So What is cloud computing?


Delivery mode

3 Sessions over 1 week



Skill Level




The JCSE is offering a Free overview of cloud computing presented over 3 sessions in a 1 week period. Sessions run 14:00 to 16:30 Tuesday to Thursday each week.

Cloud computing is becoming the most widespread platform for modern software applications. This overview introduces anyone who is new to coding to some of concepts that are needed to develop cloud applications.

This course is sponsored by Accenture 

If you are keen to participate please complete the application (link below).

If you have not been contacted within a week of applying, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in computing who wants to understand more about Cloud computing and how it works. There is no formal requirement for prior knowledge but some experience in computing – coding or networking – would be useful as background


I'm Noel Tshuma - your lecturer for this course

I’m an experienced software developer who is passionate about developing solutions using the Microsoft Tech Stack. Over the past three years, I’ve been part of an agile dev team; developing and deploying solutions to the Azure cloud platform. I’m a graduate from the Faculty of Engineering, Wits University.

Learning Path

This session covers the evolution of computing hardware platforms from “on premise” to the Cloud

In this session we cover what it is about Cloud computing that makes it different from other types of computing platforms. What are the elements that constitute ‘The Cloud’.

In this session we introduce the different generic cloud services. These are IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service; PaaS – Platform as a Service; and, SaaS – Software as a Service.

Cloud services can be provided via a number of different models, namely public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud.  These models are discussed together with the pros and cons of each.

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