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Cloud Computing Fundamentals

Official Courseware On Demand

Welcome to Introduction to Cloud Computing. Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning about the fundamental principles and concepts of cloud computing as you consider a career in IT, or seek to add to your existing knowledge and experience. This course provides a primer to help you understand the business benefits of cloud computing solutions, become familiar with "cloud terminology," and explore the basic concepts behind the cloud.

Course Outline

Module 1: Cloud Computing Concepts

  • What is a Cloud?
  • Evolving IT Operations Models
  • Business Drivers for the Cloud

Module 2: Implementing Cloud Services

  • Types of Cloud Services
  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Moving to a Cloud Model
  • Managing Cloud Infrastructure

Module 3: Overview of Microsoft Azure

  • Introducing Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Services
  • Azure Data Centers

Module 4: Exploring Microsoft Azure

  • Setting Up Your Azure Subscription
  • The Full Azure Management Portal
  • The New Azure Preview Portal
  • Lab : Exploring Azure Portals

Simply fill out the form and we will send you the access code for the course!

Please note that free courses are currently only available to Irish companies only. So please fill out your company's name.

About New Horizons Ireland

With a very convenient location next to Jervis street in Dublin 1, we offer a wide range of IT and business skills courses and we can also send our instructors to your location.

We are 100% Irish owned, but we are also part of the largest independent IT Training Provider, New Horizons Computer Learning Centres who deliver more courses than any other IT training company.

Because we're local, we understand the needs of business and individuals in our community. Whether you choose to take classes in person or online, you're always welcome to call or stop by. 

New Horizons Ireland student 


Wonderful teacher

Course presented extremely well indeed"

Paul – ITC Group, Dublin, Ireland

"I would like to thank the staff of New Horizons, who were very helpful, prompt, friendly and professional in helping me attain my MCTS certification. I would like to thank Abdul in particular for his guidance during the course and commend him on his knowledge of software development."

New Horizons Ireland student 

"Firstly I would like to say thanks, I found the course I sat yesterday extremely beneficial and the instructor was fantastic, she was enthusiastic and engaging and I would highly recommend the course to friends and colleagues. The post class services are also excellent!"

What is MOC On Demand?

MOC On-Demand combines high-quality video, reading, live hands-on labs and knowledge checks in a self-paced format to help you build skills on Microsoft technologies when you choose.

How is this course delivered?

This is an official Microsoft on-demand training is a self-paced online training experience that includes video, hands-on labs, exercises, text and knowledge checks.

How do I start this course?

If you fill out the form above and we will email you an access code and course link. Please be aware that some access codes have an expiry date.

Can I ask questions?

Of course. Contact us here

How long does the course take?

Each MOC On-Demand course is made up of self-paced video modules that map to the MOC flow, 3 to 8 minutes in length each, with short knowledge check assessments at the end of each module. Upon course completion a longer Course Assessment gauges’ student knowledge retention.

Generally, it takes about 30 to 40 hours to complete a MOC On-Demand course.

When is the course?

The Microsoft MOC On-Demand learning solution enables you to learn whenever, and wherever, is convenient for you. All learning is available 24/7, accessed securely via a single user sign-on through a Microsoft hosted web portal. The content is recorded and delivered by engaging Microsoft experts.