Cloud Computing (2020)

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The intent of the Cloud Computing Knowledge Unit is to provide students with a basic understanding of the technologies and services that enable cloud computing, different types of cloud computing models and the security and legal issues associated with cloud computing.


After completing the KU, students will be able to:

  1. Describe each type of service/model of cloud computing.
  2. Compare and contrast: local resource requirements, local control, network requirements, and security (attacks, mitigations, overall vulnerability).


  1. Virtualization platforms
  2. Cloud Services
    1. SaaS, PaaS, DaaS, IaaS
  3. Service Oriented Architectures
  4. Deployment Models
    1. private, public, community, hybrid
  5. Security
  6. Storage
  7. Legal/Privacy Issues


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