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Cloud Computing Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Network Security - Cloud Computing Track - 100% Online

Cloud Computing Online Degree Program Overview

We live in an online world and the Cloud is at the center of it all. For those who are unschooled in this technology, its sheer size would be difficult to comprehend. As consumers, we use the Cloud every day, each time we Skype, transfer a document on Dropbox or save one on Google Docs. And for most businesses, it’s by far the most cost-effective way to store data and manage IT services. Here are just some of the things we can do with the cloud:

  • Store, back up, and recover data
  • Stream audio and video
  • Create new apps and services
  • Deliver software on demand
  • Analyze data for patterns
  • Host websites and blogs

Yes, the Cloud is big and it’s getting bigger. Can you imagine how many people are needed to design and maintain such vast systems? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected employment will reach more than 415,000 by 2026.*

With the Cloud, geographical boundaries and barriers are erased. That’s sort of the way online education works. No matter where you are or what time it is, the classroom or lab is always open. And if you are enrolled at ECPI University, you can enjoy the same high-quality education online that our on-campus students have received for more than 50 years.

Here’s the best part: At ECPI University Online, it doesn’t take four years to earn your degree. Through our year-round, accelerated schedule, you can earn an Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a major in Cyber and Network Security and a track in Cloud Computing in just 2.5 years.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm#tab-6

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated ECPI University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated ECPI University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Network Security major, Cybersecurity Track through academic year 2023. Designation Letter can be viewed here.

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The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

Program Description

Through ECPI University’s interactive educational program using cloud & virtualization, you can set up servers and software clients, create large storage solutions, utilize cloud technologies, and deploy thin applications for large, medium, and small organizational networks. 

At ECPI University, you learn by doing in a “hands-on” classroom environment. This allows you to gain “real world” experience. Specifically, the Online Cloud Computing program track can show you how to:

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

Coursework includes:

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

ECPI University’s cyber and network security curriculum aims to prepare graduates to sit for IT certification exams related to CompTIA, Cisco Systems, VMWare, and Microsoft.

Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with an Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information System with a major in Cyber and Network Security and a track in Cloud Computing could pursue career opportunities across a wide range of industries and businesses in positions such as:

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

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab 1
CIS228
OR
CIS127
Service Desk Fundamentals
OR
Introduction to Scripting
3
CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions 3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3
CIS206 Linux Administration 3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases 3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics** 3
PHY120L Physics Lab** 1
BIO122 Environmental Biology** 3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab** 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.
**Student will be scheduled either the Physics & Lab courses or Environmental Biology & Lab courses.

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Cyber and Network Security Requirements

37 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching Lab 1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS207L Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS225 Network Protocols and Services 3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server Lab 1
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server 3
CIS256 Windows Active Directory 3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB 1
CIS321 Network Scripting 3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking 3
CIS425 Advanced Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS495
OR
CIS490
Cyber and Network Security Capstone
OR
Bachelor’s Externship-CIS
3
EET250 Computer Configuration I 3

Cloud Computing Track

15 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS220 Storage Area Networks and Disaster Recovery 3
CIS220L Storage Area Networks and Disaster Recovery Lab 1
CIS253 Network Virtualization Fundamentals 3
CIS253L Network Virtualization Fundamentals Lab 1
CIS305 Advanced Linux Administration 3
CIS353 Network Virtualization Administration 3
CIS353L Network Virtualization Administration Lab 1
Program Outcomes

Students in the Online B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a major in Cyber and Network Security, graduates are able to:

Computer and Information Science Outcomes:

  • Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
  • Lead and work as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
  • Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Use cloud computing tools

Cyber and Network Security Major Outcomes:

  • Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
  • Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found by clicking here.