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Introduction to Mobile and Cloud Computing - Revised

Operating Systems
Free Course
Cloud computing was conceived of by Joseph Licklider in the early 1960s, and has been growing ever since. This course will teach you everything you need to know about cloud computing and the essential types of mobile technology that enable it and depend on it. By the end of the course, you will understand IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, online computing infrastructure in both hardware and software applications, and Internet and remote central servers.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first explore mobile communication, including different devices such as phones, smartphones, phablets, and tablets. The course will also discuss the impact of wireless communication on mobile communication. Did you know that the world's first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when Motorola's senior engineer Martin Cooper called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone? Not a bad way to rattle the competition.

Next, you will learn about Android, one of the most important mobile operating systems today. You will also learn about the functions and features of 4G Mobile Wireless WiMAX. Then, you will look closely at cloud computing and the services which it allows. Gmail, Yahoo mail, Facebook, and Hotmail are some of the most basic and widely used examples of cloud computing. You will learn more about them as you progress through the course.

Once you have completed this free online Introduction to Mobile and Cloud Computing course, you will have gained a much better insight into the development of mobile and cloud technology. The course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about mobile and cloud technology as well as for those looking to increase their knowledge of how software works and interacts with hardware. So, have a look at the course and dive into the world of mobile and cloud computing today!

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the features available in smartphones, phablets, and tablets
  • Discuss the fundamentals of the Android application system
  • Explain the types of wireless connection
  • Discuss how a wireless connection works
  • Explain the functions and features of WiMAX
  • Explain the fundamentals of cloud computing
  • Discuss the services which cloud computing provides
  • List different cloud service providers

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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