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Every few years, a major shift in computing and Information Technology strategy comes along – one of the latest such innovations is Cloud Computing. Part technology innovation and part financial strategy, Cloud Computing holds tremendous potential for organizations of all shapes and sizes. UMBC Training Centers offers a comprehensive Cloud Computing training curriculum for beginners to power users.

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DevOps

  • Introduction to DevOps

    The DevOps approach grew out of companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook who were challenged with building and operating systems at enormous scale, while evolving and competing at Internet velocity. DevOps derives many concepts from Agile Software Development, but breaks down the traditional barriers between developers and operations by including both throughout the entire system lifecycle, hence the name “DevOps”.

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  • DevOps Fundamentals

    This training course introduces the core DevOps concepts and principles as well as the ways to stand up the DevOps practice in your organization. Upon completion of this course, students will have fundamental understanding of DevOps’ value proposition; they will also gain practical experience working with select DevOps tools, including Puppet, Jenkins, and others.

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  • DevOps Boot Camp

    This course explains the theory as well as provides hands on experience with the main facets of DevOps.

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  • DevOps for Architects

    This course teaches how to use DevOps for continuous integration and delivery of application development and maintenance.  The information delivered enables key understanding in the configuration, automation, monitoring, measuring and governance required to build a stable, scalable, and reliable build and configuration management process.  This course will be particularly useful for anyone looking to implement DevOps in their organization.

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  • Containerizing Software Applications (DO276)

    Containerizing Software Applications (DO276) introduces you to deploying applications in containers using Docker and Kubernetes. Learn how to design containers for the deployment of an existing application across multiple containers, build and test those containers using Docker, and deploy the application in a Kubernetes cluster to achieve high availability and load balancing. Through hands-on labs, students will take a monolithic application and break it down into its distinct services thereby illustrating how containers are an excellent vehicle for microservices architecture deployment.

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  • Containerizing Software Applications with exam (DO277)

    Containerizing Software Applications with Exam (DO277) introduces you to deploying applications in containers using Docker and Kubernetes. Learn how to design containers for the deployment of an existing application across multiple containers, build and test those containers using Docker, and deploy the application in a Kubernetes cluster to achieve high availability and load balancing. Through hands-on labs, students will take a monolithic application and break it down into its distinct services thereby illustrating how containers are an excellent vehicle for microservices architecture deployment.

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  • OpenShift Enterprise Administration (DO280)

    OpenShift Enterprise Administration (DO280) prepares the system administrator to install, configure, and manage OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® instances. OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, provides pre-defined deployment environments for applications of all types through its use of container technology. This creates an environment that supports DevOps principles such as reduced time to market and continuous delivery.

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  • OpenShift Enterprise Administration with Exam (DO281)

    OpenShift Enterprise Administration (DO280) prepares the system administrator to install, configure, and manage OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® instances. OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, provides pre-defined deployment environments for applications of all types through its use of container technology. This creates an environment that supports DevOps principles such as reduced time to market and continuous delivery.

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  • OpenShift Enterprise Development (DO290)

    Developing and Deploying Applications on OpenShift (DO290) is part of a series of courses that focus on using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® to automate a portion of the software delivery pipeline. The course immerses the student in a DevOps environment through the use of agile software development methodology, test-driven development, continuous integration, and a standard operating environment through the use of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

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  • Configuration Management with Puppet (DO405)

    Configuration Management with Puppet is designed for system administrators and cloud administrators who intend to implement Puppet as integrated with Red Hat® products in an operations environment or a cloud computing environment. This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®  7 and Red Hat Satellite 6.

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  • Configuration Management with Puppet with Exam (DO406)

    This course will cover case studies involving Red Hat products that use Puppet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack® Platform and Red Hat Satellite. Key Puppet concepts will be introduced, including language constructs, modules, classes, and resources. This course will cover the deployment of Puppet server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the deployment of Puppet as a client.

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  • Automation with Ansible (DO407)

    Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. Learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories. This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.

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  • Automation with Ansible with Exam (DO408)

    Automation with Ansible with Exam (DO408) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories. This course also includes the exam, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation (EX407), and is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.3 and Ansible 2.3.

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  • DevOps CI/CD on AWS with Jenkins, Git and Hashicorp Stack

    This three-day DevOps training class is loaded with practical real-world information. This goal of this course is to jump start an organization’s move into DevOps and modern cloud architectures and development processes with this CI/CD tooling and process workshop. Students will leave this course loaded with knowledge on the usage of this stack for DevOps in the AWS cloud. This class combines instructor-led and hands-on lab exercises.

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  • Enterprise Integration Patterns and Solutions for Architects

    This training course covers a wide range of integration solutions based on proven enterprise integration patterns that will aid the students in designing the architecture of complex interconnected business systems.

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  • Technical Introduction to Microservices

    This training course will help you understand the value proposition and technical aspects of microservices, a new and rather fuzzy concept used to describe rapidly provisionable, independently deployable services with narrow and distinct functionality.

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  • DevOps for Leaders

    This two-day DevOps workshop for a DevOps Manager or leader is loaded with practical real-world information.  From the foremost agile development training company, comes a course to move the dial on your organizations’ DevOps journey. A DevOps Manager or leader will leave this course loaded with knowledge on the available people, processes, culture, and tools for DevOps, ready to select what’s right for your company and to roadmap the journey for your organization.

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  • Introduction to Version Control with Git

    This one-day Git training course teaches developers what Git is and how to use Git to manage software versions effectively.

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OpenStack

  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL110)

    Through hands-on labs, students will explore manually installing each service of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack® Platform, and will also look at the future plans of the OpenStack development community. This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210).  Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) is designed for system administrators who are intending to implement a cloud computing environment using Red Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL-OSP). Students will learn how to install a proof-of-concept, configure, use, and maintain RHEL-OSP. This course covers the core services: identity (Keystone), block storage (Cinder), image (Glance), networking (Neutron), compute and controller (Nova), and dashboard (Horizon).

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  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL210)

    Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL210) will also begin the transition from administering OpenStack using Horizon to using the unified command-line interface. Exam competencies covered in the course include: configure Red Hat OpenStack Platform using OpenStack Director, manage users, projects, flavors, roles, images, networking, and block storage, automation (scale-out and scale-back), and build a customized image.

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  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration with Exam (CL211)

    Through hands-on labs, students will explore manually installing each service of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack® Platform, and will also look at the future plans of the OpenStack development community. This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210). This version of the course includes the exam.

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  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL310)

    The Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL310) course provides extensive hands-on training for experienced system administrators in how to use the distributed storage features of Red Hat® Ceph Storage and the networking capabilities of OpenStack® Neutron.  Students will set up a Ceph environment and its configuration as a back end for OpenStack, and configure and use the advanced features of OpenStack Neutron.

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  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration III with Exam (CL311)

    The Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL310) course provides extensive hands-on training for experienced system administrators in how to use the distributed storage features of Red Hat® Ceph Storage and the networking capabilities of OpenStack® Neutron.  Students will set up a Ceph environment and its configuration as a back end for OpenStack, and configure and use the advanced features of OpenStack Neutron.

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  • Apache Qpid Messaging with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL314)

    Apache Qpid Messaging with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform (CL314) is for system administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators who intend to implement Apache Qpid as a standalone service or as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

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  • RabbitMQ Messaging with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL315)

    RabbitMQ Messaging with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is part of the emerging technology series of courses from Red Hat Training. Emerging technology courses are feature- and functionality-focused and are conducted like guided labs.

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  • High Availability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL332)

    This course uses the top open source clustering and high-availability solutions on the market and provides a comprehensive plan to connect them with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. Students will implement each of the services in a highly available manner and test failover scenarios. Students will use Pacemaker, Corosync, CMAN tools, and HAProxy to implement cluster and other high-availability tools.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • AWS Business Essentials

    AWS Business Essentials helps IT business decision makers understand the benefits of cloud computing and how a cloud strategy can help you meet your business objectives. In this course we discuss the advantages of cloud computing for your business and the fundamentals of AWS, including financial benefits. This course also introduces you to successful cloud adoption frameworks so to help you consider the AWS platform within your cloud computing strategy.

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  • Architecting on AWS

    Architecting on AWS covers the fundamentals of AWS. It is designed to teach Solution Architects how to optimize the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into a cloud solution. Your architectural solution may differ depending on industry and size of business. Because there is no one-size-fits-all design, this course highlights some AWS Cloud design patterns to help you learn how a service may fit in the overall cloud design. It also covers the best practices and lessons learned.

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  • Advanced Architecting on AWS

    Building on concepts introduced in Architecting on AWS, Advanced Architecting on AWS is intended for individuals who are experienced with designing scalable and elastic applications on the AWS platform. Building on concepts introduced in Architecting on AWS, this course covers how to build complex solutions which incorporate data services, governance, and security on AWS. This course introduces specialized AWS services, including AWS Direct Connect and AWS Storage Gateway to support Hybrid architecture. It also covers designing best practices for building scalable, elastic, secure, and highly available applications on AWS.

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  • AWS Technical Essentials

    AWS Technical Essentials introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides IT technical end users with basic fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

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  • Systems Operations on AWS

    System Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

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  • Developing on AWS

    Developing on AWS helps developers understand how to use the AWS SDK to develop secure and scalable cloud applications. The course provides in-depth knowledge about how to interact with AWS using code and covers key concepts, best practices, and troubleshooting tips.

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  • DevOps Engineering on AWS

    DevOps Engineering on AWS demonstrates how to use the most common DevOps patterns to develop, deploy and maintain applications on AWS. The course covers the core principles of the DevOps methodology and examines a number of use cases applicable to startup, small-medium business, and enterprise development scenarios.

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  • Big Data on AWS

    Big Data on AWS introduces you to cloud-based big data solutions such as Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis and the rest of the AWS big data platform. In this course, we show you how to use Amazon EMR to process data using the broad ecosystem of Hadoop tools like Hive and Hue. We also teach you how to create big data environments, work with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Kinesis, and leverage best practices to design big data environments for security and cost-effectiveness.

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  • Security Operations on AWS

    Security Operations on AWS demonstrates how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure and compliant in the AWS cloud. The course focuses on the AWS-recommended security best practices that you can implement to enhance the security of your data and systems in the cloud. The course highlights the security features of AWS key services including compute, storage, networking, and database services. This course also refers to the common security control objectives and regulatory compliance standards and examines use cases for running regulated workloads on AWS across different verticals, globally. You will also learn how to leverage AWS services and tools for automation and continuous monitoring—taking your security operations to the next level.

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  • AWS for Solution Architects

    This AWS course offering prepares solutions architects for the Amazon Web Services platform. AWS is the hottest technology on the planet today. This course is architected in such a way that an authorized certification test may be taken when the student graduates. Sign up today for one of our instructor led AWS Training.

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  • Docker Foundation

    This course is designed to provide technology staff with a comprehensive overview of the Docker
    container engine and its operation. This intensive three-day, hands-on course is designed to provide working developers, DevOps staff and other technology professionals with a comprehensive introduction to Docker. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of Docker and its place in the market, how containers are used in development, test, and productions settings, as well as how other players in the container ecosystem fit in to various Docker solution stacks.

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  • AWS Microservices

    This intensive three day hands on course is designed to provide working developers, devops staff and other technology professionals with a comprehensive introduction to microservices and the AWS microservice environment.

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  • Migrating to AWS

    Migrating to AWS focuses on planning and migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud. The course covers various cloud migration strategies with a detailed discussion on each phase of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, migration execution, and post-migration validation and application optimization. The first part of the course provides students with an overview of migration planning principles and best practices, and the second half of the class focuses on migration design and implementation with hands-on labs to reinforce concepts.

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Virtualization

  • VMware ® vSphere ™ 6 - Datacenter Operations

    This special “No Command Line” class focuses on providing administrators with all the information they need for successful vSphere administration. In VMware ® vSphere™ 6 – Datacenter Operations, each student will install and configure their own ESXi 6 server “the right way” and then build a complete VMware vSphere environment.

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  • VMware® vSphere™ 5.5 with ESXi and vCenter

    This powerful 5-day class is an intense introduction to virtualization using VMware’s vSphere™ 5.5 including VMware ESX™ 5.5 and vCenter™. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to more advanced topics. More than 40% of class time is devoted to labs so concepts, skills and best practices are developed and reinforced.

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  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (vSphere ICM)

    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track (vSphere FT)

    The VMware vSphere Fast Track [V6.5] extended hours, five-day course features intensive, hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318)

    Students acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively create, deploy, manage, and migrate Linux virtual machines hosted on either dedicated Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor nodes or Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. With hands-on labs and a deep dive into the technology, this training course is the perfect first step for enterprise planning or executing a virtualization deployment strategy. This course also helps candidates prepare for the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Administrator exam (EX318), which, if passed, earns them the Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) certification.

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with RHCVA Exam (RH319)

    Students acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively create, deploy, manage, and migrate Linux virtual machines hosted on either dedicated Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor nodes or Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. With hands-on labs and a deep dive into the technology, this training course is the perfect first step for enterprise planning or executing a virtualization deployment strategy. This course also helps candidates prepare for the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Administrator exam (EX318), which, if passed, earns them the Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) certification.

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Cloud Computing

  • Introduction to Cloud Technology

    This 1-day course provides an overview of Enterprise Cloud Computing. It is aimed at a broad audience including technology managers. Cloud computing models are discussed, including public, private and hybrid clouds. Major Cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure are analyzed. Important issues such as Compliance, Security and Legacy system migration are discussed.

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  • Introduction to Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing represents a fundamental change in IT architecture and economics. The Enterprise Cloud is a new paradigm in which all IT components operate as loosely coupled, stateless, highly configurable, fully automated services, able to re-configure themselves as operating circumstances require. This includes functions previously provided by physical devices, such as routers and SANs. Public cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft add new services and capabilities almost every day.

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  • Cloud Essentials for Architects Using OpenStack

    Cloud Computing is gaining increasing attention within enterprises of all shapes and sizes, but few technologists actually know how to properly scope, design, and construct Cloud solutions. Taking standard software applications, databases, and user interfaces and deploying them in a Cloud environment is a recipe for disaster. Proper scoping, usage modeling, and careful design are all essential to success in the Cloud. This two day class begins with an examination of the Cloud Computing concept, the structure and key characteristics of Clouds, and takes a look under the hood at how they operate.

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  • Designing Cloud Computing Solutions Using OpenStack

    Cloud Computing requires a degree of cognitive shift on the part of technologists working on designing solutions for the Cloud. This two day class provides students with a frame of reference of needed concepts, means and techniques that will enable them to make informed decisions when designing solutions for the Cloud. This hands-on workshop includes 9 labs, 4 of which use OpenStack to illustrate the main aspects of the IaaS platform.

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  • Managing Clusters and Containers with Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Using the concepts of “labels” and “pods”, it groups the containers which make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery.

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  • Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220)

    Red Hat® CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220) is for cloud administrators and operators who need to use Red Hat CloudForms to manage cloud instances running on multiple cloud providers or virtualization infrastructures.

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  • Automation with Ansible (DO407)

    Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. Learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories. This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.

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  • CompTIA Cloud+

    CompTIA Cloud+ covers the increased diversity of knowledge, skills and abilities required of system administrators to validate what is necessary to perform effectively in data center jobs. Cloud+ views cloud-based infrastructure services as an increasingly important piece of an organization’s IT systems. It is the only vendor-neutral, performance-based certification covering more than a specific vendor or a single function like security or networking to help you better realize the return on investment of cloud infrastructure services.

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  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

    The CCSP is a global credential that represents the highest standard for cloud security expertise. It was co-created by (ISC)² and Cloud Security Alliance — leading stewards for information security and cloud computing security. When you earn this cloud security certification, you prove you have deep knowledge and hands-on experience with cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration.

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Azure

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

    This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. This course also provides the pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

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  • Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

    This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications.  Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered.

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  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

    This course is aimed at experienced IT Professionals who currently administer their on-premises infrastructure. The course introduces the students to Microsoft Azure and then teaches them how to manage their infrastructure in Azure rather than on-premises.

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