CCP Module 5:
Advanced Cloud Architecture

This course builds upon CCP Module 4 to provide a deep dive into elastic, resilient and multitenant technology architectures, as well as specialized solution architectures, such as cloud bursting and cloud balancing.

Through the study of architectural mechanisms, industry technologies and design patterns, both core and extended components are described that combine to realize elasticity, resiliency and multitenancy as primary characteristics of cloud platforms. By leveraging these native and enhanced scalability and failover-related feature-sets, specialized solution architectures are described to enable bursting between clouds and on-premise and cloud environments, as well as the balancing of runtime loads across clouds for performance and failover purposes.

As with Module 4, the course organizes content so that architectural layers are explored sequentially and, where appropriate, in relation to each other. Newly introduced primary components are described and shared components across architectural layers are highlighted.

The following primary topics are covered:
– Elastic Environment
– Resilient Environment
– Multitenant Environment
– Direct I/O Access and Direct LUN Access
– Dynamic Data Normalization
– Zero Downtime and Storage Maintenance Window
– Load Balanced Virtual Servers
– Burst In, Burst Out and Cloud Bursting
– Cloud Balancing
– Redundant Storage and Storage Workload Management
– Elastic Disk Provisioning, Elastic Resource Capacity and Elastic Network Capacity
– Intra-Storage and Cross-Storage Device Vertical Tiering
– Redundant Physical Connections for Virtual Servers and Persistent Virtual Network Configurations
– Load Balanced Virtual Switches and Service Load Balancing
– Hypervisor Cluster
– Dynamic Failure and Recovery
– Synchronized Operating State
– Resource Reservation
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.

Note that this course contains reading exercises that require the Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture and the Cloud Computing Design Patterns text books that are provided as part of the course materials for the pre-requisite CCP Module 1 and CCP Module 4.

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 5 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:

Note that this course contains reading exercises that require the Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture and the Cloud Computing Design Patterns text books that are provided as part of the course materials for the pre-requisite CCP Module 1 and CCP Module 4.

This Study Kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for Exam C90.05.

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.

Certifications

This course corresponds to Exam C90.05, 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.