• Course Code:  CIS 101

  • Term:  Self Paced

  • Start Date:  Apr 10 2017

  • End Date:  Jun 1 2017

  • Duration:  8 weeks

  • Course Author(s)
    Dell EMC Education Services

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Cisv2 000

Cloud Infrastructure and Services

Self Paced


This course educates participants on building cloud infrastructure based on a cloud computing reference model. The reference model includes five fundamental layers (physical, virtual, control, orchestration, and service) and three cross-layer functions (business continuity, security, and service management) for building a cloud infrastructure. For each layer and cross-layer function, this course covers the comprising technologies, components, processes, and mechanisms. This course takes an open-approach to describe the concepts and technologies, which are further illustrated and reinforced with EMC-related product examples. The course follows the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as a guide for all definitions of cloud computing.


This course is intended for:

  • Experienced IT professionals, who may not have had exposure to cloud computing
  • IT professionals responsible for architecting and managing cloud infrastructure
  • Students and professionals who are looking to pursue career in cloud computing
  • Individuals who are seeking EMC Cloud Associate (EMCCIS) certification

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

  • Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating system, and database
  • Experience in compute system, storage and network infrastructure will be an added advantage

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe cloud computing, its deployment and service models
  • Describe the cloud computing reference model and the key considerations to build a cloud infrastructure
  • Describe the key components and processes required to build physical, virtual, control, and service layers of a cloud infrastructure
  • Describe the service orchestration, business continuity, security, and service management functions for a cloud infrastructure

Course Outline

The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives.

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

    • Essential characteristics of cloud computing
    • Cloud service models and cloud service brokerage
    • Cloud deployment models

Module 2: Building the Cloud Infrastructure

    • Cloud computing reference model
    • Deployment options and solutions for building cloud infrastructure
    • Considerations for building cloud infrastructure

Module 3: Physical Layer

    • Compute system
    • Storage system architectures
    • Network connectivity

Module 4: Virtual Layer

    • Virtual layer functions
    • Virtualization software
    • Resource pool and virtual resources

Module 5: Control Layer

    • Control layer functions
    • Control software
    • Software-defined approach for managing IT infrastructure
    • Resource optimization techniques

Module 6: Service and Orchestration Layers

    • Service layer functions
    • Cloud portal
    • Cloud interface standards
    • Protocols for accessing cloud services
    • Service orchestration
    • Cloud service lifecycle

Module 7: Business Continuity

    • Business continuity and service availability
    • Fault tolerance mechanisms
    • Backup and replication
    • Cloud application resiliency

Module 8: Security

    • Cloud security threats
    • Cloud security mechanisms
    • Governance, risk, and compliance

Module 9: Service Management

    • Service portfolio management processes
    • Service operation management processes

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