Certificate in Cloud Data Management & Analytics

Develop Effective Cloud Solutions to Handle Your Data


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,897

Next start date

January 11, 2018

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About this Program

As big data gets bigger, managing it in the cloud is an increasingly popular IT strategy. The power and flexibility of cloud services allow organizations to harness and analyze their data more efficiently. System administrators, IT managers and other data professionals who understand cloud storage and analytics technologies are becoming valuable assets for businesses of all sizes.

In this three-course certificate program, you'll learn about the different options for storing, manipulating and analyzing your data in the cloud. Discover how to design, implement and manage databases using the cloud, and explore and evaluate the different cloud solutions offered by Amazon, Google and Microsoft.


IT and data professionals who work with cloud services.

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  • Key aspects of data security, synchronization and protection
  • How to compare storage, database and big data solutions provided by the major cloud vendors
  • Technical concepts that include data models, cloud architecture, scalable analytics administration, data visualization and relational query processing
  • Strategies for working with and analyzing unstructured data


  • Use key tools such as Hadoop, Hive and MapReduce to process and analyze large data sets
  • Work directly with AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure services (includes software licenses and account credits)

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Program Sessions



Closed Sessions

Learning Formats


Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).


Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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