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 build their skillset in the area of cloud computing.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 50 CPD points upon successful completion

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

About This Course

This course offers a deeper dive into cloud computing while also preparing you to take CompTIA’s Cloud+ certification exam.

The course is suitable for working or aspiring network and systems administrators, as well as cloud computing specialists seeking to strengthen their skillset.

Over the 20 modules of the course, you’ll explore cloud solution design, cloud security, deployment of cloud solutions, ongoing management of cloud solutions, and troubleshooting issues with cloud environments.


Module 1 – Cloud Architecture & Models

Module 2 – Cloud Capacity Planning

Module 3 – Cloud High Availability & Scaling

Module 4 – Cloud Solution Design

Module 5 – Cloud Identity & Access Management

Module 6 – Cloud Network Security

Module 7 – Cloud Security Controls

Module 8 – Data Security & Compliance Controls

Module 9 – Cloud Component Integration

Module 10 – Provisioning Cloud Storage

Module 11 – Cloud Network Deployments

Module 12 – Cloud Migrations

Module 13 – Cloud Logging, Monitoring, Alerting & Optimisation

Module 14 – Cloud Operations Management

Module 15 – Cloud Automation & Orchestration

Module 16 – Cloud Disaster Recovery

Module 17 – Cloud Troubleshooting Methodologies

Module 18 – Troubleshooting Cloud Security Issues

Module 19 – Troubleshooting Cloud Deployments

Module 20 – Troubleshooting Automation and Orchestration Issues

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Aims and Objectives

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


Cloud Essentials+ and Network+ or Security+ course completion or certification or equivalent background and experience.

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’d like to pursue a career in cloud computing.

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.