Cloud Architecture Foundations

In this Cloud Architecture training, students learn the basics of cloud computing across three platforms – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. This class provides students with hands-on training and excellent instruction.

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Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to the cloud and introduce students to the three major cloud platforms (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud). Cloud Architecture Foundations is for the student who is interested in the Cloud and desires to understand why the Cloud is relevant and compelling to IT organizations.

Cloud Architecture Foundations is for the student who is interested in the Cloud and desires to understand why the Cloud is relevant and compelling to IT organizations. The Cloud is more than 10 years old and represents almost 300 billion in annual IT revenues. Enterprise, large, and small-to-medium businesses are either “Cloud always”, “Cloud first”, or at a minimum “Cloud curious.” The Cloud Architecture Foundations course provides the student with the foundational learning of private cloud, hybrid cloud, community cloud, and public cloud architectures.

The course identifies who the players are in the Cloud market, the underlying technologies that power the Cloud, and the Cloud services and vendors that businesses adopt and deploy to deliver on business outcomes.

Understanding the basics of cloud computing is necessary for IT professionals as many organizations shift to the cloud. Master cloud-related processes and advance to implementing cloud security practices.

What is cloud computing? According to NIST, Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Professionals and users must be able to identify technology enabled for securing mission critical cloud-based assets under the scope of all policies, processes and compliance considerations that go along with this increasing trend in technology adoption. What will I learn? Application, data migration and infrastructure architecture of cloud based systems.

Many businesses have moved to the Cloud for its agility, scalability, and of course monetary savings, but with all the benefits, of course, are risks. Professionals such as system owners, custodians, and even users must be aware of these risks and implement a strategic plan to protect against them.

What is Involved in this Cloud Architecture Training Course?

In our Cloud Architecture training, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with cloud computing, what it is, what it does, and what the core architectural principles are. The course will include an introduction to the three major cloud computing platforms:

  • Amazon Web Services – The AWS cloud platform is the number one cloud services provider. It’s important to be familiar with AWS because there are various certifications that are highly sought after by hiring organizations.
  • Microsoft Azure – This is the public cloud platform from Microsoft. It is also important as there are many users that work with the cloud services Azure provides.
  • Google Cloud – Google’s answer to cloud services is a collection of cloud computing services that operates on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for products like YouTube and Search.

Upon the completion of this training, students will have basic knowledge of all three cloud services providers, preparing them to continue on with further cloud training courses and various certifications.

What Are the Prerequisites for Learning Cloud Computing?

This course is foundational, which means that there aren’t any specific prerequisites for students who want to take this training. However, students with some general computing knowledge will have an advantage.

Why Learn Cloud Architecture?

The cloud computing industry has quickly become an essential part of the IT infrastructure for many organizations across the world, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon.

There are many reasons that students should pursue education in cloud computing, including the following:

  • Demand – Companies want to hire IT professionals who have professional training in cloud computing who can establish and maintain a cloud environment for their organizations. A quick online search will net thousands of job openings for cloud computing team members – more than the number of qualified professionals available.
  • Earning Potential – The potential earnings for cloud professionals in the industry can be quite lucrative. A cloud administrator earns an average of $67,467 per year with the top of the pay range being $103,000. For those who pursue the education and certifications to become a cloud architect, the salary is even higher. The national average salary for cloud architects is $128,418 annually with the top of the salary range being $167,000. Becoming knowledgeable in cloud computing offers candidates a way to enhance their overall earning potential.
  • Job Security – When students seek the latest training in cloud computing as a way to advance their career path, they open the doors to employment that isn’t influenced by the volatile economic conditions many other industries face today. Cloud computing is a field that is here to stay, and there are currently more open positions than there are professionals to fill them. That makes seeking a career in cloud computing a safe and secure choice.
  • Credibility – Attaining certification in cloud computing is a great way to demonstrate knowledge and skills that are set against industry benchmarks. In other words, candidates that are cloud certified (with any of the available cloud certifications), have proof that they possess the attributes an organization wants in their employees.
  • Employability – For IT professionals who are looking to get into cloud computing career paths, cloud classes like Cybrary’s Cloud Architecture Foundations training course will help get them on the short lists for hiring at many organizations. It’s even better and has a higher likelihood of resulting in exciting and lucrative positions when candidates pursue cloud computing certifications, which prepares them to prove they have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to fill higher level positions.

What is the Best Way to Learn Cloud Computing?

These days, it is important for IT professionals to have a solid grasp of cloud computing to remain competitive in the job market. Many organizations require that candidates for their IT teams have this knowledge, as well as various cloud computing certifications.

With Cybrary’s Cloud Architecture training course, students will develop a good understanding of the three major cloud services platforms. It’s the best place to start learning about cloud computing. The online course is convenient, self-paced, and thorough. To register for this course and get started, click the Register button at the top right of this screen.

Instructed By
Kevin Mayo

Kevin Mayo

Director of Cybersecurity

Certificate of Completion
Certificate Of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a Cloud Architecture Foundations Certificate of Completion