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Cloud Introduction - Overview

Course Outline:

Course Description:

The new age of computing has meant we barely ever store things on our devices anymore, and instead we keep our beloved photos, documents and videos in the ubiquitous cloud. However, cloud computing takes many forms and it can get pretty confusing to figure out how to get the most of each service. From OneDrive to iCloud, Google drive to Netflix and iTunes, the course covers the biggest and best of cloud computing and will teach you the best way to manage these online services. This course is intended for computer users who are comfortable navigating the Internet. Students interested in how businesses use the cloud should consider taking the Amazon Web Services (AWS) course sequence.


Computer Basics, Working with Windows, File Management Skills, or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials


Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class if needed.

Meeting Information:

  • Days:   Monday & Tuesday & Thursday
  • Dates:   2/4/2020 - 2/6/2020
  • Number of Sessions:   2
  • Time:   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Location:   (GBTC) 407

Lesson Plan:

Session I

  • Course Overview
  • What is Cloud Computing?
  • What are the Different CC Service Models?
  • Why are Consumers Moving to the Cloud?
  • What are the Consumer-Based SaaS?
  • What is Cloud Storage?

Session II

  • What are Cloud Productivity Applications?
  • What are Cloud Social Media Services
  • What are Cloud Media Services?
  • What are Cloud Mapping Services?

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