Introduction to Cloud Computing

Introduction to Cloud Computing – Certificate

IBM – Introduction to Cloud Computing

About this course

This course will introduce you to the basics of cloud computing. You will gain the basic knowledge you need to understand cloud computing from a business perspective and also to become a cloud computing professional. Understand the definition and basic characteristics of cloud computing, its history, the business rationale for cloud computing, and the use cases for new technologies that the cloud offers. We will introduce you to some of the best-known service providers of our time (e.g. AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft, etc.) and the services they offer, as well as some cloud computing case studies in vertical industries.

You will learn about the different cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and deployment models (public, private, hybrid) and the key components of cloud infrastructure (virtual machines, network, storage – file, block, object, CDN). We also look at emerging trends and practices in cloud computing, including hybrid multicloud, microservices, serverless, DevOps, native cloud storage, and application modernization. And we’ll cover the basics of cloud security, monitoring, and various positions in the cloud industry.

Although this course does not require prior experience in programming or cloud computing, by the end of the course you will have created your own IBM Cloud account and will gain practical experience in providing and working with the cloud service.

This course is suitable for a wide variety of audiences, whether you are a leader / manager / student who wants to become familiar with the terminology and concepts of cloud computing, or those who want to acquire fundamental knowledge of cloud computing. to start a career in this field or become a specialist in cloud technology: for example, cloud computing engineer, developer, analyst, etc.


  • Define cloud computing and explain its essential characteristics, history, the business case for cloud, and emerging technologies enabled by cloud

  • Describe the cloud service (IaaS, Saas, Paas) & deployment models (Public, Private, Hybrid), and its infrastructure – VMs, Networking, Storage

  • Explain emerging Cloud related trends including Hybrid Multicloud, Microservices, Serverless, Cloud Native, DevOps and Application Modernization

  • Create a Cloud account and work hands-on with Cloud services, such as Object Storage


Boris Kisov


Innovation, IT & Management

10+ years of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change for companies across a wide range of industries including
innovation, enterprise software, digital marketing, start-ups, advertising technology, e-commerce and government.