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IBM Smart Cloud

Section 1 - Cloud Computing Concepts and Benefits
  • • Define the cloud computing business advantages.
  • • Define virtualization as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define dynamic infrastructure as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define elasticity as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define automation as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define provisioning as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define why standardization is important to cloud computing.
  • • Define service catalog as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define a public cloud.
  • • Define a private cloud.
  • • Define a hybrid cloud.
  • • Define the difference between a private cloud, a public cloud, and a hybrid cloud.
  • • Define Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • • Define PaaS.
  • • Define IaaS.
  • • Define Database As A Service (DBaaS).
  • • Explain the benefits of patterns as description of cloud services.
  • • Position and compare cloud computing to traditional distributed computing
  • • technologies such as grid and cluster computing.
  • • Define software defined environments as they relate to cloud computing.
  • • Define/summarize how business processes can be automated in a cloud environment.
Section 2 - Cloud Computing Design Principles
  • • Define cloud architecture.
  • • Demonstrate the knowledge of core cloud service models: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
  • • Demonstrate base knowledge needed to advise on creating a cloud infrastructure.
  • • Explain cloud networking principles.
  • • Describe the cloud administration interfaces available that can be accessed through Web Services.
  • • Summarize data and user security strategies in a cloud computing environment.
  • • Summarize networking performance in a cloud computing environment.
  • • Identify the role of Web technologies and the importance of Application Programming Interface (API) in cloud computing.
  • • Define how solutions in the cloud can be more effective (scalability, high availability, service delivery).
  • • Explain to the customer how some popular billing models work and how they pertain to the software the customer has.
Section 3 - IBM Cloud Computing Architecture
  • • Explain the benefits of using the IBM IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) V4 Adoption Patterns.
  • • Explain the Cloud Platform Services Adoption Pattern for CCRA.
  • • Explain the Cloud Service Provider Adoption Pattern for CCRA.
  • • Describe the IBM CCRA V4 "Building SaaS" cloud adoption pattern.
  • • Explain the Cloud Enabled Data Center Adoption Pattern for CCRA.
  • • Describe the solution integration process detailed in the IBM CCRA V4 to take an existing environment to an IBM Cloud Computing environment.
  • • Design a secure and reliable cloud computing service model.
  • • Describe high availability and DR as it pertains to cloud computing.
  • • Define four defining principles of Cloud computing as presented in the IBM CCRA V4.
  • • Describe Cloud Service Consumers, Cloud Service Creators, Cloud Service Provider, Cloud Services and the Common Cloud Management Platform.
  • • Describe how IBM Service Management can effectively manage a customer's cloud environment.
  • • Describe the Integration and Extensibility models of cloud solutions described in CCRA V4.
  • • Understand the role of goverance in the CCRA.
  • • Describe non-functional requirements (NFRs) in the context of a cloud solution.
  • • Describe the objectives of the Mobile Pattern in the CCRA.
Section 4 - IBM Cloud Computing Solutions
  • • Demonstrate understanding of IBM's cloud offerings for Infrastructure as a Service solutions.
  • • Describe the management support differences of Platform as a Service offerings between- on and off premise use.
  • • Describe how IBM Cloud Computing products and solutions can be leveraged to design and provide an effective Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.
  • • Explain the concept of a Define Database As A Service (DbaaS) and how it relates to a SaaS, IaaS and PaaS or any CCRA adoption patter in a cloud computing environment.
  • • Define considerations of storage and data recovery in an IBM Cloud Solution also taking into consideration the different types of storage and how to use them in the different cloud environments.
  • • Define service orchestration as it pertains to Cloud Computing.


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