Introduction to Cloud Computing - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Introduction to Cloud Computing course (ICC) within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2074 Syllabus, this course (CSC467) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 20 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description: This course covers different concepts of cloud computing including introduction, architectures, cloud virtualization, programming models, security, and platforms and applications of cloud computing.

Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge of cloud computing including designing, implementing and managing the cloud computing. 



Defining the Cloud, The Emergence of Cloud Computing, Cloud-Based Services, Grid Computing or Cloud Computing,  Components of Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Deployment Models: Public, Private, Hybrid, Benefits of Using a Cloud Model, Legal Issues in Using Cloud Models, Characteristics of Cloud Computing, Evolution of Cloud Computing, Challenges for the Cloud computing, Grid Computing, Distributed Computing in Grid and Cloud.

Cloud Service Models

Communication-as-a-Service (CaaS): Advantages of CaaS, Fully Integrated, Enterprise-Class Unified Communications,  Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): Modern On-Demand Computing, Amazon’s Elastic Cloud, Amazon EC2 Service Characteristics, Monitoring-as-a-Service (MaaS), Protection Against Internal and External Threats, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): The Traditional On-Premises Model, The New Cloud Model, Key Characteristics of PaaS, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): SaaS Implementation Issues, Key Characteristics of SaaS, Benefits of the SaaS Model, Jericho Cloud Cube Model

Building Cloud Networks

Evolution from Managed service providers (MSP) to Cloud Computing, Single Purpose architectures to multi-purpose  architectures, Data center virtualization, Cloud data center, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Combining and SOA, Characterizing SOA, Open Source Software in data centers, Open Source Software in Cloud Computing: Web Presence (Apache, Jetty, Zend Framework), Database Tier ( MySQL, PostgreSQL), Application Tier ( Zope, Plone, AJAX, Apache Struts), System and Network Management Tier.

Security in Cloud Computing

Cloud Security Challenges, Software-as-a-Service Security: Security management, Risk Management, Security Monitoring and Incident Response, Security Architecture Design, Vulnerability Assessment, Data Privacy and Security, Application Security, Virtual Machine Security, Network Intrusion Detection, Implementing Network Detection in the Cloud, Host Intrusion Detection, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery Planning, Disasters in cloud, Disaster management.

Lab works

The practical work consists of all features of cloud computing.