Diploma in Cloud Security via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 20 October 2017

Benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Cloud Security course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of Cloud Security: Introduction to Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Architecture, Virtualisation, Best Practices and Standards, Cloud Computing Life Cycle, SaaS, Other Cloud Services, Windows Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Java and Cloud Computing, Risk Assessment, Protecting Data, and many more.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Diploma in Cloud Security contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life Cloud Security briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Cloud Security offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and resources and prepare a real life Cloud Security project brief, which will enable you to improve your work portfolio.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Cloud Security course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4-6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Cloud Security Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from over 30 years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

Introduction to Cloud Computing

History of Cloud Computing. How Cloud Computing started. The companies behind the creation of Cloud Computing. What is the cloud? Defining the characteristics of the cloud. Cloud Service models. Cloud Deployment Models. Community and Hybrid Clouds.

Cloud Computing Architecture

Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture. Horizontal and Vertical Scaling. Architectural Layers of Cloud Environments. Design Patterns. Assessing Design Patterns

Introduction to Cloud Security

Overview of Cloud Security. Cloud Security Alliance. Software Assurance Initiative. CIA Triad of Information System Security. Integrity. Availability. Cloud Security Services. Authentication. Authorization. Auditing. Accountability. Failsafe Security. Economy of Mechanism. Complete Mediation. Open Design. Least Common Mechanism. Weakest Link. Leveraging Existing Components. Secure Cloud Sofware Requirements. Secure Development Practices. Handling Data. Code Practices. Language Options. Input Validation and Content Injection. Monitoring Internal and External Requirements. NIST 33 Security Principles.

Virtualization

Introduction to Virtualization. History of Virtualization. Virtualization vs. Abstraction. Resource Virtualization. The need for Virtualization. Benefits of Virtualisation. Limitations of Virtualisation. Virtualization Concepts and Definitions. Traditional and Contemporary Virtualization. Virtualization Uses.

Best Practices and Standards

Practices and Standards. Cloud Checklist. Cloud Contracts. Data Processing and Storage. Example Contract Clauses. Vendor Relationships. Standards Groups. The Distributed Management Task Force.

Cloud Computing Life Cycle

Computer Life Cycles. Cloud Life Cycle Differences. Implementing a Cloud Computing Life Cycle. Life Cycle Issues. Lifecycles and Security. Cloud service Lifecycle. Cloud Lifecycle Management. Adoption Lifecycle. Data Security Lifecycle. Systmes Development Lifecycle. Virtualization Lifecycle. Application Lifecycle.

Developing a Cloud Strategy

Strategic Analysis. Questioning Your Strategy. Maturity Models. Cloud Maturity Model. 6 Levels of Maturity. External Analysis. PEST. Porter's Five Forces. Porter's Diamond. Internal Analysis. Growth Share Matrix. Strategic Re-Alignment. SWOT Analysis.

Cloud Security Architecture

Introduction to Security Architecture. Shared Responsibility. Cloud Security Threats and Mitigation. Public/ Hybrid Cloud threats. Private Cloud Threats. Threat to Cloud Service Availability. Clouyd Security Architecture Plan. Security as a Servcie Architecture. Cloud Security Principles. Cloud Security Architecture Patterns.

Cloud Security Challenges

Security Policy Implementation. Policy Types. Senior Management Statement of Policy. Regulatory Policies. Advisory Policies. Informative Policies. Computer Security Incident Response Team. Virtualization Security Management. Virtual Enviornment Types. Virtualization Management Roles. Virtual Threats.

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

Introduction to Infrastructure as a Service. SPI Model. The Value of Iaas. Building Blocks of IaaS. Enabling Technology for Iaas. Infrastructure Stack. Colocation. IaaS Hardware.

SaaS – Software as a Service

Introduction to Software as a Service. What is SaaS? History. Pricing. Architecture. Characteristics. Configuration and Customization. Collaborative Functionality. Adoption Drivers. Adoption Challenges. SaaS Agreements. Customization. Data Ownership. Security. SaaS Litigation. Service Level Agreements and SaaS, Uptime Guarantee. SaaS Case Studies. SaaS Vendors.

Windows Azure

What is Windows Azure? Azure Concepts. Service Definition Files. Service Configuration Files. Service Packages. Preparing Your App. Before you Begin. How to Create a Cloud Service Using Quick Create. Azure Cloud Certificates. Deploying an Azure Cloud service.

Google Cloud

The Google Cloud. Google Cloud Features. What is Google App Engine? The Application Enviornment. The Sandbox. The Go Runtime Enviornment. The Java Runtime Enviornment. The Python Runtime Enviornment Storing Your Data. Google Accounts. Running an Application. Creating a Google App Engine Account. Accessing Your Live Application.

Amazon Web Services

Overview of Amazon Web Services. Sample Applications. Elastic Beanstalk. Using Amazon Machine Images for Cloud Testing. Creating and Using AMIs. Creating an AMI for Cloud Testing. Launching an Instance for Cloud Testing. Deleting an AMI for Cloud Testing. Deregistering an AMI for Cloud Testing. Snapshots.

Identity and Access Management

Introduction to Identity and Access Management. Identity Provisioning and Storage. Authentication. Authorization. IAM Providers. Federated services and their IAM use. Claims Based Security. Roles and Permissions.

Cloud Governance

What is Cloud Governance? Managing the Cloud. IT Governance. Governing the Cloud. Deciding on a Governor. Imagining a Scenario. Knowing the Risks of Running in the Cloud. Compliance and Risk Measures. Understanding Risks. Deducing IT Risk. Monitoring and Measuring IT.

Risk Assessment

Cloud Computing Risk Issues. CIA Triad. Privacy and Compliance Risks. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Information Privacy and Privacy Laws. Privacy Legislation. HIPAA. HITECH Act. Platform for Privacy Preferences.

Cloud Computing Resources

Cloud Computing Case Studies. Cloud Computing Useful Links. Cloud Computing Providers. Cloud Computing Pricing Matrix.

Software Engineering

Introdcutino to Software Engineering. The Software Lifecycle. IOS/IEC 12207. Lifecycle Activities. Analysis, Design, Construction and Implementation. Software Life Cycle Models. Code and Fix. Waterfall Model. V Model. Incremental Model. Boehm's Spiral Model. Capability Maturity Model.

Setting Up & Marketing Your Own Consultancy

The Business Plan, Creating a Business Plan, Executive Summary, the Business Opportunity, Marketing & Sales Strategy, Management Team & Personnel, Operations, Financial Forecasts, Presentation, Legalities, Choosing a Legal Structure, Taxes, Records and Returns, Setting Up, the Workplace, Office Equipment, Stationary Supplies, Insurance, Financing Your Business, Accounting Software, Becoming an Employer, Marketing Strategy, Knowing Your Competitors, Promotional Tools.

Presentation Skills

Preparation, Content, Structure, Delivery, Visual Aids, Management of Locations and Audiences.

COURSE PROJECT

The project is an important part of the course. Each course participant is given a project brief. This gives participants the opportunity to use the knowledge they have obtained during the course in a focused way and develops relevant skills.

METHODS OF TRAINING

Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments. etc.

SUBJECT EXPERTS

Distance Learning Courses maintains a qualified panel of Subject Experts.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Anyone working in the IT sector in a senior or support role who would like to advance their knowledge of cloud computing, or those who wish to develop a career in this area.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Career opportunities in Cloud Computing exist in corporate, private and public sectors. As cloud computing is a relatively new concept, many companies are finding a shortage of qualified candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates qualify for the Diploma in Cloud Security, which is certified by the Institute of Commercial Management

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 20th October 2017

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4 - 6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.

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