Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Overview

The rise of virtualization and cloud computing technology brings with it enormous opportunities to increase Information Technology agility and flexibility while reducing the cost and complexity of an organization's network infrastructure. Virtualization and storage are the essential catalysts for cloud computing.

In 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing and Virtualization.

For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Cloud Computing Program Description

What You Can Learn in Cloud Computing

You can learn to virtualize servers and clients, utilize cloud technologies, create storage solutions, and deploy thin applications for large, medium, and small organizational networks.

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive and "real world" hands-on education in technology, graduates of this program are prepared to:

  • Identify customer needs to evaluate network requirements
  • Create virtual solutions for servers
  • Install and configure virtual servers and clients
  • Implement and manage virtual servers and data centers
  • Use the cloud services for storage and virtualization
  • Deploy applications through thin clients
  • Design and secure fault tolerant enterprise networks

The program includes instruction in many areas including:

  • Ethical and professional practices
  • Logic and decision processes
  • Problem resolution
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Network security in physical and virtual implementations

Where You Can Go In Cloud Computing*

  • Network Support and Help Desks
  • Network and Datacenter Administrator
  • Network Infrastructure Support
  • Virtual Server Administrator
  • Storage Technology Manager
  • Information Technology Solution Providers
  • Network Implementation Team

*Employment of computer network and systems administrators is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations and add 286,600 new jobs over the 2008-18 decade. This growth translates into a need for administrators who can help organizations use these latest technologies. The information in this section comes from "Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition"