The advent of cloud technology has revolutionised the way we live, work, and learn. Cloud computing and cloud services are increasingly common technologies used in education, organisations and society to add flexibility, efficiency, and innovation. 

Many job roles in a range of sectors need to have an understanding of the potential of these technologies, as well as a grasp of the benefits and challenges associated with their adoption.

The Cloud Computing module provides students with an understanding of key concepts and potential of Cloud Computing in the world of work and society. In addition, this module is ideal for students considering opting for Leaving Certificate Computer Science, providing them with an understanding of current computer technology and preparing them for emerging technologies.

Build an understanding of the key concepts and potential of Cloud Computing for organisations and society

Module overview

UnitContent
Unit 1
  • What is Cloud Computing
Unit 2
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Unit 3
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Unit 4
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
Unit 5
  • Serverless Function as a Service (FaaS)
Unit 6
  • Deployment Models
Unit 7
  • Adoption

Main learning outcomes

The Cloud Computing module consists of e-learning followed by a brief certification test. Together, these components deliver a short, focused course for schools:

  • Understand key concepts relating to cloud computing
  • Recognise the features, benefits, examples, and limitations of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Recognise the features, benefits, limitations and provide examples of Platform as a Service (PaaS) 
  • Recognise the features, benefits, limitations and provide examples of Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Identify features and examples of Function as a Service (FaaS)
  • Know about the different models for implementing cloud computing in organisations
  • Consider appropriate solutions and models for implementing cloud computing in a given scenario or situation

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Artificial Intelligence module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.


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