Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cloud Computing for Managers 1

Cloud Computing for Managers 1 (CET201)

Applications Open: 25 June 2024

Applications Close: 13 November 2024

Next Available Intake: 27 November 2024

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 1 day

Fees: $650

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: SUSS Academy

Dates: 08 April, 08 July, 27 November 2024
Level: Intermediate
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cloud computing can be difficult to grasp, especially if you have been tasked to take charge of implementing cloud computing in your organization. This course helps you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of moving your business applications and data to the cloud environment, and learn about the technological risks involved in cloud computing, so that you can get the most out of your business technology. This course also covers cloud standards and maturity models that offer guidelines to help your organization develop an effective strategy for your cloud adoption journey.

There will be a live demonstration on how to use Oracle VM VirtualBox, a cross-platform virtualization application, to deploy to the cloud.


  • Advantages of moving to the cloud
  • Disadvantages of moving to the cloud
  • Technology related risks for cloud services
  • General business risks of moving to the cloud
  • Request for cloud services (RFQ)
  • Security issues in the cloud
  • PCI DSS (Virtualization Guidelines)
  • PCI DSS Recommendations
  • Microsoft, Cloud maturity model
  • Forrester maturity model
  • Legal implications of moving to the cloud
  • Overview of CSA model domains

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.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

Course Fee for $650

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. 

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice.

For clarification, please contact the SUSS Academy via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
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