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Course Description

In this course you will learn how to adopt, operate, and govern the various technologies and business models related to virtualization and cloud computing. The course enables participants to successfully complete the associated CompTIA® Cloud Essentials Exam to become Cloud Essentials Certified.

The course provides a balanced curriculum and addresses the business perspective, the technical organization, and operating and governing virtualization. The course enables participants to successfully complete the associated Virtualization Essentials exam to become a Virtualization Essentials Professional (VEP) with the Cloud Credential Council.

You will learn:

  • Understand the common terms and definitions of virtualization.
  • Understand the common terms and definitions of cloud computing.
  • Comprehend the business benefits and business considerations of virtualization.
  • Understand the business benefits and business considerations of cloud computing.
  • Understand cloud computing from a technical perspective and recognize the various techniques, methods, challenges, and types of clouds.
  • Understand the impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management.
  • Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of cloud computing and understand the implications for organizations.
  • Understand various approaches to server virtualization, its relevance to the modern data center, available platforms and important features.
  • Understand the implications of virtualization on storage, networks, and applications, and recognize issues, challenges, and opportunities for managing this.
  • Comprehend the implications of virtualization on the modern workplace, and recognize challenges and opportunities for managing this.
  • Understand the impact and changes of virtualization on IT service management.
    Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of virtualization techniques, and understand the implications for an organization.
  • Recognize the compliance, risk, and regulatory consequences of virtualization and its financial and strategic impact on an organization.

There are no formal prerequisites. However, it is recommended that participants have experience in the IT domain.


Recommended Audience

IT Support Staff
IT Consultants
Business Managers
Business Analysts
Small and Midsized Business Owners
Specialist (IT, security, infrastructure, services, systems, test, and so on)
Business Process Owners
IT Developers
Service Providers
System Integrators
IT Management

Rating: 7.8/10- 72 reviews
Course Contents

Cloud Computing

  • Definitions and ConceptsCloud Computing and Virtualization in Context
    1. Components of a computing cloud
    2. Differentiating types of clouds: public, private and hybrid
  • Suitability to Organizations
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others
  • Cloud Deployment Models

Business Perspectives of Cloud Computing

  • Cloud and Computing Outsourcing
  • Business Value

Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing

  • Deeper Dive Taxonomy
  • Techniques and Methods
  • Challenges and Risks
  • Implications for Applications

Adopting Cloud Computing

  • Roadmaps
  • Vendor Relations
  • Cloud ReadinessMigrating Applications
    1. Key drivers of cloud computing solutions
      1. Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources
      2. Tapping into an infinite storage capacity
      3. Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models
    2. Evaluating barriers to cloud computing
      1. Handling sensitive data
      2. Aspects of cloud security
      3. Assessing governance solutions


Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Characterizing SaaS
    1. Streamlining administration with centralized installation
    2. Optimizing cost and performance with scale on demand
  • Comparing service scenarios
    1. Improving collaboration with business productivity tools
    2. Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components
  • Inspecting SaaS technologies
    1. Deploying web applications
    2. Implementing web services: SOAP and REST
    3. Choosing a development platform

Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS
    1. Specifying the components of PaaS
    2. Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions
    3. Selecting an appropriate implementation
  • Building services with solution stacks
    1. Evaluating the architecture of vendor-specific platforms
    2. Becoming familiar with service platform tools
  • Managing cloud storage
    1. Controlling unstructured data in the cloud
    2. Deploying relational databases in the cloud
    3. Improving data availability
  • Employing support services
    1. Testing in the cloud
    2. Monitoring cloud-based services
    3. Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  • Enabling technologies
    1. Scalable server clusters
    2. Achieving transparency with platform virtualization
    3. Elastic storage devices
  • Accessing IaaS
    1. Provisioning servers on demand
    2. Handling dynamic and static IP addresses
    3. Tools and support for management and monitoring
  • Deploying a Private Cloud
    1. Leveraging an existing infrastructure
    2. Comparing OpenStack and Eucalyptus
    3. Managing resources across teams and departments
    4. Integrating with public clouds

Building a Business Case

  • Calculating the financial implications
    1. Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud
    2. Estimating economic factors downstream
  • Preserving business continuity
    1. Selecting appropriate service-level agreements
    2. Safeguarding access to assets in the cloud
    3. Security, availability and disaster recovery strategies
  • Migrating to the cloud
    1. Rearchitecting applications for the cloud
    2. Integrating the cloud with existing applications
    3. Selecting a vendor and avoiding vendor lock-in


Operating Cloud Computing

  • Impact on Service Management Processes
  • Cloud Computing and Service Management


Governing the Cloud

  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Supplier Management



  • Definitions and ConceptsVirtualization in Context
    1. Defining virtual machines (servers and workstations)
    2. Advantages of deploying Vms
    3. VMware Workstation
    4. Server
    5. ESXi
    6. Oracle VirtualBox
    7. Hyper-V
    8. Others
  • Virtualization in Readiness
  • Virtualization Landscape


Virtual Machines

  1. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Comparing workstation products
      1. Functionality
      2. Performance
      3. Contrasting Windows and Linux hosts
    • Abstracting hardware
      1. Partitioning shared resources
      2. Accessing raw and virtual disks
      3. Virtualizing CPU and memory resources
    • Deploying virtual workstation software
      1. Planning for automatic installations
      2. Designing virtual networks
      3. Bridged, NAT and host-only networking
    • Building guest operating systems
      1. Allocating host resources
      2. Configuring virtual hard drives
      3. Managing peripheral devices
  2. Exploiting Virtual Workstation Functionality
    1. Creating support platforms
      1. Readying multiple operating systems
      2. Suspending and resuming virtual workstations
    2. Expanding application support
      1. Extending legacy application life
      2. Resolving version conflicts
    3. Constructing a test environment
      1. Accessing host files
      2. Taking and restoring snapshots
    4. Developing training environments
      1. Protecting guest operating systems
      2. Exploiting nonpersistent disks
  3. Partitioning Servers
    1. Establishing requirements
      1. Justifying server virtualization
      2. Partitioning via hardware and software
      3. Recognizing server functionality needs
    2. Choosing virtual server hosts
      1. Evaluating performance and features
      2. Considering security implications
    3. Executing server VMs
      1. Working in interactive mode
      2. Implementing headless operation
    4. Managing virtual servers remotely
      1. Exploiting remote management consoles
      2. Connecting to the web interfaces
      3. Securing remote management
    5. Deploying virtual servers
      1. Automating tasks via scripting
      2. Migrating physical to virtual servers
      3. Accessing Storage Area Networks (SANs)
    6. Clustering virtual machines
      1. Distributing workloads via Network Load Balancing (NLB)
      2. Establishing fault tolerance with clustering services
  4. Data Center Virtualization with ESXi
    1. Building the architecture
      1. Examining ESXi architecture
    2. Leveraging ESXi features
      1. Networking with vSwitches and port groups
      2. Optimizing resource utilization
    3. Managing Microsoft Hyper-V
      1. Maintaining virtual machines
      2. Contrasting Hyper-V and ESXi architecture
      3. Implementing remote management tools
      4. Securing virtual machine deployments
      5. Reducing attack surface with Server Core


Business Perspectives of Virtualization

  • Business Value
  • Inhibitors and Challenges


Virtual Data Center: Server Virtualization

  • Server Virtualization
  • Types of Server Virtualization
  • Leading Platforms
  • Unique Features


Virtual Data Center: Storage, Networks, and Applications

  • Virtualization and Storage
  • Virtualization and the Network
  • Systems Management
  • Opportunities for Application Developers


Adopting Virtualization

  • Roadmaps
  • Service
  • Migration Technologies
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