NCTA Cloud Technologies

To be a cloud technologist, and eventually a cloud master, you must understand common technologies, benefits, and trends that are drawing businesses and organizations of all types to use cloud services. In this course, you will learn that fundamental information. In addition, you will apply those concepts to evaluating, selecting, planning, and implementing cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. In doing so, you will identify common barriers to adoption, and strategies that can avoid common cloud implementation pitfalls. You will exit this course well-versed in the different types of SaaS solutions that businesses of all sizes use, and have the skill to compare, evaluate, and recommend which service is the best choice in a given scenario. Taking this course is a great way to prepare to become a Certified CloudMASTER®. For more information on the NCTA CloudMASTER® (NCM) certification program, see This course will also help prepare you to take the NCTA-Certified Cloud Technologist (NCT) Exam NCT-110. In this course, you will manage the core set of cloud technologies needed to function as a Certified CloudMASTER or cloud technologist.
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 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)
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
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.
Identifying Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • Selecting End-User Cloud Technologies
  • Planning Cloud Adoption
  • Addressing Barriers to Cloud Implementation
  • Selecting and Implementing Free SaaS Solutions
  • Selecting and Implementing Paid SaaS Solutions
  • Planning for Cloud Service Migration
  • Selecting SaaS Solutions for Small Businesses
  • Selecting SaaS Solutions for Medium and Enterprise Businesses
  • Integrating SaaS Solutions
  • Selecting PaaS Solutions
  • Selecting IaaS Solutions

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