PROG2005 - Cloud Technologies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and written examination
Grade: Letters

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

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:

- Basic use of Unix/Linux systems (e.g., shell, file system)

- Architectural Types and Principles (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

- Cloud Technologies (Processing, Storage, Network, Virtualisation)

- Cloud Security

- Cloud Operations Basics

- Business models, Pricing models, Service-level agreements

- Cloud Applications (Big Data, ML)

- Web API Standards (e.g., REST)

Learning outcome

At the end of the course students shall possess specialized knowledge and skills: Knowledge -Understand Fundamentals of Networking -Understand Cloud Operations, Requirements and Challenges -Differentiate SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS with respect to functionality and design choice -Understand the social and legal impacts of cloud computing -Be familiar with service portfolio offered by typical public cloud providers (e.g., Amazon, Google, Microsoft) -Be familiar with relevant API standards (e.g., REST) and standardisation bodies -Be familiar with relevant data transmission formats (e.g., JSON) Skills -Be able to discuss cloud technologies and concepts related to SaaS, PaaS, IaaS -Be able to design RESTful service APIs -Be able to conceptualise cloud-based solutions for a given problem domain -Be able to evaluate selected security aspects of a software solution -Be able to program against various third-party APIs -Be able to deploy and operate developed cloud service General competence -Have improved programming abilities -Be able to discuss solutions with network and cloud computing administrators -Be able to reflect on social, ethical and security concerns

Learning methods and activities

-Lectures -Web-based learning (e.g., videos) -Assignments -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 examination: -Exams can be repeated with the next iteration of the course. -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:
Computer Science (BIDATA)
Programming (BPROG)

Required previous knowledge

Fundamental Programming or equivalent

Course materials

Publications and relevant teaching materials are available on the Project Management, 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 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Information Technology and Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 60/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 40/100 E INSPERA
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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