Cloud Computing Graduate Certificate

This intensive, career-oriented certificate equips students with comprehensive expertise in the fundamental services of cloud computing.




Asynchronous online

Credits Required


Time Commitment

1 year





Ways to Save

15% discount for first responders, active duty military, and veterans

Apply By

August 15 for Fall

January 1 for Spring

May 15 for Summer

Cloud skills are in high demand as companies strive to derive efficiency and value from cloud-based technology. Within this three-course certificate, students will understand understand the depth and breadth of cloud services, compliance and security issues, user management, cloud resources and support for business applications, and more. 

The Cloud Computing certificate program is taught fully online and can be stacked with the Cybersecurity, Cyberspecialist, or Digital Forensics certificates (must earn three total), along with a thesis project, to earn the M.S. in Cybersecurity.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand cloud technology and build in-depth knowledge of the core services.
  2. Understand cloud concepts such as scalability, elasticity, fault tolerance, and high availability.
  3. Assess compliance, culpability management, and security.
  4. Interpret cloud logs, protection against DDoS, shared security model, MFA, password policies, IAM-managing users, and more.
  5. Employ clouds for business applications, and justify why it is extremely important to use clouds.
  6. Compare pricing models and use support, general account, calculation of service costs, building particular services, and more.

The Office of Graduate Admission hosts Open Houses and Virtual Information Sessions throughout the year. 

View our upcoming events for the most current opportunities to hear about the Cloud Computing Graduate Certificate.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Cloud Computing Graduate Certificate program, applicants must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. To apply, submit the following:

  1. Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  3. Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in the program, relevant past experiences, and career goals

Where appropriate, documents should be submitted online through the applicant portal or via email to Any official documents that must be mailed (i.e. transcripts) should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

Have questions about the application process? Visit the How to Apply page from the Office of Graduate Admission.

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