Cloud Computing Technologies Course Pilot

A few months ago I was privileged to be chosen to author Learning Tree’s Cloud Computing Technologies course . I have a fantastic development team to work with too. After months of intensive research and development, I am pleased to say that the course has reached the pilot stage, which will run 8-10 March. I am really excited to see how the material will be received by our audience.

One of the challenges the development team faced was in deciding exactly what to cover in the course. As a starting point a clear definition of what cloud computing is was vitally important. There are so many definitions published but I found them lacking clarity or often contradictory. This led me to provide my own definition. Here it is: “The ability to add and remove transparently-scalable IT resources (both hardware and software) from a seemingly infinite pool of resources in a self-service manner”.

With this definition in place the course has been structured to provide in-depth coverage of the hardware and software resources that can be leveraged from the cloud from both technical and business aspects. The provisions from major vendors including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and Eucalyptus are examined in detail.

I will be providing details of what we have covered each day and how things progress as the pilot runs. Check back in to see how it all goes. Also let me know what you think of the definition of cloud computing.


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