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ITCC 1000 - Cloud Administrator 1

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ITNT 1500  

ITCC 1000 is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts. Topics may include cloud terminology, cloud service and deployment models, cloud security principles and the fundamentals of application deployment and operation in the cloud.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline the components of cloud computing.


  1. Define cloud computing
  2. Explain the characteristics of cloud operation
  3. Explain the cloud service models
  4. Explain the cloud deployment models


Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline cloud best practice design principles.


  1. Explain application scalability
  2. Explain resource elasticity
  3. Explain operation automation
  4. Explain the fundamental principles of cloud security


Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a TCO (total cost of ownership) of a cloud application.


  1. Explain the value proposition of cloud services
  2. Calculate the cost of a simple cloud design
  3. Compare cloud service costs to traditional data center costs


Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to choose basic cloud services.


  1. Choose compute resources based on application need
  2. Choose networking services based on application need
  3. Choose storage resources based on application need

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. Basic Concepts
    1. Definition of a cloud
    2. Global cloud Infrastructure
  2. Detailed Concepts
    1. Basic cloud architectural principles
    2. Cloud value proposition
    3. Cloud billing, account management, and pricing models
    4. Deploying new cloud services
    5. Migrating to the cloud
  3. Cloud Services
    1. Compute
    2. Storage
    3. Database
    4. Analytics
    5. Infrastructure
  4. Cloud Security
    1. Service Security
    2. Compliance
    3. Security Models

Primary Faculty
Koss, John
Secondary Faculty
Nabozny, Keith
Associate Dean
Evans-Mach, Patrick
Balsamo, Michael

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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