Purposeful Clouds Academy Curricula

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Keeping current with the Cloud’s burgeoning growth and business value is an absolute must for you and everyone in your organization; from “C”-level executives and other decision-makers to the IT professionals who will influence and execute the Cloud’s deployment and ultimately leverage its significant benefits to your business. The Purposeful Clouds Academy curricula totally encompass everything you need; from baseline knowledge, through business decision skills to solution-specific training needs.

We have divided our academy offerings into five departments:

Cloud business courses

Cloud Business Courses

This initial set of courses will ensure that your Cloud Computing knowledge will significantly contribute to you making smart, effective and ultimately successful Cloud Computing business decisions. Your goal must always be to utilize the technology to focus on and solve business issues. If using the Cloud to grow the business is your prime motivator then this is your essential starting point.

Cloud technology courses

Cloud Technology Courses

These courses are each tailored to a specific technical subject.

Cloud security courses

Cloud Security Courses

A successful transition to Cloud Computing must guarantee these three attributes of your data:

  1. Confidentiality - Only those people who are supposed to see the data can see it
  2. Integrity - Only authorized processes are allowed to modify data and only in very specific ways
  3. Availability - The data is accessible when needed
Ensuring your businesses’ security, performance standards and uptime is an unquestioned essential! This series will provide your team with the skills and knowledge to make and implement hyper-critical and often business-saving decisions and actions.
Taking your business to the Cloud

Taking Your Business to the Cloud

This set of courses is specifically designed for those companies who want to take their products and services to the Clouds, enabling their customers to take advantage of the benefits of Cloud Computing.

Executive Seminars

Executive Seminars

For your executives and senior management, we provide high-level highly interactive seminars on a variety of Cloud subjects.

Under Construction

More courses are in various stages of design, development or upgrade. If there is a course you would like that you do not see here, please let us know at academy@purposefulclouds.com.

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Cloud business courses

Cloud business courses

Cloud's Business Imperatives
PCA 1001 (classroom)
PCA 1002 (virtual classroom)
PCA 1003 (distance learning)
Provides Key essential knowledge for smart, effective and ultimately successful Cloud Computing business decisions. It starts by looking at the Cloud from a business perspective: what problems can the Cloud solve. It defines Cloud Computing, explores the barriers and risks of going to the Cloud, and describes the various implementation models of the Cloud. It provides a high level view of the issues in selecting a Cloud Service Provider, and lists some good sources of knowledge on the Cloud. Similiar courses.
Selecting a Cloud Service Provider
PCA 1031 (classroom)
PCA 1032 (virtual classroom)
PCA 1033 (distance learning)
Selecting a Cloud Services Provider is undisputedly one of the single most important business decisions you will need to make … and get right. The course starts by looking at the Cloud from a control viewpoint: how much control do you need in the key areas of security, performance and availability. It then talks about how to select the initial workload(s) to move into the Cloud, and the first ten questions used to define the requirements on your Cloud Service Providers. It concludes with the "ABC"s of shopping for a Cloud Service Providers.

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Cloud technology courses

Cloud technology courses

Cloud Knowledge Fundamentals
PCA 3001 (classroom)
PCA 3002 (virtual classroom)
PCA 3003 (distance learning)
This course is designed for the technical audience, those who are responsible for the architecture, planning, implementation and operations of a Cloud migration. This course provides clarity of perception and comprehension of how Cloud Computing works, its benefits and pitfalls are essential knowledge components for every technical decision and activity for, or in the Cloud.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Fundamentals
PCA 3101 (classroom)
PCA 3102 (virtual classroom)
PCA 3103 (distance learning)
This course is focused on imparting the basic knowledge of how Infrastructure as a Service fits in Cloud Computing and what workload characteristics are best suited for an IaaS solution. It starts by looking at the Cloud from a business perspective: what problems can the Cloud solve. It defines Cloud Computing and describes the various implementation services and models of the Cloud. It looks at the specifics of IaaS, focusing on the benefits and risks. It finishes up with an exploration of IaaS typical usage and a market overview.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) Fundamentals
PCA 3201 (classroom)
PCA 3202 (virtual classroom)
PCA 3203 (distance learning)
This course is focused on imparting the basic knowledge of how Platform as a Service fits in Cloud Computing and what workload characteristics are best suited for an PaaS solution. It starts by looking at the Cloud from a business perspective: what problems can the Cloud solve. It defines Cloud Computing and describes the various implementation services and models of the Cloud. It looks at the specifics of PaaS, focusing on the benefits and risks. It finishes up with an exploration of PaaS typical business usage and a market overview.
Software as a Service (SaaS) Fundamentals
PCA 3301 (classroom)
PCA 3302 (virtual classroom)
PCA 3303 (distance learning)
This course is focused on imparting the basic knowledge of how Software as a Service fits in Cloud Computing and what workload characteristics are best suited for an SaaS solution. It starts by looking at the Cloud from a business perspective: what problems can the Cloud solve. It defines Cloud Computing and describes the various implementation services and models of the Cloud. It looks at the specifics of SaaS, focusing on the benefits and risks. It finishes up with an exploration of SaaS typical usage and a market overview. This course is currently in the final stage of development. It will be available in early 2012.
Cloud Security and Compliance
PCA 3501 (classroom)
PCA 3502 (virtual classroom)
PCA 3503 (distance learning)
This course is designed for the technical audience, those who are responsible for the architecture, planning, implementation and operation of a Cloud migration or for those managers plus those responsible for data security. Enhancing upon previously acquired basic Cloud Computing knowledge, this course focuses on the security and compliance issues and opportunities in the Cloud from an operations and IT viewpoint.

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Cloud security courses

Cloud security courses

Cloud Security Essentials
PCA 5001 (classroom)
PCA 5002 (virtual classroom)
PCA 5003 (distance learning)
Provides the essential knowledge for planning and executing a secure transition to Cloud Computing. It starts by looking at the basic security issues organizations face independent of the Cloud, then provides a view of the major compliance and legal requirements you face. It provides a set of ten security questions that you should get answered before moving into the Cloud, then concludes with a discussion on how Cloud Service Providers can impact your data security, positively and negatively.

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Taking your business to the Cloud courses

Taking your business to the Cloud courses

Building Cloud Business
PCA 8001 (classroom)
PCA 8002 (virtual classroom)
PCA 8003 (distance learning)
Based on our Cloud's Business Imperatives course, this course is focused on providing the knowledge necessary to make smart, effective and ultimately successful business decisions on taking your own products or services to the Cloud. It starts by looking at the Cloud from a business perspective: what problems can the Cloud solve for you and your customer. It defines Cloud Computing, explores the barriers and risks of going to the Cloud, and describes the various implementation models of the Cloud. It provides a high level view of the issues your customer should use in selecting a Cloud Service Provider, and lists some good sources of knowledge on the Cloud. Similiar courses.
Secrets to Selling Cloud Business
PCA 8031 (classroom)
PCA 8032 (virtual classroom)
PCA 8033 (distance learning)
Growing in scope from our Building Cloud Business course, this course is directed at providing the knowledge and business decision criteria essential to marketing and selling your own products or services to the Cloud. Similiar courses.
Building and Selling Cloud Business
PCA 8101 (classroom)
PCA 8102 (virtual classroom)
PCA 8103 (distance learning)
Combining elements of Building Cloud Business and Secrets of Selling Cloud Business, this course covers both sides of taking company to the Cloud: what do you need to know about the Cloud to take your products and services to the Cloud, and how do you market and sell those products and services in the Cloud. Similiar courses.

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Cloud Imperative Courses

We have four courses focused on the Cloud's business imperatives course and an impartial overview of the Cloud and it’s marketplace. They are each directed at specific audiences and to help you accomplish a specific business purpose. The following table may help determine which course fits your unique needs and situation.

Cloud's Business Imperatives
PCA 1001 (classroom)
PCA 1002 (virtual classroom)
PCA 1003 (distance learning)
Executives and anyone who will be making decisions on growing business, market share, revenue and profitability by taking advantage of Cloud Computing solutions by moving their own IT workloads into the Cloud.
Building Cloud Business
PCA 8001 (classroom)
PCA 8002 (virtual classroom)
PCA 8003 (distance learning)
Organization leaders and executives who will be making decisions on starting or growing their Cloud Computing solution and services business revenue and profitability by taking their own products and services to the Cloud.
Secrets to Selling Cloud Business
PCA 8031 (classroom)
PCA 8032 (virtual classroom)
PCA 8033 (distance learning)
Sales and marketing professionals eager to sell Cloud solutions but unsure where to start. This course enables that transformation. This course will help you market and sell your products and services in the Cloud, while exceeding or meeting financial goals from your existing business.
Building and Selling Cloud Business
PCA 8101 (classroom)
PCA 8102 (virtual classroom)
PCA 8103 (distance learning)
Combining elements of Building Cloud Business and Secrets of Selling Cloud Business, this course covers both sides of taking company to the Cloud: what do you need to know about the Cloud to take your products and services to the Cloud, and how do you market and sell those products and services in the Cloud.

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Course Catalog

Course Catalog

Download the complete Purposeful Clouds Academy Course Catalog in PDF format.