Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA)

Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA) Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

The interaction between a cloud environment and the existing network/administrative policies is one of the most challenging management issues to resolve. This is the domain of cloud administrators. They configure and maintain the cloud platform, and they have to understand and master all aspects regarding cloud provisioning.

This course provides network, systems, and database administrators the knowledge and skills needed to effectively operate in the cloud and touches upon all the aspects of administering cloud services. The training covers best practices on cloud administration, supported by many vendor technology solutions, covering open source and major vendor standards. This is a professional-level course and relevant to professionals with at least two years of experience as an administrator.

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Intended Audience for this Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA) Course

  • » Network Administrator
  • » System Administrator
  • » Database Administrator

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Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA) Course Objectives

  • » Cloud Provisioning and Administration
  • » Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies for Cloud
  • » Performance Measures, Monitoring, and Optimization in Production
  • » Cloud Security Fundamentals
  • » Federated Controls and Strategies for Multiple Cloud and Non-Cloud Administration
  • » Administration of Virtual Infrastructure Services
  • » Administration of Virtual Platform Services
  • » Administration of Virtual Software Services

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Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA) Course Outline

      1. Cloud Provisioning and Administration
        1. Workload analysis concepts and features and their impact on choice of cloud service
        2. Capacity planning in light of a given scenario
        3. Administration issues of migration to the cloud
      2. Cloud Bursting
        1. Application of key cloud bursting concepts
        2. Configuration strategies to anticipate elasticity demands
      3. Cloud Interoperability
        1. Interoperability and portability strategies with appropriate administrative action
        2. Tenant-aware, error-tracking options in a given scenario
      4. Strategic Policy Design For Cloud Usage and Compliance
        1. Capacity management issues in a given scenario
        2. Differences and relative pros and cons of the various SLA, QoS and OLA for cloud environments
      5. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies for Cloud
        1. Administrative elements of a failover strategy in a XaaS case study
        2. Key administrative actions to maintain the achievement of environment objectives
      6. Performance Measures, Monitoring and Optimization in Production
        1. Key metrics that pertain to cloud and non-cloud environments and their service performance
        2. SLA compliance and gaps in service performance
        3. Improvements from the consumer and provider perspectives and the implications on cloud monitoring and forensics auditing for cloud services

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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