Title: Cloud Computing Security

Author for citation: Patrick Appiah-Kubi and Charif El MaMouni

License for content: Unknown

Publication date: 2022

This is a University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)-created course that is released on the edX platform. The eight-week course is designed to help learners "[l]earn how to build a security strategy that keeps data safe and mitigates risk" in the cloud. The course is free to take and is a part of the university's MicroMaster's program. A verified certificate of completion is available afterwards for $299 USD.

The edX course description:

"How do you protect the critical data that is increasingly being stored in the cloud? Learn how to build a security strategy that keeps data safe and mitigates risk.

In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will be introduced to industry best practices for cloud security and learn how to architect and configure security-related features in a cloud platform. Case studies and government standard documents will be reviewed to help ensure appropriate levels of security are implemented.

You’ll develop the necessary skills to identify possible security issues in the cloud environment. You will also gain experience with tools and techniques that monitor the environment and help prevent security breaches such as monitoring logs and implementing appropriate security policies.

This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

What you'll learn:

  • Evaluate security issues with cloud infrastructure
  • Implement cloud features to secure and harden the infrastructure
  • Use tools to analyze system logs to detect possible security or performance problems
  • Review case studies and standard documents on cloud security
  • Understand the use of security policies as part of the overall security strategy of an organization"

About the authors

The course is taught by:

  • Patrick Appiah-Kubi, Program Director of Cloud Computing and Networking at UMGC. "Patrick is the Program Director of Cloud Computing and Networking at University of Maryland Global Campus. He has over 13 years on industry and teaching experience in networks and cloud computing."
  • Charif El MaMouni, Instructor at UMGC. "Charif El MaMouni is a Cloud Computing professional with more than fifteen years experience in the Telecommunications and Finance industries with solid technical background in SDLC applied to DevOps, Automation and CICD, coupled with in-depth knowledge of public and private Cloud Infrastructure Architectures and Implementations. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in addition to AWS Certified Solution Architect, DevOps Architect and PMP."

General layout and contents of the course

A pre-enrollment syllabus for this course isn't available, and therefore the sections of the course are unknown.

The course

PDF.png: The course can be found on the edX site, under the Computer Science category. A session will start November 1 and end December 27.