CMIT 336 Week 5 Discussion

Select one of the following discussions: 

Discussion 1:  

This week, you covered Azure identity management, policy, and compliance. Think about how seriously Microsoft takes these matters, including meeting the federal government FedRAMP requirements.  

As a user of cloud services, why would Azure FedRAMP certification matter to you? Explain the differences between high and moderate FedRAMP ratings. 

Discussion 2: 

Terraform is an open-source tool that Microsoft uses for building and managing Azure cloud infrastructure. Explain different scenarios where you would need to use Terraform in an Azure environment. 

CMIT 336 Week 6 Discussion

Cost management is a critical tool in the Azure portal that budget officers rely on to manage their billings. Budget officers or system managers can configure alerts and conditions for various reasons. 

Assume the role of an Azure budget officer who is managing four accounts. Your supervisor asks what tool will be used to manage different billing accounts. What would you tell your supervisor? Discuss with your classmates the various tools that can be used to manage Azure budgets and billing accounts.  


CMIT 336 Project 2: Cloud Cost Analysis

The analysis is for your client, a federal government agency, as part of its Microsoft Azure cloud pilot. The Cloud Cost Analysis is the second of a two-part assignment for your client’s CIO. Using the Azure Pricing Calculator, you will calculate the annual cost to establish a cloud system. 

The Cloud Cost Analysis will include three deliverables: 

Deliverable 1 will include a share link to calculations displaying the steps you took to calculate the annual cost using the free Azure pricing calculator tool. 

Deliverable 2 will be two spreadsheets showing the cost for a pay-as-you-go option and a one-year option payment. 

Deliverable 3 will be a two-paragraph memo which compares the two and provides your recommendation. 

Project 2: Cloud Cost Analysis Instructions

If you haven’t already done so last week, download the Project 2 Template and use it to record your work.  

Delete the instructional text from the template before you submit.??

?When you are finished, click “add a file” to upload your work, then click the Submit button.

How Will My Work Be Evaluated?  The following evaluation criteria aligned to the competencies will be used to grade your assignment:  Deliverable 1: Prices (45%)  10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs. (15%)  11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements. (15%)  13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder. (15%)  Deliverable 2: Spreadsheets (11%)  3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method. (11%)  Deliverable 3: Cost Recommendations (44%)  1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task. (11%)  1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.  (11%)  2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely. (11%)  3.1.3: Make logical inferences based on quantitative data. (11%) 

Criteria

Exceeds Performance Requirements

Meets Performance Requirements

Approaches Performance Requirements

Does Not Meet Performance Requirements

Criterion Score

10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.

15 points

Identifies IT project requirements in a thorough and clear manner to meet all stated stakeholder needs.

12.75 points

Identifies IT project requirements to meet stated stakeholder needs

11.25 points

Attempts to identify project requirements to meet stakeholder needs, but there are gaps and/or lack of clarity.

0 points

Does not identify IT project requirements to meet stated stakeholder needs

Score of 10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.,/ 15

11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.

15 points

Configures technology accurately and thoroughly to meet stakeholder specifications and requirements.

12.75 points

Configures technology that meets stakeholder specifications and requirements.

11.25 points

Attempts to configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.

0 points

Does not configure technology that meets stakeholder specifications and requirements.

Score of 11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.,/ 15

13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder.

15 points

Creates thorough and accurate IT documentation that exceeds requirements.

12.75 points

Creates IT documentation that meets requirements.

11.25 points

Creates IT documentation that lacks detail and/or does not fully meet requirements

0 points

Does not create appropriate IT documentation.

Score of 13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder.,/ 15

1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.

11 points

Presents a logical flow of ideas that is easily identifiable and completely appropriate to the task.

9.35 points

Presents ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.

8.25 points

Attempts to present ideas, but the logic is not clear and/or not appropriate to the task.

0 points

Does not present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.

Score of 1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.,/ 11

1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.

11 points

Produces grammatically correct material in flawless standard academic English that fully supports the communication.

9.35 points

Produces grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.

8.25 points

Attempts to produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English, but mistakes in some areas affect the credibility of the communication.

0 points

Does not produce grammatically correct material, and the mistakes hamper the communication.

Score of 1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.,/ 11

2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.

11 points

States well-conceived conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.

9.35 points

States conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely

8.25 points

Attempts to state conclusions or solutions, but they are not clear or precise.

0 points

Does not state conclusions or solutions.

Score of 2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.,/ 11

3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method.

11 points

Analyzes quantitative data accurately using the most appropriate method.

9.35 points

Analyzes quantitative data using an appropriate method.

8.25 points

Attempts to analyze quantitative data, but the method used may not be appropriate or there may be gaps in accuracy.

0 points

Does not analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method

Score of 3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method.,/ 11

3.1.3: Make logical inferences based on quantitative data.

11 points

Makes completely and correct logical inferences based on quantitative data.

9.35 points

Makes logical inferences based on quantitative data.

8.25 points

Attempts to make inferences based on quantitative data, but there may be gaps in logic or accuracy.

0 points

Does not make logical inferences based on quantitative data.

Score of 3.1.3: Make logical inferences based on quantitative data.,/ 11

Rubric Total ScoreTotal

Score of Project 2: Cloud Cost Analysis,/ 100

Overall Score

Overall Score

Exceeds Performance Requirements90 points minimum

Meets Performance Requirements80 points minimum

Approaches Performance Requirements70 points minimum

Does Not Meet Performance Requirements0 points minimum

Associated Learning Objectives
Learning Objective1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements
Learning Objective3.1.3: Make logical inferences based on quantitative data.
Assessment Method:  Score on Criteria – 3.1.3: Make logical inferences based on quantitative data.
Required Performance:  Meets Performance Requirements

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