IBM Cloud Essentials


This course introduces you to the IBM Cloud. You will learn about the many offerings and services on IBM Cloud that make it the most open and secure public cloud for developers and enterprises.

The course begins with an introduction to the IBM Cloud platform which covers topics such as data center locations and configuring identity and access management. You will discover the various Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options available on IBM Cloud. Next, you will learn about the deployment options on IBM Cloud; this includes topics such as Containers, Kubernetes, and OpenShift. You will also become familiar with IBM Cloud services such as Databases, Artificial Intelligence and Watson, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and many others.
In addition to videos, you will also see demos of various IBM Cloud features and services in action, as well as perform hands-on labs to gain practical experience with IBM Cloud at no charge.
This course is of interest to anyone who wants to be a cloud practitioner and use Cloud skills as developers, architects, system engineers, network specialists, and many other roles. The material also serves the needs of those who perform the tasks of advising, building, moving, and managing cloud solutions. This course is also suitable for learners who want to prepare for IBM Cloud Foundations Certification.

What you will learn

Introduction to IBM Cloud

In this module, we’ll perform a high-level overview of the IBM Cloud. We’ll cover everything IBM Cloud, from where our data centers are located, to the types of services we have available, and how to check out your monthly bill.


In this module, we’ll cover the various Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings that IBM Cloud has to offer. We’ll cover everything IaaS related, from servers to storage, to networking, and more.

Deploying Applications

A common option for running workloads on a cloud is to move up a level from accessing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, where the cloud provider delivers a managed platform to host your workloads. Unlike the IaaS offerings, with PaaS, you don’t worry about the underlying hardware, networking, storage, or operating system level issues. You concentrate on the application functionality and leave all the lower-level issues to the cloud provider to manage.

Services on IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud offers over 200 services in its catalog. In this module, we’ll cover eight of the most popular collection of services IBM Cloud has to offer. We’ll start with necessities like databases and move on to emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. Read the description of each service below or go ahead and start the module if you’re already familiar with these technologies.

What’s included