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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.
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  • Estimated Time
    4 months

    At 10 hours/week

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  • Prerequisites
    Intermediate JavaScript

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What You Will Learn

Syllabus

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, securing microservices, and best practices for monitoring and logging.

    Refactor Monolith to Microservices and Deploy
  • 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 Applications
    Capstone Project
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There are more than 50K+ cloud computing jobs in the US alone, with a $146K median salary

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Real-world projects from industry experts

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.
Technical mentor support

Technical mentor support

Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.
Personal career coach and career services

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

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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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: - Intro to Computer Science - Linux Command Line Basics - Intro to Programming Nanodegree program - Front End Web Developer Nanodegree
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. 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 the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs 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. For an ideal learning experience, a computer with Mac or Linux OS is recommended.

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