Introduction to Cloud Computing

Lectures: 15.

Video: 1 Hour.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Cost: FREE.


In this introduction to Cloud Computing, we answer the key question “What is the cloud?” With a solid, standards based approach and examples from the real word, we look at all the definitions that come together to mean cloud.

After this course you will have the foundation you need to launch into a career using cloud, to spearhead the cloud initiative within your organisation, or simply hold your own in that infuriating water cooler conversation with Simon the datacentre manager about how “there is no such things as ‘the cloud’”.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of IT principles helps.
  • Access to the Internet for material linked from the course.

What am i going to get from this course?

  • Understand the fundamental elements of cloud computing
  • Filter out the hype and focus on cloud value.

Who is the target audience?

  • This introduction to Cloud Computing will help anyone who is in, or getting into professional IT.
  • Developers, Architects, Operational, Managers, CIO's: this course is for you all.
  • If you have previous experience of the cloud, you might learn something about the broadness of the topic.