Understanding the Cloud

Code: COMP1740

Course description

What is the cloud? If you have trouble answering this question, you're not alone. In this course, we'll explore how the cloud works, what drives its incredible growth, and how you can use cloud services. And don't worry if you're not tech-savvy! We'll relate the cloud to things you encounter every day, using practical, non-technical language. We'll start by looking at the building blocks of the cloud, where it started, and how it transitioned from an experiment into an unstoppable force. You'll also gain a clear understanding of IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS, and see why each may be attractive to some businesses, but not others. And you'll learn about the different kinds of clouds (public, private, and hybrid). We'll also take an inside look at the engine rooms of the cloud: data centres. You'll examine the concept of big data the overwhelmingly huge amounts of data that make analysis so challenging—and how the cloud infrastructure enables data to zip across the globe at lightning speed. Social networking has also played an incredibly important role in the growth of the cloud. We'll examine how Facebook and Twitter contribute to the cloud, and how apps go from idea to app store. You'll gain an understanding of how mobile devices and major mobile ecosystems like Apple, Android, and Windows continue to shape the cloud, and how start-ups can use social media to shake things up like never before. So come see how the how the cloud can work for you! Whatever your technical background, by the end of this course, you'll be thoroughly cloud-savvy.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

 
Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jun. 16, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Aug. 16, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

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Start Date: Jul. 14, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Sep. 13, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

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Start Date: Aug. 18, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Oct. 18, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021. Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021.