American University of Sharjah

HP Institute

HP Institute

The Introduction to HP Cloud Computing course will allow students to learn how to:

  • acquire the knowledge and experience required to design a basic application hosting and data storage solution that meets customer requirements
  • explain and recognize industry-standard server and storage technologies
  • understand and implement hosted, co-located and cloud solutions
  • understand data center computer, network and storage components
  • explore various industry-standard virtualization technologies
  • design and implement a virtualized environment using VMware products: ESXi, VShpere, Workstation


  • Desktop PCs Inside and Out
  • Storage/Peripheral Devices
  • Networking Basics
  • Windows and Open Source Operating Systems
  • Network/Hardware Fundamentals
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Switches and Routers
  • Wireless Networking
  • Data Centers Basics
  • Inside a Server
  • Solution Stacks
  • Storage Technologies
  • Blade System Architecture and Implementation
  • Server Virtualization
  • VMware ESXi and VSphere Client
  • Virtual Machines
  • Bursting to the Cloud
  • File Sharing and Messaging/Communications Solutions
  • Designing and Implementing an Application Hosting Solution
  • Designing and Implementing an Online Presence
  • Designing and Implementing a Disaster Recovery Solution