HomeAll Programs › Cloud Computing (UGCERT)

HomeAll ProgramsCloud Computing (UGCERT)

List View Photo View

Cloud Computing

Undergraduate Certificate


of All Higher-Ed Institutions

-Center for World University Rankings, 2022


In Best Value Among Arizona's Public Universities

- Payscale, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 18
Cost Per Credit: $500
Arizona Stadium Block A

College of Applied Science & Technology

Program Details

Build a solid foundation in virtualization and cloud technologies that will boost your confidence and enhance your training in the field of cloud computing. 

Earning this certificate will equip you with the technical skills to effectively design, operate, maintain and leverage virtualization and cloud technologies. Your advanced skills will support businesses, government and non-governmental organizations making you an asset to any organization.

You will gain hands-on experience in virtualization technologies, general cloud technologies, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. You will also learn advanced topics such as incident response, defense techniques and penetration testing.

By earning your certificate in cloud computing, you signal to employers that you have dedicated the time and energy necessary to tackle complicated infrastructure issues. 

This program serves a diverse student population, training technically-minded students in the nuances of developing, storing, protecting and leveraging the elasticity provided by cloud technologies. The introductory course will provide a baseline in virtualization technologies and an introduction to cloud technologies. Follow-up courses will focus on leading cloud services, as well as discussion of advanced topics on cloud computing.

Students are required to have a fundamental knowledge of networking and basic security concepts.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

NETV 301: Virtualization: Applications and Best Practices
NETV/INFV 379: Cloud Computing
NETV 380: Introduction to Microsoft Azure
NETV 381: Introduction to Amazon Web Services
NETV 479: Advanced Cloud Computing: Applications and Best Practices
NETV 480: Cloud Security: Incident Response, Penetration Testing, and Advanced Defense



Earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing will build core skills, including:

  • Virtualization technologies
  • General cloud technologies
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Applying cloud concepts, architecture and design
  • Critically assessing key components of cloud security
  • Identifying and assessing issues associated with cloud legal, risk and compliance
  • Applying the high-level cloud landscape, architecture and design principles
  • Implementing techniques, design patterns and industry best practices
  • Developing a cloud security architecture
  • Applying industry best practice security controls to a notional or real-world virtualization deployment
  • Assessing virtualization architectures for costs versus benefits and return on investment
  • Explaining cloud computing concepts to business stakeholders

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing program will be prepared to pursue careers in the following positions:

  • Cloud Infrastructure Architect
  • Cloud Architect
  • Software Architect
  • Cloud Customer Operations Engineer
  • Cloud Operations Engineer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Systems Administrator