This course will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of cloud architecture, properties, management services, and security challenges, as well as security risks associated with different Clouds’ deployment models, and perform secure cloud management and data protection.

At a glance

Course structure

Lectures (50%), practical sessions (30%), group sessions (20%)

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of cloud concepts and key technologies 

• Identify different types of cloud service and platforms, and master cloud manufacturing architectures and principles

• Identify the security and safety issues in cloud

• Perform secure management for different types of cloud

• Employ big data storage, retrieval and analysis software to solve problems.

Core content

The content of this course includes:

  • Cloud concepts and technologies including virtualisation, load balance, scalability and elastically, deployment and monitoring
  • Cloud manufacturing including its architecture, service, and platforms
  • Secure management of cloud infrastructure
  • Big data including storage, retrieval and analysis
  • Security challenges related to data provenance including fault detection and isolation in cloud, insider threats analysis and mitigation in cloud, data privacy and data protection.

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Who should attend

For professionals who wish to learn more about Cloud technologies and their impact on manufacturing processes and the opportunities such innovations in distributed computing can bring when used securely. 


Dr Yifan Zhao

Dr Chris Turner

Dr Hongmei He

Dr Sam Court

External: Dr Nikos Tapoglou


20% discount for Cranfield Alumni. 
10% discount when registering 3 or more delegates, from the same organisation at the same time.  

Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme. Please ask about our discount scheme at time of booking.

Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel. 

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.