Title: Cloud Computing for Enterprises

Author for citation: Patrick Appiah-Kubi and Jarrod Jordan

License for content: Unknown

Publication date: 2023

This is a University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)-created course that is released on the edX platform. The eight- to 10-week course is designed to help learners "[u]nderstand the technology, best practices, and economics of cloud computing, and the rewards and risks of this rush to the cloud." The course is free to take and is a part of the university's MicroMaster's program. A verified certificate of completion is available afterwards for $299 USD.

The edX course description:

"In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn the essentials of cloud computing, including Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), Platform As A Service (PaaS), Software As A Service (SaaS), and other "X as a service" platforms.

You will explore how the cloud can support businesses by increasing productivity and effectiveness.

This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

What you'll learn:

  • Investigate various cloud computing technologies and providers including public, private and hybrid clouds
  • Analyze the applications of cloud technologies to business
  • Develop strategies to enhance organizational effectiveness using cloud technologies
  • Evaluate the cost benefits of cloud adoption"

About the authors

The course is taught by:

  • Patrick Appiah-Kubi, Program Director of Cloud Computing and Networking at UMGC. "Patrick is the Program Director of Cloud Computing and Networking at University of Maryland Global Campus. He has over 13 years on industry and teaching experience in networks and cloud computing."
  • Jarrod Jordan, Instructor at UMGC. "Mr. Jarrod Jordan is an Adjunct Faculty at University of Maryland Global Campus and Webster University and currently serves as a Cybersecurity Manager for the United States Army Cyber Protection Brigade (USACPB). His career spans over 18 years working in the Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Intelligence industries. Mr. Jordan’s experiences as a practitioner extends throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community to include the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA)."

General layout and contents of the course

A pre-enrollment syllabus for this course isn't available, and therefore the sections of the course are unknown.

The course

PDF.png: The course can be found on the edX site, under the Computer Science category. A session started January 9 and ends March 6. The free audit track also ends on March 6.