NCTA – Certified Cloud Technologist



Online Instructor-Led Training
Duration: 3 days

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National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) – Certified Cloud Technologist Training

To be a cloud technologist, and eventually a cloud master, you must understand common technologies, benefits, and trends that are drawing businesses and organizations of all types to use cloud services. In this course, you will learn that fundamental information. In addition, you will apply those concepts to evaluating, selecting, planning, and implementing cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. In doing so, you will identify common barriers to adoption, and strategies that can avoid common cloud implementation pitfalls. You will exit this course well-versed in the different types of SaaS solutions that businesses of all sizes use, and have the skill to compare, evaluate, and recommend which services are the best choice in a given scenario.

 This course will also help prepare you to take the NCTA-Certified Cloud Technologist (NCT) Exam NCT-110.

This is a 3 day (8am-4pm PST) Virtual Instructor-Led class.

VILT Dates

Feb 6-8, May 6-8

Course Objectives

In this course, you will manage the core set of cloud technologies needed to function as a Certified CloudMASTER or cloud technologist.

You will:

  • Identify the benefits of cloud computing.
  • Select end-user cloud technologies.
  • Plan cloud adoption.
  • Address barriers to cloud implementation.
  • Select and implement free SaaS solutions.
  • Select and implement paid SaaS solutions.
  • Plan for cloud service migration.
  • Select SaaS solutions for small businesses.
  • Select SaaS solutions for medium and
  • enterprise business.
  • Integrate SaaS solutions.
  • Select PaaS solutions.
  • Select IaaS solutions.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Identifying Benefits of Cloud Computing
Topic A: Translate Cloud Computing Benefits to Business Needs
Topic B: Analyze Business Trends in Cloud Computing
Topic C: Evaluate Cloud Service Models and Implementations
Topic D: Identify Emerging Trends in Cloud
Topic E: Identify Cloud Provider Benefits and Challenges

Lesson 2: Selecting End-User Cloud Technologies
Topic A: Select Native Applications
Topic B: Select Web Applications

Lesson 3: Planning Cloud Adoption
Topic A: Plan Cloud Access and Management
Topic B: Plan Cloud Provisioning

Lesson 4: Addressing Barriers to Cloud Implementation
Topic A: Identify Cloud Implementation Concerns
Topic B: Address Challenges in Cloud Implementations
Topic C: Address Compliance Concerns
Topic D: Address Vendor Lock-in Concerns

Lesson 5: Selecting and Implementing Free SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Evaluate Free SaaS Solutions
Topic B: Implement a Free SaaS Solution

Lesson 6: Selecting and Implementing Paid SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Identify Corporate SaaS Requirements
Topic B: Implement a Paid SaaS Solution

Lesson 7: Planning for Cloud Service Migration
Topic A: Plan Domain Name Integration with Cloud Services
Topic B: Plan to Migrate Email to the Cloud

Lesson 8: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Small Businesses
Topic A: Select SaaS Accounting Solutions
Topic B: Select SaaS Storage Solutions
Topic C: Select Other Small Business SaaS Solutions

Lesson 9: Selecting SaaS Solutions for Medium and Enterprise Businesses
Topic A: Select SaaS CRM Solutions
Topic B: Select SaaS Marketing Solutions

Lesson 10: Integrating SaaS Solutions
Topic A: Determine Business Needs for SaaS Integration
Topic B: Evaluate Integration Options

Lesson 11: Selecting PaaS Solutions
Topic A: Evaluate PaaS Solutions
Topic B: Implement PaaS Solutions

Lesson 12: Selecting IaaS Solutions
Topic A: Compare IaaS to Traditional Infrastructure Solutions
Topic B: Select IaaS Providers

Appendix A: NCTA-Certified Cloud Technologist (NCT) Exam NCT-110 Course Mapping

Exam Information

Exam Voucher is included in the course fee.

Number of Questions: 32
Passing Score: 20 out of 32 (60%)
Duration: 55 minutes
Exam Options: In person at Pearson VUE test centers (book online)
Item Formats: Multiple Choice/Multiple Response/True-False


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