NCTA Cloud Architecture
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To be a cloud architect and a cloud master, you must apply techniques and strategies to design secure, scalable, cost effective cloud solutions, and be able to convince executives to move forward with your recommendations. In this course, you will develop critical skills in discovering information essential to a successfully planning cloud projects, determining requirements, and document information and recommendations. In addition, you will apply those concepts to evaluate cloud service providers, and design highly available, and scalable solutions, that are secure. You will exit this course able to compare, evaluate, and recommend cloud service providers, design secure and scalable cloud solutions, and give compelling, data backed presentations that will get your recommendations approved, and your cloud projects green lighted.
This course is a great part of your preparation to become a Certified CloudMASTER®.
In this course, you will manage the design and plan the implementation of cloud architectures as needed to function as a Certified Cloud Master.
- Assess cloud solutions options.
- Prepare for cloud migration.
- Determine technical requirements.
- Evaluate cloud service components.
- Select AWS infrastructure components.
- Determine database requirements.
- Select Rackspace cloud features and components.
- Select Microsoft Azure features and components.
- Determine licensing and SLA requirements.
- Design scalable cloud solutions.
- Provide business continuity and disaster recovery.
- Secure data in the cloud.
- Secure access to cloud services.
- Present your cloud migration plan.
This course is designed for system administrators who wish to plan, design, and implement cloud services for their organizations. This includes the ability understand cloud solution features, capabilities, and components offered by cloud provides at a deep level so as to design cloud and hybrid solutions for application deployment and infrastructure scenarios. Cloud architects must also evaluate, and plan for the appropriate compute, network, database, and security components to build a solution that meets the needs of their organization. In addition, they must secure, monitor, and optimize those solutions.
To ensure your success in this course you should have experience with basic client and server deployment, configuration, and use. You should also be familiar with evaluating, implementing, accessing, administering cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. You should also have experience deploying applications to and managing applications in cloud environments. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following courses:
Lesson 1: Assessing Cloud Solution Options
Topic A: Overview of Cloud Computing Technologies and Roles
Topic B: Determine the Type of Cloud Service Model
Topic C: Determine the Type of Cloud Implementation
Lesson 2: Preparing for Cloud Migration
Topic A: Manage Cloud Migration Risks
Topic B: Assemble a Cloud Team
Topic C: Document Cloud Project Information
Lesson 3: Determining Technical Requirements
Topic A: Determine Operating System Requirements
Topic B: Identify Application Requirements
Lesson 4: Evaluating Cloud Service Components
Topic A: Evaluate Cloud Computing Faciliities
Topic B: Evaluate Cloud Compute Components
Topic C: Evaluate Cloud Storage and Delivery Components
Topic D: Evaluate Virtualization Software
Topic E: Evaluate Cloud Management Platform Components
Lesson 5: Selecting AWS Infrastructure Components
Topic A: Select for Data Center Requirements
Topic B: Select AWS Compute Components
Topic C: Select AWS Networking Components
Topic D: Select AWS Storage and Content Delivery Components
Topic E: Select AWS Management and Monitoring Solutions
Topic F: Evaluate AWS PaaS Features
Lesson 6: Determining Database Requirements
Topic A: Define Database Requirements
Topic B: Select AWS Database Services
Lesson 7: Selecting Rackspace Cloud Features and Components
Topic A: Select Rackspace Cloud Compute and Network Components
Topic B: Select Rackspace Cloud Database Components
Topic C: Select Rackspace Cloud Storage
Topic D: Monitor Rackspace Solutions with Cloud Analytics
Lesson 8: Selecting Microsoft Azure Features and Components
Topic A: Select Azure Compute and Network Services
Topic B: Select Azure Database Services
Topic C: Select Azure Storage Services
Topic D: Select Azure App Services
Topic E: Select Azure Monitoring Solutions
Lesson 9: Determining Licensing and SLA Requirements
Topic A: Determine Licensing Models and Limitations
Topic B: Evaluate Service Level Agreements
Lesson 10: Designing Scalable Cloud Solutions
Topic A: Evaluate Scaling Options
Topic B: Manage Compute Resources
Topic C: Manage Memory Usage for Cloud Solutions
Topic D: Manage Storage for Cloud Solutions
Topic E: Manage Network Components
Lesson 11: Providing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Topic A: Protect Cloud Data
Topic B: Ensure Business Continuity
Topic C: Plan for Disaster Recovery
Lesson 12: Securing Data in the Cloud
Topic A: Use Encryption to Secure Data
Topic B: Secure Data-in-Transit
Topic C: Secure Data-at-Rest
Lesson 13: Securing Access to Cloud Services
Topic A: Evaluate Perimeter Security Requirements
Topic B: Define Authentication Requirements
Topic C: Define Security Event Processes
Lesson 14: Presenting Your Cloud Migration Plan
Topic A: Apply Presentation Fundamentals
Topic B: Create a Cloud Migration Presentation
Topic C: Deliver a Cloud Migration Presentation