Understanding the Cloud Business Application & Vendor LandscapeNewly Released

Understanding the Cloud Business Application & Vendor Landscape Course Description

Duration: 1.00 days (8 hours)

You know the basics of cloud technology and you’re ready to adopt it at your organization, but choosing a provider has proven to be confusing. With the large number of cloud providers, and many of them offering similar products and services, it is hard to determine who to trust with your data. Migrating all or part of your business to the cloud will impact your organization, and it is important to remember that the provider you choose will do the same.

Through case study scenarios and hands-on exercises, this course teaches you how to research providers and differentiate between contenders. Given a list of common business needs, you will use the examples of big cloud players such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and IBM Bluemix to research the appropriate provider to meet those needs. You will learn how to assess how well a provider fulfills required services and regulatory requirements. Once you have narrowed your field of choices, you will learn how to interpret the ratings according to given business needs.

You will leave this class with the tools and information you need to map your own business requirements to one or more cloud-based solutions, do your own research, and ask the right questions to determine the solution that best meets your needs.

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Intended Audience for this Understanding the Cloud Business Application & Vendor Landscape Course

  • » IT project managers
  • » Project managers
  • » Project coordinators
  • » IT project staff
  • » Business analysts
  • » Systems analysts
  • » IT directors
  • » Solution architects
  • » Business unit leaders
  • » Functional managers
  • » Clients who are exploring the cloud landscape and who have been looking to our salespeople as the experts
  • » Channel partners who sell cloud products whose clients are exploring the cloud landscape and who have been looking to salespeople as the experts

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Understanding the Cloud Business Application & Vendor Landscape Course Objectives

  • » Identify Business Objectives
  • » Research Cloud Providers and Their Products and Services
  • » Evaluate Available Cloud Solutions, Given Specific Business Objectives
  • » Map Cloud Solutions to Specific Business Needs
  • » Differentiate between Two Providers that Seem to Meet Those Needs

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Understanding the Cloud Business Application & Vendor Landscape Course Outline

      1. Introduction
      2. Evaluate Solution Requirements
        1. Cloud basics refresher
        2. Define project drivers
      3. Identify Cloud Service Providers
        1. References and reference material
        2. Research techniques
      4. Explore Products
        1. Associate product names with common technology features
        2. How to build a translation tool
      5. Satisfy Requirements
        1. Business drivers vs. technical specifications
        2. Gather vendor information
      6. Size and Plan a Solution
        1. Compare cloud providers
        2. Use vendor calculators
      7. Complete the Research Process
        1. Review findings
        2. Discuss next steps

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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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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.

Bio:

Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.

Bio:

Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011
Amanpreet M.

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