ExcelTrack® Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Cloud Computing and Solutions
Program at a Glance
- Control your pace, your deadlines, how many courses you take at a time, and which resources will help you learn best.
- Earn the same high-quality bachelor’s degree as a traditional Purdue Global online program—only faster and for less money.
- Work directly with faculty to ensure you’ve learned all the material.
- Take as many of 1-credit courses as you want in a term and pay one flat tuition rate.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions Overview
Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack® bachelor’s degree in cloud computing and solutions offers you affordable, competency-based learning that puts you in control of your education. You can speed past what you already know and focus only on gaining new, relevant skills and knowledge.*
Cloud computing is generating disruptive new business technologies every day, from chatbots and artificial intelligence to applied machine learning and blockchain. With a bachelor’s in cloud computing and solutions, you’ll be prepared to provide more of what organizations need to complete their cloud transformation, from innovation to development to operations.
Designed for highly disciplined and self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack® is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered.
Once enrolled in the online cloud computing bachelor’s degree program, you take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and move quickly past those topics. That way, you’ll focus on developing the IT skills that are immediately applicable to your workplace. A faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.
Speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.
Each ExcelTrack® course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know and spend time only on what you need to learn.
Take as many 1-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate of $2,500, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree.LEARN MORE ABOUT ELIGIBLE IT CERTIFICATION EXAMS
The program provides a foundation for critical industry certifications, which can help you secure a professional role within the evolving cloud computing field‡:
- CompTIA Cloud Essentials and Cloud+
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate/Professional
- Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
- (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Network Professional (CCNP) Cloud
Some certifications may require work experience and/or additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Is ExcelTrack® Right for You?
- You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
- You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
- You have successfully completed at least 3 courses at an accredited college or university.
If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.
Save Time and Tuition With ExcelTrack®
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
What Courses Will I Take?
The ExcelTrack® cloud computing degree consists of 174 single-credit courses as well as a 6-credit capstone course.
All cloud computing courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.See All ExcelTrack Courses
- Application Development and Scripting in the Cloud
- Advanced Cloud Security
- Cloud Services Management
- Security Testing for Cloud Applications
- Migrating Data and Applications to the Cloud
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits116
- Elective Credits19
- Total Credits180
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupationss.† Whether you’re preparing for an entry-level management position or want to advance your current career, the Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions may help you qualify for a variety of positions.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Judgement and Decision Making
- Systems Analysis
- Complex Problem Solving
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Information Technology Faculty Directory
Publications and Development Hours: Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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*ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.
†Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations, www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
‡Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.