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Free Cloud Computing Fundamentals On-Demand Training

Free Cloud Computing Fundamentals (On-Demand)

Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning about the fundamental principles and concepts of cloud computing as you consider a career in IT, or seek to add to your existing knowledge and experience. This on-demand course provides a primer to help you understand the business benefits of cloud computing solutions, become familiar with "cloud terminology," and explore the basic concepts behind the cloud.

Here is what you can expect from the training:    

Module 1: Cloud Computing Concepts

Cloud computing plays an increasingly important role in IT infrastructure, and IT professionals need to be aware of fundamental cloud principles and techniques. This module introduces the cloud, describes how the cloud evolved from traditional IT operations, and highlights considerations for implementing cloud-based infrastructure services.


  • Introducing the Cloud
  • Introducing Cloud Services
  • Describe what a cloud is
  • Understand evolving IT operations models
  • Understand business drivers for the cloud

Module 2: Cloud Services Basics

Implementing a Cloud based model for your IT needs requires a good deal of planning and insight into what those needs are and what model will provide the most benefit in terms of cost, flexibility and efficiency. This module outlines the different cloud types and services as well as considerations for moving your business IT needs to the cloud.


  • Implementation: Cloud Service Usage Models
  • Identify the different types of cloud services models, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service, (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Learn how the different types of cloud services function through public, private, and hybrid implementations
  • Outline the challenges in moving from a traditional on-premise model to a cloud model
  • Describe several Microsoft options for managing a cloud infrastructure

About Microsoft Official Course On-Demand

MOC On-Demand is an integrated combination of video, text, practical tasks and knowledge tests designed to help IT experts and developers to expand their knowledge about Microsoft technologies. The courses are a great alternative for anyone wanting to learn independently and at their own pace. They can also be used in the form of a Blended Class together with managed training courses, or as the basis for training solutions with mentoring and other learning programs.

All Labs within a course can be accessed via the Microsoft Labs Online (MLO) platform. Participants enrolled in a course can start the Labs directly from within a course; they do not need to be set up separately.

License codes purchased for the new Skillpipe MOC On-Demand courses can now all be found in the "Digital Library" section. The license codes for these courses are now provided via the Management Dashboard, just like for the dMOC courses.

System requirements for Skillpipe MOC On-Demand


  • Current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome™ or Firefox®

Internet access:

  • Broadband Internet connection (recommended: network bandwidth of over 4Mbps)

Screen resolution:

  • 1280 x 1024 or higher

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MOC On-Demand Training

Credible, Cost Effective, Time-Saving Training

Microsoft Official Courses (MOC) On-Demand enables you to stream video-based training modules and participate in hands-on labs at your own pace.

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