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Online Undergraduate Certificate Cloud Computing & Networking

Cloud Computing & Networking
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Jumpstart your IT career with an online undergraduate certificate in cloud computing and networking from University of Maryland Global Campus. As you advance through this program, you can increase your industry marketability by learning career-relevant skills in app development, averting network security risks, designing cloud solutions, and more. Expand your knowledge base under the direction of experienced faculty members who bring their practical expertise to the classroom. You can also earn your certificate on your own schedule with our convenient online courses and save time and money with our generous transfer credit policy. Why wait? Take the first step and apply today!

Develop Skills in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Network Development, & App Creation

The online cloud computing and networking certificate is a technical credential that can help provide you with a solid foundation in competencies and skills related to cloud computing. The six courses included in the certificate are each linked to in-demand industry certifications that can enhance career opportunities for those seeking to work with cloud technology. Both the industry-recognized certifications and this certificate in cloud computing and networking provide students with credentials you can earn en route to a bachelor’s degree.

Working professionals who are experts in several subject areas teach our cloud computing and networking courses. This allows for a broad-based and in-depth education that is rooted in practical experience. The online cloud computing and networking undergrad certificate program is ideal for people who want to work with cloud technology.

Here are a few benefits of this online degree program:

  • We offer competitive tuition rates for Maryland residents, as well as discounts for military servicemembers and their spouses and dependents.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, you may be able to apply these credits toward a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity technology.
  • This certificate requires no course prerequisites outside of the program and can be completed with the equivalent of just one year of coursework.

View Cloud Computing & Networking Courses

This program requires a total of 18 credits.

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)  
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265) 
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 326) 
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 336) 
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 426)  
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 436) 

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This program is first being offered in the 2024–2025 academic year. There will be no differing UMGC program requirements for previous years. To review information about other programs, please visit the catalog archive. 

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Develop Career-Ready Skills in Cloud Computing & Networking

The knowledge and skills that you cultivate in this program are highly valued by employers and can easily translate to almost any modern industry. Program graduates develop crucial skills in cloud computing, computer networking, cybersecurity, Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud, and more.

Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following:


Unlock Your Career Potential

This program is designed to help you prepare for higher-level education in cloud computing and networking as well as entry-level or mid-level career paths in a variety of industries, including business, healthcare, law enforcement, and higher education. Potential job titles within this specific career pathway include computer network architect, computer programmer, information security analyst, and network and computer systems administrator. 

Bolu A. (left), Atlanta, GA

Job Openings
Approximately 19,800 openings for network and computer systems administrators are projected annually, on average, over the decade.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | Last Reviewed: April 30, 2024
Job Growth
Database administrators’ and architects’ overall employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | Last Reviewed: April 30, 2024

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Cloud Courses 

Throughout your academic curriculum, your instructors will assign coursework that will help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. Some possible course projects include: 

  • Develop a detailed comparative analysis of cloud software vendors and their services, providing a comparative analysis and an item-by-item comparison of two or more alternatives, processes, products, or systems. Compare the pros and cons of the cloud service providers in terms of security, ease of use, service models, services/tools they provide, pricing, technical support, cloud service providers' infrastructure, and architecture model. Present findings to the company owner in a narrated PowerPoint presentation with 10 to 20 slides.  
  • Build a cloud architectural plan that a company’s IT staff will use when it implements the cloud solution. Afterwards, build an AWS architecture for a company’s proposed business need, explain the services within the cloud architecture, and make recommendations to the customer. 
  • Create an architectural plan that focuses on a company’s specific business needs. The plan must address two of these four categories with a detailed explanation: designing resilient architecture, designing high-performing architecture, designing secure applications and architectures, and designing cost-optimized architectures. 
  • Gain an understanding of a fictitious company’s business needs and recommend which cloud service model to use for their environment, which cloud security services to leverage, and how to incorporate disaster recovery into your recommended solution. 

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