It is becoming increasingly cloudy. But wait, we are not only talking about the approaching autumn weather but that more and more companies are choosing to move from on-premise to the cloud. But what drives a business to the cloud, what are business drivers in cloud computing. What is a cloud adoption framework and how much does it cost to move to cloud? Fortunately, moving your business to the cloud does not have to be expensive or overwhelming.

What drives a business to the cloud? Businesses are having to adopt digital transformation if they want to stay afloat and important business drivers for cloud computing include being able to compete with rival companies in terms of performance and speed. However, these are not the only business drivers for cloud computing.

Companies also see many other benefits of cloud environments: Organizations can quickly change their operations with small upfront investments and limited procurement requirements; services can be more easily digitized and thus improve the way employees carry out their work; IT staff can deliver and work more efficiently, and the list of business drivers for cloud computing goes on.


Cloud computing is a term that is used for on-demand delivery of hosted services and resources such as data storage, software, computing power, etc. over the internet. It is the most valuable innovation of the 21st century. Cloud provides an efficient and sustainable way of doing business in comparison to traditional IT solutions. Businesses can choose specific cloud models and deployment strategies based on their needs. Cloud computing is not only beneficial for business, but it also enables individual users to use several resources such as storage on cloud, software, platform and infrastructure that can be used on cloud instead of running it on a local machine. This diploma has been designed to equip non-STEM professionals with knowledge and competencies of cloud computing in order that they gain practical and comprehensive knowledge of cloud computing for business. It consists of a combination of onsite classes and lives interactive discussions and lab work to enable the learner to gain practical skills and knowledge to enhance business operations.

Programme Aims and Objectives

Aims of the Diploma in Cloud Computing
There are many reasons to do a diploma. The main aim of this programme is to develop practical and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cloud technologies and identify their effective use in business


  • Gain knowledge of cloud computing, main cloud characteristics, and the advantages and disadvantages of cloud technologies in business.
  • Articulate the technical benefits of cloud computing services.
  • Explore the cloud platforms, cloud models, their functions and capabilities, and cloud strategy.
  • Identify the security risks in cloud computing and evaluate the implications of GDPR.

For Whom •Non-technical students and professionals who want to develop an understanding of Cloud Computing and facilitate engagement with their technical colleagues or their stakeholders. •Professionals who wish to add an additional qualifications to their CV. •Students who wish to add additional information technology-related courses in their portfolio •Students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies

Mode of Study

100% Online (Live classes) via Zoom and Microsoft Team

Medium of Instruction

English with Sinhala and Tamil explanation


Assignments are given by the instructors at the end of each module


2 months (30 Hours)


Basic knowledge of English and an electronic device with internet (Smartphone or Computer) to launch Zoom and Microsoft Teams


Module 1 

Basics of cloud computing

This module introduces you the cloud computing, its uses, application, and types. 

Module 2

Drivers of cloud solution

Understanding why you’re adopting cloud solutions in the first place is a crucial step to achieving your desired results. You will be learning the key drivers of cloud solutions for a business organization.

Module 3

Handling Cloud Security

Cloud security refers to the technologies, policies, controls, and services that protect cloud data, applications, and infrastructure from threats.

Module 4

Business Demands

This module describes the reasons businesses demand cloud computing.

Module 5

Deployment of Software solution

Deployment is the process of making software available and ready for use. In a Cloud, context deployment is basically where the software is made available. In this module, you will be learning the deployment methods.

Module  6

Exploring platform-as-a-service (Paas)

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model in which cloud vendors provide developers with a platform for building app. You will be studying the platforms and applications.

Module 7

Evaluating the architecture

You will be studying about the cloud computing architecture, types and characteristics.

Module 8

ERP introduction and Cloud application

In this module, you will be introduced to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the commercial EPR products and the application of cloud computing for ERP.

Module 9

Business Intelligence

Cloud computing and business intelligence are an ideal match. Business intelligence is about delivering the right information to the right people at the right time, and cloud computing provides a lightweight, agile way to access BI applications. You will be learning how business intelligence and cloud computing are related.