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Cloud Architecture and Platforms (CIS 591) is a Course

Cloud Architecture and Platforms (CIS 591)

Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2022

$3,000 Enroll

Full course description


September 26, 2022


5 1/2 Weeks






Cloud Architecture and Platforms:

Explores the architecture and platforms of cloud computing through an overview of cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture, and support. Introduces the building of IT infrastructure on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services. Outlines design principles to think about architecting optimal IT solutions on a cloud platform

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and explain key terms and concepts related to business process management
  • Identify and explain the key features and capabilities of a process-oriented organization
  • Categorize business processes in accordance with multiple taxonomies
  • Explain the business process ecosystem, including value chains and human factors
  • Identify and explain the key features and capabilities of a process-oriented organization
  • Build business process models for the current as-is and future to-be states of a real-world organization
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative assessment criteria to a current state business process model
  • Justify process change decisions according to both qualitative and quantitative criteria
  • Describe unique aspects of and best practices for collaborative business processes
  • Apply technological advances, including robotic process automation, to business processes

Financial Aid

Unfortunately, federal financial aid is not available for certificate or professional development programs.


Meet the instructors

Daniel Mazzola, Clinical Associate Professor

Dan is a Clinical Associate Professor with the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. Dan Mazzola serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Information Systems at the W. P. Carey School of Business. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in technical topics of web, programming, systems, database and business areas in analytics and decision making. He also mentors applied projects with industry partners for master’s programs. His research interests are in the Strategic Value of Information Technology and career paths for IT Professionals. He has been awarded a number of grants focused upon augmenting technology in the classroom. Prior to his full-time appointment at ASU, Professor Mazzola spent more than 20 years as a technology evangelist, sales engineer, and systems architect at companies such at Sun Microsystems and Datalink. He is also involved in the community. He serves as a board member for SIM, is an Emeritus Board member of the Arizona Technology Council, volunteers for FIRST Robotics, Boy Scouts, and is a founder of the Phoenix Java User's Group, and the Arizona System Administration Guild.

Jason Nichols, Clinical Associate Professor

Jason Nichols is a Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Department Chair, and Departmental Teaching Lead for the Department of Information Systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has developed curriculum for highly evaluated and successful courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, spanning the fields of information systems and business data analytics. He has contributed to numerous grant-funded initiatives, in partnership with organizations including the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Department of Labor. Through his work on these initiatives, and his affiliations with centers of excellences such as CAPS Research, he has extensive experience developing, hosting, and delivering executive workshops and trainings for many fortune 500 firms.