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Cloud Technology Professional (Academic Year 2016/2017)

Cloud Technology Professional

Prof. Aisling Owens
(LEO - Lisburn Enterprise Organisation )
Content language:GENERIC_DE
Course description
The course is addressed to all the operators in the business sector willing to obtain an advanced qualification. It provides advanced concepts of Cloud security, Cloud infrastructures and architectures, Cloud virtualization, Cloud storage services.
The holder of the certification “Certified Cloud Technology Professional” could work in the following business areas:
- Cloud Expert/Developer
- Cloud Systems Engineer
- Security Specialist
- Enterprise Service Administrator
- Database Administrator
- Cloud Administrator
- Datacenter manager
Diploma in ICT
At least 4 years of experience in ICT services
 The certified professional is able to introduce and manage advanced Cloud technologies and services, is able to evaluate their utility for the company and their cost-effectiveness.
1.Cloud security
Students are expected to demonstrate specialized knowledge/skills and competences on: Authentication, authorization, and accounting; network security; Cloud services security; Virtual Machine Platform Protection; Trusted Cloud Resources; Permanent Data Access Loss Protection; The Security Lifecycle; Risk analysis and proactive mitigation

2.Cloud models and providers
Students are expected to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge/skills and competences on: Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model; Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery model; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivery model; Public/private/hybrid/community deployment models; Service Level Agreements (SLAs); the main cloud providers, i.e., entities that offer cloud computing services, including i) cloud infrastructure, ii) cloud platform, iii) cloud software, iv) cloud storage, and v) cloud security vendors. Additionally, they will demonstrate knowledge of national providers and their main points of strength.

3. Cloud architecture
Students are expected to master the three main cloud computing architecture paradigms: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Students are also expected to demonstrate factual knowledge/skills and competences on: cloud computing components for front end and back end platforms

4.Cloud virtualization
The focus of this module is the virtualization of servers and of computational resources in the cloud.  At the end of the unit the student will demonstrate a deep knowledge on how to set up, configure and use a virtualized computing environments, being aware of all virtualization technologies, backup, security and reliability issues.

5. Cloud services and applications development and implementation
Students will have to demonstrate specialized competences in the development of services and applications in the cloud, including the most wide spread paradigms, frameworks and programming languages for setting up a cloud application. They will also master development techniques ranging from the more physical levels, i.e. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), to the higher levels, i.e. Software as a Service (SaaS). Students are expected to demonstrate a relevant knowledge on technologies for data storage in the cloud, based on several case studies (e.g., dropbox, google drive) as examples of cloud storage services , as well as data security and privacy issues.
 Thomas Erl, Zaigham Mahmood, Ricardo Puttini, “Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture”, Prentice Hall/PearsonPTR, 2013.

Joe Weinman, “Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing”, Wiley, 2012.

Bill Williams, “The Economics of Cloud Computing”, Wiley, 2012.
The assessment method is an online test/examination. A multiple choice questionnaire which includes at least one question for each key learning outcome. Only one answer of each question is correct.
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Prof. Aisling Owens - LEO - Lisburn Enterprise Organisation
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