Big data is leading to big opportunity for computer network specialists with knowledge of cloud computing!
Similar to networking specialist or networking administrator, a cloud networking specialist manages information now in “the cloud,” in short, information shared and stored over the Internet. Just a few years ago, most servers that companies had were located on their own premises. But now, with cloud computing and virtualization used by businesses of all sizes, data is now being stored off-site. Various types of cloud services include Microsoft Azure and Amazon, with public, private and hybrid systems. With the need to store and manage the explosion of “big data,” the volume of information currently begin shared across networks, computer networking personnel need this new set of skills.
The program includes courses in virtualization, using software to simulate hardware function and create a virtual computer system, or virtual machine (VM). Multiple VMs can run on a single computer, enabling several operating systems and applications to run on just one physical server or “host.”
Jackson College’s cloud networking classes offer students ample opportunity to work hands-on and practice problem solving.