• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Instructor-led on a course schedule

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About this course

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The exciting field of Cloud Computing is rapidly changing how businesses operate today. Cloud computing provides rapid access to shared pools of resources, such as: compute, storage, networks, applications, services, or libraries using an on-demand, utility-based model. The characteristics of a cloud computing model include: self-service, network access, resource pools, rapid elasticity, and metered resource usage. As with any large-scale shift, new skills and processes must be learned and implemented to overcome management challenges. Existing business processes, workflows, and policies must be adapted to account for this new technology.

This course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, focuses on commonly encountered management issues with the adoption and implementation of cloud computing. Examples include: Cloud migration, Cloud Requests for Proposals, Cloud Service Level Agreements, and other business process compliance issues.

You will examine these issues in depth, then review industry best practices and other case studies to develop the techniques that address and mitigate them. Business processes such as procurement, vendor management, and end-user management are also covered.

Earn up to $225in AWS promotional credits!

Students who enroll in this course are eligible for $25in AWS promotional credit to cover the cost of the hands on labs. Students can claim this credit after completing some initial course work but before beginning the first AWS lab. Students also qualify for an additional $200AWS promotional credit by purchasing a verified certificate and successfully completing the final project.

This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more.

What you'll learn

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  • Cloud migration processes and issues
  • Business processes to implement cloud solutions
  • Industry standard cloud technologies, standards, and best practices
  • Cloud vendors managements

Meet your instructors

Jeff Tjiputra
Chair of the Cloud Computing Architecture program
University of Maryland Global Campus
Jarrod Jordan
Instructor
University of Maryland Global Campus

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Frequently asked questions

How long does a student have to apply to and complete the full UMGC degree?

To ensure that your program remains relevant and up-to-date, UMGC sets time limits for completing a program. Students have five (5) consecutive years from the start of the graduate degree to complete their degree. For students who start with a MicroMasters, their “time clock” begins on the date that they complete their last course in the MicroMasters program and receive their Verified Certificate. This means that students should apply to UMGC promptly to begin the degree and have as much time as possible to complete it.

AWS Educate

$25 AWS promotional credit for all students; additional $100 AWS promotional credit for students who purchase a Verified Certificate and pass the course IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Enterprise Systems.

Is this offer just for students who purchase a Verified Certificate? 

No, all students are eligible for the $25 promotional AWS credit in IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Enterprise Systems. If you purchase a Verified Certificate you will receive an additional $100 promotional AWS credit upon successfully passing the course. 

How do I receive my AWS promotional credit? 

To take advantage of this benefit, you must first create an AWS Educate account by clicking on the link located in lesson 3 before the exams. Once registered, you will be provided with a $25 promotional credit code. 

What is the AWS exercise? 

This optional activity, which does not count towards the course’s final grade, will introduce you to the world of cloud computing through the creation of a Wordpress site on a cloud-based web server.  

If I don’t finish the course do I get to keep the AWS promotional credit? 

Yes. 

How do I receive my $100 AWS promotional credit? 

Learners in the verified track who pass the course will receive an additional $100 in AWS Promotional Credit. This extra credit can be accessed through a link that will appear in the course after the subsection of the final exam. 

If I am having issues accessing the AWS promotional credits, whom do I contact? 

Please contact AWS Educate at the following link: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/contact-us/. Should there be any issues with the course itself or with the AWS exercise, contact the course team via the course discussion forum.  

Are there any geography restrictions for this offer? 

No.

Can I use the credits on anything? 

The credits can be used for most AWS services, but there are some exclusions. See https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ for restrictions and limitations.

Who can take this course?

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