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BUS112 – Business Intelligence and the Cloud

Course and test $125
Additional Hard Copy Test $ 30
Additional Online Test $ 30


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CPE Credit Hours: 10

Field of Study:  Business Management and Organization

Cloud computing is widely discussed—and hyped—by vendors, the media, and many technology enthusiasts. Business Intelligence and the Cloud delves into the convergence of the most important trends in technology. You will gain a more thorough understanding of cloud capabilities as they relate to Business Intelligence should use this course as a guide to thinking about BI and the cloud in the proper context— the IT value proposition.

Divided into three sections, the book begins with an overview of cloud computing and how this new method for providing IT services is transforming the enterprise technology landscape.

This course then addresses key elements related to cloud adoption and cloud economics and wraps up with an in-depth look at conducting business intelligence in the cloud.

Topics are explored in such a way that practitioners can develop strategies to deal with the effects of cloud-based solutions on their organization’s BI infrastructure, all while focusing on the value that such solutions can bring to the organization. Specifics discussed in the book include:

  • The history and rise of cloud computing, touching on topics such as networking, bandwidth, service-oriented architecture, and virtualization
  • Cloud characteristics and service models, including a concise, updated definition of this ubiquitous but poorly understood term
  • Cloud deployment models and examples of public, private, hybrid, and community clouds
  • Total cost of ownership and determination of operating expenses versus capital expenses
  • The regulatory impact of cloud computing and determining organizational readiness for cloud adoption
  • Service level agreements as they pertain to cloud computing
  • The interaction between business intelligence and cloud computing
  • The effects of Big Data on business intelligence in the cloud
  • A discussion of mobile computing and how it intersects with cloud computing, Big Data, and BI


This is a self-study CPE course.
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None required
Minimum final examination passing grade: 70%
Maximum time allowed to complete the program: One year from date of purchase.

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