Cloud and Application Development Foundations, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
4 months
220 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Cloud and Application Development Foundations Certificate in collaboration with IBMx.

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Take the first steps to become a Cloud Developer by completing the Cloud Application Development Foundations Professional Certificate, guided by experts from IBM. Build your own cloud-based applications and learn about the technologies behind them as you go.This Professional Certificate prepares you to develop, build, deploy, and test applications on a public cloud platform and deliver Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions using Cloud Native and DevOps lifecycle management methodologies.This curriculum starts with an introduction to the core concepts of cloud computing and the role its playing in digital transformation. We introduce you to some of the prominent cloud service providers of our times including, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.) the services they offer and look at some case studies of cloud computing across industry verticals.You will understand the differences between Public, Private, Hybrid and Hybrid MultiCloud environments. You will become familiar cloud technologies and cloud infrastructure components such as Virtualization, VMs, Containers, Microservices, Serverless Computing, Cloud Storage and Secure Cloud Networks.

At the Cloud and Application Development Foundations Certificate in collaboration with IBMx you will learn essential cloud software development concepts and study the languages, tools, and platforms to create your first cloud-based apps. You will explore the roles of front-end, back-end and full-stack developers, and learn the core skills and concepts needed for each role.

Job Outlook

  • Employment of software developers is projected to grow 21% from 2018-2028, faster than average for all occupations. (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
  • Cloud Development accounts for about 1/4th of all software development with over 5 million cloud developers today. (source: Evans Data Corp)
  • Average salary for a Cloud Developer in the US is $127,353 (as of June 2020, source: ZipRecruiter)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, and NoSQL
  • Developing Front End Apps with React
  • Back-end Application Development with Node.js and Express

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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