The opportunities provided by SaaS and Web Applications solutions allowed for significant growth within an industry that continues to mature and develop at a rapid pace. The traditional rationale for outsourcing of IT systems involves applying economies of scale to the operation of applications, such that a service provider can offer better, cheaper, more reliable applications than companies can themselves. The use of SaaS-based applications has grown dramatically, as reported by many of the analyst firms that cover the sector. But as of now, SaaS has only truly flourished in recent years. The primary goal of this book and course is to provide the quality education and support materials needed to enable the understanding and application of SaaS and Web Applications in a wide-range of contexts. This comprehensive book is designed to complement the in-depth eLearn SaaS and Web Applications Specialist program. The interactive eLearn course uses a combination of narrated PowerPoint presentations and multiple choice assessments which will ultimately prepare you for the SaaS and Web Applications Specialist certification exam. IT professionals need to know a whole lot more about the various ways of delivering services to the customers and end-users. It is no longer sufficient just to know the differences between Windows based or Linux based architecture. These days, most services will utilize some form of SaaS and Web Applications, be it virtualization or SaaS offerings. So with the change in computing and IT Service delivery comes a whole new series of qualifications and certification. The SaaS and Web Applications Certification Scheme has been created to support the IT Professional who needs to be a 'niche generalist', especially in a rapidly changing area like SaaS and Web Applications. First, you need to create the foundation - The SaaS and Web Applications Specialist Program focuses on the fundamentals, general knowledge, terminology and concepts used in SaaS and Web Applications. This program earns you 3 points toward your Cloud Computing Certificate. This kit prepares you for the certification exam by offering valuable information on SaaS and Web Applications application and SaaS and Web Applications Certification. This Kit contains the book and online course access that provides everything you need to prepare for the SaaS and Web Applications Specialist Certification Exam, including in-depth coverage of all exam objectives, scenarios to easily demonstrate the processes in action, and practice exam questions for that last minute test preparation. This Study Guide and Online Course access provides complete, in-depth coverage of all exam objectives for the SaaS and Web Applications Specialist exam in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need. * Real-world scenarios put what you've learned in the context of service solutions. * Thought provoking questions to challenge your thinking and understanding. * Exam Essentials in each chapter helps you zero in on what you need to know. * Includes practice exam questions * A Real World Guide to SaaS and Web Applications Skills. * Key information and real world examples organized around the actual day-to-day tasks and challenges you'll face in the field of IT Management. * Practice what you've learned with challenging SaaS and Web Applications Specialist exam style questions. Based on specific exam objectives - use this as a lab manual for certification preparation.