Module Details

Module Code: COMP C9023
Full Title: Cloud Architecture
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 7.5
Module Owner:: Amanda Clancy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Evaluate the need for cloud computing in an organization. Design and implement a well-architected solution looking at cloud technologies and deploying applications
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically analyse the role of Cloud Computing in IT focusing on advantages and disadvantages of the Cloud while examining Cloud Concepts
MLO2 Evaluate architectures and best practices for implementation of cloud solutions. Focusing on the key Pillars and principles in cloud architecture
MLO3 Plan and Implement the development of applications in the Cloud concentrating on deploying a Serverless Web Application solution using Best Practices
MLO4 Examine the migration of applications to the Cloud from on Premise
MLO5 Identify and discuss the role of Security and High Availability in cloud application development
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
Critically analyse the role of Cloud Computing in IT
Evaluate cloud deployment models and gain in depth knowledge into cloud principles solutions and design. Focusing on Advantages and disadvantages of the Cloud while relating to Cloud Concepts. Appreciate the importance of cloud computing and its role in IT
Cloud Architecture Framework Design and Development
Identify best practices for implementation of cloud solutions. Focusing on the key Pillars and principles in cloud architecture. Identify how to design a well-architected framework using the pillars of design to ensure a secure, high performance resilient design.
Plan and Implement the development of applications in the Cloud
Using the knowledge gained on building a well designed framework students will then implement a cloud solution. Concentrating on deploying an Application using Best Practices while applying the concepts and skills learned. Evaluate cloud technologies such as virtualization, multi tenancy, serverless design and data management.
Security, HA and Disaster Recovery
Analyse and assess security processes for applications in the Cloud. Investigate the importance of Service Level Agreements for cloud solutions. Devise Disaster recovery solutions and business continuity processes for a cloud based environment.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
Practical30.00%
Final Examination40.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

No Course Work
Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Cloud Architecture and Deployment strategies.
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Weekly reports and assessments relating to the concepts and material completed each week.
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a

Part Time On Campus

No Course Work
Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Student will be required to to demonstrate an understanding of Cloud Architecture and Deployment strategies.
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Ongoing weekly reports and assessments to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and material completed each week.
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
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 On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Prentice Hall. (2013), Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, [ISBN: 978013338756].
  • Michael J. Kavis. (2014), Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models, [ISBN: 9781118826].
  • Ritesh Modi. Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud, [ISBN: 978178839739].
  • John Stamper, Sean Senior, Kevin E. Kelly, Biff Gaut, Tim Bixler, Hisham Baz, Joe Baron/ Sybex. (2016), AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide, [ISBN: 9781119138556].
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