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NET 315 - Cloud Systems Administration

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course provides exposure to cloud terminologies/methodologies, and hands-on experience implementing cloud technologies and infrastructures. Additionally, aspects of IT security and industry best practices related to cloud implementations and the application of virtualization are explored. This course is intended to aid student preparation for CompTIA’s Cloud+ certification.
Competencies
  1. Compare and contrast cloud concepts and models.
    1. Summarize cloud characteristics and terms.
    2. Explain object storage concepts.
  2. Evaluate virtualization solutions.
    1. Explain the differences between hypervisor types.
    2. Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices.
    3. Perform virtual resource migration.
    4. Explain the benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment.
    5. Compare and contrast virtual components used to construct a cloud environment.
  3. Interpret infrastructure and configuration requirements.
    1. Compare and contrast various storage technologies.
    2. Explain storage configuration concepts.
    3. Execute storage provisioning.
    4. Implement appropriate network configurations based on scenario specifications.
    5. Explain the importance of network optimization.
    6. Given a scenario, troubleshoot basic network connectivity issues.
    7. Explain common network protocols, ports, and topologies.
    8. Explain common hardware resources and features used to enable virtual environments.
  4. Implement solutions aligned to resource management specifications.
    1. Implement and use proper resource monitoring techniques given a specific scenario.
    2. Appropriately allocate physical (host) resources using best practices.
    3. Appropriately allocate virtual (guest) resources using best practices.
    4. Use appropriate tools for remote access.
  5. Evaluate practical security measures for cloud environments.
    1. Explain network security concepts, tools, and best practices.
    2. Explain storage security concepts, methods, and best practices.
    3. Compare and contrast different encryption technologies and methods.
    4. Identify access control methods.
    5. Implement guest and host hardening techniques.
  6. Examine common systems management topics related to cloud environments.
    1. Explain policies and procedures related to a cloud environment.
    2. Diagnose, remediate and optimize physical host performance.
    3. Explain common performance concepts as they relate to the host and the guest.
    4. Implement appropriate testing techniques when deploying cloud services.
  7. Qualify cloud-effects on business continuity challenges.
    1. Compare and contrast disaster recovery methods and concepts.
    2. Deploy solutions to meet availability requirements.



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