Introduction to Cloud Computing

By Ryan Kroonenburg

What is Cloud Computing? Explore the basics and learn the benefits with our introduction to cloud computing.

1 hour
  • 19 Lessons

About the course

Important note:
This is a legacy course, you may continue to utilize this course but it’s no longer being updated or maintained by our Training Architects. See our new Cloud Computing Foundations course.

In this introduction to Cloud Computing, we answer the key question What is the cloud?

It is predicted that in 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based. Many companies are now looking for professionals who understand cloud computing to help them make informed decisions about cloud services.

We designed this introduction to cloud computing for anyone seeking to learn the basics. We will take you through the origins of cloud computing, introduce key concepts and answer important questions like "how secure is the cloud?". We’ll guide you through the fundamentals of cloud computing, and explore the buzzwords to help demystify the cloud.

We know that you’re busy, so our training course is made up of 5-20 minute videos. Our video lessons keep-it-simple and explain things clearly and succinctly. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the basic concepts and terminology of cloud computing and will be ready to answer “what is cloud computing?”.

  • Chapter 1 19 Lessons Introduction to Cloud Computing 22:36

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    What is the cloud?


    What are the origins of the cloud?


    Who are the different cloud vendors?


    How did the cloud come about?


    What’s a server?


    What is serverless?


    If you’re not doing cloud, what are you doing?


    Why should I care about the cloud?


    What impact does the cloud have on businesses?


    What is IaaS?


    What is PaaS?


    What is SaaS?


    What is FaaS?


    How secure is the cloud?


    Where is the industry heading?


    What advantages are there using the cloud?


    How can I get started?


    Can A Cloud Guru help me?


What you can expect

  • Understand the fundamental elements of cloud computing

  • Filter out the hype and focus on cloud value

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