Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing

Description: Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing
Duration: 1 year
NFQ Level: Level 9
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The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.5 percent in 2019 to total $214.3 billion, up from $182.4 billion in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. Furthermore, according to the IDA, Ireland is rapidly becoming a dominant force in Cloud Computing, building on its international reputation as a leader in ICT. Many key players have already been attracted to Ireland while a wide spectrum of technology companies with Irish operations are actively expanding into and researching the Cloud.

Aligned with our comprehensive academic strategy at NCI, we have embedded digital, transversal, and management and leadership skills in the Postgraduate Diploma in Cloud Computing. It’s contents provide digital skills that are up to-date and relevant to the needs of industry in cloud-related areas such as virtualisation, storage management, programming for data analytics, software development and engineering, application services, and cloud security. Transversal, management, and leadership skills are provided via modules related to utility computing, research in computing, and business strategies for cloud computing. The programme is focused on addressing a range of core cloud technology skills assembled into two different sub-areas of specialisation:

  • Development: Enables learners to get practical experience not only in the SaaS delivery model, but also in programming for data analytics.
  • Infrastructure: Focuses on the foundations of the IaaS delivery model with links to storage and data governance concepts.

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Research shows that cloud computing will transform every aspect of business, from logistics to customer relationships to the way teams work together, and today’s organizations are preparing for this seismic shift. This Irish government has developed a comprehensive strategic approach to develop the sector in recognition of Ireland’s potential to become a world leader in Cloud Computing. This focus has already attracted world leaders, such as EMC, Citrix and Dropbox. (IDA, 2019). The skills in demand today are: Java, Linux, Amazon Web Services(AWS), Software Development, DevOps, Docker and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), included in roles such as: Cloud Architect, Cloud Software Engineer, Cloud Sales, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Systems Administrator, Cloud Consultant, Cloud Network Engineer, Cloud Product Manager.

Through the Cloud Competency Centre at NCI, this programme has been actively engaged with major cloud multinationals (AWS, IBM, and Microsoft). Additionally, we have received support from indigenous cloud-intensive companies. Recent graduates from this course have gone on to fill roles in Susquehanna International Group (Citrix Engineer), Paddy Power Betfair (Associate Java Developer), 888spectate.com (Frontend Developer), Hertz (Data Engineer), Tickets.ie (.NET Developer), Citi (Technology Analyst), SAP (Support Engineer), HP Enterprise (Network Engineer), Asavie (Site& Reliability Engineer), IBM (Operations Engineer), Workday (Operations Engineer).

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