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Getting Started with Cloud Computing

This course is for anyone who wants to: broaden their knowledge into the various aspects of cloud computing; move their careers into cloud technology and services; and/or get a head start preparing for one of the entry-level certifications from AWS, GCP, or Azure.

What you'll get:

  • Downloadable videos
  • Instructor with 30 years experience

Segment 1 – Cloud Computing Overview

  • Cloud computing definitions
  • Cloud types and deployment models
  • Key cloud characteristics and terms
  • Getting Familiar with Virtualization

Segment 2 – Cloud Operations Basics 

  • Understanding VM instance characteristics
  • Migration methods (The 6 “R”s of migration)
  • Compute and Hosting Services (with demos)
  • Storage Services (with demos)
  • Database Services
  • Serverless Function Services
  • Getting Started with Amazon Web Services (with demos)
  • Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform (with demos)
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Azure (with demos)

Segment 3 – Cloud Networking and Cloud Security

  • Networking in the cloud (with demos)
  • Security in the Cloud (with demos)
  • Monitoring AWS and GCP with Stackdriver

Segment 4 – Survey of Popular Cloud Services and Products


About Your Instructor

Michael J Shannon began his IT career when he transitioned from recording studio engineer to network technician for a major telecommunications company in the early 1990’s. He soon began to focus on security and was one of the first 10 people to attain the HIPAA Certified Security Specialist.

Throughout his 30 years in IT he has worked as an employee, contractor, and consultant for several companies including Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, MindSharp, Thomson, Pearson, and Skillsoft among others. Mr. Shannon has authored several books, training manuals, blog articles, and CBT modules over the years as well. He has attained the CISSP, ITIL Expert, CCNP Security, MCSE, Palo Alto PCNSE7 and OpenFAIR certifications, among numerous others, including various cloud- based certifications. He has recently produced training for AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

His hobbies are playing guitar, songwriting, and golf. He resides with his wife in Abilene Texas.