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Cloud Adoption Essentials 2018

Learn the 8 step roadmap: Understand How To Get More And Quicker Benefit From Cloud Computing In Your Company with Less Risk

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“Cloud Adoption Essentials: Learn The 8 Step Roadmap"

Companies are adopting the cloud, but find it hard to navigate the process. After this course you will be able to plan that process and see how the various nuts and bolts fit together.

Understand How To Get More And Quicker Benefit From Cloud Computing In Your Company And Less Risk

  • Learn why cloud computing is here to stay
  • Understand how cloud characteristics drive business value and risk
  • Identify the important steps in any cloud adoption process
  • Understand the most essential technology and cloud architecture components
  • Recognize which services are more valuable and less risky
  • Bring all the steps together in your plan
  • Overcome resistance to cloud initiatives
  • Learn how to temper overenthusiastic people

Getting to cloud benefits quickly and safely

Cloud computing is the leading IT delivery revolution. Picking up speed from 2010 onwards, we can expect that it will be the dominant IT delivery model in 2020.

There is a lot of confusion around cloud, cloud models, fears around security, inflated expectations and 'cowboys' promising the moon. This course will help separate hype from applicability.

Who is this for?

Cloud computing fundamentally reshapes the jobs of everybody working professionally with IT, whether you are an IT professional, an auditor, or a business IT user. Learn how to update your skills to work in the cloud.

Content and structure of this course

Based on hundreds of examples and questions from students of my earlier cloud courses, I have distilled the essential elements for navigating the cloud journey

The course currently has 8 sections, 20+ lectures with more than 2 hours of content and is regularly being expanded.

The first section explains how the cloud came to be and how it is another disruptive innovation.

Then we give an overview of the 8-step cloud adoption roadmap.

Cloud is about service, and in the section on service engineering we will find out how to analyse these services for quality.

Technology examples is another section, in which we have both architecture diagrams as well as suggestions for hands-on exercises.

No cloud training is complete without learning to identify the important risks and how you can start handling them.

We can then revisit the 8-step cloud adoption roadmap to see where all the bits fit in.

The course also has an extensive extra resources section, dedicated to more specific situations.

What you will get out of this course

This is the quickest way to get you and your team focused on the right steps in cloud adoption. The instructor is also regularly adding content on the basis of your feedback.


Your Instructor


Dr. Peter HJ van Eijk
Dr. Peter HJ van Eijk

I am one of the most experienced independent cloud trainers worldwide. Since 2011 I am focussed on developing and delivering cloud computing training, mainly related to business value and business risk of cloud computing.

I have delivered the CCSK cloud security training over 70 times myself in more than a dozen countries. On top of that I developed and delivered more cloud training in more countries.

My background is broad. I worked as a researcher and instructor at a university, as a projectleader and consultant at a systems integrator and an internet provider, and as an IT and digital infrastructures consultant at a Big Four company.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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