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Network and Cloud Foundation Certificate Series

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The Network and Cloud Foundation certificate program consists of five courses that provide hands-on technical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for success in the computer networking, information security, cloud computing, and help desk support industries.

Have questions or interested in more information about this course? Contact our TechAdvance program team at 703-993-1551 or techadv@gmu.edu.

Offered through a cooperative relationship with TechAdvance IT Training Programs, courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in leading IT fields. 


The A+ and Network+ courses explores the foundations of computer hardware, operating systems and networking. This foundational knowledge prepares students for careers as network technicians, desktop engineers and help desk support.

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course teaches students how to set up networking devices, such as routers and switches. Students will also learn to set up routing tables and use routing protocols. These skills prepare students to work as Network Engineers and/or Network Analysts.

The Security+ course explores foundational concepts of network security through hands-on troubleshooting. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ skills know how to analyze and resolve security incidents.

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course instructs students on AWS products, services, and common solutions. Students will learn the fundamentals of identifying AWS services so that they are able to make informed decisions about IT solutions based on their business requirements. The combination of these skills and certifications will enable participants to demonstrate multi-faceted competencies sought by employers seeking to fill entry to intermediate level positions in the Information Technology industry. This course is designed for individuals who possess basic computer experience and wish to prepare for intermediate roles in the installation, configuration and administration of computer hardware, software, networks and cloud solutions.

Designed For

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and the Internet is recommended.

The Network and Cloud Foundation certificate program helps prepare students to attain the following popular Information Technology certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Security+

Additional Details

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Deadline to Start Last Course
547 Days After Registration
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