Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Information Security Technology - Cloud Computing Track
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Overview

Cloud Computing Overview

Cloud computing or software services provided across the internet are ushering in a wave of new opportunities to help businesses become more flexible, efficient and agile. By providing infrastructures, platforms and software as a service, cloud computing allows users to access and implement important business and technology tools whenever and wherever they need. What’s more, the Cloud or internet services could create demand for professionals to manage these vast networks. 

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the emerging field of Cloud Computing, consider ECPI University. Through ECPI’s accelerated schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology and a track in Cloud Computing in as little as 2.5 years.

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.

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

 

 

Curriculum

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
BUS472 Applied Project Management3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS206 Linux Administration3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases3
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics Lab1
BIO122 Environmental Biology3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS108 Office Applications2
FOR110 Essentials for Success3
COR191 Career Orientation1

Cyber and Information Security Technology Major Required Courses

37 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101 Computer Configuration I3
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching Lab1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching3
CIS207L Routing and Switching LAB1
CIS225 Network Protocols and Services3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server Lab1
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server3
CIS256 Windows Active Directory3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB1
CIS321 Network Scripting3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking3
CIS425 Advanced Defense and Countermeasures3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS495 Cyber and Network Security Capstone3
CIS490 Bachelor's Externship-CIS3

Cloud Computing Track

15 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS242AWS Academy Cloud Foundations3
CIS253Network Virtualization Fundamentals3
CIS253LNetwork Virtualization Fundamentals Lab1
CIS305Advanced Linux Administration3
CIS305LAdvanced UNIX Administration LAB1
CIS335AI/Machine Learning/Edge Computing3
CIS335LAI/Machine Learning/Edge Computing Lab1
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 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 Information Security Technology 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 a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information System with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology 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
  • Information Security Engineer
Outcomes

Students in the 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 & Information Science, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
  • Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Develop cloud computing tools

In addition to the B.S. CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major learn about installing, securing, testing, and maintaining computer networks.

Upon successful completion of the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major - Cloud Computing Track, graduates are expected to:

  • 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 vulnerabilitie
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