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CCSK Cert Prep: 1 Cloud Architecture

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This course helps you prepare for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam and is also useful to IT technicians who plan the use of cloud computing services.

Many types of resources, including virtual machines, databases, and storage, can be deployed in a cloud computing environment. This course teaches you the skills necessary to design and deploy cloud solutions that meet business needs, through cloud-related concepts discussions and hands-on cloud service deployments. This course maps to the first domain in the CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam: Cloud Computing Concepts and Architecture. First, instructor Daniel Lachance defines cloud computing as IT services running on a provider equipment over a network. He clarifies several terms and concepts used in cloud computing. Next, Daniel examines the characteristics of cloud computing, including several NIST cloud computing characteristics. He explores a variety of cloud types that can be used for cloud computing delivery, depending on organizational requirements. In conclusion, Daniel makes sure you know how to define and deploy several cloud computing service models.


  • About the Cloud Architecture Domain
  • What you should know
1. Cloud Computing Overview
  • Defining the cloud and its benefits
  • Virtualization and the cloud
  • Cloud shared responsibility
  • Cloud service level agreements
2. Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • On-demand self-service
  • Broad network access
  • Resource pooling
  • Rapid elasticity
  • Measured service
  • Deploying reserved instances
3. Cloud Computing Delivery Models
  • Private clouds
  • Public clouds
  • Hybrid clouds
  • Community clouds
4. Cloud Computing Service Models
  • Anything as a Service (XaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • IaaS deployment
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • PaaS deployment
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • SaaS deployment
  • Next steps

Taught by

Daniel Lachance

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