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University System of Maryland

Cloud Computing

University System of Maryland via edX MicroMasters


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.

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.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Cloud Computing for Enterprises

Understand cloud computing technologies and how they can increase business productivity and effectiveness.

Course 2: Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Learn how to design, configure, and manage a cloud computing infrastructure.

Course 3: Cloud Computing Engineering and Management

Learn methods for managing cloud computing projects and build an understanding of the various risks and compliance issues involved.

Course 4: Cloud Computing Security

Learn how to identify security issues in the cloud and industry-standard techniques and procedures to prevent and mitigate risks.


Taught by

Jarrod Jordan, Jeff Tjiputra, Richard Utter, Andrzej (Andrew) Hoppe, Oussama Saafein, Thomas Underhill, Zeeshan Khan and Charif El MaMouni


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