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Cloud Operations and Security Certificate

Jeff Baker and Gloria Zayas, Cloud Operations and Security Certificate students

Cloud Computing is the game-changing paradigm for information technology. Data storage and computing processes used to be done on-site – but cloud computing is changing the way we store information. An increasing number of industries are turning to cloud hosting environments as an easy to maintain, intuitive, and reliable format for users.

Interested in getting started on this cutting-edge career path?

HCC’s Cloud Operations and Security certificate program is offered entirely online and prepares you to launch your career in Cloud Tech. Through this program, you will learn to master these innovative technologies and explore the features of cloud computing from operations and development to architecture and security. As a student in this program, you can:

  • Complete this online certificate within 12-18 months at an affordable cost
  • Prepare for industry certifications including the AWS Cloud Practitioner, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS Developer Associate, AWS SysOps Administrator Associate, and the Certification of Cloud Security Knowledge
  • Work towards a career as a cloud security analyst, DevOps engineer, site reliability engineer, and cloud consultant and earn a competitive salary

What Our Students Say (Jeff Baker and Gloria Zayas, pictured above):

Jeff decided to make a career change and pivoted from accounting work to pursue a career in the cloud-based security field. He is a part-time student who takes 2–3 classes per semester while working 30 hours a week doing grant research.

“I chose the Cloud Operations and Security Certificate after doing some research and speaking to friends who are in this industry. As I kept listening, what I kept hearing was ‘cloud is the future’ — repeatedly.

One thing that has surprised me about HCC is how caring the professors are with making sure we’re on track and offering their help whenever we may need it. The level of support that professors provide has exceeded my expectations, especially at a community college.”

Gloria has a master’s degree but was looking for career advancement opportunities and had some background in cyber security from a customer support perspective. Once she took the first few classes, she was hooked and decided to complete the program and earn her Cloud Operations and Security certificate.

“The Cloud Security Certificate program gave me the knowledge to earn two professional certifications from AWS (Amazon Web Services). Those certifications are very much in demand, and I can attribute my success in completing those certifications directly to the program at HCC.

As an adult learner with a master’s degree, I pivoted from my original field of work first to cyber security, and then cloud. For older workers, that may seem daunting, but I always had my eye on the prize on how I was going to market myself and what would allow me to get to my target goals in terms of salary.”


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