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Cloud Computing Certificate (07203.CT)

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Certificate in Cloud Computing provides a firm foundation of coursework, including cloud principles, database concepts, end-user support, security, networks, and operating systems. The program emphasizes applied skills, and a Cloud Computing graduate can design and create cloud architectures within a secure infrastructure, configure and administer complex computer and database systems; evaluate networks using cybersecure tools and techniques; and design and process interactive information management solutions. Cloud Computing students acknowledge the importance of technological lifelong learning and can continue their education in the Information Technology field.

The Certificate in Cloud Computing is available for students who complete the following required courses, with a minimum grade of a ā€œCā€ (or P) in each course in the degree and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes:

A. Students will learn the fundamentals of system design, computer hardware and software, the advanced concepts of cloud computing, networking, and the responsibilities of a cloud professional.

B. Demonstrate competency in cloud computing and user support including the ability to configure, install, diagnose, cloud configuration issues.

C. Analyze performance metrics of a cloud architecture to respond dynamically to information and computing technology workloads and optimize service costs.

D. Design Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private networks, managing databases and storage within a secure cloud environment.

E. Demonstrate competency in working with servers, storage, and virtualization including implementing and evaluating network security solutions.

F. Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical information, as well as communicate with and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.

G. Collaborate in a team environment designing business solutions in an industry aligned project.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (37 Units)


CTIS-03 Information and Communication Technology Essentials


CTIS-15 Computer Network Fundamentals 


Programming: Plus 3 units from the following:

CPSC-05A Application Development and Programming (3)
CTIS-02 Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies (3)
CTIS-04 Programming with Python (3)
CTIS-07 Linux Shell Scripting and Programming (3)


Specialization: Plus 27 units from the following:

CTIS-08 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (3)
CTIS-09 Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Services (3)
CTIS-10 Introduction to Database Management Systems
CTIS-11 Linux System Administration (3)
CTIS-19 Cyber Ops (3)
CTIS-25 Application Development in Amazon Web Services (3)
CTIS-26 Machine Learning, Analytics and Big Data in Cloud Services (3)
CTIS-27 Cloud Security (3)
CTIS-29 Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure (3)


Total: (37 Units)

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Contact Information


Marie Bruley


(209) 384-6293

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(209) 381-6478

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