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Cloud Computing and Virtualization - Certificate

20 Credits
CERT3298
Degree Description

This certificate provides a complete introduction to Cloud Computing, virtualization, legacy hardware and software considerations and approaches to transitioning information technology from legacy systems to a shared managed service model.  Through practical, hands-on activities, learners will explore the technical infrastructure and administrative requirements of server-based computing utilizing both open source and proprietary virtualization software.  Prior to entry into this program, it is strongly recommend that learners should complete the Computer Assistant Certificate of have advanced computer literacy and/or IT related industry experience.

Admission Dates: Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (3 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
COMP2456 Cloud Technologies and Services (4 Credits)
COMP2452 Information Storage and Management (4 Credits)
COMP2453 Virtualization Technologies (4 Credits)

Technical Electives (8 Credits)

Select two of the following courses:
COMP2460 Linux Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2462 Microsoft Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2466 Routing & Switching (4 Credits)
COMP2475 Security Basics (4 Credits)
COMP2500 Emerging Technologies (4 Credits)
COMP2145 Web Programming (4 Credits)
COMP2150 Web Services (4 Credits)
COMP2300 Java (4 Credits)
COMP2310 Visual Basic.Net (4 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.