IDG2001 - Cloud Technologies


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Written exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 40/100 3 hours E
Portfolio assessment 60/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

The field of cloud computing and cloud technologies is dynamic. It changes rapidly. There are some fundamental concepts that stay relatively unchanged, and there is an innovation in tools and technologies that often change. Due to those characteristics, the course lectures are subject to change, based on contemporary market adjustments. The current coverage includes, but is not limited to:
-networking in general, networking stack (OSI)
-virtualization technologies
-basic use of Unix/Linux systems (, Bash, NFS, SSH)
-cloud and networking architectures
-Principles of Cloud Technologies (e.g. Infrastructure, Scaling)
-SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
-Economics Cloud Systems (Business models, Pricing models)
-cloud-based web APIs

Learning outcome

At the end of the course students shall possess specialized knowledge and skills:

-Understand fundamentals of networking
-Understand of data centers operations, requirements and challenges
-Possess thorough knowledge of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
-Understand the social and legal impacts of cloud computing
-Familiar with current cloud solutions offered by Amazon, Google, Microsoft and/or other vendors
-Familiar with REST concepts
-Familiar with a range of cloud computing APIs

-Be able to discuss cloud technologies and concepts related to SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
-Be able to design RESTful service API
-Be able to evaluate various cloud-based solutions based on specific characteristics
-Be able to discuss security risks related to cloud technologies
-Be able to interact programmatically with third-party APIs

General competence
-Have improved programming abilities
-Be able to discuss solutions with cloud programmers

Learning methods and activities

-Web-based learning
-Project work

Various cloud-related topics are presented and discussed in this course, based on the evolution of the contemporary developments in cloud technologies.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit examiniation:
-Re-sit examination in August for the written exam.
-No re-sit examination for the internal portfolio work. Internal portfolio work must be taken the next time the course is run.

Forms of assessment:
-Practical internal portfolio, internally assessed (counts for 60%)
-Written electronic 3-hours exam (counts for 40%)
-Both parts must be passed to pass the course.

The grades for each of the two parts are valid the following academic year.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Web Development (BWU)

Required previous knowledge

Fundamental Programming or equivalent

Course materials

Publications and relevant teaching materials are available on the Wiki, and GIT repos for the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Written exam

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 40/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 60/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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