ZapThink Announces Expansion of Cloud Computing for Architects Course

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Includes brand new, original content on Cloud Standards, Orchestration Platforms, and Cloud Assurance.

ZapThink, a Dovel Technologies Company, is now delivering version 2.1 of the Cloud Computing for Architects course in London, San Diego, and at its headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

The two-day Cloud Computing for Architects course is the only architect-focused course on Cloud Computing available on the market today. ZapThink aggressively updates the curriculum to address the rapidly emerging Cloud Computing marketplace.

ZapThink has successfully run earlier versions of this course in McLean VA, London, Singapore, Australia, and India. Cloud Computing for Architects will be offered October 18 – 19, 2012 in London (in partnership with IRM UK), December 3 - 4, 2012 in McLean, VA, and December 10 - 11, 2012 in San Diego, CA.

The instructor for the course is Jason Bloomberg, President of ZapThink. Mr. Bloomberg is a globally recognized SOA and Cloud thought leader, and creator of the popular Licensed ZapThink Architect SOA course and certification.

The Cloud Computing for Architects course covers virtualization, workloads, Cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), enterprise architecture and the Cloud, Cloud configuration, RESTful Clouds, Cloud Standards, Cloud security and governance, and big data and the Cloud. The course has no prerequisites. It is designed for architects, but is appropriate for people with different roles and levels of expertise. This course is valuable for anyone who wants in-depth knowledge about how to succeed with Cloud Computing.

“Cloud computing is far more than simply outsourcing your data center,” said Jason Bloomberg, President of ZapThink. “In many organizations, architecture is the missing piece of their Cloud strategy. To take advantage of the promise of the Cloud, getting the architecture right is critically important.”

The Cloud Computing for Architects course an intensive, two day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to leverage the Cloud to achieve real business value. We cut through the hype and separate what really works from the noise. For more information and to register for an upcoming course, visit

About ZapThink
As a recognized authority and master of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Architecture, and architectural approaches to Cloud Computing, ZapThink ( provides its global audience of public and private sector enterprises with practical advice, guidance, and education, to assist in creating an architecture that meets business needs. ZapThink offers a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing – a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business.

ZapThink’s flagship offering is the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) course, which provides training and certification on SOA around the world. ZapThink has certified over 1,600 individuals to date, and continues to offer an expanded LZA curriculum. Outside of the classroom, ZapThink publishes the ZapFlash Newsletter. Distributed to over 20,000 subscribers, this newsletter provides perspective on technology trends and implementations of cutting edge IT solutions.

In August 2011, Dovel Technologies acquired ZapThink LLC as part of its continuing strategy to expand its scope, capabilities, and thought leadership in SOA, Cloud Computing and related technologies. ZapThink is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Dovel Technologies. By joining with Dovel, ZapThink is able to draw on the expert resources within the company and their real-world experience in implementing Cloud and SOA in federal systems. This expanded pool of talent and experience enriches the training experience and allows ZapThink to create more customized courses to further educate the market on the realities of SOA and Cloud.

About Dovel Technologies
Dovel Technologies provides high-end software and application development to government clients. Dovel is recognized as an industry leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), using the approach to create low-impact approaches to process, communicate, and store mission critical information. Clients include Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense, U.S Census Bureau, Department of Education, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dovel has been appraised at CMMI level 3 and its annual quality report receives accolades from industry leaders such as Capers Jones, who has listed Dovel in the category of “Companies That Utilize Best Practices” along with IBM, Amazon, Google, and Apple. To learn more visit

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