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Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5856
CIP Code: 43.0116
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services). Cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges at an unprecedented pace. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before.
This degree educates students for the expertise, knowledge, and skills required in today’s evolving cloud computing, virtualization, and security industry. In fact, International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported that “In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs related to cloud computing remained unfilled worldwide. The reason for this is lack of training and certification.” Both of these issues are addressed by this degree program in Cloud Computing and Virtualization Security.
Assessment score placement in MATH 0070 or above, or completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher, assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher, and successful completion of ECT 1001 with a grade of “C” or higher or proof of current A+ certification or demonstrated, relevant work experience or instructor consent.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
Select 2 courses, minimum 6 credits
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4. NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between Math 1020 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
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Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students 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.
- Implement a public cloud instance using a public cloud service provider
- Distinguish between cloud providers and third party managed service providers
- 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.
Program Contact Information
Israel Alade firstname.lastname@example.org 651.773.1787 Room 1743 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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