Computer Education & Training Courses


UNDERSTANDING THE CLOUD

What is the cloud? If you have trouble answering this question, you're not alone. In this course, we'll explore how the cloud works, what drives its incredible growth, and how you can use cloud services. And don't worry if you're not tech-savvy! We'll relate the cloud to things you encounter every day, using practical, non-technical language.  

We'll start by looking at the building blocks of the cloud, where it started, and how it transitioned from an experiment into an unstoppable force. You'll also gain a clear understanding of IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS, and see why each may be attractive to some businesses, but not others. And you'll learn about the different kinds of clouds (public, private, and hybrid). 

We'll also take an inside look at the engine rooms of the cloud: data centers. You'll examine the concept of big data―the overwhelmingly huge amounts of data that make analysis so challenging—and how the cloud infrastructure enables data to zip across the globe at lightning speed. 

Social networking has also played an incredibly important role in the growth of the cloud. We'll examine how Facebook and Twitter contribute to the cloud, and how apps go from idea to app store. You'll gain an understanding of how mobile devices and major mobile ecosystems―like Apple, Android, and Windows―continue to shape the cloud, and how start-ups can use social media to shake things up like never before.  

So come see how the how the cloud can work for you! Whatever your technical background, by the end of this course, you'll be thoroughly cloud-savvy.

REQUIREMENTS:

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) offers eight-week online courses that provide education and training in a variety of occupational areas! The courses are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field who work to provide you with an effective web-based learning experience. Prior to your course start date, you will receive a reminder e-mail that includes instructions on how to access the classroom website. Courses are hosted on ed2go's learning management system (LMS). Each program includes a set of lessons/modules and evaluations.

Accessing your course classroom:

  1. Please visit www.ed2go.com/ftcc.
  2. Double-check your receipt to make sure that you choose the correct course title and date!
  3. Once the home page pulls up, please type the course name into the “Search Catalog” bar at the top of the screen and press enter.
  4. When the course description pulls up, please click the red “Add to Cart” button.
  5. Choose your course date from the listing of dates in the "Session Date" drop down menu, and select the “Continue to Checkout” button.
  6. On the next page, if you are a returning student, please enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields. At that point, continue through the steps until you reach the "Checkout" page.
  7. If you have never taken an Ed2Go course before, please create a username and password by clicking the link for new students. After creating your username and password, continue through the steps until you reach the "Checkout" page.
  8. Please click the "Checkout" button.
  9. After clicking the "Checkout" button, you will be taken to a page where you will read through the registration and payment information.
  10. If you have already registered and paid your registration fee on the Learn FTCC website, you will not need to make a payment for your course. At that time, please click on the "Enter My Classroom" button.
  11. If you have not registered and paid your registration fee on the Learn FTCC website, you will be directed to the Learn FTCC website to register and pay your registration fee. Afterwards, please click on the "Enter My Classroom" button.
  12. On the next page, please click the "Orientation" button on the next page and complete it.
  13. Write down your username and password in a safe location!
  14. On the start date of your course, you will return to the www.ed2go.com/ftcc home page, and click on the “Classroom” link to access your course or courses.

PRE-REQUISITES:

INSTRUCTOR: Ed2Go

Start Date
Day(s)
Time(s)
Location(s)
Price
Select Class
November 8, 2017 $70.00
December 13, 2017 $70.00
January 17, 2018 $70.00
February 14, 2018 $70.00
March 14, 2018 $70.00
April 11, 2018 $70.00
May 16, 2018 $70.00


Refund & Enrollment Policy

 

Refund Policy

The refund policy for Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Corporate & Continuing Education Division was established by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges in Raleigh on October 15, 1993 and updated May 16, 2014. The full refund policy is listed in the State Board of Community Colleges Code 1E SBCCC 900.2 with a brief statement of the policy below:

 

  1. A pre-registered student who officially withdraws from a Continuing Education class(es) prior to the first section meeting of the class will be eligible for a

    refund by completing an official request form. In order to be eligible for a 100 percent refund, it is required that a student’s drop request be made prior to

    the first class meeting and FTCC encourages students to request a drop at least 24 hours before the first class meeting.

  2. A 75 percent refund will be given if a student officially withdraws after the start of the class and prior to the 10 percent point of the class. This applies to

    all courses except a course that begins and ends on the same day. A refund shall not be granted after the start of a course that begins and ends on the

    same day.

  3. No refunds will be given after the 10 percent of class meetings.



Enrollment Policy

Registration can be achieved through the Learn FTCC website. When you submit your completed registration, you will receive an e-mailed receipt.

Deadline for registration is 12:00 Noon (EST) the Tuesday before the course begins on Wednesday.

*Please Note*

  1. To be officially enrolled in a course, students MUST log on and complete Quiz 1 by the first Friday of a course.
  2. To receive a passing grade for the course, students MUST complete 9 out of 12 quizzes and pass the final exam with a grade of a 70 or better. Failure to meet both requirements will result in a grade of "U" or unsatisfactory.

 

Computer Requirements

Internet access
Email
One of the following browsers: 

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above) 

Google Chrome

Safari
Adobe PDF  plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)