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Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The future of information sharing is cloud computing and the University is at the forefront of preparing professionals to keep pace with the rapidly changing IT industry. 
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Overview

As a pioneer in online education, the University offers its innovative Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing entirely online. This allows IT and related professionals the ability to obtain a career-relevant certificate in an emerging discipline, while balancing their existing priorities. 

Through this dynamic program, students learn fundamentals of cloud computing and how to manage security and privacy practice issues associated with cloud computing. 

The course explores Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and instructs students on how to effectively convert logical designs into services that integrate into cloud environments. 

Students learn to assess and evaluate enterprise systems and security and privacy risks in order to justify the implementation of cloud computing in an organization.

The online Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and related IT disciplines are taught by dedicated practitioners. Many are IT leaders sharing their extensive real-world knowledge in the online classroom. 

Students connect and collaborate with peers from around the world. They learn best practices designed for the next generation IT professional, including how to adopt green IT strategies to reduce an organization’s environmental impact and generate tangible results.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough comprehension of the key principles of cloud computing and the security and privacy involved with this emerging technology.
  • Examine Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and convert logical designs into services that can be implemented in today's Cloud environments.
  • Assess, evaluate, and apply the necessary tools to analyze an organization’s assets and verify if the cloud security and privacy implications are justifiable in implementing Cloud Computing
  • Employ the appropriate resources to model service specifications and service contracts to perform service orchestration.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making and management techniques to support the organization’s objective of growth while putting best practices into place.
  • Apply best practices for the next generation IT professional through continuous awareness for the environmental impact when developing and implementing IT systems and reap the business benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy.

Accreditation

American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    First Monday of every month

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Green Computing: Foundations and Strategies
  • Green Computing: Advanced Topics
  • Virtualization Security
  • Cloud Security and Privacy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • You must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED) to apply to the university.
  • You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID before registering for courses. Military undergraduate students will submit a government issued JST or CCAF transcript.
  • You may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment. If you have previously earned 9+ hours of college credit, please contact us about waiving this requirement.
  • If you are a transfer student, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from any other schools where you earned college-level academic credit.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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  • We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.

Funding

International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.
Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

  • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities
  • Contact private lenders – companies or banks
  • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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