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Undergraduate Certificates

Help Power Businesses with Cloud Computing

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing

Many businesses prioritize adopting cloud computing solutions to streamline their operations, better support their customers and remain agile in an ever-changing world. The cloud supports global companies such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft as well as the many small business and tech start-ups who recognize it is the best way for them to build, store and utilize their data.

IT professionals with a cloud computing certificate and the strong technical knowledge to help implement these cloud-based solutions can become a critical component to their organization’s future success as the cloud becomes a permanent fixture for end users and service providers.

At DeVry University, our online Undergraduate Certificate Program in Cloud Computing can help prepare you with the skills needed to build a career as a cloud computing professional. Elements of our curriculum can also help you prepare to look at industry-recognized tech certifications like:

  • Comp TIA IT Fundamentals

  • Comp TIA Linux+

  • Comp TIA Network+

  • Comp-TIA Security+

  • Comp-TIA Cloud Essentials+

  • Comp-TIA Cloud+


  • Certified Azure Fundamentals

  • Certified Azure Administrator Associate

  • Certified Azure Developer Associate

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

  • AWS Certified Cloud Architect

  • AWS Certified Developer

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

This certificate can help you build the skills you need to pursue your goals as an IT and cloud computing professional.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Quick Facts
How long is the Program?
  • 14 courses

  • 40 minimum credit hours

Minimum Completion Time*
1 year
4 months
Normal Completion Time
2 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Undergraduate Certificate in as few as 1 year and 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years.**

*Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 8-12 credit hours a semester per 12 month period. 
**Normal completion time does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 8-12 credit hours per semester per 12 month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You Can Learn in the Cloud Computing Certificate Program

As part of our Undergraduate Cloud Computing Certificate program, you will get hands-on experience using digital devices, sensors and cloud-based tools to build relevant IoT systems.

Our online Cloud Computing Certificate Program will also cover the following skills to help you learn the fundamentals:

Wired, Optical and Wireless Technologies

Learn to understand the operation, regulation and trends related to wired, optical and wireless technologies. The skills learned in this program will help you as you attempt to set up and connect devices to one another — an essential step for all cloud computing.

Cloud Computing

Find out how to deploy cloud environments and services. Using these environments, you can access remotely stored data and operate hardware from a distance to take advantage of superior computing power.

Data Center Virtualization

Support data center operations and implement virtualization configurations. Learn to manage data centers and design storage solutions that are intuitive to both IT professionals and laypeople who rely on these services.

Network Design

Discover ways to develop enterprise and cloud-based systems that enable users to take advantage of increased computing power. Done properly, this can increase organizational efficiency and data security.

Networking and Security

Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks. Learn to build data transfer protocols that protect sensitive data while promoting quick transfer of files and information.

Operating Systems

Learn to install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI). An understanding of the CLI is essential to setting up networks in an intuitive and efficient manner.

Cloud Computing Certificate Program Admission Requirements

Students must place in MATH062 & BUSN062 or above. To begin program coursework, students must complete a transitional studies course1 first, if applicable.

Cloud Computing Certificate Financial Aid

We may be able to help make your Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing at DeVry more affordable. For example, during the 2022-2023 award year, DeVry University has assisted students by awarding  more than $71 million in student financial assistance3 through partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and University grants.

Stackable Programs

Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step

You don’t have to wait four years to earn a credential to show on your resume.  At DeVry, several certificate and degree programs are designed to stack together. You can start with a shorter credential, such as an Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing, that takes less time. This program is designed to be flexible to fit your life and earns you a credential that you can make use of in a professional environment.

When you are ready, continue your education at DeVry and apply eligible courses toward the next credential level.3

How Do Credentials Stack?

This online Cloud Computing Certificate program can serve as a building block to our Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking with a Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization Specialization. When you choose to continue with your education at DeVry after earning your Cloud Computing Certificate, all qualifying credits gained through these programs will apply towards your bachelor’s degree noted above at DeVry.3


Job Opportunities in the Cloud Computing Field


Graduates of DeVry’s online Cloud Computing Certificate program may consider the following careers in IT and network development:
  • Cloud Support Specialist

    Cloud support specialists offer cloud support and serve as the initial contact for customers, whether via chat, email or phone. These professionals manage intake queues to provide rapid response. This position combines elements of technical knowledge, customer service and project management.

  • Cloud Services Associate

    Cloud service associates help individuals and businesses take their computing infrastructures and applications into the cloud. They may work directly at a customer's site or provide assistance to another associate who works for the company setting up a cloud network.

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

    Also called technical support specialists, they analyze, troubleshoot and evaluate computer network problems. Support specialists need to have excellent communication skills and a high level of technical knowledge in order to assuage customer concerns and familiarize customers with new system setups.

  • Entry Level Network System Administrator

    Design, deploy and administer wireless infrastructure and supporting network systems. These entry-level professionals help companies and individuals by building better, more connected networks based on the needs of a client.

  • Network Technician

    Troubleshoot software and hardware issues to determine where repairs need to be made and then plan those repairs. Technicians primarily rely on their technical skills but also need to have decent communication skills in order to explain issues to customers in clear, decipherable terms.*

*Employers may require years of relevant experience or additional certifications

Program Courses

Cloud Computing Courses

The cloud computing courses and other skills-focused courses that make up this program cover such topics as fundamentals, information systems security and more. The core coursework of this program is designed to help you learn skills such as data center virtualization, converged networks and wired, optical and wireless communications. Some of these skills are taught through hands-on labs that provide you with real-world learning scenarios.

Algebra for College Students
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Fundamentals of Information Technology & Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing
Data Center Virtualization
Cloud Computing Security

+ Choose one below:

Cloud Services
Cloud Architecture

+ Choose one below:

Cloud Development
Cloud Operations
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Preparation for the Profession

Cloud Computing Certificate FAQs

What is cloud computing in simple terms?

In simple terms, cloud computing refers to remote computer services, such as infrastructure, software, or platforms, that can be accessed remotely via a stable internet connection. Before cloud computing, organizations had to purchase, maintain and house a stack of servers somewhere in the office. Today, companies can rent cloud servers in data centers all over the world. Using these servers, they can host their own email addresses, store their data and take advantage of a variety of services for businesses and individuals via the internet.

Put more technically, cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computer resources such as email, data storage, natural language processing, databases and software. While most people only pay attention to the storage elements (for instance, using Google Drive or Microsoft SharePoint to store a document that multiple people need to access), there are hardware advantages too.

A good example of cloud hardware usage can be found at design companies. Instead of purchasing an expensive machine capable of running CAD software, companies can now access this intensive software through less-powerful machines that remotely operate powerful machines via the cloud.

What are the types of cloud computing specialties?

Some specialties include cloud database and machine learning. Database computing focuses on using existing cloud based databases through providers like  Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud to store data and accelerate the analysis and transfer of information and metrics between offices, users, and customers.

Why is cloud computing important?

Cloud computing enables businesses to shed the complex logistics and cost of owning physical servers or running software applications on their own machines. Cloud computing services basically allow businesses to rent computing capabilities from a provider such as Google, Microsoft or Amazon and only pay for what they use. Additionally, it reduces up-front costs and is protected against obsolescence unlike expensive and powerful machines and storage solutions.

What are the benefits of cloud computing?

For businesses, cloud computing reduces IT costs and allows for more flexibility, not only when increasing or decreasing their needs for cloud services but with collaboration among employees. Cloud services can also provide a level of security and business continuity while mitigating data loss.

For an example of the benefits, we need look no further than the coronavirus outbreak in 2020. During this time, many employees were sent to work from home, stripping them of the benefits of an office. Companies that had robust cloud computing systems in place were able to maintain a much more agile workflow as their employees were able to take advantage of identical systems and infrastructures from home as they would have in their offices.

Cloud services are also an excellent solution for companies that are just getting started. Instead of having to buy several high-priced machines for employees, businesses can now rely on less-powerful, more cost-effective machines that remotely access the computing power of cloud services. Many small to medium sized business also use platform and infrastructure as a service to save money by not developing their own systems. 

What is a cloud computing certificate?

A certificate shows that you’ve completed a program of study in a particular topic area. Adding this credential to your resume can demonstrate to employers that you have the knowledge and skills needed to perform critical job tasks in cloud computing. An Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing from DeVry can help you prepare to pursue a career in the cloud computing field.

What can a cloud computing certificate get you?

An Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing from DeVry can help you prepare to pursue entry-level job opportunities by teaching you necessary skills and giving you hands-on experience. A certificate can also help you pursue further education. Credits earned in your Cloud Computing Certificate program at DeVry can be applied toward a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking with the Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization specialization.

What type of job might I pursue with a cloud computing certificate?

Graduates from our Cloud Computing Certificate program may consider opportunities such as:

  • Cloud Support Specialist
  • Cloud Services Associate
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Entry Level Network System Administrator
  • Network Technician

Different employers may have different requirements, so be sure to read the full job description when you apply for a position to determine if the role is the right fit for you.

Academic Catalog
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1Transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
2Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by- session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Click here for more information.
3Data is inclusive of all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period for July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
4At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.