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Professional Development Certificate in Cloud Computing

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PDC Information Session - Cloud Computing

Online Information Session

Thinking of launching a career in cloud computing or want to advance your current career? Join us for the Career Pathways in Cloud Computing information session to explore trends, challenges, and career opportunities in this fast-growing field.

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PDC Online Information Session

Online Information Session

Wondering if a McGill Professional Development Certificate is for you? Get answers from our on-demand info session and learn about topics offered, delivery method, our approach to learning and teaching, tuition fees and how to apply. Plus, hear from actual students who will talk about their experience and how the program they chose helped them achieve their professional aims.

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Courses

4 Required Courses (26 CEUs)
YCIT 017 Cloud Computing Fundamentals (6 CEUs)
Value proposition of cloud computing versus traditional computing models; the economics and history of computing in business; terminology associated with modern computing; nuanced differences between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS; containerization versus virtualization; identity, networking, and security best practices.
YCIT 018 Cloud Networking and Security (6 CEUs)
Networking concepts and their application to cloud environments; configuration of hybrid and multi-cloud network connectivity; application of fundamental security principles in networking decisions.
YCIT 019 Cloud Architecture (7 CEUs)
The power of containerization and its distinction from virtualization; features of the Linux kernel underpinning containerization; how to set up a Docker environment, build containers, and use an orchestration tool, namely, Kubernetes; additional tools for monitoring, sharing, and deploying applications.
YCIT 020 Advanced Cloud Architecture (7 CEUs)
Advanced cloud-native architecture topics and tools to architect enterprise-scale application deployments. Service meshes, secrets management, routine management, monitoring and troubleshooting of Kubernetes clusters, and tools to manage enterprise-scale production clusters.
1 Complementary Course (7 CEUs)
YCIT 021 DevOps Practices and Tools (7 CEUs)
Introduction to DevOps culture, its benefits; and a variety of popular DevOps tools. Emphasis on the application of principles that allow teams to develop resilient software while reducing time to market. Establishing guardrails to mitigate risks; continuous development workflows.
YCIT 022 Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) (7 CEUs)
Introduction to the theory of Service Level Objectives and Agreements, a principled way of describing and measuring the desired reliability of a service. Set up and application of these principles in any organization that builds software systems. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) tools, techniques, and best practices.
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