Cloud Native Foundations, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
4 months
246 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Cloud Native Foundations Certificate in collaboration with IBMx. Build foundational skills in the highly sought after field of Cloud Native Computing.

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The Cloud Native approach is redefining how applications are developed and deployed, allowing organizations to be more agile and responsive to their customers and changing market dynamics. Getting skilled in Cloud Computing and Cloud Native is crucial for aspiring cloud practitioners and professionals who want apply their cloud skills as developers, architects, system engineers, managers and many other roles.

In this IBM Cloud Native Foundations Program you will start 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 become familiar cloud technologies and cloud infrastructure components such as Virtualization, VMs, Containers, Microservices, Serverless Computing, Cloud Storage and Secure Cloud Networks. Next, discover cloud essentials using IBM Cloud. Become familiar with IBM Cloud and the various types of infrastructure, platform and software services it provides for Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud environments.

You’ll then develop practical cloud skills for building and running Cloud Native applications within a multi-cloud environment. Finally learn why DevOps favors the use of containers and explore how containers differ from virtual machines. Complete your program with insights and hands-on experience with container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istiowhich serve as the foundational building blocks of a Cloud Native architecture.

This Cloud Native Foundations Professional Certificate in collaboration with IBMx does not require any degree or prior experience with cloud computing or programming. You’ll learn with the support of IBM experts, practice your skills with hands-on labs, and complete projects designed to sharpen your skills and help you build your shareable portfolio.

Job Outlook

  • Average salary for a Cloud Developer in the US is $127,353 (as of June 2020, source: ZipRecruiter)
  • CIO lists Cloud Architect as one of the 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2021 (source: CIO)
  • Forrester projects an increase in Cloud-native tech demand with 30% of developers using containers by end of 2021 (source: Forrester)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cloud Computing
  • IBM Cloud Essentials
  • Building Cloud Native and Multicloud Applications
  • Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 5 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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