Networking for the Cloud: Microcredential

Learn the basics of cloud computing and how to manage servers

This credit-bearing microcredential will provide you with the skills needed to understand and implement basic networking concepts. Acquire the skills needed to install and manage a Windows server. You will also learn the components of cloud computing, navigate a cloud infrastructure and deploy the server in the cloud.

The Networking for the Cloud microcredential is comprised of four courses that, together, provide students with knowledge and skills related to cloud networking and cloud applications. You will engage with fundamental processes related to implementing and moving to cloud-based services. Among the topics covered in the courses are: data integrity and security, network management, maintenance of applications and networking operating systems computer security, and management information system, cloud infrastructure components, virtualization, scalability, services, deployment, web development, virtual cloud networking, cloud management and cloud security.

Upon completion of this microcredential, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the breadth and complexity of the IT communication field

  • Identify and describe the necessary required skills in each of the segments in the IT industry communication sector

  • Design an effective cloud network

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Windows server

  • Demonstrate the technical understanding of the virtual components in a cloud infrastructure

Total credits: 12
Total courses: 4 (3-credit courses)
Length: 1 semester  


To learn more about this microcredential contact the ACT Center at (845) 431-8600 or click here to receive additional information.

Stack this microcredential into:

Networking Certificate by completing 19 additional credits; CIS 112, CIS 124, CIS 140 or CIS 150, CIS 218, CIS 265 and ENG 101. Can be mapped to Winter 2021 (3 credits) and Spring 2022 (16 credits) for completion.


Computer Information Systems A.A.S Degree by completing an additional 31 credits after the certificate.