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Our online microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. They can be used as an independent certification, and some even offer academic credit to use towards a degree. Each microcredential also includes a formal online assessment.

Study cloud computing online

Cloud computing is centred around computer services existing online instead of existing on hardware, making said computer services cheaper, faster, more reliable, and more secure. As society becomes more digitally connected and savvy, the demand for cloud computing specialists will only continue to increase, making it a great career option if you’re interested in IT.

Since cloud computing is based entirely around computers and the internet, the best place to learn about it is online. Our courses are 100% online, so you have the freedom and flexibility to study whenever suits you. We offer a range of course types, including free short courses, learning subscriptions, and degrees. If you subscribe to an ExpertTrack, you can complete a series of in-depth cloud computing courses and develop your expertise.

Gain cloud computing certifications

We have several cloud computing ExpertTracks to get you started or increase your understanding of cloud computing. These will allow you to earn digital certificates that you can share with your professional network once you’ve completed all of the courses. ExpertTracks are great for your professional development and help you work towards your career goals.

You can also receive a digital certificate when you complete a short course if you choose to upgrade with us. You can upload your certificate to LinkedIn or attach it to your CV to demonstrate your capability and interest in cloud computing.

Learn about cloud computing on Microsoft Azure

We offer a series of excellent ExpertTracks concentrating on different elements you can learn in cloud computing using Microsoft Azure. You can learn about the wide-ranging uses of cloud computing, including how to use the foundations of data science to develop your skills, how to enhance your understanding of machine learning and AI, and how to develop AI Engineering skills, all using Microsoft Azure.

You can also use Microsoft Azure for things like DevOps and Python programming, making it a valuable tool in today’s modern world, and one that you can master with our ExpertTracks.

Build your career in cloud computing

If you want to become a cloud computing specialist, our courses are a great way to learn the necessary skills. There is a wide range of careers that use cloud computing, such as a cloud engineer, full-stack developer, and data scientist.

The global cloud computing market size is forecasted to grow from $371.4 billion in 2020 to $832.1 billion by 2025, which shows just how fast the industry is growing. Another added benefit of working in cloud computing is that there are possibilities for flexible and remote working arrangements, due to the work being all computer-based.

Your options for studying cloud computing

We’ve partnered with universities and other well-recognised institutions, such as CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc., to bring you a range of courses where you can either gain an introduction to cloud computing or build on your current skills. These courses can help you upskill to a new role or develop your professional credentials.

We offer a range of course types, from free short courses to ExpertTracks. Our short courses take between two and ten weeks to complete and offer an overview of specific features of cloud computing. We also offer a learning subscription called ExpertTracks, where you can subscribe to a series of in-depth courses and build practical expertise.

Earn a cloud computing certificate

Earn personalised cloud computing certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.


What is cloud computing?

Essentially, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet, which can increase the speed, flexibility, and innovation of those services. Cloud computing can be used for services including analytics, networking, software, servers, databases, and intelligence.

Can I learn cloud computing online?

Cloud computing courses are a great way to introduce you to the industry or help you build your skills and knowledge of cloud computing to supplement practical training. Our courses are completely online and don’t require any in-person teaching, so you’re free to study whenever suits you. You can also learn from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a digital device.

Is it difficult to study cloud computing?

There is a lot to learn in the world of cloud computing, but the difficulty will depend on the area you’re studying. For example, a cloud computing degree will require more knowledge, hard work, and attention than learning on a short course.

It will also help if you’re passionate about cloud computing and have a knack for computers and technology. However, no matter what you choose, our courses are designed by successful professionals who will help you to succeed in your studies.

What can cloud computing be used for?

Cloud computing can be used for pretty much anything related to computer services, including big data analytics, file storage, data backup, and more. Regarding the actual tasks that cloud computing specialists carry out on a day-to-day basis, it depends on the specific career path they go down.

How do I start a career in cloud computing?

Although it can help to have a degree in cloud computing or something related to software development, it is not a necessity in order to establish a career. Certifications and experience can be enough to get you a job if you’re passionate and can demonstrate that you’re willing to teach yourself the necessary skills.

To help you figure out which aspect of cloud computing you want to work in, you can try one of our online short courses and use the opportunity to learn about fundamental concepts and cloud computing applications. If you decide you’re serious about a career in cloud computing, you can enrol on one of our ExpertTracks to impress your current or prospective employer.

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