Course Description

A thorough understanding of the technology platform and cloud-computing provider is essential for any cloud application developer. However, application developers benefit further from having a thorough understanding, and working-level knowledge, of vendor-neutral application design principles, ensuring that applications provide the most-value throughout the application lifecycle.

The Cloud Developer course is designed for application developers who are designing and developing applications for cloud environments. This training is delivered as a 3-day classroom or virtual classroom program. The training covers best practices on application design for cloud environments and supports many vendor technology solutions, covering Open Source and major Vendor Standards. The principles covered in the course apply to the entire application lifecycle, and are relevant to any technology or platform.

The course material includes various reference materials that help to continue participants’ educational experience when they are back at work after completion of the course. The course prepares candidates for the Professional Cloud Developer Certification (PCD) Exam provided by the Cloud Credential Council. The PCD is endorsed, recognized and supported by several key technology vendors and standards bodies. The content for this course, as well as the PCD certification is based on the cloud standards developed by NIST.



3 days


Target Audience

The Professional Cloud Solutions Architect course will be of interest to:

  • Technology Architects
  • Application Architects
  • System Architects
  • Cloud Strategy Consultants
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Senior Developers


Course Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites; however, it is recommended that participants have achieved the Cloud Technology Associate certification (or its equivalent) from the Cloud Credential Council (and that participants are conversant with cloud concepts and vocabulary). It is further recommended that participants are TOGAF Certified (or its equivalent).


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please contact us for further details.


Course Content

Day 1


Cloud Computing topology and emerging eco-systems

Service Management Life-cycles and Cloud

Consumer and Provider perspective on setting up cloud environments

Security Architecture and Cloud

Cloud ecosystems

Targeting the right solution architecture


Day 2

Evaluating a IaaS Solution architecture

Writing a IaaS Solution Architecture Specification

Developing a IaaS Business Case

Migration, Legacy Transition and Transformation to IaaS

Evaluating a PaaS Solution architecture

Writing a PaaS Solution Architecture Specification

Developing a PaaS Business Case

Migration, Legacy Transition and Transformation to PaaS


Day 3

Evaluating a SaaS Solution architecture

Writing a SaaS Solution Architecture Specification



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