Introduction to Cloud Computing (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    20 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

Live Online

December 03, 2020 – January 28, 2021

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Cloud computing course will introduce students to public cloud tools and concepts. It will give the students an overview of 3 major players (AWS, Azure and GCP) and will allow them to perform basic tasks such as creating a cloud based instance, connection to it, managing and monitoring it. This class is designed for people who have little or no prior experience with cloud technologies. System administrators, developers, and architects new to the cloud can all benefit from the content covered in this class, especially if they are looking to evaluate which cloud technologies might be the best fit for their organization.

Course Prerequisites

None, however, previous experience in networking, OS administration or virtualization is an asset.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of cloud computing course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Discuss the benefits of the different cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Understand and Compare services provided by the major public cloud providers (AWS, Azure and GCP)
  • Apply tips and best practices when adopting the cloud
  • Analyze cloud applications for use in organization
  • Understand the cost structure of major cloud platforms.
  • Differentiate types of clouds: public, private and hybrid
  • Understand basic components of public cloud such as instances, storage, network , serverless computing ,access control and monitoring
  • Able to create a simple cloud environment and with the usage of VM instances , web application and database using any of the major public cloud providers.


George Mikhailov

GeorgeGeorge Mikhailov has over 20 years of vital experience working in cybersecurity and information technology. As an educator, he possesses an intricate knowledge of cybersecurity technology and the leading best practices. His knowledge of security operations, cyber threat intelligence, incident handling, digital forensics and regulations enables him to help organizations transform their cybersecurity practices. He helps companies leverage the appropriate combination of people, processes, and technologies to protect personal confidentiality, preserve system integrity and promote information availability. He began with Network and Endpoint security and moved further into the areas of Web, Application, Messaging and Cloud Security. George Mikhailov holds a master’s degree in IT Security and has industry certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CEH ( Certified Ethical Hacker). He is currently working on his PhD, focusing on advanced threat detection.

*Subject to change without notice


Live Online

Part Time:

December 03, 2020 – January 28, 2021

  • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
  • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 PM PST.
  • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.


Registration fee for this course is $650.

No books required. Some readings will be suggested and available online.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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