The Cloud Computing module introduces the use of Internet-connected remote servers to store, manage, and process data, instead of using local servers or computers.
Cloud computing and cloud services are increasingly common technologies used by organisations to add flexibility, efficiency, and innovation. Many job roles in a range of sectors need to have an understanding of the potential of these technologies, as well as a grasp of the benefits and challenges associated with their adoption.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of Cloud Computing, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The Cloud Computing module consists of e-learning followed by a brief certification test. Together, these components deliver a short, focused professional development solution.
Understand key concepts relating to cloud computing
Recognise the features, benefits, examples, and limitations of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Recognise the features, benefits, limitations and provide examples of Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Recognise the features, benefits, limitations and provide examples of Software as a Service (SaaS)
Identify features and examples of Function as a Service (FaaS)
Know about the different models for implementing cloud computing in organisations
Consider appropriate solutions and models for implementing cloud computing in a given scenario or situation.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.
You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.
ICDL Profile Certificate in Cloud Computing
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