About this course
Organizations are increasingly moving their critical information and assets to the cloud. Understand the technology, best practices, and economics of cloud computing, and the rewards and risks of this rush to the cloud.
In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn the essentials of cloud computing, including Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), Platform As A Service (PaaS), Software As A Service (SaaS), and other "X as a service" platforms.
You will explore how the cloud can support businesses by increasing productivity and effectiveness.
This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMUC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMUC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.
What you'll learn
- Investigate various cloud computing technologies and providers including public, private and hybrid clouds
- Analyze the applications of cloud technologies to business
- Develop strategies to enhance organizational effectiveness using cloud technologies
- Evaluate the cost benefits of cloud adoption
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