International Journal of Engineering Technology, Management and Applied Sciences (IJETMAS)
Hands-on practical experience through lab work has long been recognized as an essential part of the computer science/information technology education. Successful computer science hands-on activities need a full range of resources with actively maintaining. This paper presents a novel cloud-based lab solution for teaching computer science/information especially to support teaching and research in areas such as engineering computer science and information assurance. Cloud-based lab is proposed as education platform that provides a controlled experimental environment for hands-on experiments using cloud based lab technologies and OpenFlow switches.