Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization

Keep Your education in the Cloud

The future is in the cloud. Earn a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization from DeVry University, and you can learn how to design, implement, transmit and store data to help businesses operate economically. Our Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization Specialization program is built with our Tech Core curriculum and a focus on hands-on learning, to help prepare you with a foundation in technology and refined tech skills you can put to work tomorrow.

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Networking with Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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What You'll Learn

The Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization Specialization covers the following:

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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • collaborate in dynamic work environments icon

    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • complex problem solving icon

    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • data analysis icon

    Data Analysis

    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis. Find out how data analysis can be used to make more efficient databases.
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    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
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    Operation and Troubleshooting of Data Centers

    Explore data center operations, network virtualization configuration, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills.
  • deploy cloud based systems and solutions icon

    Deploy Cloud-based Systems and Solutions

    "Understand the cloud environment and services by examining operating systems, container technologies, development platforms powering the cloud, software-defined networking, and data center infrastructures."
  • enterprise and cloud based systems icon

    Enterprise and Cloud-based Systems

    Using traditional and cloud-based databases, examine large distributed enterprise and cloud systems, as well as relational and non-relational databases.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Ready to earn two additional credentials while acquiring your Information Technology & Networking bachelor’s degree? Our uniquely designed 3-in-1 program allows all courses in our Networking Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree to be embedded within this program. Giving you the chance to earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization Specialization may consider the following careers:

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Cloud & Workspace Administrator

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Cloud Computing Technologist

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Virtualization Specialist

  • Server Hardware Technologist

General Education Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication


LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture Social Sciences

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
MATH234 Discrete Math in Information Technology
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Program-Specific Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Network Systems Administration

MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

Specialized Courses

Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization

CEIS340 Database Management
NETW404 Data Center Virtualization
NETW414 Cloud Computing Architecture
WEB375 Web Architecture with Lab

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Related Programs

1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.