Computer Fundamentals: Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Virtualization and cloud computing are at the core of every organization’s IT strategy. This course will teach you the basics and benefits of how to efficiently utilize both virtualization and cloud computing.
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(15)
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Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2019
Duration
1h 28m
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Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2019
Duration
1h 28m
Description

To come up with an effective IT strategy in your organization virtualization and cloud computing can be the key. In this course, Computer Fundamentals: Virtualization and Cloud Computing, you'll learn foundational knowledge on how to successfully use both virtualization and cloud computing in practice. First, you'll discover what virtualization is and what the benefits are. Next, you'll explore how cloud computing works and why more enterprises are using it. Finally, you'll learn the different types of cloud deployments models that are available and learn which one is the best for each scenario. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing needed before specializing in a certain product or cloud provider.

About the author
About the author

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint. Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at www.absolute-sharepoint.com and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner. In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 Office 365 Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015 demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft's shift towards the cloud in the past years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and welcome to my course, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, part of the Computer Fundamental series. I am a Microsoft MVP in both PowerShell and Office 365 from Montreal, Canada. Virtualization and cloud computing are at the core of every enterprise's IT strategy and a key part of their digital transformation. As you start your career in information technology, it's important to understand the basics of both virtualization and cloud computing before diving deeper in specific vendors and technologies. In this course, we are going to learn the concepts and benefits of virtualization and cloud computing. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include benefits of virtualization and cloud computing, common cloud models, virtual desktop, and virtual application streaming. By the end of this course, you'll know what a virtualization and cloud computing really means, as well as the different types of services and options you have in order to get the most out of those technologies. As this course is part of the Computer Fundamentals series, there is no prerequisite before listening. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about virtualization and cloud computing with the Computer Fundamentals Virtualization and Cloud Computing course, at Pluralsight.

Examining the Case for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Hello, and welcome to this Virtualization and Cloud Computing course, part of the Computer Fundamentals series. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be the instructor for this course. I am an Office servers and services, as well as a cloud and datacenter management Microsoft MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu or follow my blog at absolute- sharepoint.com. In this module, we'll take a high-level look at what virtualization and cloud computing are and how they can help organizations across the globe. In this introduction module, we'll really cover well two main topics. First of all, we'll do an introduction to virtualization, as well as an introduction to cloud computing.

Virtualization in the Real World
Hello, and welcome to this Virtualization and Cloud Computing course, part of the Computer Fundamental series. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. In this module, we'll take a deeper look at virtualization. We'll first start by looking at what the requirements for virtualization such as hardware, software, and security are. We'll then take a look at what are the different virtualization options for both the home lab or small business, as well as at the enterprise level.

Cloud Computing in the Real World
Hello, and welcome to this Virtualization and Cloud Computing course, part of the Computer Fundamental series on Pluralsight. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I'll be your instructor for this course. In this module, we'll dig deeper into cloud computing and look at how it's used in the real world. The first thing we'll do in this module is learn more in detail how the cloud infrastructure works. We will then investigate more in detail into the main types of cloud offerings. So we will look at Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service more in detail, as well as a few examples, of course. Lastly, we'll look at a topic which is both for the private cloud and a public cloud and touches a lot of virtualization module we have just finished. So we will look at virtual desktop and virtual application streaming.