Cloud Analyst Program

Why the certification is relevant

Cloud Analysts are responsible for the planning and engineering of an organisation’s cloud computing applications and services. Cloud Analysts implements and designs hardware and software that runs entirely in the cloud. Being a Cloud Analyst, you also monitor the performance of systems. Additionally, Cloud Analysts are familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of cloud technology, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

The Cloud Analyst Program including Individual Performance Coaching is offered as a 5 days training program and is designed and certified by the Global University Alliance.

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Focus of the Cloud Analyst

Developed by LEADing Practice in partnership with the Global University Alliance and industrial leaders in the market, the Cloud Analyst Program covers business, systems and technology analysis. It also covers an analytical and modelling framework for integrating IT, technology platforms and infrastructure with strategy, innovation, value, requirements and complexity management for projects and initiatives driven in the cloud.

The Cloud Analyst certificate is awarded through an in-depth education programme combined with a personal project that becomes the foundation upon which to apply standards and receive Individual Performance Coaching.

Individual Performance Coaching

It is only through coaching and building on the participant’s existing knowledge that capabilities are gained and applied.

Individual Performance Coaching is an integrated element of the Cloud Analyst education and training program to ensure that the frameworks, methods, approaches, and modelling principles are customized, adopted and applied in a real-world project setting with a personalized action plan.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will become a certified Cloud Analyst.

The individual registration fee of €9,800 Euro (excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials and conference facilities. Travel and accommodations is not included.

Important to note is that the Cloud Analyst Program requires input from interested parties as the program is tailored to each individual, team or organization and is customized with planned dates and location.

The program includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training
  • Individual Performance Coaching
  • 1 Cloud Analyst Certificate

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.

Who Should Attend

The Cloud Analyst program is designed for professionals with 3+ years of business and/or IT experience:

  • Analysts: Process Analyst, Service Analyst, Information Analyst, System Analyst. Application Analyst, Data Analyst and Technology Analyst.
  • Managers: Business Manager, Project Manager, Product Manager, Process Manager, Service Manager, IT Manager and Technology Manager.
  • Specialists: Process Specialist, Method Specialist (TOGAF, Zachman, MoFA practitioner), Quality/Production/Manufacturing Specialist, Information Specialist, Software Specialist, Technology Specialist and Enterprise Engineer.
  • Consultants: Business Consultant, Process Consultant, IT Consultant and Transformation Consultant.
  • Architects: Business Architect, Process Architect, Service Architect, Information Architect and Technology Architect.

Enterprise Standards Used

The following standards are the typical sets of standards that a Cloud Analyst uses:

OMG (Software Standards):

  • BPMN – Business Process Modelling Notations
  • CMMN – Case Management Modelling Notations
  • DMN – Decision Modelling Notations

LEADing Practice (Enterprise Standards):

  • Cloud Strategy
  • Cloud Roadmap
  • Cloud Orchestration
  • Cloud Categorisation & Classification
  • Cloud Modelling exercises in:
    • Single Cloud Site
    • Multi-Datacenter Cloud Setup
    • Scalable Multi-Tier Cloud Setup with Memcached
    • Hybrid Cloud


  • Open Group Business Architecture
  • ISO 42010 Systems & Software Engineering
  • Zachman Framework (Interrogatives)
  • ITIL 3 (IT delivery concept)
  • COBIT (Governance)

Learning Model

Theories Practitioners will learn

  • Identify business/IT cloud gaps/pain points

  • Understand business and IT cloud strategies

  • Identify business and IT cloud requirements

  • Identify business and IT cloud capabilities

  • Build business and IT cloud services that create value

What Practitioners will work with in Practice

  • Work with business and technology owners and stakeholders

  • Analyze the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Define the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Design the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Develop the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Govern and continuously improve the Business & IT Cloud Model

Modelling capabilities Practitioners will gain

  • Business & IT Cloud Stakeholders

  • Business & IT Cloud Requirements

  • Business & IT Cloud Capabilities

  • Business & IT Cloud Compliance & Rules

  • Business & IT Cloud Model