The Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) course educates students about cloud

deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, and the key considerations in

migrating to cloud computing. For all definitions of cloud computing, the course has

resorted to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as a guide. The

course covers technologies required to build classic (traditional. virtualized, and cloud

data center environments. These technologies

include compute, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization. Additional

areas of focus are backup/recovery, business continuity, security, and management.

Students will learn about the key considerations and steps involved in transitioning from

the current state of a data center to a cloud computing environment. Upon completing

this course, students will have the knowledge to make informed decisions about

migrating to cloud infrastructure and choosing the best deployment model for an