NCTA Cloud Technologies

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To be a cloud technologist, and eventually a cloud master, you must understand common technologies, benefits, and trends that are drawing businesses and organizations of 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 cloud 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 sizes use, and have the skill to compare, evaluate, and recommend which services are the best choice in a given scenario.
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+

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
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2: Installation and Configuration
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2: Administration
Course Objectives:
In this course, you will manage the core set of cloud technologies needed to function as a Certified Cloud Master.
You will:
Identify the benefits of cloud computing.
Select end-user cloud technologies.
Plan cloud adoption.
Address barriers to cloud implementation.
Select and implement free SaaS solutions.
Select and implement paid SaaS solutions.
Plan for cloud service migration.
Select SaaS solutions for small businesses.
Select SaaS solutions for medium and enterprise business.
Integrate SaaS solutions.
Select PaaS solutions.
Select IaaS solutions.
Identifying Benefits of Cloud Computing:
Translate Cloud Computing Benefits to Business Needs
Analyze Business Trends in Cloud Computing
Evaluate Cloud Service Models and Implementations
Identify Emerging Trends in Cloud
Identify Cloud Provider Benefits and Challenges
Selecting End-User Cloud Technologies:
Select Native Applications
Select Web Applications
Planning Cloud Adoption:
Plan Cloud Access and Management
Plan Cloud Provisioning
Addressing Barriers to Cloud Implementation:
Identify Cloud Implementation Concerns
Address Challenges in Cloud Implementations
Address Compliance Concerns
Address Vendor Lock-in Concerns
Selecting and Implementing Free SaaS Solutions:
Evaluate Free SaaS Solutions
Implement a Free SaaS Solution
Selecting and Implementing Paid SaaS Solutions:
Identify Corporate SaaS Requirements
Implement a Paid SaaS Solution
Planning for Cloud Service Migration:
Plan Domain Name Integration with Cloud Services
Plan to Migrate Email to the Cloud
Selecting SaaS Solutions for Small Businesses:
Select SaaS Accounting Solutions
Select SaaS Storage Solutions
Select Other Small Business SaaS Solutions
Selecting SaaS Solutions for Medium and Enterprise Businesses:
Select SaaS CRM Solutions
Select SaaS Marketing Solutions
Integrating SaaS Solutions:
Determine Business Needs for SaaS Integration
Evaluate Integration Options
Selecting PaaS Solutions:
Evaluate PaaS Solutions
Implement PaaS Solutions
Selecting IaaS Solutions:
Compare IaaS to Traditional Infrastructure Solutions
Select IaaS Providers