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What Will You Learn?

  • Accurately define what Cloud Computing is and is not
  • Understand how Cloud Computing differs from traditional IT deployment models
  • Understand the building blocks of Cloud Computing
  • Define IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and XaaS and understand how they differ from each other
  • Understand the IaaS options including virtual machines on shared physical servers, virtual machines on dedicated servers, and dedicated bare-metal servers


  • A basic foundational level knowledge of computer networks
  • NFT Certificate
  • 18 Lessons
  • Beginner
  • English
  • 4.7 Rating
  • +100 XP

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Course consist of total 2hr 28min of content

Section 1: Section 01: A (Very) Brief History of Traditional IT Deployments
Section 2: Section 02: Defining Cloud - Essential Characteristics
Cloud Rapid Elasticity
Cloud Broad Network Access
Cloud Resource Pooling
Cloud Measured Service
Section 3: Section 03: Cloud Service Models - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
Cloud Service Models
Cloud IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
Cloud IaaS Infrastructure as a Service Design Example
Cloud PaaS Platform as a Service
Cloud SaaS Software as a Service
Cloud XaaS Anything as a Service
Section 4: Section 04: Cloud Deployment Models - Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
Cloud Deployment Models - Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
Section 5: Section 05: Advantages of Cloud Computing and Calculating TCO
Advantages of Cloud Computing and Calculating TCO
Thank You and Bonus Resources

About the Instructor

Hi, I'm Neil Anderson, and my mission is to build the best Cloud and Data Center systems engineers possible.

I built my career by learning about IT technologies through books and online resources and it’s my passion now to help you do the same.

You know how some instructors seem to get a kick out of making things complicated to make themselves look smarter than you? I love to make things as easy to understand as possible and seeing you get that lightbulb moment.

I'm proud of my 'Top Responder' tag online. I genuinely care about giving you the best experience possible, both in the quality of my training and in ongoing support.

Nothing makes me feel better than hearing back from students who I've helped move on to the next level in their career. It gives me huge satisfaction to know I've played a part in you achieving your goals.

My experience:

Since 2007 my main focus has been delivery of technical training and development of course content for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.

I also provide consultancy to clients and mentoring for the systems engineers in the company I work for.

Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems and network engineering and IT management roles.


Cisco CCIE #17108
NetApp Storage
Cloud Computing
Data Center
VMware Virtualization
CISSP Security
PRINCE2 Project Management
ITIL Certified

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