Is Cloud Essentials the right course for you?
Many people ask me this question, so I have compiled a brief list of questions to help you in answering it.
Here is a list of the questions that you should be able to answer after the Cloud Essentials course. If you think you know the answer already, this course may be too basic for you. See further down for an overview of the knowledge that the course assumes you already have.
You will learn to answer the following questions:
- Which are characteristics of cloud computing?
- How does cloud computing lead to business value?
- What is the difference between cloud computing and virtualization?
- What is the effect of cloud computing on the balance sheet?
- Which type of business will probably not benefit from cloud computing?
- What information is essential to know before starting a virtual machine?
- What do we call the amount of data that can be transferred across a network link in a given time?
- What is the main criterion for selecting applications for a cloud pilot?
- Which assets are at risk if a cloud provider goes out of business?
- Why does traditional IT cost accounting not fit very well with cloud computing?
- The EU data protection directive requires data on EU citizens to be stored in Europe. True or false?
Here is some basic knowledge that is a prerequisite for successfully following the Cloud Essentials course. If this sounds trivial, you are good to proceed.
- You can give examples of computer hardware
- You know that E-mail, word processing, ERM and CRM are computer applications
- You can name some different web browsers
- You know that Windows and Linux are operating systems
- You know the difference between a website and a server
- You can describe what a software developer does
- You have some experience in using the internet
- You understand the basic difference between a processor, hard-disk storage and the network
- You have used computers in your work
- You can describe some of the tasks of an IT department