THE FUTURE IS CLOUD!

PG PROGRAM IN CLOUD COMPUTING
Application Deadline
31st May 2018

Why PGP - Cloud Computing

India's most comprehensive Cloud Computing Program

The program goes well beyond preparing you for certifications. It builds a sound foundation with hands-on coverage of essential topics and working on cloud platforms as Developer, DevOps, or Architect.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Dual Certificate from Great Lakes Institute of Management & Stuart School of Business, IIT Chicago, USA.

India's Top Ranked Institute

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

Career Services & Project Portfolio

Industry sessions on resume building and career workshops along with preparation for AWS certification.
 

5 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

The program goes well beyond preparing you for certifications. It builds a sound foundation through coverage of essential topics such as Cloud Architecture, Service & Deployment Models, Virtual Machines & Containers, Cloud Adoption, Migration and Economics, as well as through advanced topics like Microservices & Architecture Patterns, Big Data Management & Analytics, Development and DevOps on Cloud etc.

Hands-on Projects

Become comfortable working with a cloud environment by working on a series of industry-relevant projects. These hands-on projects will give you ample material to prove your cloud experience at interviews, and help you become productive from day one.

Career Support

You are also provided career support through resume workshops and interview preparation sessions. Relevant career opportunities with leading companies are also shared with candidates.

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.

International Recognition

By virtue of being part of an internationally recognized program, you will receive dual certificate from Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of technology, Chicago (USA) and Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Build a solid foundation in cloud computing concepts.
  2. Become proficient with AWS cloud platform.
  3. Ability to design and build cloud based solutions on AWS and Azure.
  4. Become proficient with Containers and Microservices and leverage them to build cloud based solutions.
  5. Learn the core concepts of Big Data Management and become familiar with cloud based analytics services.
  6. Become conversant with DevOps philosophy and perform DevOps on AWS.
  7. Truly understand what cloud enables you to build as an architect, developer or an infrastructure manager.
 

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.

LEARN BY DOING

Hands-on labs, demos, and presentations will help you become comfortable with multiple cloud environments and their services, so you can design, develop, and maintain cloud-based solutions for large companies and startups alike.

CORPORATE COLLABORATION

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 outcomes 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
  • Security aspects

Adoption & Migration to Cloud

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

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

Developing on Cloud

  • AWS Elastic Container Services
  • Cloud & AWS Reference Architecture
  • Data Architecture & Sharding
  • Architectural Styles
  • Serverless Approach

Azure Essentials

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

Big Data Management & Analytics on 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

DevOps

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

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.

 

Class 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 first class of Great Lakes PG Program in Cloud Computing has a collective experience of over 232 man-years with an average experience of 10 years. The class is composed of professionals with 3 to 20 years of experience. The batch has excellent diversity across senior executives, mid-career executives and young professionals.

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Industry & Job Roles

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

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Educational Qualification

The class is composed of professionasl with diverse educational qualifications. 39% of the class has a Master’s degree (MBA, MCA, M.Tech, etc.) with 13% having a MCA/ PGDCA qualification, over 57% of the class has Engineering degree and about 10% of class has received their education in Science, Commerce and other disciplines.

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List of Employers

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

 

Admission Details for the PG Program - Cloud Computing

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

Eligibilty

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a technology role which would include exposure to development, testing/quality assurance, maintenance, database administration and technology infrastructure management.

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:

Fees

Rs.1,25,000 + GST

Includes tuition fee, learning material and lab access.

 

Payments

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: 31st May 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

Online

July 2018
(Applications Open)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is the certificate globally accepted?

The program is internationally recognized and offers dual certification. The certificate for the Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing is awarded by Great Lakes Institute of Management and Stuart School of Business - Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (USA).

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 criterion?

Candidates should have at least 3 years of experience in a technology role which would include exposure to development, testing/quality assurance, maintenance, database administration and technology infrastructure management.

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?

PGP-CC builds a sound foundation through coverage of essential topics such as Cloud Essentials, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Service & Deployment Models, Virtual Machines & Containers, Cloud Adoption, Migration and Economics, as well as working on cloud platforms as Developer, DevOps, or Architect. Watch this 4 Minute video to learn the topics covered in detail.

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

At the end of the program, you will

  • Be able to oversee a company's cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud architecture.
  • Be able to design and implement enterprise infrastructure and platforms required for cloud computing.
  • Be able to analyze system requirements and ensures that systems will be securely integrated with current applications.
  • Develop the ability to architect a cloud environment and make sound component choices
  • Become comfortable working with virtual machines (VM) and the nuances of the most popular tools used
  • Build the ability to use NIST Cloud Reference Architectures to solve a variety of problems faced as a cloud professional
  • Understand trade-offs, cost implications and choose the right cloud services for you
  • Understand Containers and learn how to work efficiently with Dockers
  • Use your knowledge of cloud services to suggest and implement cloud-based solutions to your clients and technology teams
  • Build your professional toolkit to become effective DevOps professional

 

Is AWS certification fee included?

No.  PGP-CC trains you for the AWS certification. You have to get it separately. You will be trained to clear AWS Certified with AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification and build strong foundation for other AWS certifications - SysOps and Developer

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.

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