BSc (IT)

Cloud Computing

BSC (IT) distance education syllabus for Cloud Computing course at Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education. Check out distance BSC at

BSC (IT) distance education syllabus for Cloud Computing course at Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education. Check out distance BSC at

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Distance BSC Syllabus- Cloud Computing

Course Code: BIT5042

Course Title: Cloud Computing (4 Credits)



Course Contents

Unit – 1 Introduction- Objectives,  From collaborative to the Cloud – A short history Client – Server Computing, Peer-to-Peer Computing, Distributed Computing, Collaborative Computing, Cloud Computing,  Functioning of Cloud Computing, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Storage, Cloud Services, Industrial Applications.


Unit – 2 Business Values, Introduction-Objectives, Service Modeling, Infrastructure Services, Platform Services, Software Services - Software as service modes- Massively scaled software as a service- Scale of Economy, Management and Administration.


Unit–3 Inside Cloud Computing- Introduction-  Objectives, Feeling Sensational about Organization, Making Strategy Decisions- Governance Issues- Monitoring Business Processes- IT Cost Management,


Unit–4: Cloud Service Administration- Service Level Agreements and Monitoring-Support Services- Accounting Services, Resource Management- IT Security- Performance Management- Provisioning- Service Management, Untangling Software Dependencies.


Unit–5 Cloud Computing Technology- Introduction-Objectives, Clients – Mobile – Thin – Thick, Security - Data Linkage - Offloading Work - Logging - Forensics - Development – Auditing,  Network- Basic Public Internet- The Accelerated Internet- Optimised Internet Overlay- Site-to-Site VPN- Cloud Providers- Cloud Consumers - Pipe Size- Redundancy, Services- Identity- Integration- Mapping- Payments- Search.


Unit–6 Accessing the Cloud- Introduction-Objectives, Platforms- Web Application Framework- Web Hosting Services- Proprietary Methods,  Web Applications-  API’s in Cloud Computing,  Browsers for Cloud Computing- Internet Explorer- Mozilla Firefox- Safari- Chrome.


Unit–7 Data Management- Introduction- Objectives, Data Security- Data Location- Data Control- Securing data for transport, Scalability and Cloud Services- Large Scale Data Processing- Databases and Data Stores- Data Archival.


Unit–8 Information Storage in Cloud Computing- Introduction- Objectives, Storage as a Service,  Storage Providers- Amazon Simple Storage Service- Nirvanix- Google Bigtable Datastore- MobileMe- Live Mesh,  Storage Security, Merits and Demerits of Storage.


Unit–9 Discovery of Private and Hybrid Clouds- Introduction- Objectives,  Need for Privacy- Defining a private cloud- Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds – A Comparison,  Examining the Economics of the private cloud- Assessing capital expenditures- Vendor Private Cloud Offerings, The Up Key Vendors- Service Oriented- Systems Integrators- Technology Enablers.


Unit – 10 Cloud Computing Standards- Introduction- Objectives, Best Practices and Standards,  Practical Issues- Interoperability- Portability- Integration- Security, Standards Organizations and Groups- Cloud Security Alliance- Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)- Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)- Open Grid Forum (OGF)- Object Management Group (OMG)- Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)- Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF)- Vertical Groups.


Unit–11 Desktop and Device Management- Introduction- Objectives, Desktop Virtualization- Across Industries- Client Desktops, Desktop placement in the cloud- Merits- Desktop as a Service (DaaS),  Desktop Management- Watching the four areas- Asset Management.


Unit–12 Cloud Governance-Introduction-objectives, IT Governance, Deciding the Governor, Risk Assessment of running the cloud- Understanding possible risks- Performance monitoring and measurement- Measurement Methods, Working of Governance- Establishment of the Governance Body- IT Service Performance – Monitoring and Measuring- Cataloging control and Compliance Data.


Unit–13 Migrating to the Cloud- Introduction-  Objectives, Cloud Services for individuals-  Available Services - Skytap Solution, Cloud Services Aimed at the mid – market, Enterprise Class Cloud Offerings- MS Exchange - VMotion- VMWare vCenter Converter- Hyper – V Live Migration,  Migration- Applications needed for migration - Moving existing data to cloud- Using the Wave approach.


Unit – 14 Migrating to the Cloud- Introduction- Objectives, Analyzing the Services- Establishing a Baseline and Metrics- Tools, Best Practices- Finding the Right vendor- Phased-in Vs Flash-cut Approaches- Bringing in Creativity, How Cloud computing might evolve- Researcher Predictions- Responding to Changes- Getting ready.