Session 1: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a business perspective; Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples; Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization; Name early examples of cloud computing; Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences; Recognise what types of organisations might or might not benefit from cloud computing; Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.
Session 2: Cloud Computing and business value; Recognise the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing; Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective; Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.
Session 3: Technical perspectives/Cloud types; Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples; Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment; Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them; Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application-development process.
Session 4: Steps to a successful adoption of Cloud; Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services; Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors; Understand the following organisation capabilities that are relevant for realising cloud benefits; Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.
Session 5: Impact and changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management: Understand the impact and changes cloud computing of UT service management in a typical organization; Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.
Session 6: Risks and consequences of Cloud Computing: Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organisations existing compliance risk and regulatory framework; Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations; Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.