About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Skills you will gain

Software-Defined NetworkingDistributed ComputingBig DataCloud Computing

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Cloud Computing Concepts, Part 1

4.5
775 ratings
185 reviews
Course2

Cloud Computing Concepts: Part 2

4.6
255 ratings
55 reviews
Course3

Cloud Computing Applications, Part 1: Cloud Systems and Infrastructure

4.1
464 ratings
112 reviews
Course4

Cloud Computing Applications, Part 2: Big Data and Applications in the Cloud

4.2
231 ratings
35 reviews

Instructors

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Reza Farivar

Data Engineering Manager at Capital One, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
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Ankit Singla

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, ETH Zürich
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Indranil Gupta

Professor
Department of Computer Science
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P. Brighten Godfrey

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
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Roy H. Campbell

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Master in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Time to completion can vary widely based on your schedule. Most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 4-5 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • Basic working knowledge of computers and computer systems

    Familiarity with common programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Java)

  • It is recommended that the courses in the Specialization be taken in the order outlined. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning in all the courses and apply your combined skills in a final project.

  • MCS courses in Coursera do not carry University of Illinois credit on their own. Each course has an enhanced for-credit component. You can earn academic credit if you combine an MCS Coursera course with the enhanced for-credit component offered on the University of Illinois platform. Some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • There will be hands-on laboratory experiments (Load Balancing and Web Services, MapReduce, Hive, Storm, and Mahout). Case studies will be drawn from Yahoo, Google, Twitter, Facebook, data mining, analytics, and machine learning. We will also explore current practice by talking to leading industry experts, as well as looking into interesting new research that might shape the cloud network’s future.

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