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 Cloud Computing MicroMasters Program is offered by EdX in partnership with University System of Maryland - USMx 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
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
Average Length: 8 weeks per course Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course
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