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Introduction to Cloud Computing

IEEE via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Programming
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Overview

Cloud computing, or “the cloud”, has gone from a leading trend in IT to mainstream consciousness and wide adoption.

This self-paced course introduces cloud computing concepts where you’ll explore the basics of cloud services and cloud deployment models. 

You’ll become acquainted with commonly used industry terms, typical business scenarios and applications for the cloud, and benefits and limitations inherent in the new paradigm that is the cloud.

This course will help prepare you for more advanced courses in Windows Server-based cloud and datacenter administration.

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Phil Laplante

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Ty H
3.0 3 years ago
by Ty completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Course provided information I did not previously have on the field. Information and questions were presented in a logical flow and I can fairly say it is good information to have, especially if you are not familiar with cloud computing.

However, some of the information is outdated, the course is at least 3 years old, the speaking tone of the presenter is a very monotone/boring delivery. The diagrams were not easy to see, unless I was on my wide screen TV, no animations to keep things interesting, presentations were not always easy to understand vs. what the presenter was saying.

All in all, this was an ok course for beginners, I am about to start the CloudU course on Rackspace and I hope it provides more useful information than this course.

P.S - Class-central needs to find and add MOOC courses like CloudU (http://tinyurl.com/oh695mf) to its catalogue.
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Sivananda R
2.0 3 years ago
Sivananda completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The course is extremely theoretical and there is no real world information provided. This is surprising in a field where the practice is way ahead of the theory. All it does is repeat some very general IEEE standards. The problems are a waste of time, they are repeated verbatim in different types of assignments! The course seems more like "Introduction to IEEE standards about cloud computing".
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Alain S
1.0 3 years ago
Alain dropped this course.
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