Understanding Cloud Essentials

Course Description

As IT infrastructure and services are increasingly moving to multi and hybrid clouds, it is imperative that sales and technical teams have at least basic understanding of Cloud. Different cloud options and solutions are available to meet customer business and technical requirements. This course will provide students a fundamental understanding of Cisco Cloud solutions, its concepts, use-cases, positioning and some of the other key players’ offered solutions.


  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts
  • Familiarity of cloud computing platforms concepts
  • Familiarity with systems administration, but not required

Course Objectives

This course covers the basics of IT Cloud. It dives into making a business case for cloud-based IT services and informs the students about different Cloud solutions. The course will also enable the students to create a personal learning roadmap.

Upon completion of the course, trainees would be able to understand:

  • Cloud Concepts
  • Cisco Cloud Solutions
  • Multi-Vendor and Opensource Solutions
  • Cloud Deployment Models and Use cases
  • Positioning and selling Cisco Cloud Solutions

Course Type

Instructor-led course, in-person or virtual classroom.


1-3 Days
*Customized curriculum available


The primary audience for this course are the following:

  • Pre-Sales Engineers and Managers
  • Marketing & Business Development Managers
  • Account Managers