The Institute for Professional Development

Cloud Computing Technologies

​​​​​ Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Technologies Program​ Details


An eleven-week in-depth program in the principles, methods, and technologies of Cloud Computing. The program provides a broad understanding of the different leading Cloud Computing technologies. Topics include Cloud Computing concepts and architecture; Cloud Computing standards; Cloud Computing implementation strategies; Software as a Service (SaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); workload patterns and resource management; migrating to the Cloud; case studies​​ and best practices. Students in class will build their own Cloud application using services from providers such as Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and

For a completed program description, download the program's brochure.

Dates & Location

Winter Quarter 2016

  • Application Deadline:Dec. 4, 2015
  • Tuition Deadline:Dec. 11, 2015
  • Classes Begin:Jan. 5, 2016
  • Classes End:Mar. 15, 2016

Online section: This program will be offered strictly online this quarter. There will be no on-campus meetings. Class content will be delivered via weekly online lectures, beginning on January 5, 2016.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.


Winter Quarter 2016


  • $1,950.00

​Regular DePaul University students are charged the above rates based on their degree program.​

Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the Cloud Computing Technologies Program by January 19, 2016.

Application Fee

  • $40.00non-refundable

Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:

DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Room 301
​Chicago, IL 60604


Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

​There are no required textbooks for this session

Other Fees

While access to most Cloud services explored in the program will be provided to students in class, there may be some Cloud services that are only accessible via the use of a student's own credit card. Students should expect to spend a small fee to access these services.

Payment Options

Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan, formerly known as the DePEPER Plan, must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here ​.

Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.


Admission Requirements

Applicants should have professional work experience in an IT job function. Advanced computer programming skills are not required; however, students should have been exposed to basics of programming logic in a prior course.

Course Credit

The Cloud Computing Technologies Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system). Credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Academic requirements may include reading and homework assignments, written assignments, labs, projects, and other assignments. No midterm or final exams are conducted.

  • Course #: IPD 355; 4 undergraduate credit hours

The ability to apply the​se credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.

Application & Registration Procedure

All interested parties should apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with information and instructions about the registration process.

​Registration is restricted to admitted students. IPD staff will register students upon receipt of payment and registration form. Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system.