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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing

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100% Online Cloud Computing Certificate classes start August 30, 2021.


Quick Facts

How long is the Cloud Computing Program?

  • 14 Courses
  • 40 credit hours
  • You can complete in as little as 1 year and 4 months—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.1

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 cloud computing fundamentals:

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Wired, Optical and Wireless Technologies

Understand the operation, regulation and trends related to wired, optical and wireless technologies.

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Cloud Computing

Deploy cloud environments and services.

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Data Center Virtualization

Support data center operations and implement virtualization configurations.

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Network Design

Develop enterprise and cloud-based systems.

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Networking and Security

Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks.

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Operating Systems

Install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI).

Cloud Computing Certificate Admission Requirements

Students must place in MATH062 & ENGL062 or above. To begin program coursework, students must complete a transitional studies course2 first, if applicable.


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Job Opportunities in the Cloud Computing Field

Graduates of DeVry’s online Cloud Computing certificate program may consider the following careers:

  • Cloud Support Specialist
    Offer cloud support and serve as the initial contact for customers, whether via chat, email or phone. Manage intake queue to provide rapid response.

  • Cloud Services Associate
    Help individuals and businesses take their computing infrastructures and applications into the Cloud.

  • Computer Network Support Specialist
    Also called technical support specialists, they analyze, troubleshoot and evaluate computer network problems.
  • Entry Level Network System Administrator
    Design, deploy and administer wireless infrastructure and supporting network systems.

  • Network Technician
    Troubleshoot software and hardware issues to determine where repairs need to be made and then plan those repairs.

Program Courses

The cloud computing courses and other skills-focused courses that make up this program cover such topics as fundamentals of cloud computing, information systems security and more. Some core coursework to help you learn cloud computing skills includes learning about data center virtualization, converged networks with lab and wired, optical and wireless communications with lab to name a few.

Mathematics

MATH114 Algebra for College Students

Tech Core

CEIS101C Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology & Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Network Systems Administration

NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab

Cloud Based Virtualization

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

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Cloud Computing Certificate FAQs


What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computer resources such as email, data storage, natural language processing, databases and software. Before cloud computing, organizations had to purchase, maintain and house a stack of servers somewhere in the office. Nowadays, cloud servers are in data centers all over the world and can provide a variety of services to businesses and individuals via the Internet.


Why is cloud computing important?

With cloud computing, businesses don't have to deal with the logistics or cost of owning physical servers or running software applications on their own machines. They can pay a provider — such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc. — for what they use when they use it. This makes cloud services more secure, sustainable, agile and cost-effective.


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 mitigation of data loss.


What is a cloud computing certificate?

A certificate shows that you’ve completed a program of study and met professional standards in a particular topic area. Adding this credential to your resume can demonstrate to future 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 prepare you for a career in the cloud computing field.


What can a cloud computing certificate can get you?

An undergraduate certificate in Cloud Computing from DeVry can help prepare you for 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 at DeVry can be applied toward a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking when you pursue the Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization specialization.


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

With a cloud computing certificate, graduates may be eligible to apply for jobs such as cloud support specialist, cloud services associate, computer network support specialist, entry level network system administrator or network technician. Of course, different employers may have different requirements, so be sure to read the full job description to determine if the role is the right fit for you.


Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable
  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away
  • Every course counts toward the next degree level4

How Do Credentials Stack?

This Cloud Computing certificate can serve as a building block to our Information Technology and Networking bachelor’s degree when you specialize in Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization. If you choose to continue with your education at DeVry upon earning your Cloud Computing certificate, all credits will apply to your bachelor’s degree noted above.

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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2Transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
3Data includes all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
4The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. At 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.
**The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.