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Cloud Master's course unveiled in the UK

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A “first-of-its-kind” cloud computing university course has been launched in the UK in partnership with Microsoft.

The University of Lincoln’s MSc Cloud Computing course has been created as part of a Shared Goals Agreement between Microsoft and the university to prepare graduates for professional roles, such as cloud developers, solution architects, DevOps and data specialists.

The programme is the first to implement Microsoft certifications as part of an MSc degree, offering students the opportunity to evidence their technical skills through the attainment of industry-recognised certifications.

Derek Foster, programme leader and associate professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, said: “The MSc in Cloud Computing is an innovative programme designed to equip graduates with the skills they need to succeed in their chosen cloud career.

“The course combines the broad concepts of cloud computing, such as compute, storage and networking, with the opportunity to develop practical skills around cloud architectural design, deployment and development.”

He added: “Students can learn how to create and deploy cutting-edge cloud technologies, equipping them to take on roles such as cloud data engineers and cloud administrators.”

Elastacloud is a cloud architecture and data specialist company that is a partner with the University of Lincoln. CEO Richard Conway said: “We’re collaborating with the university to support the development of a highly skilled cloud graduate pipeline as part of our graduate recruitment programme.

“Lincoln’s new cloud course is enabling students to develop themselves to begin a career in the fast-growing cloud computing sector.”

Chris Rothwell, director of education at Microsoft, added: “This Master’s course contains the perfect blend of practical and lecture-based learning to give students the necessary skills to launch their careers.

“The inclusion of certifications, such as Azure Data Fundamentals and Azure Administrator, allows students to showcase their knowledge to potential employers.”

The MSc Cloud Computing course runs for one year full time or two years part time.