Graduate Certificate in
Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing
Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
CAD 16,908 / per year
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Gain the specialized skills and knowledge needed for a career working in today’s multi-vendor cloud infrastructure. Through hands-on training, learn how to tackle the business challenges of cloud architecture and the flexibility of cloud computing. As a graduate of Loyalist's full-time Cloud Computing post-graduate program, you may be eligible to advance your profession through the following certification pathways: Azure-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, Azure 104 - Microsoft Azure Administrator, MS 365 Certification and CompTIA Security+.
Experiential Learning, Including a Semester-Long Co-Op Work Term
Gain the knowledge to support cloud development and delivery for a variety of companies. Through hands-on training, prepare to deal with everyday business challenges of cloud architecture and gain a skill set that is validated by industry certifications. During this program, learn how to:
- Create secure solutions that support highly available micro-services that meet client needs.
- Implement enterprise-level applications in hosted cloud environments that respond to client needs and business practices.
- Architect and deploy fault-tolerant solutions within cloud computing platforms to solve identified business requirements.
- Automate security and resources for applications by using cloud computing tools to mitigate risk for organizations and protect assets.
- Design and test code-based solutions to cloud computing problems that ensure in-depth security.
- Assess the viability of developing, deploying, maintaining and securing cloud computing solutions using a variety of resiliency testing tools.
- Create and defend cloud computing strategies used to solve identified business needs on behalf of a client.
- A co-op work term in semester four provides an opportunity to gain first-hand workplace experience.
Co-ops in work terms are valuable work-integrated learning experiences in which students demonstrate outcomes from previous semesters in Canadian industry settings. In addition to building skills and identifying career contacts, co-ops in work terms add industry-relevant experience to students’ résumés. The co-op job market is competitive, and students will be expected to participate actively in their job searches. Students will be supported with information and skills to attain co-ops.
First Year - Semester One
- Business Communications in Canada
- Cloud Computing Principles and Best Practices in Canada
- Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Introduction to Computers and Networking
- Introduction to Server Technologies
- Unattended Automated Installation
- Virtualization Technologies
First Year - Semester Two
- Administration in Azure Cloud
- Advanced Virtualization Concepts
- Cloud Collaboration Solutions (SaaS)
- Cloud Security
- Cloud Services Architecture in AWS
- Co-op & Career Search Prep 1
Second Year - Semester Three
- AWS Certified Security
- Associate Cloud Engineering
- Azure Architect Technologies
- Azure Cloud Security
- Cloud Management
- Co-op & Career Search Prep 2
Second Year - Semester Four (Elective Group 1 )
- Applied Industry Project-Cloud Computing
- Cloud Computing Co-op
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Find Your Career
Cloud computing professionals work with a range of companies to design and deploy cloud computing architecture systems.
Graduates of this program will have the specialized skills needed to:
- Design and deploy new cloud-computing architecture and systems.
- Recommend optimal strategies to migrate legacy systems into the cloud environment.
- Design and implement applications that support web services, databases, automation and security processes.
- Develop test methods to analyze the effectiveness of enterprise cloud solutions to provide recommendations for improvement.