IBM Certified Advisor - Cloud Foundations v1 - Exam Prep Workshop Course Details:

This course will prepare you for the IBM Foundations of IBM Cloud V1 Certification exam. You will review many concepts covered on the exam, including Cloud concepts, architecting the IBM Cloud for IaaS, and PaaS, and SaaS solutions, as well as IBM Cloud Applications including Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service, middleware, Watson Services, and modernization of applications.

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Cloud computing

  • Cloud definition
  • Cloud platform services
    • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
    • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Types of Cloud
    • Public
    • Private
    • Hybrid
    • IBM Cloud
    • IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud

  • Public Cloud
  • Private cloud on IBM Cloud
  • Hybrid cloud on IBM Cloud
  • IBM Cloud Private
  • Single cloud vs Multi-cloud Solution
  • IBM Cloud Functions
    • Cloud Foundry
    • Containers - Docker
    • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
    • VMware Solutions Portal
      • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
    • Virtual servers
    • Boot storage for virtual servers
    • Bare metal server
    • IBM Cloud Garage
      • IBM Cloud Garage Method
      • IBM Garage Method Reference Architectures


  • Security Services
  • Secure Gateway
  • App ID
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud
  • Vulnerability Advisor
  • Cloud Internet Services
    • DDoS protection
    • WAF
    • Global load balancer
  • IPSec VPN


  • IBM Cloud Infrastructure global network
    • Public Network
    • Private network
    • IBM Cloud management network
  • Account isolation in Bluemix Infrastructure
  • How are VLANs used by IBM Bluemix Infrastructure?
  • VLAN spanning in Bluemix Infrastructure
  • Firewalls in IBM Cloud
    • Operating System level firewall
    • Multitenant firewall
    • Dedicated hardware firewall
    • FortiGate Security Appliance (FSA)
    • vRouter
  • Load balancers
    • IBM Cloud LLB
    • NetScaler
    • IBM Cloud Infrastructure GSLB functionality
    • Security Groups





  • Metrics
  • Logging
  • Synthetic Monitoring


  • Cloud Storage
    • Block storage iSCSI
    • File storage
  • Cloud configuration options
    • Endurance tiered IOPS
    • Performance Allocated IOPS
  • Object Storage         
    • IBM Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Object Storage (COS)
    • IBM Cloud Infrastructure COS Standard Regional (OpenStack)
    • IBM Cloud Infrastructure COS Standard Cross-Region (S3 API)
  • Mass storage (bring your own storage)
    • Examples of data types stored in Object Storage
    • Example uses of Object Storage
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • A Storage Cloud
    • Public Storage cloud
    • Private storage cloud
    • Local private storage cloud
    • Hybrid storage cloud

Application Design           



  • Microclimates
  • Urbancode
  • IBM Cloud Functions
  • API Connect
  • Economy of API
  • Enterprise Design Thinking
  • Strangler Application pattern
  • IBM Cloud Log Analysis
  • IBM Blockchain Platform
  • Watson Assistant


Designing for IBM Cloud

  • IBM Cloud Garage
  • IBM Cloud Garage Method
    • Culture
    • Discover
    • Think
    • Develop
    • Reason
    • Operate
    • Learn
  • Application Modernization


  • Watson Studio
  • Watson Knowledge Catalog
    • Watson Assistant
    • Watson Discovery
    • Watson IoT Platform (This may need more)
    • Watson Speech to Text (STT)
    • Watson Text to Speech (TTS)
    • Watson Language Translator
    • Watson Natural Language Classifier
    • Watson Natural Language Understanding
    • Watson Visual Recognition
    • Watson Tone Analyzer
    • Watson Personality Insights
    • Data Refinery
    • Watson Machine Learning
    • Deep Learning
    • Analytics Engine
    • Skytap
    • IBM App Connect
    • IBM App Connect Enterprise
    • IBM Cloud Event Management
    • Event Streams for IBM Cloud
    • Hybrid integration services



  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
    • Benefits
  • vCenter Server
  • VMware Back-up and Disaster Recovery
    • Veeam
    • Zerto
    • Multi-Datacenter

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

To prepare students to take the certification exam, this class will review:

  • Cloud computing and the IBM Cloud
  • IBM Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  • IBM Cloud Platform-as-a-Service
  • IBM Cloud Software-as-a-Service
  • Big Data
  • Designing for the IBM Cloud
  • IBM Cloud solutions­­

Participants should have:

  • An understanding of Cloud concepts
  • Knowledge about defining IT Cloud architecture needs
  • A working knowledge of IBM Cloud Service Management architecture
  • A working knowledge of IBM Cloud architecture principles and patterns
  • Working knowledge of designing a comprehensive IBM Cloud solution
  • Working knowledge of how to implement IBM Cloud Infrastructure concepts
  • Working knowledge of the various types of clouds and -as a service- offerings
  • Working knowledge of the cloud infrastructure technologies: systems, storage, security, networking, virtualization technologies, etc. (functional and non-functional requirements)

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