IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design

IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This expert-level course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to design cloud-based IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) solutions. In this course, you will focus on business, organizational, governance, technology, and service management aspects from a design-centric perspective. By utilizing lecture, discussions, case studies, design examples, and a series of interactive problem-solving labs, you will learn to design solutions which transform business operations and virtualized data centers into ITaaS environments. The course is applicable to enterprise, service provider, and existing virtualized data center operations considering ITaaS. You will focus on core concepts, principals, and technologies rather than specific products.

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Intended Audience for this IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design Course

  • » IT Professional responsible for assessing, architecting, and designing ITaaS cloud solutions

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IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design Course Objectives

  • » IT-as-a-Service business transformational model
  • » Perform an IT-as-a-Service assessment and propose a service delivery roadmap
  • » Recommend and design an IT-as-a-Service service delivery model
  • » Design and defend an IT-as-a-Service solution

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IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design Course Outline

      1. Transforming to IT-as-a-Service
        1. It-as-a-Service Model
        2. Business Transformation
        3. Organizational Transformation
        4. Architectural Transformation
      2. Strategy: Discover and Assessment
        1. Assess GRC - Security
        2. Assess Current Service Management Strategies
        3. Initial Financial Analysis and Business Case
          1. Current CAPEX and OPEX IT Expenditures (Application or Workload View)
        4. Assess Current and Potential Service Delivery
        5. Rationalize Service Portfolio
      3. Organization and Governance
        1. Organizational Plan
        2. Governance Plan
      4. Planning and Design: General Considerations
        1. Cloud Readiness
          1. Transform VDC to ITaas
        2. Analyze Current VDC Maturity to Determine Infrastructure Transformation for an ITaaS to Support/Enable the Development of Service Offerings
      5. Planning and Design: Cloud Building Blocks
        1. Sizing Efforts for Cloud Infrastructures
        2. Calculating and Defining Requirements for Compute, Network, and Storage
        3. Cloud Sizing to Support a Given Application Environment and Business Needs
        4. Data Protection Requirements and Needs
      6. Planning and Design: Trust and Security
        1. Trust and Security Considerations for Cloud Environments
        2. Security Concerns, APIs, and Practices
      7. Planning and Design: Service Lifecycle
        1. Service Creation
        2. Provisioning and Managing Resources in a Cloud Environment
        3. Service Deployment
        4. Service Termination
      8. Planning and Design: Cloud Application Design and Futures
        1. Elements of Cloud Design
        2. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
        3. Future Considerations for Cloud/ITaaS Environments
      9. Labs
        1. Lab 1: Leverage a virtual cloud environment with a specific case study that you will review and evaluate against module objectives and exercises
        2. Lab 2: Develop a modular design with a component being constructed in each module

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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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