Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cloud Computing for Managers 2

Cloud Computing for Managers 2 (CET301)

Applications Open: 18 November 2019

Applications Close: 15 July 2020

Next Available Intake: 29 July 2020

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 1 day

Fees: $650

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Next Available Intakes: 29 July, 27 November 2020
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

Is your organization ready to go up to the cloud? For organizations considering their first cloud migration, there are many factors that you will need to take into account, from choosing a cloud service model, deployment model, and setting out cloud requirements, to selecting a cloud vendor which is right for your business, the transition tasks involved, and looking into the operations and improvements. In this 2nd instalment of Cloud Computing for Managers, we provide a seven-step process for managers to move your organization's applications and data to the cloud.

The workshop session will have participants placed in groups to discuss potential issues faced by an SME in moving applications to the cloud. Groups will present their findings followed by instructor-led discussions


  1. Singapore laws / regulatory requirement and the cloud
  2. Seven step process to move to the cloud
    • Step 1: selecting the service model
    • Step 2: selecting the deployment model
    • Step 3: cloud requirements (RFQ)
    • Step 4: selecting cloud vendor
    • Step 5: transition tasks
    • Step 6: operations
    • Step 7: continuous improvement
  3. Presence in the cloud
  4. Federated Identity management
  5. Service level agreement (SLA)
  6. Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)
  7. Cloud as a Utility
  8. Overview of multi-tier cloud security standards

About the Trainer

FrancisMahendranFrancis Mahendran has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He has a Masters in Software Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Specialist diploma in IT Security from Nanyang Polytechnic. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt (Motorola), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified SCRUM Master (CSM) and also a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA). His key specializations are IT Governance, Process & Quality Assurance, Secure Software Development, Cybersecurity, Cloud Migration Process, Quality Management Frameworks (CMMI, ITIL, ISO 27000), assessments and audits. Francis has led Motorola Software Centre, Singapore to CMMI Level 5 certification in 2005.

Francis Mahendran was the lead architect of the Motorola Secure Software Development Model (MSSDM). Francis was instrumental in creating the MSSDM and also deploying the model across all Motorola Software Centres globally. MSSDM was presented at the Software Engineering Institute’s CMMI conference, 2006 (Nashville) and in 2007 (Texas).

Francis lectures at various Universities and polytechnics. He is an adjunct lecturer at SUSS.

His areas of training and lecturing include, Secure Software Development Model, Cybersecurity, QA for SCRUM, Project Management using Agile, SCRUM Metrics and burndown analysis, Auditing agile, Cloud Migration, Data Analytics, Business Information Technology, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems.

Francis lectures at various Universities and polytechnics. He is an adjunct lecturer at SUSS.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Recent payslip or income statement (For WTS scheme only)
  3. Application form

Course Fee

CategoriesFull Course Fee without GST
SSG Funding without GST
Nett Course Fee after SSG funding
(A) - (B) = (C)
GST based on Nett fee
Nett Fee payable after GST
(C) + (D) = (E)
Additional Funding subjected to eligibility
Final payable nett amount
(E) - (F) = (G)
Singapore Citizens*All aged 35 and above and earning $2000 or less per month1 $650.00$455.00$195.00 $13.65 $208.65$162.50$46.15
Sponsored by SME2$130.00$78.65
Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged 40 and above3$130.00$78.65
Self-Sponsored or sponsored by NonSME aged from 21 to 39NA$208.65
PRs*Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged 21 and above$208.65
Sponsored by SME2$130.00$78.65

* Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

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