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USD $655 $327.50 eLearning Kit only

Governance of assets, whether cloud based or on-premise is a fundamental task of any IT department. Governance ensures that the IT assets are being used for intended purposes and maintained to provide the highest efficiencies.

 In this course, numerous models and framework components are explored to establish highly structured models for identifying and associating formal cloud governance precepts and processes to common cloud project stages.

This short video gives a quick overview of a portion of Module 1 in the Cloud Certified Professional Program: Who does what in a Cloud?


Intended for

IT Professionals, Cloud Architects, Technical Architects, Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Infrastructure Architects, IT Managers, Programme Managers, anyone that is tasked with building and running cloud capability.


 

Learning Outcomes

The ultimate outcome of this course is to provide the attendees with the knowledge and approach to build a Cloud Centre of Excellence that will apply the approaches, precepts and models defined in this course to establish a robust and efficient cloud governance capability.

 Some of the primary topics covered are:

  • The following primary topics are covered:
  • Understanding Cloud Governance Programs, Models, and Controls
  • The Cloud Governance Lifecycle
  • Cloud Governance Framework Components
  • Cloud Governance Tools and Technology
  • Cloud Governance Precepts and Processes
  • Defined Strategic Cloud Roadmap
  • Defined Criteria of Cloud Maturity and Adoption
  • Defined Cloud Service and Delivery Model
  • Standardized Funding Model
  • Strategic Cloud Planning and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Cloud Maturity Model Definition and Cloud Maturity Gap Analysis
  • Cloud Maturity Risk Assessment and Cloud Maturity Impact Analysis
  • Cloud Architecture Definition, Applied Business/Industry Standards, Defined Cloud Reference Architecture
  • Defined Cloud Service Domains, Organizational Alignment and Standardized Funding Model, Tenant Isolation
  • Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) Establishment, Ensured Organizational Competency
  • Cloud Data Security Assessment, Licensing and Tenant Isolation Assessments, Historical Log Collection
  • Cloud Service Review, SLA Matching, Cloud Service Standardization
  • Centralized Cloud Service Registry, Interoperable Cloud Service Standards
  • Testing Standards, Cloud Test Data Usage
  • Cloud Service De-Provisioning Notification, Cloud Service De-Provisioning
  • Post-Termination Assessment, De-Provisioning Cloud Services

And more…

  In the Details tab you can find more information about this certification kit.

Exams & Certification

  • The exams required for certification can be taken at any Pearson VUE testing center in the world or online via Pearson VUE Online Proctoring.
  • Please ensure you purchase the correct exam voucher as they are not exchangable.

 

Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.

Module 1 Fundamental Cloud Computing
Concepts, terminology, technologies, benefits, challenges, SLAs and business cost metrics associated with cloud computing are covered, along with SaaS, IaaS, PaaS delivery models, common cloud deployment models, and cloud characteristics.

  • Fundamental Cloud Computing Terminology and Concepts
  • Basics of Virtualization
  • Specific Characteristics that Define a Cloud
  • Understanding Elasticity, Resiliency, On-Demand and Measured Usage
  • Benefits, Challenges, and Risks of Contemporary Cloud Computing Platforms and Cloud Services
  • Cloud Resource Administrator and Cloud Service Owner Roles
  • Cloud Service and Cloud Service Consumer Roles
  • Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Delivery Models
  • Combining Cloud Delivery Models
  • Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud Deployment Models
  • Business Cost Metrics and Formulas for Comparing and Calculating Cloud and On-Premise Solution Costs
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Cloud-based IT Resources
  • Formulas for Calculating and Rating SLA Quality of Service Characteristics

 

Module 2 Cloud Technology Concepts
This course covers a range of topics related to cloud computing mechanisms, cloud security threats and controls, and essential cloud technologies. Also addressed are testing, cloud storage, industry standards, and emerging technologies and trends.

  • Cloud Computing Mechanisms that Establish Architectural Building Blocks
  • Virtual Servers, Ready-Made Environments, Failover Systems, and Pay-for-Use Monitors
  • Cloud Balancing and Cloud Bursting Architectures
  • Common Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities of Cloud-based Services and Cloud-hosted Solutions
  • Cloud Security Mechanisms Used to Counter Threats and Attacks
  • Understanding Cloud-Based Security Groups and Hardened Virtual Server Images
  • Cloud Service Implementation Mediums (including Web Services and REST Services)
  • Cloud Storage Benefits and Challenges
  • Cloud Storage Services, Technologies, and Approaches
  • Non-Relational (NoSQL) Storage Compared to Relational Storage
  • Cloud Service Testing Considerations and Testing Types

 

Module 10 Fundamental Cloud Governance
This course module explains IT governance as it pertains to the evolution and regulation of cloud computing environments and assets. Numerous models and framework components are explored to establish highly structured models for identifying and associating formal cloud governance precepts and processes to common cloud project stages.

The cloud governance lifecycle itself is described, along with associated tools and technologies that are further categorized into technology types that help automate different cloud governance task types. Cloud domain IT resource inventory models
and cloud governance level models are also defined to help formalize and customize a comprehensive cloud governance framework.

Finally, the course concludes by providing precepts and processes for the project plan stage, including strategic roadmap definition and criteria for cloud maturity and adoption. Additional project stages are covered in Module 11. The following primary topics are covered:

  • Understanding Cloud Governance Programs, Models, and Controls
  • The Cloud Governance Lifecycle
  • Common Cloud Project Lifecycle Stages (and How They are Governed)
  • Cloud Domain IT Resource Inventory Models (centralized/federated cloud, centralized/federated multi-cloud, etc.)
  • Cloud Governance Task Types (unsubscribed, automated, passive, active, etc.)
  • Cloud Service Governance Types (simple, composite, hybrid, etc.)
  • Cloud Governance Framework Components
  • Cloud Governance Tools and Technology (registries, repositories, agents, network relays, policy systems, etc.)
  • Cloud Governance Technology Types (administrative, enforcement, monitoring, reporting)
  • Cloud Governance Precepts and Processes
  • Cloud Governance Level Models (singe/multi enterprise/corporate)
  • Defined Strategic Cloud Roadmap
  • Defined Criteria of Cloud Maturity and Adoption
  • Defined Cloud Service and Delivery Model
  • Standardized Funding Model
  • Strategic Cloud Planning and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Cloud Maturity Model Definition and Cloud Maturity Gap Analysis
  • Cloud Maturity Risk Assessment and Cloud Maturity Impact Analysis

 

Module 20 Advanced Cloud Governance

This course module builds upon the fundamental models and framework components covered in the previous day and identifies and describes numerous cloud governance precepts and processes for cloud project Define, Build, Test, Deliver, Operate, Consume and End Stages, as follows:

  • Cloud Architecture Definition, Applied Business/Industry Standards, Defined Cloud Reference Architecture
  • Defined Cloud Service Domains, Organizational Alignment and Standardized Funding Model, Tenant Isolation
  • Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) Establishment, Ensured Organizational Competency
  • Required Standards and Regulations Definition, Architecture Validation, Cloud Data Security Definition
  • Cloud Data Security Assessment, Licensing and Tenant Isolation Assessments, Historical Log Collection
  • Identified and Adhered Constraints, Cloud Service Domain Definition, Cloud Service Criteria Validation
  • Cloud Service Review, SLA Matching, Cloud Service Standardization, Cloud Service Policy Validation
  • Build Process Validation, Centralized Cloud Service Registry, Interoperable Cloud Service Standards
  • Cloud Service Registry Access Control, Cloud Service Registry Record Review, Cloud Shared Usage Request
  • Cloud Shared Service Modification Request, Cloud Service Interoperability Assessment
  • Cloud Service Certification Review, Cloud Service Maintenance Review, Cloud Service Deployment Standards
  • Cloud Service Test Results Review, Cloud Testing Tool Standards, Cloud Testing Parameter Standards
  • Cloud Service Testing Standards, Cloud Integration Testing Standards, Cloud Test Data Usage
  • Cloud Service De-Provisioning Notification, Cloud Service De-Provisioning
  • Post-Termination Assessment, De-Provisioning Cloud Services

The following cloud governance metrics are also described:

  • Metric Usage Assessment Definition
  • Cloud Service Operational Efficiency Governance
  • Onboarding Time, Average Provisioning Time or Average Deployment Time
  • Smart Incident Response
  • Problems Ratio
  • Improved Deployment or Optimized Deployment
  • Percentage of SLAs Met
  • Assessed Cloud SLA
  • Cloud Services Consumption Ratio
  • Percentage of Consumption Per Cloud Delivery Type
  • Cloud Service Usage State Assessment
  • Monitored Cloud Service Compliance, Cloud Compliance Metrics, Percentage of Compliance with
    Security Policies

 

Module 21 Cloud Goverenance Lab
This course module presents participants with a series of exercises and problems that are designed to test their ability to apply their knowledge of topics covered previously in course modules 10 and 11. Completing this lab will help highlight areas that require further attention and will further prove hands-on proficiency in the application of cloud governance framework components, models, precepts and processes.

As a hands-on lab, this course provides a set of detailed exercises that require participants to solve a number of inter-related problems, with the ultimate goal of evaluating and creating cloud governance frameworks and associated precepts and processes as they pertain to cloud project stages.

 

Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers with a billing address in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.



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