Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science and Cloud Security course features:
Computer Architecture; Machine Language; Program Execution; Arithmetic/Logic Instructions; Communicating with Other Devices; Other Architectures; Network Fundamentals; the Internet; the World Wide Web; Internet Protocols; Security; The History of a Computing Hardware; The History of a Computing Software;
Communication and Information
Managing Information; Thinking Machines; the Turing Test; Aspects of AI; Knowledge Representation; Semantic Networks; Search Trees; Expert Systems; Networking; Types of Networks; Internet Connections; Packet Switching; Open systems and protocols; TCP/IP; High- Level Protocols; MIME types; Firewalls; Information Retrieval; Organisation;
CPU Scheduling; Memory Process and CPU management; Batch Processing; Multiprocessor Operating Systems; Computers and Electricity; Gates 94; Gate 96; XOR gate 96; NAND and NOR gates 97; Transistors; Combinational Circuits; Adders; Multiplexers; Circuits as Memory; Integrated Circuits; CPU Chips; Individual Computer Components; Stored-program Concept; von Neumann Architecture; The Fetch-Execute Cycle; RAM and ROM; Secondary Storage Devices; Touch Screens; Embedded Systems; Parallel Computing; Parallel Hardware;
The History of Operating Systems; Operating System Architecture; Coordinating the Machine’s Activities; Handling Competition among Processes; Security Roles of an Operating system; Memory Management; Process Management; Capabilities of the Hardware; Single User OS – Network OS; Real-time Operating Systems; Embedded Systems; Management of Input and Output; Processes and Scheduling; Threads; Synchronization; Semaphores; Monitors; Deadlock; Scheduling; Memory Management;
Mathematics for Computing
Numbers and Computing; Positional Notation; Binary; Octal and Hexadecimal; Arithmetic in other Bases; Power-of-2 Number Systems; Converting from Base 10 to other Bases; Binary Values and Computers;
Algorithms; Data Structures and Computability
The Definition of an Algorithm; The Role of Algorithms; The Science of Algorithms; The Concept of an Algorithm; Algorithm Representation; Unsolvable Problems; Analyzing Algorithms; Algorithms with Simple Variables; Composite Variables; Algorithm Discovery; Iterative Structures Recursive Structures; Efficiency and Correctness;
Spreadsheets; Spreadsheet Formulas; Circular References; Spreadsheets Analysis; Database Management Systems; the Relational Model; Relationships; Structured Query Language; Database Design; E-Commerce; The Ubiquitous Database; Database types; Advantages of Using a Database; Modelling the Data Domain; Building a relational Database from the Data Model; Normalisation; SQL; DDL; DML; Storied Procedures; Triggers; Data Integrity; Transaction Isolation Levels; Accessing the Database Programmatically;
Introduction to Computers and the Internet
Web Browser Basics: Google Chrome
Introduction to the Google Chrome Web Browser; Connecting to the Internet; Features; Customizing Browser Settings; Searching the Internet; Keeping Track of Your Favorite Sites; File Transfer Protocol (FTP); Online Help; Other Web Browsers;
Understanding Web 2.0
What Is Web? Search; Content Networks; User-Generated Content; Blogging; Social Networking; Social Media; Tagging; Social Bookmarking; Software Development; Rich Internet Applications (RIAs); Web Services; Mashups; Widgets and Gadgets; Location-Based Services; XML; RSS; Atom; JSON and VoIP; Web Monetization Models; Web Business Models; Future of the Web; Where to Go for More Web; Information; Web Bibliography; Web Glossary;
Introduction to XHTML
Editing XHTML; First XHTML Example; W3C XHTML Validation Service; Headings; Linking; Images; Special Characters and Horizontal Rules; Lists; Tables; Forms; Internal Linking; meta Elements;
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Inline Styles; Embedded Style Sheets; Conflicting Styles; Linking External Style Sheets; Positioning; Elements; Backgrounds; Element Dimensions; Box Model and Text Flow; Media Types; Building a CSS Drop-Down Menu;User Style Sheets; CSS 3;
Simple Program: Displaying a Line of Text in a Web Page; Modifying Our First Program; Obtaining User Input with prompt Dialogs; Dynamic Web Page; Adding Integers; Memory Concepts; Arithmetic; Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators;
Algorithms; Pseudocode; Control Structures; if Selection Statement; while Repetition Statement; Formulating Algorithms: Counter-Controlled Repetition; Formulating Algorithms: Sentinel-Controlled Repetition; Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements; Assignment Operators; Increment and Decrement Operators; Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition; for Repetition Statement; Examples Using the for Statement switch Multiple-Selection Statement; break and continue Statements; Labeled break and continue Statements; Logical Operators; Summary of Structured Programming;
Human Computer Interaction
Modularity; Tools of the Trade; Quality assurance; Documentation; The Human- Machine Interface; Neural Networks – Biological/Artificial Neural Networks; Natural Language Processing; Voice Synthesis; Voice Recognition; Natural Language Comprehension; Robotics; The Sense-Plan-Act Paradigm; Physical Components;
Fundamentals of Programming and Program Design
Computer Operations; Machine Language; Assembly Language; Expressing Algorithms; Generations of Languages; Compilers and Interpreters; Virtual Machines; Procedural Programming; Object- Orientated Programming; Scripting Languages; Functional Languages; Language Design; Language Syntax and Semantics;
Creating Java Applications
Introduction to Java Applications; Using the javac command to compile Java applications; Using the java command to run Java applications; Displaying Text with printf; Variables and Introducing Arithmetic Operators; Equality and Relational Operators;
Using Classes and Objects
Classes; Objects; Methods and Instance Variables; Declaring Class and Methods; Instantiating an Object of a Class; Declaring a Method with a Parameter; Instance Variables; set Methods and get Methods; Primitive Types vs; Reference Types; Initializing Objects with Constructors; Floating-Point Numbers and Type double;
Control Statements and Methods
"if" Single-Selection Statement; "if" ;;; else Double-Selection Statement; while Repetition Statement; Counter-Controlled Repetition; Sentinel-Controlled Repetition; Nested Control Statements; Compound Assignment Operators; Increment and Decrement Operators; Primitive Types; Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition; break and continue Statements; Logical Operators; Static Methods; static Fields and Class Math; Notes on Declaring and Using Methods; Method-Call Stack and Activation Records;
Declaring and Creating Arrays; Examples Using Arrays; Enhanced for Statement; Passing Arrays to Methods; Multidimensional Arrays;
Classes and Objects and Inheritance
Classes and Objects; Inheritance: Constructors and Subclasses;
Polymorphism and Exception Handling
Polymorphism Overview; Creating Interfaces and Drawing with Polymorphism; Exception Handling;
Database and JDBC
Databases: SQL, MySQL, JDBC and Java DB;
Computer Graphics and Modelling; Computer Rendering and Animation;
The Software Lifecycle; Methodologies, Ownership and Liability; Reading a Software License; Software Disasters;
Computer Threats; Preventing Computer Threats;
Introduction to Cloud Computing
History of Cloud Computing; How Cloud Computing started; The companies behind the creation of Cloud Computing; What is the cloud? Defining the characteristics of the cloud; Cloud Service models; Cloud Deployment Models; Community and Hybrid Clouds;
Cloud Computing Architecture
Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture; Horizontal and Vertical Scaling; Architectural Layers of Cloud Environments; Design Patterns; Assessing Design Patterns
Introduction to Cloud Security
Overview of Cloud Security; Cloud Security Alliance; Software Assurance Initiative; CIA Triad of Information System Security; Integrity; Availability; Cloud Security Services; Authentication; Authorization; Auditing; Accountability; Failsafe Security; Economy of Mechanism; Complete Mediation; Open Design; Least Common Mechanism; Weakest Link; Leveraging Existing Components; Secure Cloud Sofware Requirements; Secure Development Practices; Handling Data; Code Practices; Language Options; Input Validation and Content Injection; Monitoring Internal and External Requirements; NIST 33 Security Principles;
Introduction to Virtualization; History of Virtualization; Virtualization vs; Abstraction; Resource Virtualization; The need for Virtualization; Benefits of Virtualisation; Limitations of Virtualisation; Virtualization Concepts and Definitions; Traditional and Contemporary Virtualization; Virtualization Uses;
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; Systmes Development Lifecycle; Virtualization Lifecycle; Application Lifecycle;
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;
Cloud Security Architecture
Introduction to Security Architecture; Shared Responsibility; Cloud Security Threats and Mitigation; Public/ Hybrid Cloud threats; Private Cloud Threats; Threat to Cloud Service Availability; Clouyd Security Architecture Plan; Security as a Servcie Architecture; Cloud Security Principles; Cloud Security Architecture Patterns;
Cloud Security Challenges
Security Policy Implementation; Policy Types; Senior Management Statement of Policy; Regulatory Policies; Advisory Policies; Informative Policies; Computer Security Incident Response Team; Virtualization Security Management; Virtual Enviornment Types; Virtualization Management Roles; Virtual Threats;
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;
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;
Identity and Access Management
Introduction to Identity and Access Management; Identity Provisioning and Storage; Authentication; Authorization; IAM Providers; Federated services and their IAM use; Claims Based Security; Roles and Permissions;
What is Cloud Governance? Managing the Cloud; IT Governance; Governing the Cloud; Deciding on a Governor; Imagining a Scenario; Knowing the Risks of Running in the Cloud; Compliance and Risk Measures; Understanding Risks; Deducing IT Risk; Monitoring and Measuring IT;
Criteria for eligibility must be met in full prior to commencing the programme. For successful enrollment on the Postgraduate Diploma course, the minimum entry requirement is a prior Degree level qualification.
On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Postgraduate 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.
Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for two calendar years. However, you can complete the course in as little as 1 year, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
Course Fees: 1995.00 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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