. Use case two Public IaaS_ no data center at all
  • 7. Use case three SaaS_ IaaS_ and PaaS
  • 8. Use case four Crossing international boundaries
  • 9. Understanding common patterns
  • 10. Understanding common problems
  • 11. Public clouds
  • 12. Private clouds
  • 13.Hybrid clouds
  • 14. Multi-clouds
  • 15. Selecting tools
  • 16. Security
  • 17. Governance
  • 18. Linking things together
  • 19. How much does it cost
  • 20. How much do I save
  • 21. The cost of operations
  • 22. Build a quick and dirty business case
  • 23. Understanding your needs
  • 24. Logical cloud architecture
  • 25. Physical cloud architecture
  • 26. Implementation and cost planning
  • 27. Security
  • 28. Governance_0_
  • 29. Management and monitoring
  • 30. Deployment
  • 31. Staged deployment
  • 32. Staged testing
  • 33. Build into DevOps
  • 34. Next steps
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever