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Duration: 1 Day
Cloud computing brings faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale with the delivery of services through the Internet. With remote teams and diverse markets, cloud computing facilities collaboration in a secure environment expediently and with low start-up cost, bringing powerful applications and services to businesses of all sizes.
This course provides insight into the potential of cloud computing – from data storage and software services to computing on demand.
This is a fundamental course designed for participants who would like to know what cloud services are and how to implement cloud service especially for those who have not had any prior experience with cloud services.
This course is part of Professional Certificate in Emerging and Disruptive Technologies.
This course aims to:
• Equip participants with essential knowledge and skills about cloud services and how to use resources from these services;
• Share and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using cloud services;
• Introduce and examine the basic concepts of cloud services in terms of how to create and utilize services such as infrastructure, platform, and application as a service (IaaS, PaaS, and AaaS); and
• Equip participants with an understanding and appreciation of the basic cloud concepts, and to apply cloud services in their work roles.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using Cloud services;
• Decide whether it is suitable to move their company’s infrastructure, platform, and applications to the cloud services; and
• Apply basic cloud services in their work roles.
Who Should Attend
Anyone without any experiences with Cloud services
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Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer
Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer is a Lecturer in in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he worked as a lead DevOps engineer at Salesforce.com. He had also served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. He has received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering (University first rank) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in 2004 and Masters and PhD degrees from National University of Singapore in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He brings in a decade of industry experience in various companies including Sasken Communication Technologies, NXP semiconductors and Progress software. He has handled several roles in the software industry including QA Architect, Technical Support Manager, Engineering development and Technology Evangelist.
He has strong inclination towards Game Theory. He applies game theory for handling conflicts, enforcing cooperation and for multi-agent systems. His technical knowledge and experience are in various areas including Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing Paradigms (including cloud platforms, containers and Kubernetes), Computer Networks, Software Engineering practices (Agile) and Quality Analysis, Economic models (Game Theoretic principles) and current day practices on cloud-based enterprise architectures, Machine Learning and technology for traditional Indian dance (such as Kathakali) popularization. His mathematical interests include game theory, graph theory, optimization principles etc. Over the past several years he has acquired practical knowledge and experience in various cutting-edge software engineering methodologies including Agile framework and has experience formulating and implementing various software engineering principles using Agile for large and small product development teams.
Dr Iyer is active in doing practical industry-oriented research on the above topics of his interest. He also aspires to do research on technological innovations to popularize traditional classical arts such as Kathakali and Koodiyattam.
He has published two book chapters in the “Encyclopaedia for Cloud Computing” in 2016 in addition to several book chapters, journals and conference publications. Dr. Iyer has delivered several practical workshops and talks on various cutting-edge technology topics in many academic and industry events in several countries including USA, Europe, Australia and Asia. Many of these were on the contributions made by him in his industry engagement for software quality analysis with current day software engineering principles such as Agile for application development involving cloud platforms, mobile platforms and IoT based systems.
Dr Iyer is an IEEE Senior Member. He has been a reviewer of many internationals Journals including IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and several international conferences. He was also the program chair for several international conferences including ICCCI and ICIWE.
Dr Iyer has strong teaching skills and boundless passion for teaching. He was a visiting faculty at IIIT-H (International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad), and has been teaching various subjects including “Game Theory for Computer Science”, “Computer Networks”, “Advanced Computer Networks” and “Scripting and Computer environments” for which, he has framed the syllabus, developed the materials and references, structured the grading scheme and formulated continuous assessment strategies. Further, he was a member of Board of Studies at JNTU-H (a premium university in India) where he participates in framing the syllabus for the university’s upcoming academic year.
He is also an expert in performing Kathakali, a traditional Indian dance. He has composed a story in Kathakali and he spends a considerable amount of his personal time to uplift this traditional art by organizing Kathakali performances, workshops and demonstrations and performance by himself. He has also composed a Kathakali story “Sri Mookambika Mahathmyam” which has been staged in multiple venues in India.
Mr Chris Liu
Mr Chris Liu is a cloud computing and cyber security expert. With the passion of cloud computing and security, he has helped many enterprises in the region to build up a more secure and robust IT infrastructure. Currently he is working at a world leading cloud security company as solution architect for ASEAN and GCR region.
He is CCIE Emeritus, holding CISSP, Azure Solution Architect Experts and other renowned certifications in the industry.
Chris graduated from Telecom ParisTech and Tongji University with double master’s degrees in Computer Science and Telecommunications Engineering.
In his free time, Chris loves playing tennis and spending time with his family.
Mr Qiu Kai
Mr Qiu Kai is the Chief Technology Officer of ANEXT Bank. He is responsible for designing ANEXT Bank’s IT and digital vision to drive business impact, and has developed a robust technology architecture roadmap that supports the full range of digital SME banking services.
As an experienced IT leader, Mr Qiu Kai manages a team to develop, manage and maintain the overall security and technology infrastructure of ANEXT Bank, including cybersecurity and business continuity frameworks and measures. He also provides the right environment and support for the team to deliver innovative solutions within budget and timelines.
Prior to joining ANEXT Bank, Mr Qiu Kai has worked in various leading software companies and banks including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, to deliver on core banking system implementations across Asia Pacific.
In his most recent role at LaSalle Investment Management Asia (“LaSalle”), Mr Qiu Kai undertook the digital transformation roadmap, overall IT operations, cybersecurity, and business continuity management for Asian countries. He successfully established a technology risk management framework and delivered various digital initiatives for LaSalle.
Mr Qiu Kai holds a Bachelor of Computing from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Tan Keok Tay
Mr Tan Keok Tay is an Associate Director with NUS Information Technology. He is currently leading a digital enablement team to run Digital Enablement Programme in conjunction with the University’s drive to raise the digital dexterity of the staff in NUS.
The programme includes tools such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Data Visualization, Forms & Flows, Survey, and products from Microsoft 365. He conducts workshops and clinic sessions to enable staff to be more effective and productive with the use of the digital tools.
Keok Tay is an alumnus of NUS, having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Information Science, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology.
What Our Participants Say
“Engaging and helpful, essential knowledge in the right pace within a day. Key concepts covered. Good overview.”
– Mok Shen Khueen
“The lecturer was able to deliver the technical content in a commercial and business-relevant way, which made it easy for participants to follow and apply in their daily use cases.”
– Lim Shin Chiann
“The trainer is extremely knowledgeable and brings a wealth of practical experience to this course. Even though it can get a bit technical, the trainer took enough efforts to provide examples and simplify to the best extent.”
“This course should be conducted frequently to cater larger intakes, as cloud services will be essential for near future.”
– Ye Myint Aung Joey
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Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.
This course is eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under UTAP. NTUC members aged 40 and above can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees, for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2025. Please click here for more information.
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Course Fee Breakdown
Singapore Citizens39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen40 years old or older