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NCTA Cloud Architecture (NCTA-CA)

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Lesson 1: Planning a Cloud Solution Architecture

Topic A: Determine Business Needs for Cloud Computing Solutions
Terminology Review

Identify the terminology used in cloud computing.

Core Concepts of Cloud Computing

Identify core concepts used in cloud computing.

Business Trends in Cloud Computing

Describe business trends in cloud computing.

Emerging Trends in Cloud Computing

Describe emerging trends in cloud computing.

Key IT Roles in Cloud Computing

Identify key IT roles in cloud computing.

Core Responsibilities of a Cloud Architect

Describe the core responsibilities of a cloud architect.

Guidelines for Determining Business Needs for Cloud Computing Solutions

Determining Business Needs for Cloud Computing Solutions

Topic B: Identify Cloud Computing Facility Requirements
Data Centers

Describe requirements for cloud data centers.

Modular Data Centers

Describe modular data centers.

Carriers

Describe carriers as related to cloud computing data centers.

Carrier Neutrality

Describe the carrier neutrality related to cloud computing solutions.

Electrical Support

Describe electrical support needed for cloud computing facilities.

Identify Requirements for Cloud Computing Facilities

Topic C: Determine the Type of Cloud Service Model

Determine the type of cloud service model a business needs.

Key Service Models and Providers

Identify the key service models and some example providers.

Software as a Service (SaaS) and Traditional Software Purchases

Describe software as a service compared to traditional software purchase and implementation.

Key Reasons for Selecting SaaS Solutions

Identify common reasons why SaaS solutions are selected over traditional software purchases.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Traditional Application Deployment

Describe platform as a service compared to traditional application deployment options.

Key Reasons for Selecting PaaS Solutions

Identify common reasons why PaaS Solutions are selected over traditional application deployment solutions.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Traditional Infrastructure

Describe infrastructure as a service compared to maintaining traditional infrastructure.

Key Reasons for Selecting IaaS Solutions

Identify common reasons way IaaS solutions are selected over traditional infrastructure.

Guidelines for Determining the Type of Cloud Service Model Required

Determining the Type of Cloud Service Model Required

Topic D: Determine the Type of Cloud Implementation to Use

Determine what type of cloud implementations best meet business needs.

Overview of Cloud Implementations

Describe the different cloud implementations.

Public Cloud and Traditional Networking Infrastructures

Describe the public cloud implementation compared to traditional infrastructure.

Key Reasons to Select Public Cloud Implementation

Identify key reasons why a business would select a public cloud implementation.

Private Cloud and Traditional Networking Infrastructures

Describe the private cloud implementation compared to traditional infrastructure.

Key Reason to Select Private Cloud Implementation

Identify key reasons why a business would select a private cloud implementation.

Hybrid Cloud and Traditional Networking Infrastructure

Identify the hybrid cloud implementation compared to traditional infrastructure.

Key Reasons to Select a Hybrid Cloud Implementation

Identify key reasons why a business would select a hybrid cloud implementation.

Guidelines for Determining the Type of Cloud Implementation to Use

Determining the Type of Cloud Implementation to Use

Lesson 2: Selecting Amazon Web Services Building Blocks

Topic A: Select Availability and Management Building Blocks

Select the AWS Building Blocks that provide availability and management.

Global Infrastructure

Describe how global infrastructure facilitates cloud computing.

Multiple Global Availability Zones

Describe the multiple global availability zones.

Key Benefits for Global Availability Zones

Identify the key benefits of global availability zones.

Location Concerns

Describe location concerns related to data, apps, and services.

Management and Administration of AWS

Identify the management and administration options for AWS.

AWS Building Blocks

Identify AWS Building Blocks.

AWS Building Block Scenarios

Describe the AWS building block scenarios.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Building Blocks for Availability and Management

Selecting AWS Building Blocks for Availability and Management

Topic B: Select AWS Cross Cloud Service Features

Select AWS cross cloud service features to support business needs.

Amazon CloudWatch

Describe Amazon CloudWatch.

Amazon Simple Notification Services (SNS)

Describe the Amazon SNS.

Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF)

Describe the Amazon SWF.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Describe AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

AWS CloudFormation

Describe AWS CloudFormation.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Describe AWS IAM.

AWS Cross Cloud Service Feature Scenarios

Identify AWS cross cloud service feature scenarios.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Cross Cloud Service Features

Selecting AWS Cross Cloud Service Features

Topic C: Select AWS Platform Building Blocks

Select AWS platform building blocks to meet business needs.

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

Describe Amazon SQS.

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

Describe Amazon SES.

Amazon CloudSearch

Describe Amazon CloudSearch.

Amazon CloudFront

Describe Amazon CloudFront.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)

Describe Amazon EMR.

AWS PaaS Example Scenario

Describe an example of using AWS PaaS.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Platform Building Blocks

Selecting AWS Platform Building Blocks

Lesson 3: Selecting AWS Infrastructure Components

Topic A: Select AWS Compute Components

Select AWS compute components.

Key Concerns for Compute and Networking Components

Describe key concerns for selecting compute components.

Compute Components for Cloud Computing

List compute components commonly used for cloud computing.

AWS Infrastructure Overview

Describe the infrastructure of the AWS.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Describe Amazon EC2.

Virtualization for Cloud Computing

Describe how virtualization is used in cloud computing solutions

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Describe Amazon VPC.

Auto Scaling

Define auto scaling.

AWS IaaS Example Scenario

Describe an example of using AWS IaaS.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Compute Components

Selecting AWS Compute Components

Topic B: Select AWS Networking Components
Key Concerns for Networking Components

Describe key concerns for selecting networking components.

Network Components for Cloud Computing

Describe common network components used in cloud computing solutions.

Elastic Load Balancing

Describe elastic load balancing.

Amazon WorkSpaces

Describe Amazon WorkSpaces.

Amazon Route 53

Describe Amazon Route 53.

AWS Direct Connect

Describe AWS Direct Connect.

AWS Infrastructure Example

Describe an example of AWS infrastructure.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Networking Components

Selecting AWS Networking Components

Topic C: Select AWS Database Services

Select AWS database services.

Key Concerns for Database Services

Describe key concerns business have when selecting database services

Relational Databases

Describe relational databases.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Describe Amazon RDS.

Amazon DynamoDB

Describe Amazon DynamoDB.

Amazon ElastiCache

Describe Amazon ElastiCache.

Amazon Redshift

Describe Amazon Redshift.

Amazon SimpleDB

Describe Amazon SimpleDB.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Database Services

Selecting AWS Database Services

Topic D: Select AWS Storage and Content Delivery Components

Select AWS storage and content delivery.

Key Concerns for Storage and Content Delivery Components

Describe key concerns business have when selecting storage and content delivery.

Storage and Content Delivery Components for Cloud Computing

Identify storage and content delivery components.

Object Storage and Block Storage

Compare object storage and block storage.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Describe Amazon S3.

Amazon Glacier

Describe Amazon Glacier.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Describe Amazon EBS.

AWS Import and Export Services

Describe the AWS import and export services.

Storage Integration with Amazon CloudFront

Describe Amazon CloudFront.

Guidelines for Selecting AWS Storage and Content Delivery Components

Selecting AWS Storage and Content Delivery Components

Topic E: Monitor AWS Solutions with Analytics

Monitor AWS solutions with analytics.

Key Concerns for Analytics

Describe key concerns business have for monitoring cloud infrastructure and components

Overview of AWS Analytics

Describe AWS analytics.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)

Describe Amazon EMR.

Amazon Kinesis

Describe Amazon Kinesis.

Amazon Data Pipeline

Describe the Amazon Data Pipeline.

Third Party Analytics Solutions

Describe third party analytics solutions.

AWS Analytics Scenarios

Describe different AWS analytics scenarios.

Guidelines for Monitoring AWS Solutions

Monitoring AWS Solutions with Analytics

Lesson 4: Selecting Rackspace Cloud Features and Components

Topic A: Select Rackspace Cloud Compute and Network Components

Select Rackspace cloud compute and network components.

Rackspace Cloud Servers

Define Rackspace Cloud Server options.

RackConnect

Describe RackConnect for hybrid solutions.

Rackspace Cloud Networks

Describe Rackspace Cloud Network options.

Rackspace Load Balancers

Describe load balancers in Rackspace Cloud.

Rackspace Cloud DNS

Describe cloud DNS in Rackspace Cloud.

Rackspace OnMetal

Describe Rackspace OnMetal service offerings.

Rackspace Auto Scale

Describe Auto Scale features in Rackspace cloud implementations.

Orchestration

Describe orchestration provisioning and management features.

Guidelines for Selecting Rackspace Compute and Network Components

Selecting Rackspace Compute and Network Components

Topic B: Select Rackspace Cloud Database Components

Select Rackspace cloud databases.

Cloud Databases

Describe databases offerings in Rackspace cloud solutions

MySQL Database

Describe MySQL database as compared to other database solutions.

Percona Server

Describe Percona Server as compared to other database solutions.

MariaDB

Describe MariaDB as compared to other database solutions.

NoSQL Databases

Describe NoSQL Databases.

ObjectRocket

Describe the ObjectRocket NoSQL database option.

Managed NoSQL Databases

Describe managed NoSQL database options in Rackspace Cloud.

Big Data Platform

Describe the Rackspace Cloud Big Data Platform.

Cloud Queuing

Describe cloud queuing services available for applications.

Guidelines for Selecting Rackspace Cloud Database Components

Selecting Rackspace Cloud Database Components

Topic C: Select Rackspace Cloud Storage

Select Rackspace Cloud block storage to meet requirements.

Block Storage

Describe block storage.

Cloud Files

Describe cloud files.

Cloud Backup

Describe cloud backup.

Rackspace Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Describe Rackspace’s CDN option.

Guidelines for Selecting Rackspace Cloud Storage

Selecting Rackspace Cloud Storage

Topic D: Monitor Rackspace Solutions with Cloud Analytics

Monitor Rackspace Cloud analytics.

Rackspace Cloud Monitoring

Describe cloud monitoring options for Rackspace cloud solutions.

Configuration Requirements

Describe configuration requirements for cloud monitoring.

Remote Monitoring

Describe remote monitoring options for monitoring Rackspace cloud solutions.

System Status Monitoring

Describe system status monitoring.

Platform Status Monitoring

Describe platform status monitoring.

Agent Monitoring

Describe agent monitoring.

Data Monitoring

Describe data monitoring.

Alarms and Notifications

Describe alarm and notification options.

Security

Describe options for secure monitoring.

Third Party Solutions

Describe third party analytics solutions.

Guidelines for Monitoring Rackspace PaaS and IaaS Analytics Solutions

Monitoring Rackspace PaaS and IaaS Analytics Solutions

Lesson 5: Selecting Microsoft Azure Features and Components

Topic A: Select Azure Compute and Network Services

Select Azure compute and network services.

Virtual Machines

Describe virtual machines.

Azure Cloud Services

List Azure cloud services.

Web Sites

Describe web sites.

Mobile Services

Describe mobile services.

ExpressRoute

Describe ExpressRoute.

Virtual Network

Describe virtual network.

Azure Traffic Manager

Describe Azure Traffic Manager.

Guidelines for Selecting Azure Compute and Network Services

Selecting Azure Compute and Network Services

Topic B: Select Azure Data Services

Select Azure data services.

Azure Storage Options

Describe Azure storage options.

SQL Databases

Describe SQL databases.

Microsoft SQL Server

Describe Microsoft SQL Server in Azure solutions

HDInsight

Define HDInsight.

Cache

Describe cache.

Recovery Services

Describe recovery services.

Guidelines for Selecting Azure Data Services

Selecting Azure Data Services

Topic C: Select Azure App Services

Select Azure app services.

Azure Media Services

Describe media services in Azure.

Azure Service Bus

Describe service bus in Azure.

Azure Notification Hubs

Describe notification hub in Azure.

Azure Scheduler

Describe the Azure Scheduler.

BizTalk Services

Describe BizTalk services in Azure.

Active Directory

Describe Active Directory in Azure.

Multi-factor Authentication

Describe multi-factor authentication in Azure.

Guidelines for Selecting Azure App Services

Selecting Azure App Services

Topic D: Monitor Azure Solutions with Analytics

Monitor Azure Solutions with analytics.

Azure Cloud Service Monitoring
Azure Diagnostics for Cloud Services

Describe Azure cloud service monitoring and diagnostics

Options for Enabling Diagnostics Connection String

Describe the options for enabling the diagnostics connection string

Monitoring Levels

Describe monitoring levels available in Azure monitoring and diagnostics

Metrics Table

Describe the metrics table in in Azure monitoring and diagnostics

Metrics Chart

Describe the metrics chart in in Azure monitoring and diagnostics

Options for Accessing Data Outside the Azure Portal

Describe options for accessing data outside the Azure Portal.

Third Party Solutions

Describe third party analytics solutions available.

Guidelines for Monitoring Azure PaaS and IaaS Analytics Solutions

Monitoring Azure PaaS and IaaS Analytics Solutions

Topic E: Select a Cloud Provider to Meet Business Needs

Select from different cloud providers to choose the provider that best meets your needs.

Map of Components

Describe how components of major cloud providers map to functions and services.

Building Blocks Visualized

Visualize how components combine to create cloud solutions.

Red Hat OpenStack Deployment

Describe a Red Hat OpenStack deployment.

AWS Standard Architecture

Describe the standard architecture of an AWS solution.

Azure Standard Architecture

Describe the standard architecture of an Azure solution.

Cloud Service Providers Analysis

Compare services and features available from major cloud service providers.

Guidelines for Selecting a Cloud Provider to Meet Business Needs

Selecting a Cloud Provider to Meet Business Needs

Lesson 6: Managing Hardware Requirements and Constraints

Topic A: Manage Compute Resources

Manage compute resources to mitigate constraints.

CPU Usage Consideration by Applications

Describe processing power needs.

CPU Bound Applications

Describe CPU bound applications.

Options for Dealing with CPU Bound Applications

Describe the options for dealing with CPU bound applications.

Concurrent Processes Issues

Describe concurrent processes issues.

Scalability: Horizontal Growth of Compute Resources

Describe horizontal growth of computer resources for scalability.

Scalability: Vertical Growth of Compute Resources

Describe vertical growth of computer resources for scalability.

License Requirements and Restrictions based on CPU and OS

Describe the license requirements and restrictions based on CPU and OS.

Guidelines for Managing Compute Resources

Managing Compute Resources

Topic B: Manage Memory Usage for Cloud Solutions

Manage memory usage for cloud solutions.

Memory Usage in Transaction Processing

Describe the memory usage in transaction processing.

Memory Bound Applications

Describe memory bound applications.

Memory Relationship to Performance

Describe the relationship between memory and performance.

Memory Use Optimization Strategies

Describe memory use optimization strategies.

Caching

Describe caching.

Paging

Describe paging.

OS Type

Describe OS type.

Sharing

Describe sharing.

Scalability: Horizontal Growth of Memory

Describe horizontal growth of memory for scalability.

License Requirements and Restrictions Based on Memory

Describe the requirements and restrictions based on memory.

Guidelines for Managing Memory Usage in Cloud Solutions

Managing Memory Usage in Cloud Solutions

Topic C: Manage Storage

Describe the management of storage.

Storage Terminology

Define storage terminology.

Key Elements of Storage Performance: Disks and Spindles

Define disks and spindles.

Read and Write Characteristics

Describe the read and write characteristics.

Application Performance Issues Related to Storage

Identify the application performance Issues related to storage.

Object Storage Performance on SAN and NAS

Describe the object storage performance on SAN and NAS.

Block Storage Performance on SAN and NAS

Describe the block storage performance on SAN and NAS.

Backup Considerations

Identify backup considerations.

Replication Considerations

Identify replication considerations.

Disaster Recovery Considerations

Identify disaster recovery considerations.

Guidelines for Managing Storage

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[h5]Topic D: Manage Network Components[/h5]

Describe the management of network components.

Network Performance Issues

Describe issues that can arise with network performance in cloud solutions.

Bandwidth Measurement Options

Identify bandwidth measurement options.

Public Network Types

Define public network types.

Private Network Types

Define private network types.

Public and Private Networks

Compare public and private networks.

LAN and WAN Optimization Considerations

Describe LAN and WAN optimization considerations.

Guidelines for Managing Network Components

Managing Network Components

Identifying Performance Issues

Lesson 7: Selecting Operating Systems for Cloud Solutions

Topic A: Determine Operating System Requirements

Determine the requirements for operating systems.

OS Cost Considerations

Identify OS cost considerations.

Mission Critical OS Needs

Identify mission critical OS needs.

OS Maintenance

Describe OS maintenance.

OS Patching

Describe OS patching.

Application Requirements

Describe application requirements.

Cloud Support

Describe cloud support.

Staff Knowledge and Familiarity

Describe staff knowledge and familiarity.

Guidelines for Determining Operating System Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Determining Operating System Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Topic B: Select Operating Systems for Cloud Solutions

Select appropriate operating systems for cloud solutions.

Microsoft Windows Server

Describe the Microsoft Windows Server solution.

Linux Versions

Describe the Linux solution.

AS-400

Describe the AS 400 solution.

Unix

Describe the Unix solution.

Oracle Solaris

Describe the Oracle Solaris solution.

Common Cloud Operating System Tradeoffs

Identify the common cloud operating system tradeoffs.

Guidelines for Selecting an Operating System for Cloud Solutions

Selecting an Operating System for Cloud Solutions

Lesson 8: Determining Database Support for Applications

Topic A: Define Database Types

Define database types to meet requirements of applications.

Common SQL Database

Describe common SQL databases used in cloud computing.

SQL Database: Oracle MySQL

Describe Oracle MySQL.

SQL Database: Oracle Database

Describe Oracle Database.

SQL Database: Postgres

Describe Postgres.

Common NoSQL Databases

Describe common NoSQL databases used in cloud computing.

NoSQL Databases: Column Stores

Identify column stores in NoSQL databases.

NoSQL Databases: Document Stores

Identify document stores in NoSQL databases.

NoSQL Databases: Key Value/Tuple Stores

Identify key value/tuple stores in NoSQL databases.

NoSQL Databases: Graphing

Identify graphing in NoSQL databases.

NoSQL Databases: Multi-Model

Identify multi-mode in NoSQL databases.

Comparison of SQL and NoSQL Databases

Compare SQL and NoSQL databases.

Guidelines for Defining SQL and NoSQL Database Requirements

Defining SQL and NoSQL Database Requirements

Topic B: Select a Database for a Cloud Solution

Select a database that works for a cloud solution.

Impact of Application Stack on Database Selection

Identify the impact of the application stack when selecting a database.

Impact of OS on Database Selection

Identify the impact of the OS when selecting a database.

Impact of Developer Support on Database Selection

Identify the developer support needed when selecting a database.

Impact of Provider Availability on Database Selection

Identify the impact of provider availability when selecting a database.

Impact of Additional Cloud Database Features

Identify the impact of cloud database features when selecting a database.

Guidelines for Selecting a Database for a Cloud Solution

Selecting a Database for a Cloud Solution

Lesson 9: Selecting Middleware to Meet Application Performance Requirements

Topic A: Define Middleware Requirements

Define the requirements for middleware.

Function of Middleware

Describe the function of middleware.

Async RPC

Define async RPC.

Sync RPC

Define sync RPC.

Publish/Subscribe

Define publish and subscribe.

Message-Oriented Middleware

Describe message-oriented middleware.

SQL-oriented Data Access

Describe SQL oriented data access.

Middleware Examples

Identify different examples of middleware.

Guidelines for Defining Middleware Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Defining Middleware Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Topic B: Select an Application Package to Meet Requirements

Select an application package to meet performance requirements.

Application and Packages Offered by Cloud Providers

Identify applications and packages offered by cloud providers.

Administrator and User Access

Compare administrator and user access.

Types of Access

Identify different types of access.

Performance Expectations

Describe performance expectations.

Performance Perception and Reality

Compare performance perception and reality.

Application Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Describe application service level agreements.

Guidelines for Selecting Application Packages

Selecting Application Packages

Lesson 10: Determining Licensing Requirements for Cloud Services

Topic A: Determining Cloud Licensing Models and Limitations

Define cloud licensing models and their limitations.

Licensing Constraints in Cloud Environments

Identify licensing constraints in cloud environments.

Enterprise License Agreements

Describe enterprise license agreements.

Blanket License Agreements

Describe blanker license agreements.

End User License Agreements

Describe end user license agreements.

Per User and Per Module License Models

Describe per user and per module license models.

Licensing Models Compared

Compare different licensing models.

Guidelines for Determining Licensing Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Determining Licensing Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Topic B: Define Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Define service level agreements and considerations.

Service Level Agreements

Define service level agreements.

Common Service Level Agreement Terms

Identify common service level agreement terms.

SLA Consideration: Data Lifecycle Management

Describe data lifecycle management.

SLA Consideration: High Availability

Describe high availability.

SLA Consideration: Disaster Recovery

Describe disaster recovery.

SLA Consideration: Backup and Data Protection

Describe backup and data protection.

Common Service Level Agreements

List common service level agreements.

Guidelines for Defining Service Level Agreements

Defining Service Level Agreements

Lesson 11: Protecting Business Continuity

Topic A: Protect Data

Protect data using different methods available in cloud implementation.

Data Protection

Describe data protection.

Data Lifecycle Management

Describe data lifecycle management.

Profile Based Data Retention Polices

Identify profile based data retention polices.

Data Replication

Describe data replication.

Backup Options

Describe back up options.

High Availability Options

Describe high availability options.

Snapshots

Describe snapshots.

Snapshot Application Considerations

Identify snapshot application considerations.

Cloning

Describe cloning.

Data Protection Strategy Examples

Describe examples of data protection strategies.

Guidelines for Protecting Data

Protecting Data

Topic B: Ensure Business Continuity

Ensure business continuity for cloud solutions.

Approach to Business Continuity

Describe the approach to business continuity.

Business and IT Consideration

Identify business and IT considerations.

Business Continuity Scenarios

Describe different business continuity scenarios.

Escalation Paths

Identify escalation paths for business continuity.

Automated Processes for Application Continuity

Describe automated processes for application continuity.

Failover and Testing

Describe failover and testing.

Guidelines for Ensuring Business Continuity

Ensuring Business Continuity

Topic C: Plan for Disaster Recovery

Plan for disaster recovery.

Disaster Recovery Plans

Identify disaster recovery plans.

Application Considerations

Identify different application considerations.

Business Impact Analysis

Describe business impact analysis.

Recovery Time Objective

Describe the recovery time objective.

Recovery Point Objective

Describe the recovery point objective.

Automatic Conference Bridge

Describe automatic conference bridges.

Testing the DRP

Describe the testing of the DRP.

Guidelines for Planning for Disaster Recovery

Planning for Disaster Recovery

Topic D: Implement Effective Data and Business Protection with Cloud Services

Implement effective data and business protection with cloud services.

Elements of Effective Data and Business Protection

Identify the elements of effective data and business protection.

Geographic Separation of Data Centers

Describe the benefit of geographic separation of data centers.

Network Connectivity

Identify the role of network connectivity.

Reservation of Compute Capability

Describe the reservation of compute capability.

Storage and Backup Replication

Identify storage and backup replication options.

DNS and CDN Considerations

Identify the different DNS and CDN considerations.

Infrastructure Responsibility in the Cloud: Provider

Describe the infrastructure responsibility in the cloud for providers.

Data Responsibility in the Cloud: Customer

Describe the data responsibility in the cloud for customers.

Strategies for Effective Cloud Data Project, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery

Identify the strategies for effective cloud data project, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

Responsibilities Matrix

Describe what providers and customers are responsible for.

Guidelines for Implementing Effective Data and Business Protection with Cloud Services

Implementing Effective Data and Business Protection with Cloud Services

Lesson 12: Securing Data with Encryption

Topic A: Identify Components of Cloud Security

Identify the different components of cloud security.

Components of Cloud Security

Describe the different components of cloud security.

Perimeter Security

Describe perimeter security.

Authentication

Describe authentication.

Encryption

Describe encryption.

Key Management

Describe key management.

Data Security

Describe data security.

Audit Requirement

Describe audit requirements.

Identifying Cloud Security Components

Topic B: Use Encryption to Secure Data

Use encryption to secure data.

What is Encryption?

Describe encryption.

Uses for Encryption

Identify uses for encryption.

Encryption Strengths

Identify different encryption strengths.

Encryption Types

Identify encryption types.

Encryption Methods

Identify encryption methods.

Encryption Methods: Hashing

Identify hashing encryption methods.

Guidelines for Securing Data with Encryption

Using Encryption to Secure Data

Topic C: Manage Encryption Keys

Manage keys used for data encryption.

Encryption Methods: Symmetric

Describe symmetric encryption.

Encryption Methods: Asymmetric

Describe asymmetric encryption.

Key Pairs

Describe key pairs.

Private Keys

Describe private keys.

Public Keys

Describe public keys.

Key Pair Scenarios

Describe key pair scenarios.

Certificate Vendors

Identify different certificate vendors.

Guidelines for Managing Encryption Keys

Using Key Pairs, A Tutorial

Logging into Amazon Web Services with Putty Certificate

Lesson 13: Securing Access to Cloud Services

Topic A: Define Perimeter Security Requirements

Define perimeter security requirements.

Perimeter Security

Describe perimeter security components.

Firewall

Describe firewalls.

Distributed Denial of Services Detection and Mitigation Strategies

Describe distributed denial of services detection and mitigation strategies.

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

Describe intrusion detection systems.

Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS)

Describe intrusion protection systems.

Tracking

Describe tracking.

Vulnerability Scanning

Describe vulnerability scanning.

Guidelines for Defining Perimeter Security Requirements

Defining Perimeter Security Requirements

Topic B: Define Authentication Requirements

Define different authentication requirements.

Authentication Requirements

Identify common authentication requirements in cloud solutions

Multifactor Authentication

Describe multifactor authentication.

Single Sign-on

Describe single sign-on.

Web-based One Login

Describe web-based one login.

Social Login

Describe social login.

Guidelines for Defining Authentication Requirements

Defining Authentication Requirements

Lesson 14: Securing Data in Transit and at Rest

Topic A: Secure Data-in-Transit

Secure data-in-transit.

Security of Data-in-Transit

Describe the security of data-in-transit.

Secure Network Communication

Identify different secure network communications.

Secure Database Communication

Identify different secure database communications.

File Level Encryption during Transit

Describe file level encryption during transit.

Backup Encryption during Transit

Describe backup encryption during transit.

Guidelines for Securing Data in Transit

Securing Data in Transit

Topic B: Secure Data-at-Rest

Secure data-at-rest.

Security of Data-at-Rest

Describe the security of data-at-rest.

Disk Level Encryption

Describe disk level encryption.

Virtual Machine Encryption

Describe disk level encryption.

Database Encryption at Rest

Describe encryption at rest.

File Level Encryption at Rest

Describe file level encryption at rest.

Application Encryption

Define application encryption.

Data Portability

Define data portability.

Data Portability Scenarios

Describe different data portability scenarios.

Guidelines for Securing Data at Rest

Securing Data at Rest

Lesson 15: Monitoring Security

Topic A: Define Security Event Processes

Define security event processes.

Types of Security Events

Identify different types of security events.

The Security Breach Process

Describe the security breach process.

The Escalation Process

Describe the escalation process.

The Notification Process

Describe the notification process.

Other Processes

Identify other processes.

Process Documentation

Describe documenting the processes.

Forensic Options

Identify forensic options.

Comparison of Owner and Provider Issues

Compare owner and provider issues.

Chain of Custody Guarantee

Define the chain of custody guarantee.

Guidelines for Defining Security Event Processes

Defining Security Event Processes

Topic B: Monitor the Security of Cloud Solutions

Monitor the security of cloud solutions.

FedRAMP Standard

Define the FedRAMP standard.

Ad Hoc Audits and Exception Notifications

Compare ad hoc audits and exception notifications.

Correlated Event Management Portal

Describe the correlated event management portal.

Policy Based Compliance Reporting

Describe policy based compliance reporting.

Guidelines for Monitoring Security of Cloud Solutions

Monitoring Security of Cloud Solutions

Lesson 16: Managing Volume

Topic A: Scale Up Cloud Solutions

Scale up cloud solutions.

Cloud Solution Scale Up

Describe common scale up for cloud solutions.

Resources that can be Scaled Up

Identify the resources that can be scaled up.

Conditions that May Require Scaling Up

Identify the conditions that may require scaling up.

Comparison of Peak and Average Usage

Compare peak and average usage.

Compute Scale Up

Describe compute scale up.

Memory Scale Up

Describe memory scale up.

Storage Scale Up

Describe storage scale up.

OS Interruption Dependencies

Identify OS interruption dependencies.

Schedule Considerations for Hardware Updates

Describe schedule considerations for hardware updates.

Licensing and Costs Considerations

Identify licensing and costs considerations.

Guidelines for Scaling Up Cloud Solutions

Scaling Up Cloud Solutions

Topic B: Scale Out Cloud Solutions

Scale out cloud solutions.

Cloud Solution Scale Out

Describe common scale out options or cloud solutions.

Comparison of Scale Up and Scale Out

Compare scale up and scale out.

Scale Out Options

Identify scale out options.

Application Dependency Considerations

Identify application dependency considerations.

Load Balancing Considerations

Identify load balancing considerations.

Licensing and Cost Considerations

Identify licensing and cost considerations.

Guidelines for Scaling Out Cloud Solutions

Scaling Out Cloud Solutions

Topic C: Bolt On Solutions

Bolt on capabilities to cloud solutions.

Bolt On Solutions

Describe the different bolt on solutions.

Conditions that May Require Bolt On Solutions

Identify the conditions that may require bolt on solutions.

Application Dependency and Compatibly Considerations

Identify the application dependency and compatibly considerations.

Security Considerations

Identify the security considerations.

Business Continuity Considerations

Identify the continuity considerations.

Testing and Deployment Considerations

Identify the testing and deployment considerations.

Bolt On Scenarios

Describe different bolt on scenarios.

Guidelines for Bolting On Solutions

Bolting On Solutions

Topic D: Update Interfaces in Cloud Solutions

Update interfaces in cloud solutions for better performance.

Interface Updates

Define interface updates.

Application Dependency Considerations

Identify application dependency considerations.

Security Considerations

Identify security considerations.

Business Continuity Considerations

Identify business continuity considerations.

Testing and Deployment Considerations

Identify testing and deployment considerations.

Interface Update Scenarios

Describe different interface update scenarios.

Guidelines for Updating Interfaces in Cloud Solutions

Updating Interfaces in Cloud Solutions

Lesson 17: Managing the Application Experience

Topic A: Address Technical Issues that Affect Application Experience

Address technical issues that affect application experience.

Impact of Application Type

Describe the impact that different applications types will have.

Network Bandwidth Issues

Identify network bandwidth issues.

Impact for Storage and Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS)

Describe the impact for storage and IOPS.

Impact of Application Patching

Describe the impact that application patching will have.

Impact of Database Performance

Describe the impact that database performance will have.

Impact of Operating System Levels

Describe the impact that operating systems will have.

Guidelines for Addressing Technical Issues that Affect Application Experience

Addressing Technical Issues that Affect Application Experience

Topic B: Address User Experience Issues

Address user experience issues.

User Perception

Define user perception.

Impact of User Perception

Identify the impact that user perception will have.

Impact of Executive Interaction

Identify the impact that executive interaction will have.

Service Level Agreements Related to User Experience

Describe how service level agreements will affect the user experience.

Synthetic Performance Testing

Define synthetic performance testing.

Comparison of Synthetic and Real Transactions

Compare synthetic versus real transactions.

Guidelines for Addressing User Experience Issues

Addressing User Experience Issues

Topic C: Manage Cloud Services to Meet Business Demands

Manage cloud services to meet business demands.

Business Priorities

Identify different business priorities.

Peak Planning Considerations

Identify peak planning considerations.

Cost Considerations

Identify cost considerations.

Comparison of Pay Now and Pay Later

Compare pay now and pay later.

SLA Considerations

Identify SLA considerations.

Guidelines for Managing Cloud Services to Meet Business Demands

Managing Cloud Services to Meet Business Demands

Lesson 18: Managing Business Requirements for Cloud Solutions

Topic A: Identify Business Requirements

Identify different business requirements for cloud solutions.

Dynamic Nature of Business

Define the dynamic nature of business.

Impact of Competitive Pressures

Identify the impact of competitive pressures.

Impact of Organizational Culture

Identify the impact of organizational culture.

Impact of Leadership Changes

Identify the impact of leadership changes.

Impact of Global and Local Business and Political Environments

Identify the impact of global and local business and political environments.

Identifying the Business Requirements of Cloud Solutions

Topic B: Manage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI)

Manage Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment for cloud solutions.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Define Total Cost of Ownership.

Return on Investment (ROI)

Define Return on investment.

Acquisition Costs

Describe acquisition costs.

Operating Costs

Describe operating costs.

Maintenance Costs

Describe maintenance costs.

Staff Training Costs

Describe staff training costs.

Other Expenses

Describe other expenses that may come up.

Compare Acquisition and Operation Costs Scenarios

Compare acquisition and operation cost scenarios.

Guidelines for Managing TCO and ROI of Cloud Solutions

Managing TCO and ROI of Cloud Solutions