Course 758:
Journey to the Cloud

(1 or 2 days)


Course Description

The cloud is transforming business by increasing speed to market, reducing overhead, encouraging innovation, and changing development, deployment, and delivery of applications and services. This event will accelerate your understanding of the cloud and help envision the future of your organization. This training will help you develop your cloud strategy, design an effective cloud plan, and envision “what’s possible” with cloud. We will finish with some time for Q&A to ensure all your cloud computing questions are answered.

This course can be customized to include a series of instructor-led demonstrations for a 1-day class or a 2-day class which includes hands-on activities to provide students with practical, hands-on experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Decipher the definition, service models, and deployment models of cloud computing
  • Compare and contrast the public cloud providers: Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Explore how cloud computing is impacting both the business and IT landscape
  • Evaluate the real business implications and benefits of the cloud
  • Examine the cloud IT cost expenditure model
  • Manage security, compliance, and auditing requirements in the cloud

Live Demos of Cloud Services in Action, including:

  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Infrastructure and Platform as a Service
  • Serverless Services 
  • And more…

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in understanding and articulating how their organization can leverage cloud computing effectively, including:

  • Executive/Director Levels
  • Sales Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Managers
  • Developers
  • Architects


A general background in IT will enhance your understanding of the area but is not required.

Course Outline


Unit 1: Cloud Computing Concepts and Enabling Technologies

  • Virtualization: Hypervisors and Containers
  • Multitenancy
  • Cloud Definition
  • Characteristics of Clouds

Unit 2: Cloud Service Offerings

  • Leveraging Services Offered by AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • IaaS
    • Leveraging Regions and Zones
    • Virtual Machine Resources
    • Overview of Data Storage Services 
    • Failover Support for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • PaaS
    • Development Platforms
    • Infrastructure Platforms
  • Serverless/No-Ops Computing
    • Trends
    • Available Services
  • Transforming IT
    • Kubernetes
    • Big Data
    • Machine Learning (ML)

Unit 3: Building a Business Case for the Cloud

  • Broader Business Implications and Business Drivers
  • Economic and Financial
  • Agility
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • ​​Capitalizing on the Cloud
  • Value Proposition of the Cloud

Unit 4: Security and the Cloud

  • Security, Compliance, and Auditing in the Cloud
  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • Data and Network Security

Unit 5: Cloud Migration

  • Moving to the Cloud
  • The “R”s of Cloud Migration
  • Adopting a Cloud-Native Approach
  • Disposable Infrastructure

Please Contact Your ROI Representative to Discuss Course Tailoring!