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.

Get to Know Our Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization Degree Specialization.

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?


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

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.


Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit*, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

*The Portable IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.


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+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate - Python

Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

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

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • 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."
  • Operation and Troubleshooting of Data Centers
    Explore data center operations, network virtualization configuration, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • 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.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.

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

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH190 Pre-Calculus
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and 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 Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS170C Programming with Lab

Network Systems Administration

NETW250 Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
SEC290 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

Information Technology and Networking

NETW315 Wireless Technologies
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Specialized Courses

Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization

NETW404 Data Center Virtualization
NETW414 Cloud Computing Fundamentals
NETW432 Information Storage and Management
NETW440 Enterprise Network Design and Management

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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, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

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.