A Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing made simple with real world practical examples
This course has achieved a stellar 4.5 out of 5 average rating from over 4000 public reviews.
A Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing course reviews
Lars Bröcker
“Great introduction to the world of Cloud Computing, explaining the basic principles and different deployment models.”

- Lars Bröcker

The 2nd top hit for ‘Cloud Computing’ on Google says ‘Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.’ Unfortunately, that definition is completely wrong.
This course is designed to clear up the many misunderstandings about Cloud Computing and to give you a crystal clear and easy to understand explanation of exactly what it is, how it works, the different options available, the advantages provided and how much it’s going to cost.

And I’m not just going to give you the theory, I’m going to show you practical examples which you can follow along with yourself so you’ll understand exactly how Cloud Computing works in the real world.  

I start off with a review in Module 1 of the traditional deployment models of On Premises and Colo so you can understand how Cloud changes things, then explain how server virtualisation revolutionised data center design and paved the way for Cloud.
Module 2 defines Cloud Computing by listing the Essential Characteristics of Cloud services.
You’ll learn about the Cloud Service Models of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and XaaS in Module 3. I start with an overview of the different models and then dive deep into the details and options of each. I also give lab demos of how to deploy each type.
The Cloud Deployment Models of Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud are covered in Module 4.
Finally in Module 5 I list out the advantages of Cloud Computing and then break out the spreadsheet to show you how to do a TCO cost comparison when choosing between an On Premise or Cloud deployment for a real world workload.
A verifiable course certificate stating you have completed this training will be provided at the end of the course. This will prove to potential future employers that you have the basic cloud knowledge necessary to be an effective member of their IT team, and the motivation to complete further training and be a real asset to their company.
Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the green ‘Enroll in Course for FREE’ button to get started!

What are the requirements?

What will you be able to do after taking this course?

You can take A Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing from home or anywhere in the world.
Student can study from home or anywhere
You have permanent lifetime access to all the course material so you can go at your own pace and do the lessons on your schedule. You can work through the entire program from start to finish, or pick and choose individual tutorials and configuration demos as and when you need them.
Neil Anderson

Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Neil Anderson. My main focus since 2007 has been development and delivery of technical training for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems engineering roles. I love sharing my knowledge and can’t wait to help you take your career to the next level.
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Course Curriculum

Traditional IT Deployment Models – On Prem and Colo
Server Virtualization Simplified
Defining Cloud Computing
On-Demand Self-Service
Rapid Elasticity
Broad Network Access
Resource Pooling
Measured Service
Cloud Service Models Overview
IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
IaaS Design Example
PaaS – Platform as a Service
SaaS – Software as a Service
XaaS – Anything as a Service
Cloud Deployment Models – Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
Advantages of Cloud Computing and Calculating TCO

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s self-paced training — you can watch the videos whenever and wherever is best for you.
The course is an hour long, students typically complete it in one sitting.
Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.
Yes, you can install the Teachable app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and quizzes and watch them offline. All of the study notes are provided as downloadable PDFs.
Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.
Yes, I’m always happy to help. You can email me at neil@flackbox.com
I’d love to be able to provide consultancy for individual production environments but I’m unable to take on new clients right now sorry.
I go above and beyond to make sure you are more than happy with every course. If however you are unsatisfied with any purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
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