Cloud Computing Certificate

Montgomery County Community College’s Cloud Computing Certificate introduces students to the various components of cloud computing, including:

  • Computer Networking
  • Data Storage and Storage Area Networks
  • Windows Server and Hyper-V
  • Cloud services
  • Advanced Virtualization Technologies
  • Citrix
  • VMware

Students are prepared with the knowledge to take the following 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
  • 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.

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