Organizations increasingly operate the digital systems that underpin their business not on their own hardware, but on infrastructure owned and managed by third-party providers — often referred to as "the cloud". As a Cloud Computing major, you'll master the design, development and security skills that are unique to this rapidly-growing industry.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On-campus||120 (16 for minor)|
Why Study Cloud Computing at Wilkes?
You will develop broadly-applicable knowledge in virtualization, load balancing, caching, reliability and security for elastic, high availability container, and clustering environments. You’ll also gain experience in not one, but a variety of cloud computing platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
What Will You Learn as a Cloud Computing Major?
- An introductory practicum provides an overview of the basic principles and key technologies, protocols, and use cases for Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Advanced discipline-specific study dives deeper into aspects of software design and development that are unique to cloud service and IoT solutions, in addition to a survey of major commercial Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers.
- A semster-long practicum course provides hands-on experience building, deploying and maintaining highly elastic services delivered from the cloud.
- A senior capstone brings it all together. You'll have the opportunity to leverage everything you've learned as you work on a project team under the direction of a faculty member solving real-world problems.
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