Professional Cloud Computing

Learn why Cloud Computing is quickly becoming the most common way businesses think about IT resources.

Delivery
Online | Self-paced

 

 

Professional Cloud Computing

Learn why Cloud Computing is quickly becoming the most common way businesses think about IT resources.

Delivery
Online | Self-paced

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Professional Cloud Computing

 

6 weeks Access | 100% Online | Self-paced

 
Learn why Cloud Computing is quickly becoming the most common way businesses think about IT resources.

 

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Course Overview

In this course, students will be introduced to current cloud computing concepts, the main components of the cloud computing environment and service-based oriented architectures. Through these concepts, they will be able to appreciate and understand the differences between the various cloud platforms in use today. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to construct accurate cloud architecture models for the implementation of a relevant cloud service.

This course consists of six (6) modules, which can be completed at your own pace. Students will have six (6) weeks to complete the course. The estimated time to complete the course is 25 hrs in total.

During the course there is the opportunity for discussions with other learners, creating a community of practice and peer-supported development.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone looking to up-skill or those wishing to receive a fundamental understanding of Cloud Computing and its architecture.

 

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Course Overview

In this course, students will be introduced to current cloud computing concepts, the main components of the cloud computing environment and service-based oriented architectures. Through these concepts, they will be able to appreciate and understand the differences between the various cloud platforms in use today. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to construct accurate cloud architecture models for the implementation of a relevant cloud service.

This course consists of six (6) modules, which can be completed at your own pace. Students will have 6 weeks to complete the course. The estimated time to complete the course is 25 hrs in total.

During the course there is the opportunity for discussions with other learners, creating a community of practice and peer-supported development.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Summarise and apply key terminology and components in the construction of cloud-based systems
  2. Evaluate the history of the cloud and determine the functionality of a cloud-based system
  3. Identify and differentiate the major cloud service providers
  4. Consider and construct a system architecture diagram
  5. Develop the plan for a cloud-based system based on stakeholder needs (implement a service based on your architecture diagram)
Who Is This Course For?

This course is for anyone looking to upskill or those wishing to receive a fundamental understanding of Cloud Computing and its architecture.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Summarise and apply key terminology and components in the construction of cloud-based systems
  2. Evaluate the history of the cloud and determine the functionality of a cloud-based system
  3. Identify and differentiate the major cloud service providers
  4. Consider and construct a system architecture diagram
  5. Develop the plan for cloud-based system based on stakeholder needs (Implement a service based on your architecture diagram)
Course Content

Modules

Each module will consist of content, learning activities and a major activity, which is linked to a central case study. 

There is one case study, and it progresses in each module, with new information becoming available, which requires students to undertake new tasks, based on the skills they are learning. The case study activities in each module are related. They build on work and knowledge that is being learnt, with students practising their skills to gradually complete a relevant artefact, piece by piece. 

At the end of the course, students will have learnt how to develop a plan and cloud architecture model for the implementation of a cloud-based system. 

Modules
Module 1 - What is Cloud Computing?
  • What is cloud computing?
  • What is the difference between cloud and physical infrastructure?
  • Anything as a service
  • Design and architecture concepts
Module 2: The Big Players in Cloud
  • The big players in cloud
  • The cloud ecosystem
  • Implementing cloud solutions
Module 3: Dev, Ops and DevOps
  • What is DevOps? 
  • Related professions
  • Areas of expertise
Module 4: Containers in the Cloud
  • Containers in the cloud
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
Module 5: Cloud Security
  • What is cloud security?
  • Cloud security controls
  • Other important aspects
Module 6: Cloud Computing Growth Areas
  • Hybrid cloud & multi-cloud solutions
  • Data engineering & analytics
  • Machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Quantum computing
  • Serverless computing
  • Edge computing

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This course will provide learners an overview of foundational programming topics using the popular programming language, Python. Python has grown in usership tremendously due to its simple syntax and wide community. It is widely utilised within many industries, including application and web development, cyber security and data science/analytics. After the course, learners should have the foundational knowledge of Python programming.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is self-directed learning?

Our online short courses are delivered on the OpenLearning platform to create engaging, industry-relevant learning experiences.

All your support is provided through a dedicated portal connecting you with fellow students and community members. Throughout your study, feedback is provided via discussion boards with other students.

You will become a member of a community of students, allowing you the opportunity to share, learn and network with other learners. Your enrolment is a subscription-based model, with full access to all published resources for the duration of the course. (See the specific course pages for more details.)

All course materials have been developed by Coder Academy* for self-directed learning. 

What makes us unique is the way we bring together our expertise in education with industry leaders to design courses and fill skills gaps. Our highly responsive and agile approach allows us to provide the relevant courses and micro-credentials that learners use when they want to transform their careers at pace. 

 

* Coder Academy is a brand of the Academy of Information Technology (AIT). 

What are the learning outcomes of this course?
  • The Professional Cloud Computing course will introduce you to current cloud computing concepts, the main components of the cloud computing environment and service-based oriented architectures.
  • In our UX Design for the Digital World short online course, you will learn how to design, implement and evaluate digital user interfaces (websites and applications) to meet client specifications.
  • Programming with Python will provide learners with an overview of foundational programming techniques using the popular programming language, Python.
Following each short course, you will earn an OpenCred digital badge, and you will have built a portfolio project from the initial stages through to implementation.
What does a typical day look like?

Whatever you want it to look like!

These courses are self-paced, and 100% online. You will have six weeks to complete approximately 25 hours of learning materials, and you will have full access to student discussions.

Through these learner discussions, a community of peer support is developed, and you will have the opportunity to interact regularly with others who are learning virtually alongside you.

How long do the courses take to complete?

Each course contains approximately 25 hours’ worth of learning materials and activities.

You will have six weeks to complete the course, but outside this, it’s up to you. You could complete an hour each evening if you’re fitting the course in around other commitments, or you could give yourself a more intensive bootcamp-style experience as you devote full days to the course over a shorter period of time.

What qualification will I receive?

We partner with Accredible to deliver digital credentials for our learners. These are graphical representations of your skills, alongside descriptions of the knowledge and learning outcomes it took to earn them.

Display your digital badge on LinkedIn, your portfolio or your website. Use it in an email signature, or post proudly on social media.

You will also gain an OpenCred certificate, and foundational knowledge of your chosen subject, allowing you to apply your new skills immediately, or to more confidently pursue further study with a solid grounding in the basics and the possibility of credit for other higher education courses of study. 

How can I continue learning?

These online short courses are supported by Coder Academy, and they will equip you with the foundational skills that could set you on the learning pathway to become a cloud professional, DevOps engineer, UX designer, or full stack developer.

If you have enjoyed your short course, then you may wish to pursue an accredited Coder Academy diploma. 

Pursuing this learning pathway is a great way to further develop your skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification once you’ve tried out learning with an online short course.

What life skills will I learn?

Technical skills aren't the only important factor when upskilling or reskilling to further your career in the world of tech.

With self-paced, online learning, you will prove that you have what it takes to manage your time and to learn and communicate in the virtual world.

The world of tech is constantly changing, and anyone who wants to participate will have to become a lifelong learner. Micro-credentials such as those provided by our online short courses help you prove your commitment to developing your own skills to keep pace with the demands of industry.

How much does this course cost?

Your six-week subscription to all course materials will cost $199AUD. Please refer to the individual course pages for further details. 

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