Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions
Description and Outcomes
This program equips you to master the foundational goals of cloud computing. You will apply current technical tools and methodologies to create cloud solutions. Upon completion, you will be able to evaluate cloud computing trends, recognize best practices, and analyze and evaluate cloud providers and cloud solutions. The courses in this program enable you to pursue many critical cloud certifications. Whether your immediate educational goals are satisfied by the completion of a bachelor's degree or you are planning to pursue study in the information technology field beyond the baccalaureate level, this degree program may be for you.
The following educational objectives are approved by information technology faculty and the Advisory Board:
- Our graduates will be able to apply current industry-accepted practices and new and emerging practices when solving real-world information technology problems in the industry.
- Our graduates will be able to exhibit teamwork and effective communication skills.
- Our graduates will be able to ethically and appropriately apply knowledge of societal impacts of information technology in the course of career-related activities.
The ExcelTrack option for the Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions is designed to allow students with applicable skills, professional experience, and self-direction to accelerate their pace toward earning their degree. In the ExcelTrack option, there are no required weekly assignments or class hours per course—just one final comprehensive project. Students can skip material they know and focus on what they need to learn to master course outcomes. With a few rare exceptions, ExcelTrack courses are divided into small, one-credit courses that allow flexible course loads each term. ExcelTrack uses a term-based tuition model: the more courses students complete per term, the greater their cost savings. To determine if ExcelTrack is a good fit for you, speak to your University representative. For more information on the policies governing ExcelTrack programs, see the academic policy section of the Catalog.
The Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. The duration of the program depends on transfer credit. Any combination of prior learning credit will not exceed 75 percent of the credits required for the degree. You are responsible for providing the University with an official copy of all transcripts for prior college credit. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Technology Skills: Apply current technical tools and methodologies to create cloud solutions.
- Client Specifications: Analyze users' cloud requirements.
- System Specifications: Design secure cloud information systems.
- Technology Analysis: Evaluate cloud computing trends, practices, and products.
- Cloud Analysis: Evaluate the potential impact of cloud-based information systems and technology on business processes.
- Project Management: Apply project management practices, tools, and methods to cloud solutions.
- Professional Development: Recognize the ethical considerations for IT professionals locally and globally as they develop in their careers.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|CS204||Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace||3|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Fundamentals of Science|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|CM241||Foundations of Technical Communication||2|
|IT104||Introduction to Cybersecurity||5|
|IT213||Software Development Concepts||5|
|IT222||Introduction to Cloud Computing||5|
|IT227||Cloud Infrastructure Administration||5|
|IT275||Linux System Administration||5|
|IT286||Network Security Concepts||5|
|MT140||Introduction to Management||5|
|IT301||Project Management I||6|
|IT303||Virtualization and Cloud Security||6|
|IT304||Application Development and Scripting in the Cloud||6|
|IT306||Cloud Services Management||6|
|IT332||Principles of Information Systems Architecture||6|
|IT375||Windows Enterprise Administration||6|
|IT388||Routing and Switching I||6|
|IT403||Advanced Cloud Security||6|
|IT404||Security Testing for Cloud Applications||6|
|IT413||Migrating Data and Applications to the Cloud||6|
|IT460||Systems Analysis and Design||6|
|IT473||Bachelor's Capstone in Cloud Computing and Solutions||6|
|Total Major Requirements||135|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||12|