Saturday, January 31, 2015

Feb'15: Cloud Computing Concepts (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

5 week class beginning February 2, 2015

This course (via Coursera) will be broken up into 5 weekly modules covering the following topics:

Week 1: Orientation, Intro to Clouds, MapReduce
Week 2: Gossip, Membership, Grids
Week 3: P2P Systems
Week 4: Key-Value Stores, Time and Ordering
Week 5: Snapshots, Multicast, Paxos

This Cloud Computing Specialization takes you on a tour inside, outside, and underneath, cloud computing systems. We start inside in the middle layer with the Cloud Computing Concepts course which covers core distributed systems concepts used inside clouds, and we then follow up with the upper layer course of Cloud Applications and the lower layer course of Cloud Networking. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses.