Dell EMC/Cloud Services Planning and Design

Cloud Services Planning and Design Certification Training Course Overview

The Cloud Services Planning and Design training course enables you to acquire the knowlegde and skills to plan and design the efficient cloud services in a cloud and IT as a Service environment.  This training course takes you through the topics on governance, organizational, financial, and technology aspects along with the management and operation of cloud services.

Who Should Do Cloud Services Planning and Design training?

Cloud Services Planning and Design course benficial for following professionals:

  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Consultants
  • IT and operations managers
  • Service management teams
  • Cloud administrators
  • Line of business (LOB) technical managers


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Course Modules

Module 1: Understanding IT Transformation and Cloud Services
  • Review common IT challenges that often exist even after a cloud adoption has occurred and explain what it means for IT to provide business value.
  • List benefits of several common industry IT transformation models.
  • Identify the ITaaS model plus the business, cultural, and technical reasons why organizations are adopting ITaaS or a similar model for standing up cloud services
  • Define cloud services and describe how ITaaS supports them in the context of governance, finance, organization, and technology.
  • Identify general planning and design steps.
Module 2: Technology Planning for Cloud Services
  • Identify innovative practices, tools, and technologies such as DevOps, Microservices, and open source that influence the creation of cloud native applications and cloud services
  • Describe considerations and analysis of workloads and assess application profiles.
  • Identify various back-end technology processes and tools that might be helpful for delivering cloud services
  • List orchestration and automation characteristics as critical features for delivering cloud services. Recognize the importance and benefits of measuring and reporting.
  • Define the central role of a service catalog for delivering cloud services.
Module 3: Governance Planning for Cloud Services
  • Define the various types of governance and their relevance to cloud services
  • Summarize important considerations for the three components of GRC: governance, risk management, and compliance.
  • Specify various considerations related to security and trust for cloud services.
Module 4: Financial Planning for Cloud Services
  • Identify the financial considerations for IT and its support of services for an ITaaS transformation.
  • Explain service funding and define chargeback functions and models
  • List economic drivers for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS service models as well as service costing and pricing
Module 5: Organizational Planning for Cloud Services
  • Describe the challenges facing organizations that need to deliver cloud services
  • Discuss the organizational considerations when transitioning to cloud services within an ITaaS model.
  • Identify new roles, skills, and required competencies.
Module 6: Services Creation and Management
  • Outline general and tactical strategies for offering cloud services as well as general considerations for service design
  • Describe service deployment steps, considerations, and models.
  • Explain the significance of the service catalog, templates, service level agreements, orchestration, provisioning, and automation when building and deploying services
  • Summarize the importance of collecting measurements for service operations and management.
Module 7: Cloud Services Trends and Futures
  • Discuss emerging trends impacting businesses.
  • Describe how business is being digitized more than ever before
  • Explain how cloud services are driving business value and achieving positive outcomes.
Module 8: Planning and Design Review
  • Develop a cloud services design and present this to the audience
  • Demonstrate how the cloud services design meets the business requirements and constraints that were identified during the assessment process.
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Course Prerequisites
  • Five or more years of design experience in compute, network, and storage
  • Understanding of cloud delivery & service models and as the services lifecycle
  • DELLEMC Information Storage and management
  • DELLEMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services.
  • Explain ITaaS concepts,  its benefits along with various elements used in ITaaS delivery model
  • Define, assess, and plan for cloud services
  • Planning and designing strategies for cloud services