IIT Patna Offers Free Online Cloud Computing Course


IIT Patna offered a free online course on cloud computing which can be taken by those interested on the NPTEL platform

IIT Patna offered a free online course called Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems which can be completed in 8 weeks. The course is intended for students with knowledge of data structures and algorithms. The NPTEL website states that by the end of the course, students will have an intimate knowledge of the internals of cloud computing and how the concepts of distributed systems work inside the clouds.

The course will be led by Dr Rajiv Misra who is currently working in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology in Patna, India. He received his PhD from IIT Kharagpur, his MTech Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and his BS in Computer Engineering from MNIT Allahabad. Prior to that, the professor also mentored online courses in cloud computing, advanced graph theory and distributed systems on the NPTEL platform.

What will IIT Patna’s free online cloud computing course cover?

The course essentially provides an in-depth understanding of the “concepts” of distributed computing, distributed algorithms and techniques that underpin today’s cloud computing technologies. Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • Introduction to clouds, virtualization and the virtual machine.
  • Network virtualization and geo-distributed clouds.
  • Election of leader in cloud, distributed systems and industrial systems.
  • Classical distributed algorithms and industrial systems.
  • Consensus, Paxos and recovery in the clouds.
  • Cloud storage: key value stores or NoSQL.
  • P2P systems and their use in industrial systems.
  • Cloud applications: MapReduce, Spark and Apache Kafka.

Important Details of the Free IIT Patna Online Cloud Computing Course

The course will run from January 24 to March 22, 2022, and the last registration date for the course is January 31, 2022. The course has two credit points, and those who wish to obtain certificates will need to pay Rs 1000 and take an exam. April 23, 2022. Those wishing to take the course are encouraged to check the official website for more information.

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