Introduction to Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing is one of the hottest technical topics today, with broad-ranging effects across IT, Information Architecture, Business, Software Engineering, and Data Storage. This course serves as an introduction to cloud computing for individuals and organizations.
 
No previous programming or architecture knowledge is necessary. Join now to learn the essentials of cloud computing.

Verified students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs), valid toward continuing education requirements for many professional certifications.

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Juan Gabriel Mejia

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The course contains general guidelines framed within known standards on the subject. Very basic. What is learned in the course is comparable to the reading of an article on the subject, with the difference in the way it is structured: concepts organized and ordered in the manner of the IEEE.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 11 months ago
This brief introduction to cloud computing concepts focuses primarily on deployment issues -- the costs and benefits of migrating to a cloud and the do's and don'ts of migration. As such, it will be of interest primarily to business managers rather than engineers or IT managers looking for more technical content or consumers interested in the mechanics of cloud operation. The course is organized into 3 segments: an overview with a useful overview of different types of cloud architectures (primarily SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), a survey of the advantages and disadvantages of these cloud models, and finally, the economics of cloud migration and deployment pitfalls to avoid. There is overlap and some repetition between the second and third parts, and unfortunately a lot of the information, which is certainly worthwhile, is presented in the form of lifeless checklists. In fact, the lectures, while clear and well-articulated, come across l... This brief introduction to cloud computing concepts focuses primarily on deployment issues -- the costs and benefits of migrating to a cloud and the do's and don'ts of migration. As such, it will be of interest primarily to business managers rather than engineers or IT managers looking for more technical content or consumers interested in the mechanics of cloud operation. The course is organized into 3 segments: an overview with a useful overview of different types of cloud architectures (primarily SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), a survey of the advantages and disadvantages of these cloud models, and finally, the economics of cloud migration and deployment pitfalls to avoid. There is overlap and some repetition between the second and third parts, and unfortunately a lot of the information, which is certainly worthwhile, is presented in the form of lifeless checklists. In fact, the lectures, while clear and well-articulated, come across like a cloud provider's white paper read out loud. What this course desperately needs is some in-depth studies of use cases to give context to the general principles and guidelines set out in the lectures. There are graded "knowledge checks" that supplement most of the lectures, 3 quizzes (one for each segment), and a final exam. The knowledge checks often frustratingly lack any basis in the lectures to which they supposedly relate, so you wind up guessing among plausible answers. The quizzes largely repeat the knowledge checks and the final exam largely repeats the quizzes, so there isn't much challenge in these. Still, despite the flaws, this course provides a short, useful overview of cloud architectures and deployment issues.
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Amit Adhikaree

6/10 starsDropped
3 years, 3 months ago
The course is good from business or from managerial perspective. If one is expecting to learn making and deploying cloud applications this course is not a suitable one. This course will be more interesting if the videos were made along with the instructor speaking alongside.
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9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
Great Course.. Just Fulfill My Need About Cloud Computing ...Just Great Start For Beginners. also very helpful for it professionals and Business guys.
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Alfred Otivere Solomon

5/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
The provider of this course is a well know body know for world class standards and ethics when it come to IT and computers.Never attend any course taken by the instructor but i think i will expect the best from him since he from Microsoft. I look forward to have a new experience about cloud computing.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Excellent !!! It was a good learning experience for me. Content of this Course is Well Structured and Easy to Understand. Instructor has given in depth information on cloud basics. Edx Teams and IEEE Teams have done Grt Job in giving this course.
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Abhishek Sardar

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
This is a nice course.Special thanks to edx and IEEE. The course content was really great and the instructor was too good with the explanation. Go for the course to hone your skills
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Ari Wilen

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Perfect course. This is what IT is today. I hope there will be a next level with with more technical details.
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Arman Dinarvand

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
its Perfect course , i highly recommend this course for everyone in IT,CS and Electronics .....
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Jemimah Beryl Sai

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
This course is a good start for those who are curious of what is cloud computing and how you would benefit from this kind of technology. If you happen to stumble here or curious about it, I suggest you take this course and I am 100% sure you won't regret it. For those who are asking themselves whether to learn about cloud computing or not, I recommend you to take this opportunity of learning. The lectures are very informative and I am sure you will learn a lot from this course.
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Glitter H

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 2 months ago
perfect
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