The Cloud Security Professional A.S. Degree will help students learn how to secure highly virtualized and modern cloud architectures. Due to its flexibility and improved capabilities, Cloud Computing has quickly replaced traditional datacenters. However, securing all the data and systems in the cloud is now of even more paramount importance, as organizations are merely tenants of computing resources. This degree focuses on securing systems that employ virtualization and Cloud Computing infrastructure resources in the Cloud. The degree will expand upon topics covered in the Cloud Analyst Certificate with cyber operations and ethical hacking experience. Using hands-on labs, the degree will focus on building secure, resilient, and cost-effective cloud architectures. This A.S. Degree prepares students to take the following nine industry certification exams: Network Pro and Client Pro, CompTIA Network+, Server+, Security+, PenTest+ and Cloud+, Amazon AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate.
The Cloud Computing program is most closely related to the networking program. In fact, about fifty percent of the courses in the Cloud Computing pathway come from the networking pathway.
Based on this information, we can gauge the success of the Cloud Computing program by reviewing historical data of networking courses. Using Chaffey networking pathway data in the Chancellor's office Datamart we can estimate that upon program maturity we will have an average of 81 students enrolled in Cloud Computing.
Our objective is to prepare students for positions as cloud analysts, architects, and security professionals with both experience and industry-recognized certifications so they can attain well-paying employment. An Amazon AWS certification is one of the most sought-after and highest-paying certifications in the field of Cloud Computing. CompTIA is vendor-neutral certification thus giving students the flexibility to apply to any Cloud Computing position. Our courses will have both AWS and CompTIA industry certificates built right into the pathway.
Completion of this program requires the successful completion of eight core CIS classes. Students also complete four courses in the security and analysis course offerings. Standard GE and elective course requirements must also be completed to reach the total required units. The program is intended to be completed in 4 semesters.
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Diann Thursby · 11/07/22
Received regional recommendation at 11-7-2022 IEDRC Deans Meeting.