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  • Copyright 2024
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-829758-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-829758-9

5 Hours of Video Instruction

Get started on Cloud services - architecture and infrastructure!


Cloud Essentials (Video Course) is the one course you need to get started on Cloud services. It is a full comprehensive guide to learning basic cloud operations fundamentals and an introduction to the basics of the Cloud. Cloud services are some of themost popular subjects for technology professionals, and this video will provide you with a foundational understanding of different cloud offerings and implementation patterns.

Jump into the basics of cloud ecosystems and the language used to describe the various services and features. In this course, you learn the different aspects of applications workloads, which include solution design and resource deployment. You also gain an understanding of how to perform operations on cloud resources, including patching and gradual optimization to meet performance requirements. At the end of the course, dive into business continuity, specifically in backups and disaster recovery.

The course is divided into 12 lessons categorized under 6 modules. The modules are Cloud Definitions, Cloud Economics and Workload Design, Cloud Security, Cloud Resources, Cloud Operations and Optimization, and Cloud Business Continuity.

This master course includes lessons from

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)
  • CompTIA Cloud+Certification Complete Video Course

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Topics include

  • Cloud Definitions: Defines the Cloud and explains the advantages of using cloud models for technology infrastructure. The module also discusses different cloud models and why each can be used to meet requirements.
  • Cloud Economics and Workload Design: Shows how economics and workload design function in the cloud. Both topics are important and differ greatly from the same types of actions performed in an on-premises data center.
  • Cloud Security: Security is important in any infrastructure, and while there are some familiar security patterns, the Cloud offers new services and features to meet those requirements.
  • Cloud Resources: Covers different deploying resource types, including compute, network, storage, and database.
  • Cloud Operations and Optimization: Operations are initiated by monitoring and alerts, and even the configuration of monitoring can be very different than on-premises data centers.
  • Cloud Business Continuity: Discusses business continuity implementation patterns in the Cloud.

About the Instructor

Chad Smith is a technology professional, author, and trainer focused on cloud infrastructure and management. He isthe Principal Cloud Architect at Brightkey.cloud and has a wealth of personal real-world experience in cloud adoption, infrastructure design, operations, and security. Chad holds current AWS certifications in Architecture, SysOps, Security, Networking, and Databases, and is also certified in CompTIA Cloud+.

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Skill Level

  • Beginner toIntermediate

Learn How To

  • Understand the basics of cloud terminology, including Cloud Economics and Cloud Architecture Design Principles
  • Understand Cloud Value Proposition and Cloud Business Value
  • Understand the importance of Cloud Security
  • Understand different cloud deployment patterns
  • Solve customer-needed requirements with the deployment or operation of a core infrastructure service
  • Deploy and automate secure cloud environments
  • Support the high availability of business systems and data
  • Choose appropriate cloud infrastructure models based on technical requirements

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of virtualization, IPv4 networking, and IT troubleshooting strategies

Who Should Take This Course

  • Cloud beginners
  • AWS beginners
  • Project managers

About Pearson Video Training

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Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson.

Sample Content

Table of Contents


Module 1: Cloud Definitions

Lesson 1: Cloud Value Proposition
Learning objectives
1.1 AWS Cloud Definition
1.2 Cloud Value Proposition--Part 1
1.3 Cloud Value Proposition--Part 2
1.4 Cloud Business Value

Lesson 2: Cloud Models
Learning objectives
2.1 Deployment Models
2.2 Service Models
2.3 Shared Responsibility Model
2.4 Requirements and Templates
2.5 Licensing and Analysis

Module 2: Cloud Economics and Workload Design

Lesson 3: Cloud Economics
Learning objectives
3.1 Total Cost of Ownership
3.2 CapEx vs. OpEx
3.3 On-premises (KTLO) Operations

Lesson 4: Solution Design
Learning objectives
4.1 Requirements Analysis
4.2 Environment Types
4.3 Testing Techniques

Module 3: Cloud Security

Lesson 5: Identity and Access Management
Learning objectives
5.1 Access Management Types
5.2 Access Controls
5.3 Identity Providers
5.4 Credential Management
5.5 Secrets and Keys

Lesson 6: Cloud Network Security
Learning objectives
6.1 Network Segmentation
6.2 Network Protocols
6.3 Network Hardening

Lesson 7: Security and Compliance Controls
Learning objectives
7.1 Access Policies
7.2 Host-based Security
7.3 Application Build Types
7.4 Encryption Scopes
7.5 Data Encryption
7.6 Data Integrity and Classification
7.7 Data Access and Lifecycle Policies

Module 4: Cloud Resources

Lesson 8: Cloud Solutions and Migration
Learning objectives
8.1 Subscription Services
8.2 Cloud Resource Deployment
8.3 Cloud Resource Types
8.4 Cloud Migration Classifications

Lesson 9: Cloud Infrastructure Resources
Learning objectives
9.1 Storage Types and Tiers
9.2 Storage Protocols and RAID
9.3 Storage Features and Monitoring
9.4 Network Services
9.5 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
9.6 Routing and Network Appliances
9.7 Compute Virtualization
9.8 Compute Resource Types

Module 5: Cloud Operations and Optimization

Lesson 10: Cloud Monitoring and Operations
Learning objectives
10.1 Logging
10.2 Monitoring
10.3 Alerting
10.4 Lifecycle Management
10.5 Change and Asset Management
10.6 Patch Management
10.7 Upgrade Methods
10.8 Dashboards and Reporting

Lesson 11: Cloud Optimization
Learning objectives
11.1 Right-sizing Strategies
11.2 Compute Optimization
11.3 Storage Optimization
11.4 Network Optimization
11.5 Cloud Resource Placement

Module 6: Cloud Business Continuity

Lesson 12: Cloud Backups and DR
Learning objectives
12.1 Backup Types
12.2 Backup Objects and Targets
12.3 Backup and Restore Policies
12.4 Restoration Methods
12.5 Disaster Recovery Requirements
12.6 Disaster Recovery Strategies
12.7 Disaster Recovery Documentation



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