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Internet and cloud technology demystified


Looking for data, searching information, using apps, ..., where is all this stuff coming from, or going to? Finding one's way on the internet (or in the cloud?) as a client or a provider becomes more complex every day. This course gives an overview of the terminology and techniques used to get and put information on the internet.

At the end of this course the participant is able:

  • to find business cases for using the internet as a client and/or provider;
  • distinguish between basic infrastructure and added application environments;
  • to identify the different techniques for developing applications in order to offer corporate data to the net;
  • to understand the communication protocols for exchanging information;
  • to recognise data in a structured or non-structured way, small or big data, permanent or temporary;
  • to cope with security and privacy issues and to be aware of governance aspects

Main topics

  • Business cases for using the internet
  • mobile applications
  • social networking
  • data analysis
  • Infrastructure:
  • client - browser • mobile • Internet Of Things (IoT)
  • server - application servers • mail servers • virtual machines • containers
  • communications - URL • TCP/IP • protocols • DNS • data format • XML • ...
  • virtualisation - cloud • xaaS (PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, MaaS, ...)
  • what about security: firewall • authentication • authorization
  • Applications and techniques:
  • client side: browser • HTML • JavaScript • ActiveX • cookies • CSS • AJAX
  • server side: .Net • Java • Scala • PHP •Drupal • NodeJS • SharePoint • ...
  • web services: SOAP • RESTful • micro-services • API
  • tools for development • frameworks and libraries
  • analytics
  • Data bases:
  • RDBMS vs NoSQL databases
  • big data
  • Other aspects:
  • governance:
  • agile • DevOps • services • API
  • deployment
  • security

Intended for

Everyone who wants to get an insight in the internet and cloud related terminology and techniques.


Knowledge of basic internet concepts. You can test yourself to evaluate your knowledge of the basic internet infrastructure by filling in the self-test (PDF file - 41 KB).

Training method

Theory with demonstrations and cases.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, Gie Indesteege, Ludo Van den dries.


1 day.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
22 Aug1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
02 Oct1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
10 Nov1?Leuven  (BE)500 EUR  (excl. VAT) 

Global score

4.1/5 (based on 82 evaluations)


Te algemene cursus, te high level. Het gedeelte TCP/IP stukhoort niet thuis in deze cursus.Het is evt een idee de cursus e delen in een internet concept basic cursus en een advanced topics cursus. (, )
Interessante items die nog van pas komen. (, )
Introductie aan de lange kant, maar goed stuk ivm worldwideweb en web services. Te high level op sommige momenten. (, )
Goed, al was de inhoud niet volledig van toepassing voor mijn functie. (, )
Lange inleiding over "het internet" wel een goed overzicht van de actuele web standaarden (, )
Algemeen goede ervaring van deze cursus, sommige delen iets minder van toepassing voor mij. (, )