EXIN Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a growing field with experts creating innovative ways to store, manage, access, and protect data. This 100% online course introduces cloud computing and prepares you for EXIN's Cloud Computing Foundation, a vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates knowledge of cloud computing services. Key topics include architecture, design, and deployment models of cloud computing. In addition, you will also learn how cloud computing can be employed by different types of organizations.

6 Months / 50 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES369

What you will learn

  • Discover the core principles of cloud computing services
  • Understand the security and compliance aspects of cloud computing services
  • Manage and evaluate cloud computing services

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation certification
  • Prepare for information technology positions that involve cloud computing services
  • Apply basic cloud computing management services to cloud computing jobs

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 50 course hours
  1. Introduction
  2. Cloud Computing Basics
  3. Executing Cloud Computing Services
  4. Using Cloud Computing Services
  5. Cloud Computing Security
  6. Cloud Computing Considerations
  7. Conclusion

David M. Grimes is the lead instructor for this course and is joined by other subject-matter experts and technical personnel to present an informative and satisfying course experience. Mr. Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. He is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.


There are no prerequisites to take this course. You can take this course without any prior IT experience or certifications.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, this course prepares for the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation Certification exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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EXIN is an international organization that seeks to advance the information technology (IT) industry through certifications and continuing education. It develops exams in-house to ensure it can keep up with the rapidly changing field of IT. EXIN also acts as an accrediting body, working with partners to offer exams through many channels. EXIN has certified more than two million professionals in its 30 years, and you could be one of them when you enroll in a certified course.