CloudMASTER Cloud Architecture (CTCC-301)

CarverTC Principal Consultant Bob Carver was primary author of this course for Logical Operations with input and guidance from subject matter experts at NCTA.

Dates: Custom

Instructor: Bob Carver

Location: Virtual

Price: $1,995

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To be a cloud architect and a cloud master, you must apply techniques and strategies to design secure, scalable, cost-effective cloud solutions, and be able to convince executives to move forward with your recommendations. In this course, you will develop critical skills in discovering information essential to successfully planning cloud projects, determining requirements, and documenting information and recommendations. In addition, you will apply those concepts to evaluate cloud service providers, and design highly available and scalable solutions that are secure. You will leave this course able to compare, evaluate, and recommend cloud service providers, design secure and scalable cloud solutions, and give compelling, data-backed presentations that will get your recommendations approved, and your cloud projects green-lighted. 

This course is a great part of your preparation to become a Certified CloudMASTER®. For more information, see the NCTA CloudMASTER® certification program.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will manage the design and plan the implementation of cloud architectures as needed to function as a Certified Cloud Master.

You will:

  • Assess cloud solutions options

  • Prepare for cloud migration

  • Determine technical requirements

  • Evaluate cloud service components

  • Select Amazon Web Services (AWS®) infrastructure components

  • Determine database requirements

  • Select Rackspace® cloud features and components

  • Select Microsoft Azure® features and components

  • Determine licensing and Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements

  • Design scalable cloud solutions

  • Provide business continuity and disaster recovery

  • Secure data in the cloud

  • Secure access to cloud services

  • Present your cloud migration plan

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for system administrators who wish to plan, design, and implement cloud services for their organizations. This includes the ability to understand cloud solution features, capabilities, and components offered by cloud providers at a deep level so as to design cloud and hybrid solutions for application deployment and infrastructure scenarios. Cloud architects must also evaluate and plan for the appropriate compute, network, database, and security components to build a solution that meets the needs of their organization. In addition, they must secure, monitor, and optimize those solutions.


To ensure your success in this course you should have experience with basic client and server deployment, configuration, and use. You should also be familiar with evaluating, implementing, accessing, and administering cloud services, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. You should also have experience deploying applications to, and managing applications in, cloud environments. Students should also have taken NCTA Cloud Technologies (CTCC-101), and NCTA Cloud Operations (CTCC-201).