Professional Cloud Solutions Architect™ | Self-study Guide by CCC

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  • Type:               Learner Material
  • Delivery:         Self Paced
  • Level:              Foundation
  • Format:           Digital
  • Language:       English

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The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) Professional Cloud Solutions Manager™ certification is designed for professionals who architect the technological solutions required in the process of adoption of Cloud computing.

Cloud computing has become one of the most important buzzwords in our fast-paced world. Its benefits have been recognized by a varied set of professionals and organizations, from reduced costs to collaboration efficiency and scalability. Microsoft, Google, and Adobe are only a few of the major companies using it to great effect. Solutions architects are increasingly pressed to understand the impact that Cloud is having on business and information architecture, application design, data management, and security architecture.

Course Information

The industry-recognized CCC Professional Cloud Solutions Architect certification is based on the Cloud standards developed by NIST and aims to empower you to design the future generation of technology solutions. A great understanding of the most important technologies, platforms, and Cloud standards is provided via hands-on, practical exercises, and case studies. The purpose is to ensure you’re capable of implementing the knowledge gained to help your organization gain value.

Once the certification exam is passed, you are awarded a diploma and digital badge officially recognizing you have achieved the CCC Professional Cloud Solutions Architect certification and are now a member of the Cloud Credential Council’s global community.

Target Audience

The following departments benefit from CCC Professional Cloud Solutions Architect-certified professionals:

  • Operations
  • Research & Development
  • Other

CCC Professional Cloud Solutions Architect jobs include:

  • Technology Architects
  • Application Architects
  • System Architects
  • Cloud Strategy Consultants
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Senior Developers

Learning Objectives

Once you become CCC Professional Cloud Solutions Architect-certified, you will be able to:

  • Explain the history of Cloud computing and its impact on business and IT architecture
  • Demonstrate the key engineering concepts of operating “as a service”
  • Explain the impact of Cloud computing on Service Management
  • Understand consumer & provider Perspectives on setting up Cloud environments
  • Evaluate a Cloud solution architecture
  • Migrate and transition to a Cloud environment


There are no formal requirements for the completion of the certification. It is recommended, however, to possess a basic understanding of Cloud concepts and vocabulary and hold a CCC Cloud Technology Associate certification and/or be TOGAF certified (or equivalent).

Course Agenda

Module 1: History of Cloud Computing

  • Why Cloud – Shift from Computing to Cloud Computing
  • Basics of Cloud Computing
  • SOA and Cloud

Module 2: Impact of Cloud Computing

  • Impact on Business and IT Models
  • Impact on Change – Business, IT Transition, and Transformational Drivers
  • New Business Models – Custom Versus Product
  • Comparison of Make, Buy, and Rent
  • Value and Monetization Impact
  • Security, Risk, and Compliance Impact

Module 3: Technology Engineering of Cloud Computing

  • Protocols, Interfaces, and Frameworks
  • Web of Devices and Web of Services
  • Internet, Internetworking, and Telecommunications
  • Data Centers, Facilities, and Fabric
  • Cloud Technology Components

Module 4: Cloud Computing Solution Architectures

  • The Architecture Layers
  • Cloud Solution Architectures: XaaS
  • Cloud Reference Architecture Principles
  • Consumer and Provider Reference Architecture
  • Cloud Security Reference Architectures
  • Industry Reference Architecture Standards

Module 5: Cloud Service Lifecycle

  • Key Concepts of Cloud Service Lifecycle
  • Key Cloud Computing Lifecycle
  • Sourcing and Provisioning Lifecycle
  • Product and Custom Service Lifecycle
  • DevOps Lifecycle
  • Service Management Lifecycle
  • Cloud Governance Lifecycle

Module 6: Service Transition and Service Transformation

  • Benefits, Challenges, Opportunities, and Barriers
  • Investors’ and Stakeholders’ Expectations
  • TCO Models
  • Impact of Cloud on Business Operating Models
  • Impact of Cloud on Legacy IT
  • Impact of Cloud on Migration and Transformation
  • Cloud Transformation and Innovation

Module 7: Consumer Perspective on Setting Up Cloud Environments

  • Key Consumer Processes for Cloud
  • Consumer Usage Models and Scenarios
  • Key Consumer Solution Architecture Features

Module 8: Provider Perspective on Setting Up Cloud Environments

  • Cloud Provider Processes to Set Up a Cloud Environment
  • Cloud Provider Usage Models and Scenarios
  • Cloud Provider Solution Architecture Features

Module 9: Cloud Ecosystem

  • Cloud Ecosystem – Introduction
  • Internet of Things
  • Business and Technology Ecosystems and Drivers
  • Entities and Ecosystems – Cloud Interactive Ecosystem Language

Module 10: Types of XaaS Solutions

  • XaaS Solutions and the Architecture Landscape
  • XaaS Solution Definitions
  • Make, Buy, Subscribe, and Reuse Options Analysis
  • Cloud ROI and TCO Models

Module 11: Targeting the Right Solution Architecture

  • Cloud Solution Requirements
  • Cloud Fit Selection
  • Cloud Solution Architecture Specification
  • Cloud Business Case
  • Cloud Implementation Roadmap


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