Is This for You?

This course is designed for those who are already working in IT or who have a strong background in IT and would like to deepen their understanding of cloud computing.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 40 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Around 40 hours

About This Course

This course provides a thorough introduction to cloud computing while also preparing you to take CompTIA’s Cloud Essentials+ certification exam.

Topics covered in the course include essential cloud principles and cloud networking, cloud migration strategies, cloud connectivity and load balancing, cloud storage technologies, cloud design considerations, cloud security, and risk mitigation with cloud infrastructure.


Module 1 – Essential Cloud Principles

Module 2 – Essential Cloud Networking

Module 3 – Cloud Connectivity & Load Balancing

Module 4 – Cloud Storage Technologies

Module 5 – Cloud Design Considerations

Module 6 – Gap Analysis & Cloud Assessment

Module 7 – Contracting with Cloud Service Providers

Module 8 – Cloud Adoption to Enhance Business Value

Module 9 – Security Considerations

Module 10 – Cloud Native Apps & Cloud Data Analytics

Module 11 – Utilising Cloud Services

Module 12 – Cloud Migration Strategies

Module 13 – Operations within Cloud

Module 14 – DevOps in the Cloud

Module 15 – Cloud Licensing Models & Risk Mitigation

Module 16 – Cloud Governance & Securing Data

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Aims and Objectives

The world of IT relies increasingly on cloud-based infrastructure. Having a solid grounding in this fast-evolving area of IT is essential for those who aspire to more challenging and more satisfying roles in IT administration.


Strong background in IT with a basic knowledge of cloud technologies.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

This course is ideal if you’re seeking to enhance an existing IT skillset or if you’re working toward a career in IT infrastructure.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.