NCTA – Certified CloudOps Specialist



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Duration: 5 days

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National Cloud Technologists Association (NCTA) – Certified CloudOps Specialist

In this course, you will research cloud operations and what it means to be a certified cloud master; deploy and configure various Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud services; employ automation tools such as Chef™ and Puppet® to manage cloud services; explore data import/export techniques and considerations; manage security and compliance in the cloud; and plan and execute a phased cloud migration.

This course will also help prepare you to take the NCTA-Certified CloudOps Specialist (NCO) Exam NCO-110. (Voucher included with class.)

This is a 5 day (8am-4pm PST) Virtual Instructor-Led class. Live Labs are included to augment the learning outcomes. 

VILT Dates

Mar 4-8

Course Objectives

In this course, you will deploy, configure, and administer Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions as needed to function as a Certified CloudMASTER or cloud operations specialist.

You will:

  • Describe cloud operations
  • Plan cloud services implementation
  • Deploy a cloud application with DigitalOcean
  • Deploy a cloud application with Heroku
  • Deploy websites and apps with Microsoft Azure
  • Implement Azure Cloud Services and virtual machines
  • Manage Azure applications with Visual Studio
  • Deploy applications with AWS
  • Deploy applications to Opscode Chef
  • Manage cloud services with Chef
  • Describe Puppet
  • Implement Rackspace Cloud Servers
  • Import and export data from cloud services
  • Manage security and compliance in cloud solutions
  • Plan and execute a phased cloud migration

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Overview of Cloud Operations
Topic A: Overview of Cloud Computing Technologies and Roles
Topic B: IT Administration Requirements for Cloud Services
Topic C: Business Requirements for Cloud Service Administration

Lesson 2: Planning Cloud Service Implementation
Topic A: Determine Hardware, Software, and Network Requirements
Topic B: Assess Risks of a Cloud Deployment
Topic C: Coordinate with End Users and Business Stakeholders
Topic D: Plan Automation and Configuration Management
Topic E: Determine Cloud Service Support Resources

Lesson 3: Deploying a Cloud Application with DigitalOcean
Topic A: Determine Cloud Application Implementation Requirements
Topic B: Deploy a Droplet on DigitalOcean

Lesson 4: Deploying a Cloud Application with Heroku
Topic A: Identify Cloud Application Features of Heroku
Topic B: Deploy a Heroku App
Topic C: Scale and Update Applications on Heroku
Topic D: Secure Heroku Applications with Git Bash

Lesson 5: Deploying Websites and Apps with Microsoft Azure
Topic A: Overview of Microsoft Azure
Topic B: Deploy Websites and Apps in Microsoft Azure
Topic C: Manage Data and Storage in Microsoft Azure

Lesson 6: Implementing Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
Topic A: Implement Azure Cloud Services
Topic B: Implement Azure Virtual Machines
Topic C: Manage Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Lesson 7: Managing Azure Applications with Visual Studio
Topic A: Publish Applications to Azure with Visual Studio
Topic B: Migrate .NET Applications to Azure with Visual Studio

Lesson 8: Introduction to AWS
Topic A: AWS Components
Topic B: AWS Deployment

Lesson 9: Deploying Applications to Opscode Chef
Topic A: Overview of Opscode Chef
Topic B: Install the Chef Client
Topic C: Implement Chef Cookbooks

Lesson 10: Managing Cloud Services with Chef
Topic A: Manage Azure Services with Chef
Topic B: Manage AWS with OpsWorks

Lesson 11: Introduction to Puppet
Topic A: Determine How Puppet Can Streamline Cloud Management
Topic B: Explore Components of Puppet

Lesson 12: Implementing Rackspace Cloud Servers
Topic A: Overview of OpenStack
Topic B: Overview of Rackspace Cloud Services
Topic C: Deploy a Rackspace Cloud Server
Topic D: Manage QoS

Lesson 13: Importing and Exporting Data from Cloud Services
Topic A: Determine Requirements for Cloud Data Import and Export
Topic B: Import Data to and Export Data from a Cloud Network

Lesson 14: Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud Solutions
Topic A: Secure Cloud Solutions
Topic B: Manage Compliance for Cloud Solutions

Lesson 15: Planning and Executing a Phased Cloud Migration
Topic A: Plan a Phased Migration
Topic B: Execute Phase 1: Cloud Assessment
Topic C: Execute Phase 2: Deploy a Proof of Concept
Topic D: Execute Phase 3: Data Migration
Topic E: Execute Phase 4: Application Migration
Topic F: Execute Phase 5: Implement Cloud Features
Topic G: Execute Phase 6: Optimize Cloud Implementations

Appendix A: NCTA-Certified CloudOps Specialist (NCO) Exam NCO-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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