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Nanodegree Program

Become a Cloud Developer

Cloud development is the foundation for the new world of software development. Enroll now to build and deploy production-ready full stack apps at scale on AWS, an essential skill for advancing your web development career.

  • Estimated Time
    4 months

    At 10 hours/week

  • Classroom Opens
    June 11, 2019

    Pre-Order now to reserve your spot

  • Prerequisites
    Intermediate Javascript

    See prerequisites in detail

What You Will Learn

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Cloud Developer

Start by learning the fundamentals of cloud development and deployment with AWS. Then, build different apps leveraging microservices, Kubernetes clusters, and serverless application technology.

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Estimated 4 Months

Prerequisite Knowledge

You should have intermediate knowledge of Javascript, and familiarity with object-oriented programming, web development with HTML and CSS, and the Linux Command Line. See detailed requirements.

  • Cloud Foundations

    Learn the fundamentals of cloud computing while being introduced to compute power, security, storage, networking, messaging, and management services in the cloud.

    Deploy a Static Website on AWS
  • Full Stack Apps on AWS

    Design and deploy scalable, extendable, and maintainable full stack applications using modern cloud architecture.

    Udagram: Your Own Instagram on AWS
  • Monolith to Microservices at Scale

    Learn best practices on how to develop and deploy microservices, with a focus on different microservice architecture patterns, independent scaling, resiliency, service replication, service registration and discovery.

    Refactor Udagram app to Microservices
  • Develop and Deploy a Serverless App

    Learn both the theory of using serverless technologies with the practice of developing a complex serverless application and focuses on learning by doing. You will learn advanced serverless features such as implementing WebSockets and stream processing.

    Serverless ApplicationsCapstone Project
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There are more than 50K+ cloud computing jobs in the US alone, with a $146K median salary

All our Nanodegree programs include:

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Program OfferingsFull list of offerings included:
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Class content
Real-world projects
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Succeed with Personalised Services
We provide services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Succeed with Personalised Services
We provide services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the Best

Kesha Williams
Kesha Williams

Instructor

Kesha has over 20 years experience in software development and is a software engineering manager at Chick-fil-A, routinely leading innovation teams in proving out the use of cloud services to solve complex business problems. She was recently named an Alexa Champion by Amazon.

Gabriel Ruttner
Gabriel Ruttner

Instructor

Gabe is the CTO at Ursa & Tech Advisor for Start-Ups. Gabe has expertise in building cloud-based machine learning and natural language processing services at early stage tech companies. He holds technical degrees from Cornell University and Stony Brook University.

Sebastian Scheele
Sebastian Scheele

Instructor

Sebastian is the CEO and co-founder of Loodse, where he wants to empower IT teams to focus on their core expertise: writing groundbreaking applications. He is a CNCF Ambassador and has published several articles on Kubernetes in leading tech media including The New Stack.

Ivan Mushketyk
Ivan Mushketyk

Instructor

Ivan formerly worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he built features for cloud services such as CloudWatch, and his professional experience includes cloud, networking and blockchain. Ivan is also a prolific Open Source contributor, blogger, and online instructor.

Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong

INSTRUCTOR

Andrew is a Course Developer who enjoys making the world a better place through code. He first discovered his passion for teaching as an instructor at App Academy, and continues to enjoy empowering students to advance their education.

Eddy Shyu
Eddy Shyu

Curriculum Manager

Eddy has worked at BlackRock, Thomson Reuters, and Morgan Stanley, and has an MS in FInancial Engineering from HEC Lausanne. Eddy taught data analytics at UC Berkeley and contributed to Udacity’s Self-Driving Car and Artificial Intelligence for Trading programs.

Bryan Okeke
Bryan Okeke

Curriculum Manager

Bryan’s been lead developer for several major companies, including Bytemark, which handles payments for transit authorities in major cities. He is the founder of Beginner Programmers, the largest blockchain meetup group in the world. His bootcamps have taught tens of thousands of people how to code.

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Cloud Developer

$399 USD

per month

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Learn the essential skills for a career in cloud development.
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Real world projects reviewed and graded by experienced reviewers

1-on-1 technical mentor

Personal career coach and career services

The Udacity Impact

Numbers don't lie. See what difference it makes in career searches.*

84%
Better Jobs

Career-seeking and job-ready graduates found a new, better job within six months of graduation.

$24,000
Salary Increase

Average salary increase for graduates who found a new, better job within six months of graduation.

    Program Overview
  • Why should I enroll?

    The cloud developer field is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next several years, and there’s huge demand for cloud developers across industries.

    Udacity has collaborated with industry professionals to offer a world-class learning experience so you can advance your software development career. You will get hands-on experience building and deploying full stack apps, converting monolith to microservices and developing serverless app on the cloud, and more. Udacity provides high-quality support as you master in-demand skills that will qualify you for high-value jobs in cloud computing field and help you land a job you love.

    By the end of the Nanodegree program, you will have an impressive portfolio of real-world projects and valuable hands-on experience.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    This program is designed to prepare students to become Cloud Developers. This includes job titles such as cloud developer, full stack developer, cloud engineers, and others. Cloud development skills are also helpful for adjacent software engineering roles.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    This Nanodegree program offers an ideal path for experienced software/web developers to advance their career. If you enjoy building web applications and want to learn to learn how to build them on cloud, this is a great way to get hands-on practice with a variety of cloud computing principles and best practices.

    The prerequisites for this program include proficiency in JavaScript and Web development (HTML, CSS). You should also be comfortable with linux basic commands and object-oriented programming concepts.

    Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    To optimize your success in this program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help you prepare for the curriculum. To enroll, you should have experience in the following:

    • Intermediate programming skills in Javascript

    You should also have some familiarity with:

    • Web development (HTML, CSS)
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Linux Command Line Basics
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    If you believe you need more preparation, here are some additional resources you can use:

    Tuition and Term of Program
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The Cloud Developer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 5 (five) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    Software and Hardware
  • What software and versions will I need for this program?

    For this Nanodegree program you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux and an unmetered broadband Internet connection.

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