Cloud Services in a Month: Applying the Book

The ultimate guide to building, implementing, and running a cloud service offering

Description

Based on the book Cloud Services in a Month, this course will give you the information, forms, processes, and motivation to move full force into providing Cloud Services. Much of the focus is on designing and developing a package of services you can sell to every single client.

As Karl describes it: The core technologies that every client needs.

Tuition for this course include the ebook version of the newly release Cloud Services in a Month! That includes all the downloads from the book as well.

You will learn:

  • Everyone’s a Cloud Service Provider
  • Tip Toe into the Clouds?
  • The Latest Tools and Options
  • Cloud Computing in the Small Business Space
  • Right Sizing Your Offering
  • What is the Cloud?
  • Assessing Client Networks
  • Money-Making Homework – Network Assessments
  • Create a Cloud Service Offering
  • Sneak Peek: The Cloud Service Five-Pack
  • The Absolute Basics
  • Plan Changes and Updates
  • Transactions, Customers, and Client
  • Price Strategies
  • Managed Services and Cloud Services
  • Building a Bundle that Works
  • Break/Fix and Hybrid Models
  • Create A Three-Tiered Pricing Structure
  • Migrating to the Cloud
  • One Service at a Time
  • Managed Service Tools and the Cloud
  • Storage Migration
  • Email Migration
  • Microsoft Office
  • Money-Making Homework – Migration Plans
  • Backups, DR, and Continuity
  • Basic Backups
  • BDRs
  • Business Continuity
  • Running Your New CSP Business
  • The Right Tools for the Job
  • Your Standard Offerings (Your Catalog of Services)
  • Staff Requirements for Cloud Services
  • Client Onboarding

PLUS lots more. This class is filled with great advice and tips on running your I.T. company and moving into the world of recurring revenue with cloud services.

Additional information

Elective Pathway

Management, Sales/Marketing, Service Manager, Technician

Topic

Automation, Cloud Services, Entrepreneurship, Managed Services, Management, Sales, Selling an MSP, Service Agreements, SOPs, Tools (PSA, RMM, etc.)

Create a great cloud offering

Create a money-making network assessment offering

Pricing strategies for the 2020’s

Design an excellent migration process

Managing cloud clients successfully

Karl W. Palachuk

Series Organizer & Principal Instructor

Karl W. Palachuk has built and sold two managed service businesses in Sacramento, CA. He is the founder and president of the Sacramento SMB IT Professionals Group, and author of many books, including The Network Documentation Workbook and Managed Services in a Month.

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Specialist Certification Pathways

Meets Elective requirement:

This class is currently offered on-demand and is scheduled to be taught live starting Nov 17, 2022.
If you enroll in an on-demand course, you can attend future live classes at no extra charge.

Course Outline

Module 1 Class Introduction
Unit 1 Introduction  - Preview
Unit 2 Live Class Information
Module 2 Class Content
Unit 1 Setting the Stage for Cloud Services in Small Business
Unit 2 Introducing the Cloud Five-Pack Formula
Unit 3 Implementation, Sales, and Variations
Unit 4 Cloud Migration Strategies and Procedures
Unit 5 Maintaining, Evolving, and Integrating Cloud Services Over Time

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