SMU-Alibaba Series: Essentials of Cloud Computing

Programme Code: CRS-N-0048858


Cloud computing is becoming more and more important for businesses. The cloud, and the flexibility it provides is fast becoming a necessity for innovative and daring organisations.

Compared with traditional, pre-cloud conditions, cloud computing has conveyed efficiency that empower organisations to diminish capital expenses and increment business adaptability. For businesses, cloud computing offers a very cost effective solution and it is perfect for smaller businesses without the resources or money to invest in secure systems in-house. However, it also offers many other benefits. Come join this course to find out how cloud computing can benefit your organisation or business. 

This module is part of SMU-Alibaba Series.

    Next Course Starts On13 Jun 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
    Fee SGD2140.00* (as low as SGD242.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

    2 days



    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the 2-day course, participants will be able to:

    • Gain an understanding of cloud computing service models, deployment models, architecture with cloud service providers and the business aspects of adapting cloud into organisation
    • Understand the various reasons behind cloud application deployment considerations, cloud economics and ROI with case studies
    • Acquire knowledge on virtualisation, identity management, cloud testing, cloud monitoring and management
    • Understand cloud security and privacy issues
    • Learn how to use a cloud platform and cloud services to build an enterprise application

    Who Should Attend

    Working professionals looking to deploy cloud solutions in their organisations or businesses.


    Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises and presentation. 

    Fees and Funding

    SkillsFuture Series

    Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
    Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
    Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

    Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
    Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

    Absentee Payroll
    Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

    Full Fee: S$2,140 per participant (including GST).
    Nett fees payable per participant after SSG Funding:

    • S$642 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$242 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


    Start Date(s)
    Intake Information
    intake 113 - 14 June 2019 (Open for Registration)

    Speaker/Trainer Bio

    Gavin Liu is Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud, helping customers design their infrastructure architecture in cloud and build their applications with elastic, secure components in cloud platform.

    Gavin joined Alibaba Cloud with more than 10 years of experience in a variety of IT fields such as Server Load Balancing, Disaster Recovery Data Center design, Cloud Computing, Networking, Storage and Security, covering roles from global technical support, hands-on implementation to presales consultation and architecture design.


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