Whether you are just starting your IT career, or you are a seasoned IT professional, cloud computing skills are increasingly essential. It is estimated that at least 80% of all US organizations use the cloud for at least some of their infrastructure, and that number is growing. The US Department of Labor projects that job growth for network and computer systems administrators will grow 12% by 2020, and that growth will be concentrated in firms that deliver cloud services. A 2016 search of a major IT recruiting site listed over 5,500 hundred positions available with Cloud Administrator in the title or description.
To meet the growing employer demand for IT professionals with cloud skills, Duke Continuing Studies has created two programs to equip you with the skills you’ll need to execute an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing model:
The Foundation with Cloud Computing Certificate
If you’re looking to launch an IT career, or have limited experience and prior training, this program provide a solid foundation in the key IT skills employers are looking for. You’ll gain a working knowledge of PC and laptop hardware and operating systems, networking, security, and cloud computing. In addition, the curriculum is preparatory for three well respected, and industry standard certifications: CompTia A+, Network+, and Cloud+.
The Cloud Computing Professional Certificate Program
If you’ve been working in IT, but are interested in expanding your skills and furthering your career, this program provides cloud expertise and experience you can use on the job right away. You’ll learn to manage and implement Microsoft private cloud computing technologies, including Windows Server and System Center. The program is comprised of five courses that align with corresponding Microsoft certification exams and is preparatory for the Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud Certification.