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Cloud Computing for Business Leaders

Executive Program

Gain the technical understanding to make tough, IT-driven decisions that unlock the value of cloud computing in your organization.

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  • Estimated time
    4 - 8 Weeks

    At 5 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    May 31, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Cloud ROI, Cloud Product Strategy, Cloud Solution Evaluation

What you will learn

  1. Cloud Computing for Business Leaders

    4 - 8 weeks to complete

    This program will focus on the unique knowledge and skills that business leaders need to unlock the value of cloud technologies in their organizations, or enable a more cloud-native department that leverages cloud computing to drive growth and create operational efficiencies.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Presentation Tools.

    1. Introduction and Business Case for Cloud Computing

      Compare and contrast public, private and on-prem hosting of services through the different deployment and service model of the cloud. Explain how traditional models for determining cloud ROI using a TCO are only minimally effective. Learn the major migration strategies that allow a business at any stage of technology to begin moving towards the cloud.

      • Organizational Capability Building for Cloud

        Learn required changes in your staff skill set, your existing processes and practices and your organizational culture to unlock the best value from the cloud. Learn how to drive these changes effectively in your organization. Learn to use the target state model to help determine your current state and how to use the CCoE virtual structure as the change agent to drive cloud adoption across the enterprise. Learn how to jump start the culture in your technology teams by moving your current operating model to a DevOps or DevSecOps model. Learn a new model or a cultural practice for Cloud Financial Management, bringing together finance, procurement, and engineering teams to manage cloud spend.

        • Cloud Governance Model - Strategy and Implementation

          Learn how to maximize business value while minimizing risks to your organization by defining an organization wide governance model. Learn key risk areas such as security, compliance and cost management and how to put automated controls to manage risks without compromising business agility. Dive deep into each of these areas (security, compliance, cost) to understand the risks and mechanisms provided by cloud providers to help you build a governance model on top to manage the risks. Learn how the requirements of skills, processes, and culture are complementary to governance mechanisms.

          • Cloud Innovation and Futures

            We will look at the increased pace of innovation and how it is driving disruption in all industries. Learn some fundamental cloud innovations that may help you innovate in your business. Serverless, Containers, IOT, AI, Data Analytics, Edge computing, Blockchain, Quantum computing are major cloud innovation areas today that you can adopt.

            • CAPSTONE PROJECT

              Students will leverage the key learning objectives covered in the program to build a cloud strategy for a fictitious retail company based a variety of inputs.

          Learn with the best.

          Learn with the best.

          • Sanjay Agrawal

            Founder & CEO, TropoScale LLC

            Sanjay has over 20 years of experience with companies such as AWS, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems building engineering teams, defining products, founding new businesses, and advising CxOs of large enterprises to adopt new technology.

          All our programs include

          • Real-world projects from industry experts

            With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

          • Real-time support

            On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

          • Career services

            You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

          • Flexible learning program

            Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

          Program offerings

          • Class content

            • Real-world projects
            • Project reviews
            • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
          • Student services

            • Student community
            • Real-time support
          • Career services

            • Github review
            • LinkedIn profile optimization

          Succeed with personalized services.

          We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

          Get timely feedback on your projects.

          • Personalized feedback
          • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
          • Practical tips and industry best practices
          • Additional suggested resources to improve
          • 1,400+

            project reviewers

          • 2.7M

            projects reviewed

          • 88/100

            reviewer rating

          • 1.1 hours

            avg project review turnaround time

          Cloud Computing for Business Leaders Executive Program

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            • Learn

              Learn the practical skills needed to create, implement and assess cloud strategies and technologies.

            • Average Time

              On average, successful students take 4 - 8 weeks to complete this program.

            • Benefits include

              • Real-world projects from industry experts
              • Real-time classroom support
              • Career services

            Program details

            Program overview: Why should I take this program?
            • Why should I enroll?

              The goal of the Cloud Computing for Business Leaders Executive Program is to equip learners with the technical understanding to make tough, IT-driven decisions. The program helps executives with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement cloud computing initiatives across their businesses.

            • How do I know if this program is right for me?

              The course is for business leaders who are looking to advance their careers by unlocking the value of data in the cloud.

            • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

              CIOs see the cloud as a predominant enabler of IT architecture and its modernization. The skills you will gain from this Executive Program will help you have a better understanding of the cloud which will qualify you to make higher-stakes decisions for your organization.

            • What is an Executive Program? How is it different from a Nanodegree program?

              Executive Programs are intensive, strategically-focused programs that empower business leaders to rapidly understand complex and technical concepts, like Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and apply these concepts to high-stakes decision-making in real-world business scenarios.

              An Executive Program is focused on teaching how to weigh implications related to strategic decision making that affect an entire organization or department. Unlike a Nanodegree program, which goes much deeper on the technical execution of using a specific technology, Executive Programs focus on the fundamentals of a particular technology, like Artificial Intelligence or Data Science, and go deep into the key questions business executives should be considering around the application of those technologies, and the strategic implications that these technologies have at a corporate level.

            • What is included in an Executive Program?

              Every Executive Program includes career services including project reviews from industry professionals, technical mentor support so you can get help when you need it, and a flexible learning plan so you can learn at your own pace.

            Enrollment and admission
            • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

              No. This Executive Program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

            • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

              A well prepared learner should be able to:

              • Identify workloads (business processes, applications, etc) within their organization that can be automated or made more efficient
              • Identify roles, skills, organizational silos, and procedural constraints within the organization
              • Understand the basics of information security
              • Demonstrate familiarity with current budgeting practices
              • Perform basic functions with word processors, spreadsheets and similar numerical analysis and presentation tools
            • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

              Students who do not feel comfortable in the above may consider taking Udacity’s Digital Transformation for Business Leaders Program.

            Tuition and term of program
            • How is this Executive Program structured?

              The Cloud Computing for Business Leaders Executive Program consists of content and curriculum to support one capstone project. We estimate that students can complete the program in four to eight weeks, working approximately five hours per week.

              The project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

            • How long is this Executive Program?

              The Executive Program can be completed in 4-8 weeks, working 5 hours per week. Two full months of access to the learning environment is included in your enrollment in the Executive Program.

              See the Terms of Use for other policies around the terms of access to our Executive Programs.

            • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

              Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

            Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
            • What software and versions will I need in this program?

              There are no software and version requirements to complete this Executive Program. All coursework and projects can be completed via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom.

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