Engineering and Technology
Understand the technologies and applications of cloud computing and its virtualization foundation used in servers, desktops, embedded devices and mobile devices. In addition to a full range of enhanced virtualization deployment skills and cloud computing theory, you learn to apply your skills to a variety of open-source and vendor-specific virtualization solutions, including Microsoft Hyper-V, RedHat KVM, VMware and QEMU technologies. With the Professional Series in Virtual and Cloud Computing, you gain the technical expertise and real-world knowledge you need to take advantage of this growing segment of the programming market. Join our email list to stay informed about this program.
The table contains the required courses for the Professional Series in Virtual and Cloud Computing, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
3–4 Required Courses, 7 Semester Units (105 Hours of Instruction)
|REQUIRED Courses||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom|
|Agile Development, Virtualization and Cloud Deployment
(offered future term)
|Business and Technical Models of Cloud Computing||X422.2||3||Spring
|Cloud Computing: Discovering Its Power||X422.4||1||Spring
|Cloud Computing: Systems Engineering and Analysis||X422.5||2||Summer|
|Optimizing Cloud Computing for Profitability||X415.1||2||Spring
|Building Your Private Cloud With Linux||X422.7||2||Fall
|Scalable Storage in the Cloud Computing Era (offered future term)||X459.7||2|
|Virtualization Theory for CPU, Memory and Storage (offered future term)||X422.0||2|
Course availability is subject to change.
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You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Professional Series in Virtual and Cloud Computing.
The Professional Series in Virtual and Cloud Computing is ideal if you need a solid foundation in technical cloud computing and its virtualization underpinnings.
There are no formal requirements for the Professional Series in Virtual and Cloud Computing. However, it is strongly recommended that you have intermediate computer skills and the ability to write object-oriented program (OOP) code.
You should have convenient root user or administrator access to a robust computer and the ability to install software. You are expected to acquire and install or have access to the software as required for course assignments related to this program. Please refer to the software creator's website or technical support staff about equipment configuration requirements and software compatibility.
The curriculum consists of 3–4 required courses for a total of 7 semester units (105 hours of instruction).
All coursework must be completed within three years of registering for the program. However, requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field of study; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion. For more information, please see the completion requirements and the substitutions, waivers and transfer credit policies.
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register for the Professional Series in Virtual and Cloud Computing, submit the online registration form with your credit card information or complete the mail-in registration form. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $2,250 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
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