IT 160 Cloud Computing Essentials

In this Course, students will be immersed in an examination of what cloud computing is and identify the attributes that differentiate cloud services from hosted services. Students will identify the various types of cloud service models using the industry-standard syntax of aaS (as a Service) and explain how they relate to one another. In addition, students will identify business drivers for cloud computing, such as reduced costs and increased efficiency. An exploration of cloud infrastructure planning, strategies for cloud adoption, and applications in the cloud will help prepare students to deal with the challenges of cloud adoption. An essential aspect of the Course will include investigating cloud security models by understanding security, reviewing NIST cloud computing security standards, and exploring common security risks and mitigation.


3 credits


Fall, Winter, Spring