NCTA Cloud Technologies

Course Overview

This course is an overview of cloud computing that will help the student develop a deep understanding of the models and understand the landscape of technologies used in the cloud and those employed by users of cloud services.

NCTA Overview

The National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) 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 Duration:
3 days

What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Identifying Business Benefits of Cloud Computing
Lesson 2: Selecting End-User Cloud Technologies
Lesson 3: Supporting the Business Case for Cloud Computing
Lesson 4: Applying Cloud Computing Models
Lesson 5: Integrating Cloud Services
Lesson 6: Selecting and Implementing Free Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions
Lesson 7: Selecting and Implementing a Paid SaaS Solution
Lesson 8: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Small Businesses
Lesson 9: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Medium-sized to Enterprise Businesses
Lesson 10: Integrating SaaS Solutions
Lesson 11: Selecting Platform as a Service (PaaS) Solutions
Lesson 12: Selecting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Solutions

Who should Attend

This course is designed for system administrators or prospective system administrators who have one year of experience working with Windows Server or other server platforms and who want to develop their evaluation, selection, and implementation skills for cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions that target businesses of all sizes.

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 Logical Operations course:

CompTIA® Network +® (Exam N10-006)

In addition, experience in the administration of specific operating system technologies may be helpful, including any or all of the following Logical Operations courses:

CompTIA® Linux+™ Powered by LPI (Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2: Installation and Configuration (Exam 70-410)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2: Administration (Exam 70-411)