Introduction to the Apprenda Cloud Platform

Overview

This introductory course provides a conceptual and architectural overview of the Apprenda Cloud Platform. The course also introduces attendees to basic Developer (application creation and management) and Platform Operator (platform regulation and management) workflows.

Audience Developers, Platform Operators, IT Professionals, any individual looking for a solid introduction to the Apprenda Cloud Platform
Delivery Method Instructor led (classroom or on-site for up to 20 attendees)
Length 1 day 
Language English
Prerequisites None
Required Materials Laptop with an internet connection (for participation in lab activities)

Objectives

Attendees who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Speak intelligently about the Apprenda Cloud Platform's features, benefits, and basic use cases
  • Navigate the various documentation and self-guided training options available for Apprenda solutions
  • Describe the infrastructure and services involved in the Platform's architecture
  • Understand basic Platform Operator workflows and configuration options
  • Execute basic Developer workflows on the Platform

Description

Although our instructor-led courses may be customized to specific training needs, this course typically consists of the following:

Module 1: Apprenda Cloud Platform Basics

Typical Lesson Plan:

  • What is the Apprenda Cloud Platform?
  • Cloud Platform Features & Benefits
  • Use Cases (What problems can the Apprenda Cloud Platform solve?)
  • Available Cloud Platform Resources

Module 2: Platform Architecture and Portal Overview

Typical Lesson Plan:

  • Platform Architecture: Infrastructure
  • Platform Architecture: Services
  • Overview of Platform Portals

Module 3: Introduction to the System Operations Center (SOC)

The System Operations Center, or SOC, is the infrastructure, configuration, and policy management portal for the Apprenda Cloud Platform. This module provides a basic overview of the SOC that is complemented by a brief demo.

Typical Lesson Plan:

  • Overview of the SOC
  • Resource Policies
  • Custom Properties and Application Deployment Policies
  • System Events and Troubleshooting
  • Platform Registry Setting Overview

Instructor-led Demonstration: Basic Platform Operator Workflows in the SOC

Module 4: Introduction to the Developer Portal

The Developer Portal optimizes basic application deployment and management workflows. This module's lessons are complemented by an application deployment lab.

Typical Lesson Plan:

  • Overview of Developer workflows and supported application types
  • Application archive structure/packaging
  • Application lifecycle
  • Application configuration overview
  • Application creation and deployment
  • Workload scaling
  • Monitoring

Lab: Configuring and Deploying an Application on the Apprenda Cloud Platform

Required Materials

Attendees who wish to participate in the lab sections of this course should bring a laptop with internet access; the instructor will provide access to an Apprenda Cloud Platform training environment. As determined by available resources, attendees may be asked to work in pairs or groups for portions of this course.