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4 CPE Credits

Cloud Basics

Cloud computing continues to transform the way we conduct business. As organizations are rethinking IT strategies, cybersecurity professionals need to first understand the cloud before they can help their organizations transition to the cloud. This self-paced immersive course is the first in a series of courses on the cloud, designed to provide a solid understanding of cloud computing including key drivers and rationale for moving to the cloud, cloud architecture and computing concepts and characteristics, cloud service and deployment models, and cloud brokers.


  • Setting the Stage
  • Cloud Concepts and Characteristics
  • Cloud Models
  • Cloud Brokers

Who Should Take This Course:

Experienced cybersecurity professionals who are becoming involved in or want to learn more about cloud basics.  

About This Course:

Each module begins with an introduction of key concepts based on specific learning objectives, knowledge checks to ensure understanding, and access to relevant resources. Then read relevant thought leadership via articles, blogs and presentations written by industry experts that expand on the concepts covered in the introductory presentation. Each module concludes with an interactive exercise designed to reinforce learning and a final assessment at the end of the last module. You must score 70% or higher on the final assessment prior to receiving a certificate of completion and earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits.