EXIN Cloud Computing

30 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

EXIN’s Cloud Computing Foundation is not just a technical cloud course but instead focuses on the business and management side as well. The course also examines the auditing and service response within cloud computing as well the delegation of IT responsibilities within an environment focused on cloud technology. This course covers how cloud technology deals with a variety of different areas, including; Hardware, Software, Processes, OS & Application Licenses, People, Power and Backups.

This course includes:
  • Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations
  • Quizzes & Exam Simulators
  • Social Learning & Networking
  • Flash Cards & Educational Games
  • Enhanced Navigation and Controls

Course Outline:

Module 1: The Principles of Cloud Computing
  • EXIN Overview Pt 1
  • EXIN Overview Pt 2
  • EXIN Overview 2 Pt 1
  • EXIN Overview 2 Pt 2
  • The Basics
  • History of Cloud
  • Delivery Model Architectures
  • Software as a Service
  • Justification for Cloud Computing
  • Confidentiality & Availability
  • Concepts from NIST
  • Important Characteristics
  • Broad Network Access
  • Resource Pooling
  • Measured Service
  • Service Models
  • Terms of Service
  • Recommendations
  • Virtualization
  • Virtualization Concepts
  • Inter-Virtual Machine Attacks
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Recommendations
  • Service Models
  • Business Process
  • Outsourcing
  • Software as a Service Pt 1
  • Software as a Service Pt 2
  • Risks & Recommendations
  • Platform as a Service
  • PaaS Considerations
  • PaaS Issues
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Scope of Control
  • IaaS Benefits
  • IaaS Issues and Concerns
  • IaaS Recommendations
  • Services Oriented Architecture
  • Web Services
  • Infrastructure on Demand
  • Why Cloud?
  • Collaborative Working
  • New Business Opportunities
Module 2: Implementing and Managing Cloud Computing
  • 2.0 Implementing & Managing Cloud Computing
Module 3: Using the Cloud
  • 3.0 Relevent Technologies in Cloud
  • 3.1 Storage Devices Pt 1
  • 3.2 Storage Devices Pt 2
  • 3.3 Application Programming Interfaces
  • 3.4 Traditional Software Model
  • 3.5 Impact of Cloud on Users
  • 3.6 Providing Cloud Services
  • 3.7 Developing Added Services Pt 1
  • 3.8 Developing Added Services Pt 2
  • 3.9 Using Cloud Services
Module 4: Security and Compliance
  • 4.0 Threats & Controls
  • 4.1 Malicious Insiders
  • 4.2 Insiders Remediation
Module 5: Evaluation of Cloud Computing
  • 5.0 Why Cloud?
  • 5.1 Resource Scaling
  • 5.2 Quality
  • 5.3 Thin Clients
  • 5.4 Buying Cloud Services
  • 5.5 Pay as You Go vs. Ownership
  • 5.6 Establishing Requirements
  • 5.7 Contract Terms

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**