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Cloud Computing and System Administrator Certificate


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With this certificate program, you'll learn the fundamentals required for cloud computing and system administrator positions. You'll also develop the skills to install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a virtual network infrastructure/cloud platform using popular tools. 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Define the Internet of Things (IoT) and list various applications associated with the IoT.
  • Evaluate various cloud delivery models.
  • Describe the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols.
  • Identify standard operating and maintenance resources.
  • Explain files types, as well as their location, storage, use and attributes.
  • Maintain high availability and fault tolerance in virtual environment.
  • Configure and deploy Cloud products using virtualization technologies.
  • Design and implement cloud applications that can scale up on a VM (Virtual Machine) and out across multiple VMs.
  • Develop a plan with strategies to pass a minimum of two industry certification exams associated with cloud computing technology.

Program Advising

Available Fully Online
Complete this degree or certificate on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


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