Introduction to Cloud Computing

The course presents an overview of cloud computing which is a corner stone of any Digital Transformation journey, spanning from the integration of existing services and more traditional, on-premise technologies to the implementation of green field projects and innovative solutions, projected into the future.
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The course presents an overview of cloud computing which is a corner stone of any Digital Transformation journey, spanning from the integration of existing services and more traditional, on-premise technologies to the implementation of green field projects and innovative solutions, projected into the future.

It essentially consists in provisioning the user with computer hardware and software located in a remote data center, rather than relying on a desktop computer or on the organization’s in-house data center: it allows users to use resources as a service, accessed over the Internet, only paying for what is used.

The first two modules will take the delegates through the foundational concepts standing at the ground of any Cloud computing approach, independently from the use case and the vendor, yet with some examples at the end of this first part relatively to the Cloud services’ offer from the main vendors (Google, Amazon, Microsoft and so on).

The second part is mainly focused on the Business Intelligence solutions and tools offered by the main Cloud vendors, with at the core their dashboarding solution.

In the last two hands-on modules the delegates will take familiarity with some common Cloud tasks like provisioning and spinning up a Virtual Machine (Elastic Computing), setting a managed OLTP database instance, monitoring the costs of the used resources and designing and publishing a dashboard solution.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to either start or boost a career as a Cloud BI Developer and looking to have a solid understanding of Cloud computing. It is suitable for BI Developers, Data Analysts, Data Scientists, ETL Developers, Data Warehouse Developers. No previous programming or architecture knowledge is necessary.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have a solid grasp on the concepts supporting Cloud computing;
  • Manage and administer Cloud resources from a management dashboard over the Internet;
  • Have an appreciation of the need for Cloud Governance;
  • Understand the common traits of a Cloud BI solution while being aware of the differences and peculiarities for each vendor;
  • Design and deploy a dashboarding solution.

•Interactive training classes in 1 day (daytime timetable) or 2 evenings (evening timetable)
•Hands-on practice after the classes with a work-based assignment in 14-21 days
•Access to support by our mentors during the course period
•Pairview Certification for achieving this competency

Defining cloud computing

Cloud modelling approaches:

  • Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS
  • Platform as a Service – PaaS
  • Software as a Service – SaaS
  • Function as a Service – FaaS (aka Serverless)
  • Infrastructure as a Code – IaaC

Cloud deployment models:

  • Public
  • Private
  • Hybrid
  • Multi-cloud

Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Cloud-enabling technologies:

  • Virtualization
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Containerization
  • Services and Micro-services

Assessing Cloud Governance solutions

Amazon AWS:

  • SQL Workbench
  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Redshift & Amazon Redshift Spectrum
  • Amazon QuickSight

Google Cloud:

  • Big Table
  • BigQuery BI Engine & Data Studio
  • Looker

IBM Cloud:

  • Cognos Analytics
  • Cognos TM1 on Cloud
  • dashDb

Microsoft Azure:

  • Power BI & Power BI Embedded
  • Analysis Services
  • Azure Synapse
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Databricks

SAS Business Analytics

Introduction to the AWS Management Console

Security & IAM (Identity and Access Management)

Using the management console to explore AWS resources

Lab Session:

  • Provisioning an EC2 instance
  • Setting an Amazon RDS database
  • Launching Amazon SageMaker
  • AWS cost management

Introduction to Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight architecture and main functionalities

Integration with other AWS services

Lab Session:

  • Creating an Amazon QuickSight dashboard
  • Importing and exploring data
  • Business logic implementation
  • Design and publication

What You Will Benefit From

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Get Real Employable Skills

Our job-focused courses and quality curriculum is designed and taught by industry experts and highly experienced professionals, not academics, so you learn the high-impact skills that top companies want.

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Apply your skills in real time through interactive trainer-led practices during the classes, and after-class assignments. As you do so, you are empowered with the problem-solving skills and job market insights needed to capture most new job opportunities in this field or take your career to the next level.

Achieve Professional Certification

Obtain Pairview Certification for completing this course, recognised by many employers in the industry.

Personalised Support and Career Consultancy

You will have access to tailored support by our dedicated mentors while you learn and practise. Our mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track. They also give you valuable advice on professional and career development.

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Personalised Career Development Add-ons

We provide Add-on Services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

  • Project-based Work Experience
  • CV Surgery
  • Placement Support
  • Recruitment Coaching

Gain indispensable experience with our projects

Gain work experience by undertaking real-world projects deriving from our consultancy work with global corporate clients. You will work on some of the most popular problems faced by businesses across industry sectors.

Learn by doing leads to real skills mastery and business acumen competency.



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  • 2 months of work experience
  • Assigned Project Manager for supervision and support
  • Weekly support sessions
  • Project presentation and personalised feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices

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We will work with you personally on a one-to-one basis to perfect your CV. We will ensure it is a clear and accurate picture of your capabilities, is professionally written, and can capture interest of most recruiters and bring maximum opportunities of job interviews for your relevant roles.



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  • Personal assistance in your job search
  • Job opportunities from our corporate partners
  • 1-on-1 calls
  • Helps expand your professional network

Maximise your job opportunities and salary negotiation

Our Recruitment Consultant will help you target the most potential, relevant job opportunities across all available channels for job interviews and provide you with all the necessary interview preparation and techniques to enable you to successfully manage interviews and salary negotiations.

The Consultant will cover responses to those awkward or sensitive questions you may be asked and work with you to increase your level of personal impact and credibility at referral meetings and interviews through role play and practice. You will learn to project what you have to offer calmly and with confidence.



98%+   of delegates got jobs or progressed their career upon completion

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  • Weekly recruitment consultancy sessions
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  • Demystifying the hiring process for you
  • Advice on recruitment tests
  • Advice on interview questions and techniques
  • Advice on negotiating job offers

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