April 8, 2020 By Rav Ahuja 2 min read

An all-new free online course, Introduction to Cloud, is now generally available.

I worked on this course and recommend it as a great way to get started with cloud. There are no prerequisites. Learners with basic IT skills should finish in less than a day and earn an IBM Cloud Core badge.

Introduction to Cloud by IBM

Intro to Cloud includes a hands-on lab for first-time IBM Cloud users. Learners are guided through setting up a free IBM Cloud account and browsing the catalog.

This course can help you and your colleagues feel more comfortable in conversations about cloud computing because you’ll be more familiar with the terms and concepts. After completing Intro to Cloud, you’ll be ready to explore IBM Cloud, experiment with cloud services, and take additional cloud courses.

What’s included in the course?

Intro to Cloud includes six self-paced modules:

  1. Overview of Cloud Computing
  2. Cloud Adoption and Emerging Technologies
  3. Cloud Computing Service and Deployment Models
  4. Components of Cloud Computing
  5. Cloud Storage
  6. Cloud Native and Emergent Cloud Trends

Intro to Cloud was designed by IBM Cloud experts and tested by over 1,000 CognitiveClass.ai learners, who completed the course and earned their IBM Cloud Core badges during the Beta program. 

What will you learn today?

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