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Diploma in Cloud Computing via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 19 July 2024

Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Cloud Computing course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of Cloud Computing: Introduction to Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Architecture, Virtualisation, Best Practices and Standards, Cloud Computing Life Cycle, SaaS, Other Cloud Services, Windows Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Java and Cloud Computing, and many more.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Diploma in Cloud Computing contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life cloud computing briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Cloud Computing offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and resources and prepare a real life Cloud Computing project brief, which will enable you to improve your work portfolio.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Cloud Computing course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Cloud Computing Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from many years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Our website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.
Enrolment date: 19 July 2024

Introduction to Cloud Computing

What is Cloud? Basic cloud account setup in AWS, Static Storage Services with S3, Using Cloud to Create a Static Website, Using Virtual Machines in AWS EC2, Using the Command Line , Creating Web Servers using Apache and Linux, Autoscaling with EC2, Load Balancing with Applications, Databases in Cloud with RDS and DynamoDB, Best Practices, Registering a Domains in Route53, DNS, glossary of terms and services.

Cloud Computing Architecture

Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture; Horizontal and Vertical Scaling; Architectural Layers of Cloud Environments; Design Patterns; Assessing Design Patterns


Introduction to Virtualization; Virtualization Uses with VirtualBox, Containers, Cloud Computing Virtualization and deployments.

Best Practices and Standards

Practices and Standards; Cloud Checklist; Cloud Contracts; Data Processing and Storage; Example Contract Clauses; Vendor Relationships; Standards Groups; The Distributed Management Task Force;

Cloud Computing Life Cycle

Computer Life Cycles; Cloud Life Cycle differences; Implementing a Cloud Computing Life Cycle; Life Cycle Issues; Lifecycles and Security; Cloud Service Lifecycle; Cloud Lifecycle Management; Adoption Lifecycle; Data Security Lifecycle; Systems Development Lifecycle; Virtualization Lifecycle; Application Lifecycle;

Cloud Hardware & Software

Introduction to Cloud Hardware; Main Architecture; Typical Cloud Hardware; Memory; Disk and RAID; Network Cards; Cloud Data Centers; Example of Cloud Hardware Providers; VMWare; Cisco Unified Computing System; Reasons for Cloud Software; Mobile Collaboration; Software Brittleness; Software Development Lifecycle; Software Security Experts; Software-Based Encryption;

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

Introduction to Infrastructure as a Service; SPI Model; The Value of IaaS; Building Blocks of IaaS; Enabling Technology for IaaS; Infrastructure Stack; Colocation; IaaS Hardware; Ecological Impact; IaaS Competitive Landscape; Data Protection and SLAs; Company Considerations for IaaS; Infrastructure Services; Elastic and Mobile Cloud;

SaaS – Software as a Service

Introduction to Software as a Service; What is SaaS? History; Pricing; Architecture; Characteristics; Configuration and Customization; Collaborative Functionality; Adoption Drivers; Adoption Challenges; SaaS Agreements; Customization; Data Ownership; Security; SaaS Litigation; Service Level Agreements and SaaS; Uptime Guarantee; SaaS Case Studies; SaaS Vendors;

Cloud Economics

Introduction to Cloud Economics; Unit Service Cost; Cloud Computing and Economic Growth; performance analysis, platform general pricing.

Introduction to Cloud Security

Introduction to Cloud Security; Shared Responsibility Model; Cloud Security Services; IAM Management; Compromised Credential and Access Management; Security Architecture; Risk and Compliance Management; Security Challenges; SSL/TLS and Encryption; VPC’s and Endpoints.

Cloud Computing Resources

Cloud Governance
Cloud Media and Streaming


Developing a Cloud Strategy

Strategic Analysis; Questioning Your Strategy; Maturity Models; Cloud Maturity Model; 6 Levels of Maturity; External Analysis; PEST; Porter's Five Forces; Porter's Diamond; Internal Analysis; Growth Share Matrix; Strategic Re-Alignment; SWOT Analysis;

Other Cloud Services

XaaS; DbaaS; IDaaS; STaaS; SECaaS; DaaS; BPaaS; TEaaS; APIaaS; ITaaS; UCaaS;

Windows Azure

What is Windows Azure? Azure Concepts; Service Definition Files; Service Configuration Files; Service Packages; Preparing Your App; Before You Begin; How to Create a Cloud Service Using Quick Create; Azure Cloud Certificates; Deploying an Azure Cloud service;

Google Cloud

The Google Cloud; Google Cloud features; What is Google App Engine? The Application Environment; The Sandbox; The Go Runtime Environment; The Java Runtime Environment; The Python Runtime Environment; Storing Your Data; Google Accounts; Running an Application; Creating a Google App Engine Account; Accessing Your Live Application;

Amazon Web Services

Overview of Amazon Web Services; Sample Applications; Elastic Beanstalk; Using Amazon Machine Images for Cloud Testing; Creating and Using AMIs; Creating an AMI for Cloud Testing; Launching an Instance for Cloud Testing; Deleting an AMI for Cloud Testing; Deregistering an AMI for Cloud Testing; Snapshots;

Cloud Computing Resources

Cloud Computing Useful Links; Cloud Computing Providers; Cloud Computing Pricing Matrix;


Cloud Computing in the Future

Overview of Future Developments in Cloud Computing;


Doing Business on the Internet

Doing Business on the Internet; Incorporating the Web into Your Overall Business Plan; Become an Authority; Web Marketing and ROI; Website Tips to Influence Your Customers; The Benefits on Online Marketing; The Marketing Mix; The '4Ps'; Online Marketing Planning; Reaching your Existing Client Base Online; Web Marketing Essentials for a Successful Web Marketing Campaign; Creating a Web Marketing Plan; SMART Goals; Website Planning Forms; Your Website's Purpose;  Key Concepts in Internet Technology, Business Models on the Internet, Online Market Research;


Human Computer Interaction

Introduction to Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Nature of User; User Groups; Computer Skills and Knowledge; Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Users; Impact of HCI on Design; Ability; Age; User Design Guidelines for Impairment due to Age; Young User Characteristics; Disabilities; Culture; Cognitive Processes; Constructive Visual Perception; Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Organization; Ecological Visual Perception; Miller's Chunking Concept;


Software Engineering

Introduction to Software Engineering; The Software Life Cycle; IOS/IEC 12207; Lifecycle Activities; Analysis, Design, Construction, and Implementation; Software Life Cycle Models; Code and Fix; Waterfall Model; V Model; Incremental Model; Boehm's Spiral Model; Capability Maturity Model;



Setting Up & Marketing Your Own Consultancy

The Business Plan, Creating a Business Plan, Executive Summary, the Business Opportunity, Marketing & Sales Strategy, Management Team & Personnel, Operations, Financial Forecasts, Presentation, Legalities, Choosing a Legal Structure, Taxes, Records and Returns, Setting Up, the Workplace, Office Equipment, Stationary Supplies, Insurance, Financing Your Business, Accounting Software, Becoming an Employer, Marketing Strategy, Knowing Your Competitors, Promotional Tools;

Presentation Skills

Preparation, Content, Structure, Delivery, Visual Aids, Management of Locations and Audiences;



Enrolment date: 19 July 2024
Enrolment date: 19 July 2024

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Diploma qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.

Enrolment date: 19 July 2024
next start date: 19th July 2024

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Enrolment date: 19 July 2024

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