IIT Patna has offered a free online course on cloud computing that can be taken by those interested on the NPTEL platform
IIT Patna has offered a free online course called Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems that can be completed in 8 weeks. The course is meant for students with knowledge on data structures and algorithms. The NPTEL website says that upon completing the course, students will have intimate knowledge about the internals of cloud computing and how the distributed systems concepts work inside clouds.
The course will be conducted by Dr. Rajiv Misra who is currently working at the Department of computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. He obtained his PhD degree from IIT Kharagpur, MTech degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and Bachelor’s of engineering degree in computer science from MNIT Allahabad. Prior to this, the professor has also mentored online courses on cloud computing, advanced graph theory and distributed systems in the platform of NPTEL.
What the IIT Patna Free Online Course on Cloud Computing Will Cover?
The course basically provides an in-depth understanding of distributed computing “concepts”, distributed algorithms, and the techniques, that underlie today’s cloud computing technologies. Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:
- Introduction to clouds, virtualization and virtual machine.
- Network virtualization and geo-distributed clouds.
- Leader election in cloud, distributed systems and industry systems.
- Classical distributed algorithms and the industry systems.
- Consensus, Paxos and recovery in clouds.
- Cloud storage: Key-value stores or NoSQL.
- P2P systems and their use in industry systems.
- Cloud applications: MapReduce, Spark and Apache Kafka.
Important Details of the IIT Patna Free Online Course on Cloud Computing
The course will be conducted from 24 January to 22 March 2022, and the last date to enrol for the course is 31 January 2022. The course carries two credit points, and those who wish to obtain certificates will have to pay Rs 1000 and taken an examination on 23 April 2022. Those who wish to take the course are advised to go through the official website for further information.