15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Strong programming skills in a variety of programming languages (e.g. Java, PHP, Python, Ruby)

Aims/Description: Cloud computing offers virtual, scalable, shared computing resources via a network, as a utility service. This module introduces the concepts of cloud computing, explaining why business is moving to the cloud, and teaches technologies involved in consuming and providing services in the cloud, including remote deployment, single sign-in, metered consumption, data security and service composition.

Restrictions on availability: The maximum number of students allowed on the module is 35.

Staff Contact: Dr Anthony Simons
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Group Project

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