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About

The exciting field of Cloud Computing has experienced explosive growth. This transformative technology has not only altered the way business operate, but it has also shaken up the traditional structure of the IT department and placed new demands on staff members who are faced with reinventing their own careers. With organizations rapidly moving their infrastructures and services to the cloud, jobs are growing at a breakneck pace, with many positions are left unfilled. The Cloud Computing MicroMasters Program is offered by EdX in partnership with University System of Maryland - USMx and UMUC.

Gain an understanding of cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack, and vSphere and how to leverage them to increase business productivity and effectiveness. In this Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn about Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), Platform As A Service (PaaS), Software As A Service (SaaS), and other "X as a service" platforms. You will receive key foundational knowledge about legal and compliance issues, security and risk mitigation and how to follow industry standards and best practices. You will also gain hands-on experience in implementing, configuring and managing cloud technologies.

This applied, graduate-level program is designed for learners who want to enter or advance their careers in this exciting and well-paying field. IT professionals not already working with cloud technologies will gain a solid foundation while those with some cloud experience will gain a more in-depth understanding of other cloud technologies and other knowledge such as security, policy, and legal and compliance issues.

Job Outlook
  • More than half of US businesses now use cloud computing to reduce cost, increase flexibility, and increase agility. This number is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. (Source: Forbes)
  • The federal government has a “Cloud First” mandate, which directs agencies to move IT infrastructure to the cloud. (Source: CIO.gov)
  • In 2015, over 3.9 million US jobs were affiliated with cloud computing, with many of them unfilled. (Source: Forbes)
  • Cloud Computing jobs are some of the hardest to fill in the industry. (Source: Burning Glass)
  • Job titles include: Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architect, Cloud Analyst, Network Architect, and Network Administrator.
What You'll Learn:
  • Cloud computing foundations and models
  • Types of cloud computing technologies (ie: AWS, Azure, IBM)
  • Methods for managing a cloud computing adoption/migration project
  • How to design a cloud computing infrastructure or service
  • Deployment and configuration of cloud computing systems
  • Insuring cloud security and mitigating risk
  • SaaS, PaaS and IaaS and other service platforms

Programme Structure

What You'll Learn: 
  • Cloud Computing for Enterprises
  • Cloud Computing Management
  • Cloud Computing Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing Security

Lecturers

  • Jeff Tjiputra - Chair of the Cloud Computing Architecture program, University of Maryland University College

  • Andrzej (Andrew) Hoppe - Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland University College

  • Oussama Saafein - Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland University College

  • Thomas Underhill - Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland University College

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 224 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      4 Courses in Program; 8 weeks per course

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    996 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 996 USD for the full programme and a duration of 224 days.
  • National Applies to you

    996 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 996 USD for the full programme and a duration of 224 days.
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Funding

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