COMP 7018 Advanced Cloud Computing

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301363

Coordinator Rodrigo Neves Calheiros Opens in new window

Description This unit offers the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy "Academy Cloud Architecting" (ACA) curriculum and provides deeper understanding of advanced cloud computing services and how to architect cloud solutions. Students will learn advanced cloud computing concepts including notification and messaging, serverless computing, API gateways, NoSQL databases, and content delivery networks. The unit also explores strategies to enable high scalability, reliability, cost-efficiency, performance, and operational excellence in a cloud-based system. All these aspects are explored in practice with AWS services. Upon completion of this unit, students will be prepared for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Check your HECS Band contribution amount via the Fees page.

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMP 7004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Assess different design patterns for web-scale storage and recommend the most appropriate pattern for a specific problem.
  2. Analyse common design patterns and architectures for loosely coupled cloud computing systems and recommend the most appropriate pattern for a specific problem.
  3. Evaluate strategies to enable high scalability, reliability, cost-efficiency, performance, and operational excellence in a cloud-based system.
  4. Examine concepts of security and infrastructure automation in a cloud-based system.
  5. Design and deploy scalable, reliable, and efficient systems that utilise advanced cloud services.

Subject Content

1.Design patterns for loosely coupled cloud computing systems: microservices and serverless architectures
2.Design patterns for web-scale storage: content delivery networks, object storage, and relational and no-relational databases
3.Advanced cloud services: API gateways, stream processing, and serverless computing
4.Queueing and notification systems
5.Advanced cloud security
6.Reliability in clouds
7.Cost and performance efficiency in cloud computing
8.Infrastructure automation
9.Common cloud design patterns and cloud architectures

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
First project 5 pages 20 N Individual
Final project 10 pages 30 N Individual
13 x online Quizzes 5-10 minutes (each) 0 N Individual
10 x Practical labs 120 minutes (each) 20 N Individual
Final Exam 1 hour 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Rodrigo Neves Calheiros Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

View timetable Opens in new window