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HND in Cloud Computing

Cloud technology is used by businesses and individuals around the world. If you're looking to start a career in this exciting and evolving sector, the GBS Higher National Diploma in Cloud Computing will give you the key skills that tech employers are looking for.

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Course Overview

On the Higher National Diploma in Cloud Computing, you will develop your specialist knowledge and skills in key cloud areas such as networking, cybersecurity and database design.

The course is very hands-on and practical, and with the expert guidance of your lecturers, you'll discover more about strategic information systems and the role of the cloud in today's context.

As you work on your assignments and projects with your classmates, you'll also develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis - all of which are essential for the workplace.

The second year takes your knowledge and skills to the next level, making you the cloud computing extert that today's employers are looking for. You'll develop in-depth knowledge of specialist cloud areas such as cloud support, cloud cybersecurity and cloud software development.

The HND will prepare you for entry into a career at senior level within the cloud computing sector, and you'll have the opportunity to continue with your higher education to degree level and onwards to masters and beyond.

Intakes
September, January, March, June

Duration
2 year

Awarding Institution
Pearson

Delivery
Weekdays/weekends/evenings

Locations
Dubai

Fees
AED 40,000
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What will you achieve?


With a practical approach to learning, the HND in Cloud Computing will deliver far more than a simple qualification. You'll have built a solid base of specific specialist cloud computing knowledge alongside key workplace skills such as research and analysis, flexibility, and working cooperatively with others.

Career opportunities

If you're thinking of a career in cloud computing, our certificate and diploma will help you develop a range of key skills essential for entry into this exciting sector.

You'll also develop transferable skills which are sought after by employers, such as communication and teamwork.

The course leads to exciting technology careers:

  • Cloud cyber security specialist
  • Cloud software developer
  • Data analyst
  • Cloud network technician
  • Cloud software testing
  • Risk analyst
  • Lead cloud developer
  • Cloud network engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Data analytics consultant
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Year 1

Units

Unit 1: Cloud Fundamentals

Unit 2: Programming

Unit 3: Networking in the Cloud

Unit 4: Security in the Cloud

Unit 5: Database Design and Development in the Cloud

Unit 6: Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Pearson Set)

Unit 7: Website Design & Development in the Cloud

Unit 8: Strategic Information Systems

Year 2

Units

Unit 1: Cloud Architecture Design

Unit 2: Applied security in the cloud

Unit 3: Information Security Management in the Cloud

Unit 4: Operating Systems in the Cloud

Unit 5: Application Development, Testing & Debugging

Unit 6: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Unit 7: Cloud Computing Research Project (Pearson Set) (30 Credits)

There are no formal examinations for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

  • presentation
  • writing an assignment
  • analysing a case study
  • completing a portfolio of evidence
  • writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Academic Requirements

Academic entry requirements vary from country to country.For academic requirements by country, contact us.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51 overall
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each band)
  • TOEFL Internet-based 65 (15 in listening & writing, 18 in speaking and 18 in reading)

International Universities exempt native speakers of English from the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand from English language test requirements.

If you would like to improve your English before joining your course, please contact our colleagues at English Path Dubai. They have a range of English courses that suit all needs and levels.

Year 1

Units

Unit 1: Cloud Fundamentals

Unit 2: Programming

Unit 3: Networking in the Cloud

Unit 4: Security in the Cloud

Unit 5: Database Design and Development in the Cloud

Unit 6: Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Pearson Set)

Unit 7: Website Design & Development in the Cloud

Unit 8: Strategic Information Systems

Year 2

Units

Unit 1: Cloud Architecture Design

Unit 2: Applied security in the cloud

Unit 3: Information Security Management in the Cloud

Unit 4: Operating Systems in the Cloud

Unit 5: Application Development, Testing & Debugging

Unit 6: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Unit 7: Cloud Computing Research Project (Pearson Set) (30 Credits)

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Enrolling for September 2022

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