The phrase ‘it’s in the cloud’ has become ubiquitous in computing over the last few years and has revolutionised the way we use computer services. The ability to store both data and services in a remote location on the internet has meant that availability has widened considerably as virtual services have proliferated. The growth in cloud adoption presents challenges for companies to source cloud expertise to support their business, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises with limited resources, which means that people skilled in cloud technologies are in high demand. The ability to access applications, storage, printing, server functions and data from almost anywhere on almost any type of device has become the expectation rather than the exception. The ability to scale computing resources in direct relation to demand has reduced the need to purchase and maintain central computing resources significantly. This unit is designed to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and cloud deployment models, and the need for cloud computing. Students will develop an appreciation of the issues associated with managing cloud service architecture and develop critical awareness of the ramifications of cloud computing-based projects.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Entry Requirements: Qualification check/BKSB IT L3, Maths L2, English L2
Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be provided. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please provide evidence of this).
Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.