Professional Course

Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

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14 weeks
14 weeks
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Course description

Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

New to the cloud and not sure where to begin? This introductory course, taught by cloud experts from The Linux Foundation, will help you grasp the basics of cloud computing and comprehend the terminology, tools and technologies associated with today’s top cloud platforms.

Understanding cloud technologies tops the list of most important skills for any developer, system administrator or network computing professional seeking a lucrative career in technology. However, getting started and researching all things cloud can be complicated and time consuming. This course maps out the entire cloud landscape and explains how various tools and platforms fit together.

Experts from The Linux Foundation can help guide you step-by-step as you begin to navigate the cloud. They host some of the world's leading open source cloud projects and provide training and networking opportunities to educate a talent pool to support those projects, and is a respected, neutral, non-profit education source to provide training for anyone learning how to build and manage cloud infrastructure.

This course gives you a primer on cloud computing and the use of open source software to maximize development and operations.

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Training content

  • Virtualization
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Containers
  • Containers: Micro OSes for Containers
  • Containers: Container Orchestration
  • Unikernels
  • Microservices
  • Software-Defined Networking and Networking for Containers
  • Software-Defined Storage and Storage Management for Containers
  • DevOps and CI/CD
  • Tools for Cloud Infrastructure I (Configuration Management)
  • Tools for Cloud Infrastructure II (Build & Release)
  • Tools for Cloud Infrastructure III (Key-Value Pair Store) ****
  • Tools for Cloud Infrastructure IV (Image Building)
  • Tools for Cloud Infrastructure V (Debugging, Logging, and Monitoring for Containerized Applications)
  • Service Mesh
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Serverless Computing
  • OpenTracing
  • How to Be Successful in the Cloud
  • Final Exam

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The Linux Foundation, a partner institute of EdX.

3-4 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$149
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Basics of cloud computing
  • Characteristics of the different cloud technologies
  • Working knowledge on how to choose the right technology stack for your needs

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