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CIS 91: Introduction to Cloud Computing¶
Thursdays 1:00pm to 5:05pm
Aptos Room 828 and Online
Open Lab - 1 hour per week TBA
Get cloud credit
Connect to cloud shell
Install necessary software
Introduction to the Cloud¶
Understand resilient systems
Access an instance
Intro to YAML
Introduction to Ansible
Install and remove software with
Clone a repository with
The role of
Read Chapter 14
Filesystems and Block Devices¶
Identify storage types
Add, remove and resize storage
Read Chapter 15
Networked File Storage¶
Use networked file storage
Use object storage
Read Chapters 17 and 18
User Accounts and Groups¶
Add and remove system users
Build firewall rules
Create non-default subnets
Create resources with
- Read Chapter 16
Manage services with
Build and install custom services
Implement a resilient system
Manually scale services
Implement a cloud function
Describe structured data
Build a SQL based application
Build, run, stop and delete a container
Use a container registry
Deploy a container
Monitoring and Logging¶
Monitor your cloud applications
Find error logs
Provides the fundamentals of cloud computing, how to deploy cloud applications, cloud service models, and considerations when migrating to the cloud. Introduces the topics of cloud servers, storage, networking, applications, and databases. Provides hands-on experience with the Linux operating system in one or more of the leading cloud vendors (e.g. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform). Prepares students for the CompTIA Cloud+ certification. May be offered in a distance-learning format.
Student Learner Outcomes¶
Build and maintain an application in a public cloud.
Document the structure and expected cost of a cloud application.
Explain the importance and benefits of cloud computing and the need for its rapid adoption.
Explain roadmap for building cloud infrastructure using the cloud computing reference model.
Explain the software-defined approach to managing IT infrastructure. Evaluate existing infrastructure and identify components for a cloud transformation.
Describe and identify various cloud interface standards and protocols for building cloud infrastructure.
Explain business continuity options and address common security concerns in a cloud environment.
Describe service management activities in cloud computing.
60% Labs and Homework
TBA (To Be Arranged) Lab Hours¶
This course meets weekly at the times shown in the Cabrillo Schedule of Classes and above. In addition each student is required to spend lab time every week in either the CIS Lab (room 830) or online using one of the online accounts issued to you. Students may choose the time and day for their TBA Lab Hours where they will work on lab assignments designed to give them practical hands-on experience and continue the learning process. These TBA lab hours are required and tracked. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the TBA lab hours, which start on Week 1 of the term. Tip: A great time to do TBA lab hours is in the CIS Lab during my STEM hours. If that is not possible, questions can always be posted on the class discussion group.
Class Pacing and Due Dates¶
Assignments are due most weeks during the term. Each class builds on the previous class so it’s important to keep up with the assignments. Keeping pace with the lectures will help you get the most out of in-class lab activities. However, I would much rather you do an assignment late than not at all. Late work will be accepted until a reasonable amount of time before the end of the semester. There will be a nominal penalty for late assignments.
If you have an emergency that prevents you from submitting assignments on time, please email me for an accommodation.
It is important to have an effective, distraction-free classroom environment for learning. To minimize distractions all cell-phones should be turned off or at least silenced. Never carry on conversations during the lecture as this is probably the most annoying distraction possible to those sitting nearby.
For students in the physical classroom, computers can be turned on for viewing lecture slides locally, Google-ing related technical information, and doing classroom exercises. A student’s full attention is desired so the computers should not be used during lecture for email or anything that would distract them or others from the material being taught.
For students in the virtual classroom, use the “Raise hand” icon in CCC Confer to let the instructor know you have a question. The chat window can be used to ask questions and communicate with the instructor or other classmates. For students dialing in please use *6 on your phone to mute/unmute your line so background noises in your location don’t distract the class.
Please plan on coming to all classes. If class will be missed let the instructor know ahead of time. It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed material or information from other classmates (the forum is a good way to do this). Please note that being disruptive is grounds for being dropped from the class by the instructor.
Instructors at Cabrillo will not tolerate any forms of academic dishonesty. We do not accept remarkably similar assignments. Students who engage in violations of academic integrity (cheating, plagiarizing print or electronic sources, copying computer files, web site content) as outlined in Cabrillo’s Student Rights and Responsibilities document are subject to disciplinary action by the instructor including receiving an “F” for the assignment, being dropped from the course with a “W” or being issued an “F” for the course.
Missing Classes and Drops¶
It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from classes. If you miss more than two classes or two lab assignments, the instructor may drop you from the course enrollment unless prior arrangements have been made and agreed to.
Nondescrimination and Accessibility Notice¶
The District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities. The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Students needing accommodations should inform the instructor. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal access for students with verified disabilities. To determine if you qualify or if you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact the ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT CENTER (Formerly DSPS), Room 1073 (upstairs in the Library), (831) 479-6379 or (831) 479-6370.
Cabrillo College has many programs and services designed to help you during your academic journey. You can visit the website at www.cabrillo.edu for a complete listing of support services (under the Student Services tab). Please take advantage of the services provided to you by the college.
Cabrillo College provides several financial aid opportunities for students. For tuition and/or book assistance information, go to Cabrillo’s Financial Aid page.
Student Rights and Responsibilities¶
You are expected to contribute to a positive learning environment. Your responsibilities as a student include:
Respect for your fellow students, staff, and faculty
Actively participating in the learning environment
Taking responsibility for learning and progressing in your course
Requesting assistance from the instructor when needed
Adhere to all academic integrity principles
Reading and understanding the Cabrillo Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. (the student grievance procedure is outlined beginning on pg. 18 of the handbook).
Following all school policies and procedures (All policies and procedures can be found at Cabrillo’s Board Policies and Administrative Procedures page).
Cabrillo College is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment. The college will not tolerate acts of harassment or violence. For campus safety and security information, go to the Sheriff’s page. To report an incident or complaint, please go to the Just Report It page on the website: Just Report It.