Cloud Management and Security: Principles and Best Practice

Why Attend

Cloud computing is a new concept using old technologies. It has quickly become a vital tool in organizations across all industries as an Internet-scale computing infrastructure. Nevertheless, despite Cloud computing’s increasing relevance and popularity, there is a lack of understanding of the security risks associated with Clouds and optimal approaches for migration into Clouds. This course covers these from a practical angle; specifically, it covers Cloud computing architecture, management services, and security challenges. It also discusses Cloud migration planning and the main requirements to move current Cloud entrusted infrastructure to a trustworthy Internet-scale Cloud critical computing infrastructure.

Course Methodology

This course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It also includes practical exercises that allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in cloud management and security.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand cloud strengths and misconceptions, and discuss its benefits and weaknesses
  • Explain cloud structure, properties and management services
  • Set a cloud adoption strategy
  • Discuss the main requirements to move current cloud untrusted infrastructure to a trustworthy internet-scale cloud critical computing infrastructure
  • Analyze the major risks associated with the different cloud services and deployment models
  • Discuss the main principles, mechanisms and best practices for treating cloud risks
  • Demonstrate the discussed concepts using practical case studies, business models and industrial tools

Target Audience

IT and infrastructure leaders, decision makers (CxO), risk analysts, strategic planners, architects, administrators, software and business developers, and project managers

Target Competencies

  • Cloud management
  • Identity management
  • Access management
  • Security risks management

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

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Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

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NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Cloud overview
    • Cloud definition, misconceptions and evolution
    • Cloud services and deployment types
    • Challenges
  • Cloud management
    • Cloud structure and its properties
    • Virtual and application layer management services
    • Cloud dynamic nature and its challenges
    • Application development and integration within clouds
    • Security best practices for automating cloud infrastructure management
    • Clarifying the concepts using industrial platforms
  • Establishing trust in clouds
    • Defining cloud trustworthiness
    • Its properties
    • Assessing cloud trustworthiness
    • Establishing trust in:
      • Private
      • Hybrid
      • Community
      • Public cloud deployment types
    • Establishing trust in:
      • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
      • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
      • SaaS (Software as a Service)
    • Clarifying the concepts using openstack management platform
  • Identity and access management
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Access management
    • Federated access management
    • Insiders vs attackers
    • Insiders analysis and management
    • Related industrial tools:
      • Cloud insider treatments
      • Cloud strong authentication
  • Provenance in clouds
    • Definition and attributes
    • Challenges faced
    • Security risks mitigation using provenance
    • Case studies for using provenance:
      • Forensic investigation
      • Trustworthy operational management
      • Proactive and predictive management
      • Bill assurance
    • Related industrial tools