CCP Module 4:
Fundamental Cloud Architecture

This course provides a highly technical drill-down into the inner workings and mechanics of foundational cloud computing platforms. Private and public cloud environments are dissected into concrete, componentized building blocks (referred to as “patterns”) that individually represent platform feature-sets, functions and/or artifacts, and are collectively applied to establish distinct technology architecture layers.

Building upon these foundations, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments are further explored as compound patterns, comprised of unique and shared building blocks.

The course is structured as a guided tour through these architectural layers, describing primary components, highlighting shared components and explaining how building blocks can be assembled and implemented via cloud computing mechanisms and practices.

The following primary topics are covered:
– Technology Architectural Layers of Cloud Environments
– Public and Private Cloud Technology Architecture
– IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Technology Architecture
– Cloud Computing Mechanisms as part of Platform and Solution Technology Architectures
– Bare-Metal and Elastic Disk Provisioning
– Multipath Resource Access, Broad Access and Intelligent Automation Engines
– Usage and Pay-as-You-Go Monitoring
– Platform Provisioning and Rapid Provisioning
– Resource Management and Realtime Resource Availability
– Shared Resources, Resource Pools and Resource Reservation
– Self-Service and Usage and Administration Portals
– Workload Distribution and Service State Management
Other technology architecture topics pertaining to cloud platforms, cloud-based solutions and services are also explored.

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of instructor-led workshops taught by Arcitura Certified Trainers. These workshops can be open for public registration or delivered privately for a specific organization. Certified Trainers can teach workshops in-person at a specific location or virtually using a video-enabled remote system, such as WebEx. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or visit the Private Training page to learn more about Arcitura’s worldwide private workshop delivery options.

Below are the base materials provided to public and private workshop participants. Some public and private workshops offer promotions whereby participants receive entire Study Kits for attending workshops, or are offered discounts for the purchase of Study Kits and/or Pearson VUE exam vouchers.

Taking the Course using a Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a Study Kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the CCP Module 4 Study Kit page for pricing information and for details. Also, visit the Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

The following materials are provided in the Study Kit for this course:

This Study Kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for Exam C90.04.

Study Kits and Study Bundles can be purchased using the online store. By purchasing and registering this Study Kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a public workshop.

About the Text Books

This CCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklets and further elaborated by more detailed coverage in the associated Cloud Computing Design Patterns text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl. This text book is included in paperback format as part of the Study Kit and may be provided in paperback or electronic format as part of workshops.

Note that this course contains reading exercises that require the Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture text book that is provided as part of the course materials for the pre-requisite CCP Module 1.

Certifications

This course corresponds to Exam C90.04, which is required for the following certification(s):
Certified Cloud Architect

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all CCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. CCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding Study Kit.