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Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

LearnQuest via Coursera


This course is the second of a series that aims to prepare you for a role working in data analytics. In this course, you will be introduced to many of the core concepts of cloud computing. You will learn about the primary deployment models. We’ll go through the common cloud computing service models. The hands on material offers the opportunity to review and configure a cloud account. This course covers a wide variety of topics that are critical for understanding cloud computing and are designed to give you an introduction and overview as you begin to build relevant knowledge and skills.


  • Core Concepts
    • In this module, you’ll define the core concepts associated with cloud computing, including shared infrastructure, on-demand access, scalable services, consumption based pricing, and anywhere/device access.
  • Deployment Models
    • In this module, you’ll describe the primary cloud computing deployment models, including public, private, hybrid, and community.
  • Service Models
    • In the third week of this course, we'll learn about the common service models used in cloud computing, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.

Taught by

Erik Herman

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