Introduction to Cloud Computing

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Course No: INFO.3070-061; SIS Class Nbr: 13999; SIS Term: 2930
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course explores the services offered by major cloud services providers: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. It introduces the core concepts of Cloud Computing with an overview of services these platforms offer. The course gives a cost-benefit analysis in comparison to more traditional models along with a detailed comparison of the providers. Event Driven Serverless Architecture and FAAS (Function As A Service) is presented with a hands-on coding exercises of creating students' own RESTful endpoints that cal non-trivial functions (AWS Lambdas/Cloud Functions) that communicate with an RDS (relational database systems). The role and importance "DevOps" is made apparent with the introduction of such tools as Ansible, Terraform and CloudFormation.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: INFO.1600 Intro to Information Systems, and INFO.2250 Survey of Programming Language, and INFO.3110 Intro to the Linux/Unix OS, or INFO.3120 Shell Scripting, or Permission of Instructor.
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Spencer Marks
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2020: Jan 21 to Apr 05
  • Chat Hours: Thu 8-9pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

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