Module Details

Module Code: COMP C7014
Full Title: Cloud Foundations
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Caroline Sheedy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will have an understanding of the theory, design, costing and architecting principles underpinning cloud platforms.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Demonstrate an understanding of what motivates the use of the cloud and the associated cloud economy.
MLO2 Evaluate the Cloud Security Shared Responsibility Model and determine the suitability of commercial cloud platforms for a given scenario.
MLO3 Analyse the Cloud Architecting Principles, showing understanding of the theory of a well architected Framework of various Cloud Providers.
MLO4 Choose appropriate support services on the Cloud.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Motivating use of Cloud
Cloud computing definition. Understanding the cloud computing services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. The associated cloud economy.
Cloud Security Shared Responsibility Model
Public, private and hybrid cloud models all have their own models. Understand and be able to compare and contrast.
Cloud Architecting Principles
Examine the principles required to architect a technology solution for given cloud providers.
Cloud Support Services
Evaluate a given application, assess the need for support services and identify appropriate ones.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
Final Examination40.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 5 Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Theory test
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Project designing provider-agnostic cloud-based service
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Theory test
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Project designing provider-agnostic cloud-based service
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Formal lecture covering theory Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact 1x 2h lab to cover demonstration, tutorial and practical work Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact Articles, papers etc. Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Design and development work Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Formal lecture covering theory Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact 1X2h lab to cover demonstration, tutorial and practical work Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact Articles, papers etc. Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Design and development work Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas Erl. (2013), Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, 1. 16, Prentice Hall (Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl), [ISBN: 0133387526].
  • Michael J. Kavis. (2014), Architecting the Cloud, 1. 16, Wiley & Co, [ISBN: 978-1-118-617].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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