Cloud Essentials

Cloud Essentials : CompTIA Authorized Courseware for Exam CLO-001

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CompTIA-Authorized courseware for the Cloud Essentials Exam (CLO-001) What better way to get up to speed on cloud computing than with this new book in the popular Sybex Essentials series? Cloud Essentials covers the basics of cloud computing and its place in the modern enterprise. Explore public and private clouds; contrast the "as a service" models for PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, or XaaS platforms; plan security; and more. In addition, the book covers the exam objectives for the both the CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) exam and the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation (EX0-116) certification exams and includes suggested exercises and review questions to reinforce your learning. Gets you up to speed on the hottest trend in IT--cloud computing Prepares IT professionals and those new to the cloud for and cover all of the CompTIA Cloud Essentials and EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation exam objectives Serves as CompTIA Authorized courseware for the exam Examines various models for cloud computing implementation, including public and private clouds Contrasts "as a service" models for platform (PaaS), software (SaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and other technologies (XaaS) Identifies strategies for implementation on tight budgets and goes into planning security and service management Get a through grounding in cloud basics and prepare for your cloud certification exam with Cloud Essentials.
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  • Electronic book text
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Sybex Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • 1st edition
  • 9781118417942

Table of contents

CompTIA Certification xiii Introduction xvii Chapter 1: What Is Cloud Computing? 1 Defining Cloud Computing 1 Understanding Distributed Application Design 5 Understanding Resource Management Automation 7 Understanding Virtualized Computing Environments 8 Understanding High-Performance Computing Models 9 Understanding Cloud Computing Technologies 10 The Essentials and Beyond 12 Chapter 2: Cloud Models 15 Evolving from Virtualization to the Cloud 15 Planning Organizational Roles in the Cloud 19 Identifying Cloud Deployment Models and Scope Modifiers 21 Cloud Deployment Models 21 Model Scope Modifiers 23 Including Future Cloud Models 26 The Essentials and Beyond 26 Chapter 3: Service Models 29 Categorizing Cloud Services 29 Examining Software as a Service 32 Examining Platform as a Service 35 Examining Infrastructure as a Service 39 Identifying Emerging Cloud Database Capabilities 41 Sharding 42 Database Profiling 42 Defining Everything as a Service 43 The Essentials and Beyond 44 Chapter 4: Current Cloud Technologies 47 Comparing Traditional Technologies and Cloud Alternatives 47 Accessing the Cloud 56 Networking in the Cloud 56 Web Access Architecture 57 Leveraging Software as a Service 58 Personal Software as a Service Applications 58 Enterprise Software as a Service Applications 62 Cloud-Specifi c Software as a Service Applications 63 Developing within Platform as a Service 64 Implementing Infrastructure as a Service 66 Empowering Mobile Computing 70 The Essentials and Beyond 73 Chapter 5: Cloud Business Value 75 Identifying Business Drivers for Cloud Computing 75 Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiency 75 Increasing Organizational Agility 78 Examining the Business Impact 79 Evaluating Cloud Computing Costs 80 Identifying Value Now and in the Future 82 Choosing the Appropriate Cloud Model 82 Making the Right Decision 83 The Essentials and Beyond 84 Chapter 6: Cloud Inf rastructure Planning 87 Understanding Cloud Networks 87 The Open Systems Interconnection Model 88 Internet Protocol Version 90 Network Challenges 91 Infrastructural Changes 92 Leveraging Automation and Self-Service 94 Understanding Federated Cloud Services 97 Achieving Interoperability 99 Cloud Computing Standards 100 The Essentials and Beyond 101 Chapter 7: Strategies for Cloud Adoption 105 Aligning Cloud Deployments with Organizational Goals 105 Identifying the Impact of Cloud Adoption to Business Processes 110 Culture and Business Changes 110 Management Changes 112 Testing for Readiness 112 Understanding the Importance of Service-Level Agreements 114 Cloud Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) 115 The Essentials and Beyond 115 Chapter 8: Applications in the Cloud 119 Understanding the Role of Standard Applications 119 Desktop Applications 122 Distributed Applications 124 Web-Based Applications 126 Cloud Applications 126 Developing Cloud-Ready Applications 128 Cloud-Ready Application Patterns 128 Cloud-Ready Application Development 132 Migrating Applications to the Cloud 133 Preparing for Technical Challenges 134 Identifying and Mitigating Risks 136 The Essentials and Beyond 138 Chapter 9: Cloud Service Rollout 141 Identifying Vendor Roles and Responsibilities 141 Identifying Organizational Skill Requirements 144 Software as a Service (SaaS) 145 Platform as a Service (PaaS) 147 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 148 Transitioning to Live Environments 149 Preparing for Incident Management 150 The Essentials and Beyond 153 Chapter 10: Cloud Service-Level Management 157 Understanding ITIL Service Management 157 ITIL Overview 158 Applying ITIL to Cloud Computing 163 Planning the Service Strategy 164 Planning a Service Desk Operation 166 Developing and Utilizing Performance Metrics 167 Running a Cloud Service Operation 167 General Performance Metrics 168 Tools 171 Implementing Continual Process Improvement 172 Service Evaluation 172 Process Evaluation 173 Definition of Improvement Initiatives 173 CSI Monitoring 173 The Essentials and Beyond 173 Chapter 11: Security in the Cloud 177 Understanding Security and Risk 177 Key Principles of Information Security 177 Risk Management Basics 180 Reviewing Security Standards 182 Exploring Common Security Risks and Mitigations184 Application Interface 187 Shared Technology 187 Insider and Criminal Threats 188 Data Exposure and Loss188 Organizational Risks 189 Implementing an ISMS 190 Responding to Incidents 191 Digital Forensics in the Cloud 192 Recognizing Security Benefi ts 193 The Essentials and Beyond 193 Chapter 12: Privacy and Compliance 197 Identifying Legal Risks 197 Records Management 200 Software Licensing 202 Audit 203 Identifying Privacy Risks 204 Safe Harbor 205 Managing Identity in the Cloud 206 Federated Identity Management 207 Single Sign-On 207 The Essentials and Beyond 208 Appendix A: Future of the Cloud 211 Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions 217 Appendix C: CompTIA's Certification Program 233 Appendix D: EXIN's Certification Program 239 Glossary 245 Index 257
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Author information

Kirk Hausman is an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland and Assistant Commandant for IT, PR, and Strategic Communications for Texas A&M University. He has been an ISO and director of IT services for numerous sectors, including sustainable energy technologies. His professional certifications include PMP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and CRISC. Susan L. Cook is an IT manager at Texas A&M University, specializing in enterprise risk assessment and compliance. She has master's degrees in information technology and security management and holds several IT certifications, including CIS and CRISC. Telmo Sampaio is the main trainer at MCTrainer.NET, his own training and consulting company. He travels the world educating Microsoft employees and partners on different technologies, including cloud computing.
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