Cloud Computing Certificate

This certificate will introduce students to the various components of cloud computing. It will include Computer Networking, Data Storage and Storage Area Networks, Windows Server and Hyper V, Cloud essentials and services. Advanced virtualization technologies to include Citrix and VMware will also be covered. The Certificate will prepare students for careers in the rapidly growing Cloud Computing segment, and also prepare them for higher level specializations in this field. The Certificate will cover the objectives of the following industry certification examinations: Microsoft Windows Server and Hyper-V, CompTIA Cloud Essentials, Storage+ and Cloud+, EMC Proven Professional Information Storage Associate (EMCISA), VMware- vSphere, Citrix XEN Desktop and Citrix XEN App, and Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT).

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • design and configure local and wide area networks.
  • explain the concepts, components and deployment of cloud computing and provisioning.
  • explain concepts and components of Data Storage and storage design.
  • configure and deploy Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • configure and deploy virtualization technologies.
  • develop a plan with strategies to pass the certifying exams.


First Semester

CIS 155 PC Applications on Networks 3
CIS 170 Introduction to Networks 3
CIS 166 Introduction to Cloud Computing 3
CIS 167 Introduction to Data Storage and Storage Area Networks 3
CIS 158
(15 Credit Hours)
Windows Server Administration and Support 3

Second Semester

CIS 168 Data Centers and Cloud Storage 3
CIS 171 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CIS 258 Advanced Windows Server Administration and Support 3
CIS 203
(12 Credit Hours)
VMware vSphere 3

Third Semester

CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 204 Citrix XEN Desktop and XEN App 3
CIS 205 Windows Server Hyper-V 3
CIS 206
(12 Credit Hours)
Cloud Services 3


* The Director of Information Technology Programs can waive CIS 155 if the student has taken CIS 110 or has equivalent knowledge.