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AWS Cloud Essentials for Business Leaders

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This course is for business leaders who seek an overall understanding of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing.

  • 14
    4 hours, Fri 8:00 AM PDT - Fri 12:00 PM PDT
    • $250.00 incl. Tax


Learn how a cloud strategy can help you meet business objectives. The course dives into the business value of the cloud through customer examples, exploring industry trends, and the Cloud Value Framework, which helps you understand the business value of building on AWS by assessing cost and value impact.

In this course, you will learn to:
• Explain the role of information technology (IT) in an organization for business transformation
• Explain the customer value proposition for using the cloud across industries
• Define key characteristics of cloud computing
• Explain the cloud business model
• Identify key security practices of cloud computing
• Frame the cloud business value using the Cloud Value Framework

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Information Technology for Business Transformation
• Role of IT in an organization for business transformation
• Brief history of IT
• Legacy approach to IT
• What drives customers to move from traditional infrastructure to the cloud
Module 3: Cloud Computing
• Define cloud computing
• Key characteristics of cloud technology
• The cloud business model
• Key security practices within the cloud
Module 4: Business Value of the Cloud
• The customer value proposition
• Identify who is using cloud computing
• Industry trends
• Customer examples
Module 5: The Cloud Value Framework
• Introduction to the Cloud Value Framework
• Cost Savings
• Staff Productivity
• Operational Resilience
• Business Agility
Module 6: Business Value Activity
• Using a fictional customer case study, we review and apply lessons learned from the course


No prior IT experience or cloud experience is required.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for:
• Line of Business (LoB) owners and executives