Journey to the Cloud - ROI Training for Veterans and Active Duty Members

This one-day event will accelerate your understanding of cloud computing and envision what's possible with the cloud.

Nov 3, 2022, 1:00 – 9:00 PM


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About this event


Journey to the Cloud (1 day)

Course Description

The cloud is transforming business by increasing speed to market, reducing overhead, encouraging innovation, and changing development, deployment, and delivery of applications and services. This event will accelerate your understanding of the cloud and help envision the future of your organization. This training will help you develop your cloud strategy, design an effective cloud plan, and envision “what’s possible” with cloud. We will finish with some time for Q&A to ensure all your cloud computing questions are answered.

This course can be customized to include a series of instructor-led demonstrations for a 1-day class or a 2-day class which includes hands-on activities to provide students with practical, hands-on experience.

Learning Objectives:

- Decipher the definition, service models, and deployment models of cloud computing

- Compare and contrast the public cloud providers: Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure

- Explore how cloud computing is impacting both the business and IT landscape

- Evaluate the real business implications and benefits of the cloud

- Examine the cloud IT cost expenditure model

- Manage security, compliance, and auditing requirements in the cloud

- Live Demos of Cloud Services in Action, including:

- Data Analytics

- Machine Learning

- Infrastructure and Platform as a Service

- Serverless Services a nd more…

Who Should Attend

- Any and all active duty or retired military personal interested in tech


A general background in IT will enhance your understanding of the area but is not required.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Cloud Computing Concepts and Enabling Technologies

- Virtualization: Hypervisors and Containers

- Multitenancy

- Cloud Definition

- Characteristics of Clouds

Unit 2: Cloud Service Offerings

- Leveraging Services Offered by AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure

- IaaS

- Leveraging Regions and Zones

- Virtual Machine Resources

- Overview of Data Storage Services

- Failover Support for High Availability and Disaster Recovery

- PaaS

- Development Platforms

- Infrastructure Platforms

- Serverless/No-Ops Computing

- Trends

- Available Services

- Transforming IT

- Kubernetes

- Big Data

- Machine Learning (ML)

Unit 3: Building a Business Case for the Cloud

- Broader Business Implications and Business Drivers

-Economic and Financial

- Agility

- Risk Mitigation

- Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

​​- Capitalizing on the Cloud

- Value Proposition of the Cloud

Unit 4: Security and the Cloud

- Security, Compliance, and Auditing in the Cloud

- Shared Responsibility Model

- Data and Network Security

Unit 5: Cloud Migration

- Moving to the Cloud

- The “R”s of Cloud Migration

- Adopting a Cloud-Native Approach

- Disposable Infrastructure



Thursday, November 3, 2022
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


Journey to the Cloud


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  • Linda Kovacs


    GDG Lead & WTM Ambassador

  • Fausto Hernandez

    Team Member

  • Blain Smith

    Team Member

  • Chadd Portwine

    Team Member

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