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Next Cohort: Jan 4-Mar 26
Jan 4-Mar 26
This course introduces you to cloud computing: its history, current practices and systems, economic drivers and underlying technologies. Learn concepts of service delivery and deployment models, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). We’ll cover new trends in cloud computing, deployment models, principles of cloud architecture, security, privacy and governance. You’ll also learn about adopting cloud systems, clouds for large enterprises, data centre considerations and risk management issues.
What You’ll Learn
- Help enterprises choose what type of cloud service to use (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS).
- Assess the economic, financial and technological implications of selecting a service.
- Assess an employer’s financial, technological and organizational capacity to install cloud-based applications.
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Next Cohort: Jan 4-Mar 26
Student Reviews (12)
Lectures are very focused on providing the content that will help pass the PMP certification. Great tips and short cuts which will be extremely helpful when writing the PMP exam. The focus of the course is always front and center. Every class focused o...
Lectures are very focused on providing the content that will help pass the PMP certification. Great tips and short cuts which will be extremely helpful when writing the PMP exam. The focus of the course is always front and center. Every class focused on the PMP exam and what to consider when writing it. Very helpful.
I was looking for an online course on digital marketing and social media to augment my professional experience as a journalist. As I live an hour from Toronto, I was looking for an online learning experience but had traditionally chosen in-class contin...
I was looking for an online course on digital marketing and social media to augment my professional experience as a journalist. As I live an hour from Toronto, I was looking for an online learning experience but had traditionally chosen in-class continuing education programs. The first course in this certificate program — SCS 2875 Foundations of Digital Communications Strategy & Social Media — proved to me that online could be as engaging and rewarding with a similar level of interaction with both instructor and fellow students. The instructor, Donna Papacosta, was energetic and brought enthusiasm to the course each week. As a successful professional in the area of digital marketing, Donna is a communications consultant who works with large companies on digital programs, including corporate podcasts, an area I was interested in learning more about for application in the workplace. She brought real-world scenarios to class every week and encouraged discussion from all students in each session. One of the more challenging group projects was to produce a short video in one three-hour time period with four other classmates working together virtually. The primary blogging project was a great hands-on experience on audience engagement using social media. I continue to refer to the textbooks for this program and have recommended them and the course to others. I firmly believe I secured a job in a digital marketing team at a large emerging consumer goods company based on the knowledge gained from this course.
Do I have to be a University of Toronto student or alumnus to apply for courses at the School of Continuing Studies?
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Can I apply the courses I take at the School of Continuing Studies for credit towards a degree program at the University of Toronto?
No. Courses taken at the School of Continuing Studies do not carry University of Toronto degree credit.
Will I gain admission to the University of Toronto if I take courses at the School of Continuing Studies?
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Will the courses I take at the School of Continuing Studies affect my GPA at the University of Toronto?
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I have a degree from another country. Can your institution do an evaluation of my degree?
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