NCTA Cloud Operations

Course Overview

This course helps students understand the management of cloud operations and addresses the application need for compute power, managing CPU scaling, and meeting both structured and unstructured storage requirements.

NCTA Overview

The National Cloud Technologists Association and the CloudMASTER® program were born in 2012 out of a genuine need for hands-on, vendor-neutral public cloud training.

As cloud adoption accelerates, so, too, does the need for related skills. But with so many different vendors, it can be difficult to determine what training is most relevant and necessary since most training and certification is vendor-specific. NCTA is Vendor Neutral

Course Length:

5 days

What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Overview of Cloud Operations
Lesson 2: Planning Cloud Service Implementation
Lesson 3: Deploying a Cloud Application with Digital Ocean
Lesson 4: Deploying a Cloud Application with Heroku
Lesson 5: Deploying Websites with Microsoft Azure
Lesson 6: Implementing Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
Lesson 7: Managing Azure Applications with Visual Studio
Lesson 8: Deploying Applications to Opscode Chef
Lesson 9: Managing Server State with Puppet
Lesson 10: Implementing Rackspace Cloud Servers
Lesson 11: Importing and Exporting Data from Cloud Services
Lesson 12: Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud Solutions
Lesson 13: Planning and Executing a Phased Cloud Migration

Who should attend

This course is designed for system administrators or cloud technologists who wish to further develop their skills for evaluating, deploying, and administering cloud services. This includes evaluating and selecting Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions and deploying applications to the cloud, as well as maintaining, securing, and optimizing cloud solutions to achieve the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI).


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic network and server administration, as well as a strong understanding of cloud technologies. In addition, you should be familiar with evaluating, selecting, and implementing Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.