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IEEE Online Course On Cloud Computing

This session the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will be offering an open online version of course, ‘Introduction to Cloud Computing.’ This course serves as an introduction to cloud computing for individuals and organizations.

This free online course will help you develop an understanding of the economics and architecture of various cloud computing models. The self-paced course starts on November 12, 2015.



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Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  30 – 60 minutes/week
Subject: Cloud Computing
Institution: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 12, 2015.

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IEEE is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences.

About This Course

Cloud computing is one of the hottest technical topics today, with broad-ranging effects across IT, Information Architecture, Business, Software Engineering, and Data Storage. This course serves as an introduction to cloud computing for individuals and organizations.

No previous programming or architecture knowledge is necessary. Join now to learn the essentials of cloud computing.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will learn:
-Basic concepts of cloud computing
-The NIST model for cloud infrastructure elements
-Cloud infrastructure from the consumer and producer views
-Basic issues in cloud security
-Cloud usage scenarios
-Consumer-provider relationships
-Economics and benefits analysis


– Phillip Laplante
Professor of Software and Systems EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State University


No previous programming or architecture knowledge is necessary.

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