Cloud Specialist Online Training Course - MedCerts

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IT 7150

Cloud Specialist

Online Certification Training

Gain a clear understanding of cloud computing concepts and prepare to pass three foundational certifications

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12  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, ND, NV, PA, RI, WI

Please review our State Restriction page to view what restrictions there may be in your state/region of residence or employment and ensure you are eligible for enrollment. These restrictions may not apply to students taking programs through an employer, academic or government-sponsored model - including MyCAA and Army, Air Force or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance. To determine eligibility, please confirm with your sponsor or review our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

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Cloud Specialist Online Training

MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $242 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $4,000 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.


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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

MyCAA, Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance/COOL and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does a Cloud Specialist Do?

Cloud Specialists help organizations migrate their information and services to the cloud. They analyze a company's needs and select the most appropriate cloud technology solutions. They analyze opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect critical applications and data storage. They also manage company data securely across multi-cloud environments. In a smaller organization, the responsibilities of a cloud specialist may be rolled into a more general IT support role. A cloud specialist may also work for an actual cloud service provider, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. In this capacity, a cloud specialist is typically responsible for onboarding new clients, troubleshooting and maintaining cloud computing solutions.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
Cloud Specialists will see available jobs grow 7% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
IT 7150
Cloud Specialist

"The Cloud" refers to servers accessed over the internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. Cloud servers are located in data centers all over the world and are connected by the internet. Cloud computing allows users and businesses to run software applications that don’t need to be on their PC or a physical server. This allows files and applications to be accessed from almost any device. Today's businesses cannot run without cloud computing, especially since the increase in remote working since 2020. Cloud computing skills are in such high demand, some analysts have said a career in cloud may be almost futureproof.

The IT-7150: Cloud Specialist program is recommended for beginning IT professionals looking for a starting point or individuals with non-technical backgrounds interested in learning about the cloud to further their careers. Those employed in administrative, management, purchasing, marketing, or financial positions could benefit the most from this program.

This program is designed to provide a foundational pathway towards two key cloud certifications well known throughout the world of IT. Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner are sponsored by two of the leading cloud service providers in the world (Microsoft and AWS). Additionally, students will be prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to take the CompTIA Cloud+ exam, which is considered the most in-demand cloud certification in the market today.

Virtual Labs are included throughout this program! There is no substitute for hands-on training. Several courses within this program have integrated access to a cloned virtual machine environment where skills learned can be tested without having to purchase expensive hardware or dealing with complex set-ups in a RISK-FREE environment. Students will work on the latest technologies, with access to real hardware and software to practice new IT skills and be workplace ready.

Upon completion, MedCerts will sponsor the cost of the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and CompTIA Cloud+ exams.

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  1. Identify and utilize the appropriate cloud resources to achieve optimal business performance and efficiency
  2. Research and recommend cloud products and solutions to meet technical networking and security needs
  3. Identify and work with various networking components within the cloud, including networking resources in VPCs, subnets, Regions, and Availability Zones
  4. Disseminate, create, or reference compliance and regulatory documentation using cloud management tools, governance reports, and other audit & assessment resources provided by a cloud vendor
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment
  4. 2-3 years of work experience in IT networking, network storage, or data center administration (Recommended)

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Competency assessments
  3. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses

Customer Service Skills for Techies

16 hours
1 Week

As the title suggests, this series looks at customer service skills, specifically for those in a technical role. It explores the world of interpersonal skills, as well as principles for effective communication, and also takes a look at the most common issues reported to the Service Desk. This series is intended for those with a passion for good customer service; those who want to improve their communication skills, and those who are looking at a career in a service desk environment.

    • Understand and define communication principles that should be applied to all channels of communication
    • Understand the skills needed to listen and interpret what users or clients are communicating to you
    • Define and understand Emotional intelligence, along with how it is used to manage emotions for effective communication between parties
    • Explore communication in Service Desk use cases

Linux Essentials

16 hours
1 Week

The Linux Essentials course is designed to provide students with the foundational skills needed for working with the Linux operating system. Upon completing the course, students will be familiarized with open-source software, the Linux operating system and executing commands from the Linux command line. Students will also gain foundational skills in Linux networking, security, and administration.

    • Understand the Linux operating system and its components and determine where it is appropriate to use Linux
    • Explain how Linux is used in the operability of a network, including configuring network adapters and other parts of the network
    • Understand how to traverse the Linux operating system and apply security measures to users, groups, files, and directories within the operating system
    • Identify how Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, and RHEL are related to each other

Linux Shell Scripting

16 hours
1 Week

In this course, students learn basic scripting practices like script file formats, working with variables, loops, script control, and more. Fundamentals such as performing arithmetic and mathematical operations, conditional statements, presenting data, and taking user data are also covered. Starting with basic Linux usage and ending with the student's ability to write basic useful scripts - this course gives the beginner the tools to be productive in just a few short weeks.

    • Explain what scripts are, their parts, and how they are utilized by the Linux operating system
    • Understand how scripts are used to capture data about the system and display the information
    • Describe how to automate the execution of scripts to handle daily job tasks
    • Explore using redirection to manipulate data input and output

Networking Fundamentals

16 hours
1 Week

This course is for anyone interested in getting started in networking. It will introduce the student to a wide range of networking concepts such as infrastructure, hardware, standards, specifications, and addressing.

    • Learn, identify, and understand the different layers of network infrastructure and how the components work in tandem
    • Understand how to build a physical network with network hardware and components
    • Identify and understand various protocols, and how IP addressing is associated and used within the network layer of the OSI model
    • Understand how to gather and abstract information about a network using command-line tools and utilities
    • Learn various Cisco iOS commands for router, switch, and network security appliance administration

Introduction to Programming Using Python

32 hours
2 Weeks

Introduction to Programming Using Python is designed for students eager to learn about the world of programming through the use of python - one of the most well-known and frequently used programming languages in the world today. The course is designed for motivated learners with minimal or no prior programming exposure. The progression of this course follows the Practice Labs environment for the same certification so there are supplements to each of those labs. Some of the topics covered in this course include: using basic data types and assigning those to variables, learning operations that can be applied to each of the data types, collecting information into a list structure, iterating over lists using both for and while loops, adding logic to programs to add capabilities, and much more.

Virtual Labs Included! There is no substitute for hands-on training. This course includes access to a cloned virtual machine environment where skills learned can be tested without having to purchase expensive hardware or deal with complex setups in a RISK-FREE environment. Students will work on the latest technologies, with access to real hardware and software to practice new IT skills and be workplace ready.

    • Learn the Concepts of Functions in Python
    • Understand how to use Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries in Python Programs
    • Identify Python Object Types
    • Explain how to write Loops, and IF Statements in Python
    • Determine Operator Precedence within Python

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

32 hours
2 Weeks

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course provides students with a foundational understanding of AWS Cloud concepts, services, and terminology. This is a good starting point for individuals in non-technical roles with no prior IT or cloud experience or for those with on-premises IT experience looking for basic AWS Cloud fluency. This fluency can be used by professionals in a variety of different roles to communicate in common language while making decisions related to IT and the Cloud. This course provides a foundational introduction to AWS's most popular cloud services, including EC2, Lambda, S3, EBS, VPC, and RDS. Students learn the core concepts of cloud computing and see how billing and pricing strategies can save companies money on their IT infrastructure. The course also explores cloud security and compliance solutions, covering every objective required by the Cloud Practitioner exam.

Virtual Labs Included! There is no substitute for hands-on training. This course includes access to a cloned virtual machine environment where skills learned can be tested without having to purchase expensive hardware, or deal with complex setups in a RISK-FREE environment. Students will work on the latest technologies, with access to real hardware and software to practice new IT skills and be workplace ready.

    • Explain foundational cloud concepts.
    • Use popular AWS services, including EC2, Lambda, S3, EBS, VPC, and RDS.
    • Apply fundamental security and best practices in AWS.
    • Use pricing models and information sources to manage cloud costs.
IT 7019

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

16 hours
1 Week

This course is designed to provide students with the tools needed to demonstrate foundational-level knowledge of cloud services, and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, as well as those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational knowledge around cloud services and prepares students to challenge the AZ-900 exam, which is required to earn the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals certification. Upon completion, graduates will be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts, along with Azure services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support

Virtual Labs Included! There is no substitute for hands-on training. This course includes access to a cloned virtual machine environment where skills learned can be tested without having to purchase expensive hardware, or dealing with complex set-ups in a RISK-FREE environment Students will work on the latest technologies, with access to real hardware and software to practice new IT skills and be workplace ready.

    • Define the Core Architecture Components of Azure
    • Learn the Azure Compute and Networking Services
    • Identify Azure Storage Services
    • Identify Azure Identity and Access Management Security Services
    • Describe Cost Management in Azure
    • Learn Monitoring Tools in Azure
IT 7011

CompTIA Cloud+

48 hours
3 Weeks

Students learn the basics of Cloud Computing and gain the knowledge and skills to prepare for the CompTIA Cloud+ certification, which is part of the CompTIA Infrastructure Pathway. Students learn basic cloud concepts, models and terminology through engaging and entertaining video instruction. Students learn to analyze system requirements, troubleshoot capacity, automation, connectivity and security issues related to cloud implementations, and apply appropriate technologies and processes to ensure system performance. The course and certification are vendor neutral, and concentrate on concepts and operations that are inclusive of all cloud computing environments.

Code Course Duration
IT-1012 1 Week
IT-7015 1 Week
IT-7016 1 Week
IT-2023 1 Week
IT-7017 2 Weeks
IT-7018 2 Weeks
IT 7019 1 Week
IT 7011 3 Weeks
Total Program Duration 12 Weeks

Cloud Specialist

Job Opportunities

Career Potential

Cloud Architect

$117,000 – $142,000*
Estimated Salary

Cloud Specialist

$59,200 – $88,800*
Estimated Salary

Cloud Sales Engineer

$104,000 – $146,000*
Estimated Salary


  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  2. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.