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Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

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CSU’s Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation provides computing professionals with a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and technical aspects of cloud and virtualisation technologies and their use within a business context. 

The Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    Our Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation focuses on concepts, technology and architecture in the rapidly growing field of cloud computing. With the maximum flexibility of subjects selection in this course, you will have the opportunity to select all of your subjects from a large pool of restricted electives catering to your needs as a new IT career person building the basic concepts, or as an experienced IT professional looking to enhance your skills.

    The course will prepare you well for industry as you will be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of current and emerging trends in areas such as cloud architectures, managing and working with clouds, cloud security, software defined networking and visualisation technologies, network administration, cloud computing, virtualisation, and networking architectures.

    Through focused study, you will investigate and critically reflect on emerging IT networking developments, particularly those that relate to cloud computing and virtualisation. You will learn to apply appropriate technical skills and critical thinking techniques to solve complex computer networking problems within a business context.

    The course also provides a pathway to Masters level study in the fields of cloud computing and virtualisation, mobile application development, networking and system administration and information system security. Our Masters has been structured to ensure a strong representation of cloud and virtualisation-based technical subjects within the core, with broader restricted electives available allowing you to tailor study to meet your needs.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

    The Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation consists of (4) restricted electives made up of any 2 elective academic subjects (Group A) plus any 2 elective industry subjects (Group B).

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Elective Academic Subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
    ITC514 Linux Server Administration
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    ITC558 Programming Principles
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    ITC572 Software Defined Networking
    ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
    ITC595 Information Security

    Group B: Elective Industry Subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITE512 Incident Response
    ITE513 Forensic Investigation
    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE523 Virtualisation
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration
    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
    ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals


    Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

    The Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation consists of seven (7) core subjects and five (5) restricted electives.

    Core Subjects

    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation*
    ITC595 Information Security
    ITE523 Virtualisation
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation

    * Capstone subject. This subject should be completed in the final session of study

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Elective Academic Subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
    ITC514 Linux Server Administration
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    ITC558 Programming Principles
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC572 Software Defined Networking
    ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography

    Group B: Elective Industry Subjects – choose three (3) subjects from:

    ITE512 Incident Response
    ITE513 Forensic Investigation
    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration
    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

    There is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students' enrolment patterns will depend upon their choice of subjects, the prerequisite needs of subjects and the session of availability of subjects.

    Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

    Students may commence the course in Calendar sessions 1, 2 or 3. Note: The enrolment pattern below is divided by calendar sessions for the various intakes. The recommended session enrolments appear under each Calendar session enrolment and are distinguished by session number. Each session number represents Calendar session 1 or 2 depending on the course commencement session. As an example, for a student who follows the enrolment pattern and who commences the course in Calendar Session 2, 2014, session 1 refers to Calendar session 2 2014, session 2 refers to Calendar session 3 2014, etc.

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 3
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 4
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
    ITE523 Virtualization

    Session 5
    ITC595 Information Security
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    ITC595 Information Security
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 3
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation

    Session 4
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 5
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITE523 Virtualization
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
     

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 2
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 3
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 4
    ITE523 Virtualization
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation

    Session 5
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    ITC595 Information Security

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.


    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYYOBVC
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJBVC

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

  • How to apply
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  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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