Application Deadline
27th September 2018

Why PGP - Cloud Computing

Become a Cloud Architect

Learn to apply concepts and work with tools and platforms across use cases. Learn to think like an architect and eventually become one.

Practice Based Learning

Solve and build 15+ use cases through labs and projects.

India's Top Ranked Institute

Great Lakes has been the preferred choice of technology professional for over 13 years now.

Build a Portfolio

Work on 5 challenging projects to build a professional portfolio.

Top Reasons to Join PGP - Cloud Computing

Great Lakes' PG Program in Cloud Computing (PGPCC) is focused on empowering technology professionals for fast track careers in Cloud Computing and allied technology areas. It is a 6-month exhaustive program offered online with live mentored sessions on weekends.

Comprehensive Curriculum

You will become proficient in multiple cloud platforms like AWS and Microsoft Azure. With 100+ hours of instructional content and 300+ hours of overall learning, you'll learn Docker, Microservices, Architectural Patterns, Big Data, OpenStack and much more.


You'll build a professional portfolio of 5 projects including a specialized 12 week capstone project.

World Class Peer Group

Each of our classes in 2018 had a collective work experience of 300+ years and participants come from companies like Microsoft, SAP, JP Morgan, Oracle, Deloitte, Adobe etc.

India's Top Ranked Institute

Great Lakes has consistently been ranked in Top 10 Institutes in the country by Analytics India Magazine, Outlook, Business India and others, and has been the preferred choice for Technology Professionals for over 13 years.

Learning Outcomes

  1. You will understand the absolute basics of cloud computing.
  2. You will be able to design, build and deploy cloud based solutions.
  3. Become proficient with AWS and Azure.
  4. Strong understanding of Containers and Microservices to architect applications.
  5. Learn both the fundamental aspects of Big Data - Infrastructure & Analytics.
  6. Become conversant with DevOps on Cloud.
  7. Truly understand the power of cloud by working on multiple managed services.

A Unique Learning Experience Awaits You.

The PGP-CC enables learning through a combination of expert presentations, demos, and hands-on labs. You will learn to explore and deploy the kind of solutions that cloud computing professionals do.

Online Learning + Live Mentor Sessions on Weekends

Online learning enables you to pursue the program along with your professional commitments without disrupting your work. Live interactive mentor sessions ensure that learning is not monotonous and interactions with industry experts and peers lead to an enriched learning experience.

Design . Build . Deploy . Repeat

Work on multiple projects throughout your learning journey with us. In each of these projects, you will create a proposed solution, build it and finally deploy it on a public cloud.


Our corporate partners are deeply involved in curriculum design, facilitating projects, industry lectures, and professional evaluation.

Talent Pool & Peer Group Learning

All our programs have a diverse batch profile where interactions are not only with peers but active employees from different industries, who bring their unique experiences to the fore. You will learn not only from the program curriculum but also from your peers in the class. Peer learning is one of the most important aspects of our program.

Program Structure

PGP-Cloud Computing is a 6-month program offered online with live mentored sessions on weekends. IT professionals not already working with cloud technologies will gain a solid foundation while those with some cloud experience will gain a more structured and hands-on understanding of cloud technologies, including issues such as migration, deployment, integration, platform choice, architecture and TCO. The program will help you become proficient in working with a range of cloud environments, with a particular emphasis on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure.

Cloud Foundations

  • Introduction to Virtualization (VM’s and Containers)
  • Service Delivery & Deployment Models
  • Cloud Attributes and Services Taxonomy
  • Introduction to Infrastructure Automation
  • Key Aspects of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

Cloud Computing on AWS

  • AWS Organization & Identity
  • Compute, Storage & Networking
  • Auto Scaling, Load Balancing & Fault Tolerance

Managed Services on AWS

  • Database Services (RDS, DynamoDB)
  • AWS CloudWatch, Kinesis, Athena & QuickSight
  • AWS SNS, SQS and Trusted Advisor
  • Messaging & S3 events
  • ElastiCache & CloudFront

Containers & Microservices

  • Docker
  • Microservices
  • Architecture & Design Patterns
  • Microservices Architecture & Design
  • Anti Patterns
  • Event Driven Architecture & CQRS Framework
  • Migrating a Monolith

Azure Essentials

  • Identity Solutions
  • Azure Compute Infrastructure
  • Azure Data Implementation
  • Network, Security & Operations
  • Managed Services - ML, AI and IoT

DevOps on AWS

  • DevOps Foundations
  • DevOps on AWS - CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy etc.
  • Traditional DevOps

Cloud Adoption & Migration

  • Migration Maturity Index and Enterprise Migration
  • API based Integration
  • Cloud Adoption Strategies
  • Application Characterization & Evaluation
  • Workload Analysis
  • Typical Migration Services

Big Data & Cloud

  • SQL vs NoSQL Databases
  • NoSQL Databases - Cassandra & DynamoDB
  • Partitioner, Replication, Snitch
  • Query Driven Design & Distributed Development
  • Hadoop, Amazon EMR, Hive

Private Cloud

  • OpenStack Essentials

Capstone Project

  • A group project that allows you to apply your learning to real industry use cases and add it to your portfolio for potential employers to see as a tangible body of work

Developer Track Certificate*

  • Developing on Cloud
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Individual Project (using either Python, Java or .NET)
* Additional certificate available for participants with programming background. Need to complete these additional requirements to be eligible to receive this certificate.

Learn from the Best

The faculty and industry speaker pool of the program consists of leading academicians in the field of cloud computing along with several experienced industry practitioners from leading organizations.


Student Profile

Our focus has always been to ensure that the program participants are well-rounded in terms of experience, industry and role diversity thereby making the learning experience valuable and impactful. We are delighted to have such an eclectic and diverse mix of working professionals pursuing the PG Program in Cloud Computing.

Work Experience Distribution

The PGP-CC students have an average experience of ~11 years. The program participants have excellent diversity across senior executives, mid-career executives and young professionals.

Great Learning Cloud Computing Course - Work Experience Distribution

Industry & Job Roles

While majority of the candidates are from the IT & Technology companies, there is a good representation from BFSI and Telecom companies.

Program participants are working in a variety of job roles such as Head of Engineering, Lead Application Developer, Sr. Software Engineers, Sr. Consultants, AVP, Sr. Big Data Engineer, IT Operations Engineer, Delivery Manager, Network Planning & Design Manager, Sr. Support Engineer and Sr. Project Lead.

Great Learning Cloud Computing Course - Industry & Job Roles

Click Here to view Cloud Computing India Job Market Report 2018

Educational Qualification

21% of the participants have a Master’s degree (MBA, MCA, M.Tech, etc.) with 7% having a MCA/ PGDCA qualification. Over 69% of the participants have Engineering degree and about 10% of the participants have received their education in Science, Commerce and other disciplines.

Great Learning Cloud Computing Course - Educational Qualification

List of Employers

One of the key indicators of student quality would be the organizations that the participants are currently working with or have worked with. The participants have been associated with leading Indian and global organizations. Some of these are:


Our alumni empower us to move ahead with our mission of driving career success in a digital-driven world.

Happy to announce that I am joining L&T, as a Chief cloud solution architect Azure, for one of their fortune 500 clients. I will be building their private cloud, ground up. A big thank you to Great Lakes for giving me that confidence and building my basics.

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Kariappa BA

Chief Cloud Solutions Architect at L&T

I feel fortunate to be a part of this course which helped me to learn all the interesting and useful concepts and would like to thank all the efforts that have put in classes to make us understand and implement those.

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Anurag Shukla

Consultant- Solution Design at British Telecom

Delivered talk on Big Data Management in AWS and this is just due to PGPCC. I didn’t know anything about AWS before joining this program but today things have changed. Thanks Great Learning for the great course. Was able to successfully clear the AWS Solutions Architect (Associate) certification even before graduating from the program.

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Pankaj Bajaj

Lead Developer at Fujitsu

Admission Details for the PG Program - Cloud Computing

Following are the eligibility criteria and selection process for PGP-CC


Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a technology role with exposure to one or more of these skill sets - Systems Administration, Network Engineering, Database Administration, ITSM, Infrastructure Engineering, Software Development, Testing/QA, Maintenance & Tech Support.

Selection Process

  • Interested candidates need to apply by filling a simple Online Application Form.
  • Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria receive a screening call from the Admission Director's office
  • Admission Director reviews the screening call discussion and applicant’s profile.
  • The announcement of results, followed by the release of admission offer letter.

Admission Details for the PG Program - Cloud Computing

Following are the payment details for the program:


Rs.1,25,000 + GST

Includes tuition fee, learning material and lab access.



Candidates can pay the program fee through Cheque, DD, Net Banking, Credit Cards or Debit Cards.*

*Great Learning does not accept cash payments and issues receipts for all fee payments made towards all our programs.

Financial aid

Pay in 12 EMIs at 0% interest Rate with ZestMoney. Start learning at Rs. 9833/month! Reach out to admission’s office at +91- 9205680226 for more details.


Mark the Dates

 Here are the Application Deadlines for the program

Upcoming Application Deadline: 27th September 2018

We follow a rolling admission process and admissions are closed once the requisite number of participants enroll for the upcoming batch. So we encourage you to apply early and secure your seat. Apply Now

Batch commencement dates


October 2018
(Applications Open)


Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a list of the commonly asked questions about the program.

Is the program online?

Yes. Great Lakes' Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing is a 6-month program offered online with live mentored sessions on weekends.

What is the eligibility criteria?

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a technology role with exposure to one or more of these skill sets - Systems Administration, Network Engineering, Database Administration, ITSM, Infrastructure Engineering, Software Development, Testing/QA, Maintenance & Tech Support.

What are the pre-requisites in terms of technical knowledge and expertise one should possess?

You should have an understanding of IT Services Management. It is essential to know the basic concepts related to operating systems, like Windows, Linux. Also, prior exposure to public or private cloud environments, or infrastructure and network management is a plus.

I am not from a technical background - Can I join?

You should essentially belong to a technical background to get the best value from the program.

What topics are covered in the program?

The program covers a wide range of topics in broad areas of cloud foundations, core and managed services for AWS and Azure, Containers, Microservices, Docker, Cloud Adoption and much more. To get a detailed list of topics, write to the admissions team at or call + 91 92056 80226

What will I learn in the program and how will this help me in my career?

  • Get a strong understanding of cloud foundations. 
  • Get a strong understanding of core and managed services offered by a cloud platform.
  • Get a 360 degree view of cloud computing paradigm.
  • Learn about the enabling infrastructure and architectural concepts that are influenced by and influence cloud computing paradigm.
  • Understand and analyse business problems like a “cloud architect” and propose, design and implement cloud based solutions for their customers.
  • Get a clear understanding cloud economics and are able to perform TCO analysis, comparative budgets as well as prepare cloud adoption roadmaps for their customers.
Is AWS certification fee included?


Why should I not just get an AWS certification instead of PG in Cloud Computing?

 Great Lakes PGP-CC goes well beyond preparing you for AWS. PGP-CC helps you gain strong conceptual understanding of the entire cloud ecosystem. Watch this video to learn more.


Who is the faculty?

The faculty members teaching in PGPCC are industry experts and leaders in their respective expertise areas and have decades of professional experience and wisdom. Renowned experts from academia also participate

What is the extent of hands-on exposure? Are there any live projects?

The program includes various real-time projects and a detailed capstone project. You will analyze a real-world problem using a range of tools & techniques that you have learned in live classes. The duration of the capstone project is 2 months.

How does the virtual lab look like? Is the access to virtual lab available even beyond Sundays?

The virtual lab exposes you to the appropriate technology – a real-life environment, not a simulation. For instance, in the phases of the program where you’re working on AWS, you will have access to AWS and when you’re working on Azure, you will have access to the Azure platform. You will have defined lab timings that give you plenty of time to work on the lab. Each week’s lab environment and appropriate configurations have to be set up to suit the scenario, so it is not ‘always on’.

What if I miss the Lab session?
You are expected to make necessary arrangements to attend all the class and lab sessions. If you miss a lab session, you will not have an opportunity to make up for the lab at a later time. As you can appreciate, this is logistically infeasible, as the class would’ve moved on to the next section.
Do I get any hard copies in terms of study material?

All the requisite learning material is provided online through the Learning Management System. Candidates are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be recommended by the faculty.

Is the content downloadable? How long is the Olympus access available?

No. The content is not downloadable. However, we believe that learning should be continuous and hence, all the learning material in terms of lectures and reading content would be available to you on the LMS even after the completion of the course.

How will I be evaluated during this Program?
PGP-CC is a holistic and rigorous program and follows a continuous evaluation scheme for your hands-on work. While you receive feedback on your lab submissions, your performance in projects will be graded.
What kind of career assistance do I get?

You are provided career support through resume workshops and interview preparation sessions for cloud computing job roles. Relevant career opportunities with leading companies are also shared with you.

What is the program fee? Is loan facility available?

Please click to see the Program Fee Structure. Admissions office will help you in applying for loans once you receive the offer of admission. Our lending partners include HDFC Credila, Avanse (DHFL), Axis Bank and ZestMoney. We ensure money is not a constraint in the path of learning.

Can I pay the fee in instalments? Is there any discount?

Yes. You can pay the program fee in 2-3 easy instalments. If you make a one-time full payment you would be entitled for a discount. Please check with admissions office for more details.

What is the application and selection process?
  • All interested candidates are required to apply to the Program by filling up an Online Application Form.
  • Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria receive a screening call from the Admission Director's office
  • Admission Director reviews the screening call discussion and the applicant’s profile.
  • The announcement of results, followed by the release of admission offer letter.
What are live mentored sessions? What if I miss any session?

Live mentored are interactive Q&A sessions conducted on weekends for students to clarify their doubts with faculty and connect with other students for knowledge sharing. You can re-attend the missed session in the form of recorded video.

How are the live mentored sessions conducted?

All virtual sessions are conducted through Zoom, an online collaboration platform. During mentor session, using chat feature, you can ask questions directly to faculty members, share messages and useful links with your classmates as well.

Do I have to attend classes every week?

The program is designed to engage participants every week. All participants are required to learn from videos and to attend live mentor sessions every weekend. However, attending lab support hours are optional and you can attend it only in case you need clarify your doubts regarding the lab exercise.

What if I miss a project submission?

All projects are mandatory evaluation components. If you miss a project, you need to re-enrol into the same course and repeat the project.

Do I get any support for AWS certification exam preparation?

Many PGPCC participants have been successful in achieving AWS Associate Architect certification even before their program completion. Successful PGPCC participants regularly share their insights, tips and tricks for passing AWS certifications. Over time, we have carefully curated a priceless repository of such insights, best practices, list of web resources (both paid and free) and personal experiences that will help you immensely in preparing for your own certification. Please note we do not share or recommend exchange of unauthorized certification dumps, mock tests or any other certification prep resource that infringe IP rights and encourage our participants to purchase, subscribe and use only authorized learning materials either from AWS, Azure or their affiliates.