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University of Leeds

How to Get Into Cloud Computing

University of Leeds via Coursera


Cloud computing gives businesses more flexibility, allowing them to quickly scale resources up to meet business demands without having to invest in physical infrastructure. This allows businesses to accelerate innovation, streamline operations and reduce costs. It is no surprise that cloud computing professionals are in great demand and the sector is expected to grow. This course will help you learn how to navigate the world of cloud computing, delving into its critical role in delivering seamless software and services, such as uninterrupted Netflix streaming and data storage. You'll learn the fundamental concepts of cloud technologies, explore career opportunities like cloud developer, architect, security engineer, consultant, and administrator, and gain insights into the core skills needed to succeed in the field. The course guides you on the pathway to a rewarding career in cloud computing, providing practical knowledge on acquiring the necessary skills. Click Start, a nationwide training programme designed to help young people develop digital skills, offers this course. Click Start offers scholarships giving free access to young people in the UK. Follow the link in the Click Start icon on the top, to check if you are eligible for free access!


  • Week 1: Introduction to cloud computing and the roles available
    • This week will be an introduction to cloud computing and the kinds of jobs that are available in this area. We will start the week by introducing cloud computing, looking at its current applications and examining the benefits and challenges. We will then visit some popular roles in cloud computing, explaining the responsibilities and the job functions. Let's get started!
  • Week 2. Real-world examples of the cloud and the skills required to be part of it
    • In the previous week, we introduced you to cloud computing and the roles available. This week you will hear from professionals from industry (Mark from Amazon Web Services and David from T5 Digital) who will offer you advice and look at the skills you need to build to succeed in a career in cloud computing. The final lesson will dive into real-world examples of cloud computing.

Taught by

Dr Rafael Papallas and Click Start


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