Virtualization and Cloud Awareness eLearning

Certificate: None

Duration: 4 hours

Course Delivery: eLearning (QAS Self-study)

Course ID: VCC1110E

Language: English

Credits: 4 PDUs

Course Description

The Virtualization and Cloud Awareness course provides a 4-hour, interactive, online learning experience. This self-paced eLearning course is ideal for those who require a basic understanding of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts in a time-efficient manner. The course has been designed for learners who need this basic awareness as a general interest—as part of a larger program initiative—as opposed to the full certification Virtualization and Cloud Essentials courses.


The Awareness course will be of interest to:

  • IT and business executives who want to receive an overview of the concepts and the significance of virtualization and cloud computing.
  • IT and business staff who need a brief overview and awareness of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the common terms and definitions of virtualization and cloud computing and be able to give examples.
  • Understand the technical capabilities and business benefits of virtualization and cloud computing and how to measure these benefits.
  • Describe the landscape of different types of virtualization and understand the different
  • types of clouds.
  • Illustrate how key application features can be delivered on virtual infrastructures.
  • Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of virtualization technologies.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.

computer logistics

  • Computer (Pentium IV, Internet Explorer 5.x, cookies enabled, Macromedia Flash Player 6.0, speakers or a headset, and 1,024X768 pixel resolution)
  • Broadband Internet connection



Course Materials

Online, self-paced instructional material available for 90 days




Course Introduction

  • Course Overview

1. Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing

  • Concepts and Definitions
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Context
  • Landscape
  • Suitability fo r Organizations

2. Virtualiation

  • Server Virtualization
  • Workplace Virtualization
  • Vendors
  • Business Value
  • Adopting Virtualization

3. Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Service Model
  • Cloud Service Providers
  • Risks Connected to Cloud Computing