Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cloud Computing: Application and Solutions

Cloud Computing: Application and Solutions (CET250)

Applications Open: 10 November 2021

Applications Close: 18 December 2021

Next Available Intake: 08 January 2022

Course Types: Short Course

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1200

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Level: Basic
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Grange Road
Minimum number to run: 20 participants (To be updated by SUSS)

This course is brought to you by SUSS in partnership with FTA.



Cloud computing allows us to use IT services as conveniently as using utilities like water and electricity. Cloud computing delivers ready-to-use IT services over the Internet. The Internet with cloud technology today is the grid of web portals or apps where users can conveniently access services and data. As cloud computing services mature both commercially and technologically, it will be easier for companies as well as individuals to reap the benefits of cloud if they understand the fundamentals of what technologies the cloud is made up of.


  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • Introduction to computer virtualisation
  • Network basics for cloud computing
  • Storage virtualisation basics
  • Introduction to virtualisation features
  • Cloud computing trends and developments

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of cloud computing
  • Differentiate the differences between virtualisation and cloud computing
  • Explain possible security threats to common network and application protocols
  • Categorise information security threats

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental concepts in information security to protect information system
  • Analyse security risks and how to mitigate vulnerabilities


  • Quiz - 30%
  • Tutor Marked Assignment 1 (TMA1) - 30%
  • Tutor Marked Assignment 2 (TMA2) - 40%


This is a beginner course, no pre-requisites are required.

Trainer's Profile

Dr Lillian KohDr Lillian Koh
Dr Lilian Koh is the CEO of Fintech Academy & Director at Centre of Research and Innovation at NTUitive and Advisor, Singapore Digital Chamber of Commerce. After 17 years @ Ministry of Education and 17 years @ Nanyang Technological University, she became the CEO of Fintech Academy. Her other previous appointments were Faculty Associate at A*Star, Chair, Centre for Financial Literacy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Consultant to NHG, Pearson, Citigroup and World Bank.

Guest Speaker

Patrick LowPatrick Low
Patrick Low is currently the Principal Training Consultant at FinTech Academy and the Principal Architect at Huawei, and adjunct lecturer and trainer with Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS) and Huawei University. Bringing with him over 15 years of ICT experiences, he has established himself as a thought leader in the domain of Data Center and Cloud Computing technologies.

In his current role at Huawei, Patrick ensures that the business strategy, along with any relevant trends, is expressed in the enterprise's processes and systems. His responsibilities are to help Huawei's customers and partners identify and develop the right future ICT transformation solutions and ecosystem, to build a better connected world.

Before joining Huawei, Patrick worked with major IT Technology providers including IBM and HP specializing in data center and cloud computing. He has successful led several high-profile Cloud Data Center tender projects and CxO engagement activities in the region.

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans (aged below 40) and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1
(S'poreans aged 40 and above)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2
Full Course fee (A)$1200$1200$1200$1200
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($840)($840)($840)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$1200$360$360$360
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$84$25.20$25.20$25.20
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$1284$385.20$385.20$385.20
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($240)($240)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$1284$385.20$145.20$145.20

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 Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
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