Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cloud Computing for All

Cloud Computing for All (CET101)

Applications Open: 05 March 2020

Applications Close: 06 May 2020

Next Available Intake: 20 May 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: 18 March, 20 May, 24 August, 18 November 2020

Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

Foggy on what cloud computing is, how cloud computing works and what it is for? This beginner’s guide is designed to demystify basic cloud computing concepts. It covers everything you need to know about cloud computing – the fundamentals of cloud computing, advantages and disadvantages, underlying technology, and commonly used cloud applications. Participants will be able to start using cloud-based services.

The workshop session provides practical use of cloud computing services such as Google Drive. Participants will be paired up and taught how to work with Google Docs to access, store and share documents. A natural progression after this course is to explore how cloud services can benefit organizations.


  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • History of the cloud
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Apple iCloud, Google Cloud Services, Microsoft Cloud services, Netflix
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Backup as a Service (BaaS)
  • Data as a Service (DaaS):
  • Storage as a service (STaaS): Dropbox, one drive
  • Cloud deployment models Private, Public and hybrid clouds
  • Key features of Private, Public and Hybrid clouds
  • Key characteristics of cloud, Elasticity, Multi-tenancy, self-provisioning
  • Advantages of moving to the cloud
  • Dis-Advantages of moving to the cloud
  • Commonly used cloud applications by general public
  • Commonly used cloud applications by businesses
  • Common sense cloud security

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 is a fellow of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), and Ex-President of the SCS-QA Chapter.

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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