Cloud Foundations Årsstudium på Noroff

Professional Degree

Cloud Foundations

Online Study Programme

This program offers practical education where you learn about physical infrastructure, server operations, and cloud technologies with Microsoft Azure as the platform.

Online Studies

12 March 2024 More startups

13 August 2024

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time (from Aug 24)

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Cloud Foundations?

Technology is evolving rapidly, and the need for processing, performance, storage, and availability is increasing accordingly. As a result, many organizations choose to establish cloud-based environments, increasing the demand for qualified personnel. The target audience for this program is anyone interested in ICT and seeking practical education with excellent job prospects.

Throughout the program, you will be challenged with real, practical, and relevant tasks. You will learn essential elements such as collaboration, project work, creativity, research, and report writing. Additionally, you will gain knowledge of on-premises and cloud-based operations, as well as infrastructure and server service administration. During the program, you will also be encouraged to use AI as a learning tool.

The goal of the education is to make you self-reliant and independent, with excellent collaboration skills in an interdisciplinary environment. The key to success is an interest in the field, strong work ethic, and an ambitious attitude.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Cloud Foundations program, you can pursue roles such as:

  • IT Consultant
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Cloud Architect
  • Network Consultant
  • IT Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
Cloud Foundations at Noroff

There will be a demand for people with this expertise in the years to come

Programme information

The first semester of the program provides practical understanding of principles, methods, and techniques in the operation and administration of on-premises network infrastructure and server environments. You receive comprehensive training in the installation and operation of network devices, Microsoft-based and Linux-based servers, in addition to a holistic approach before a possible migration of environments and services to the cloud.

In the second semester, you delve deeper into the cloud-based environment, learning fundamental elements of various cloud services and security. The Cloud Foundations program is based on Microsoft Azure, and you will receive practical training in various Azure services.

AI becomes a crucial learning tool throughout the program, ensuring you always have a "personal teacher" to consult with, making you better equipped for the industry that is constantly evolving.

Each semester involves working on a comprehensive semester project with interim submissions. The semesters conclude with a final submission of the semester project you have worked on throughout.

First-semester subjects, along with content:

  • On-Premises Computing
    • Introduction to ICT (group work)
    • Study Techniques and Research (group work)
    • Project Work and Task Planning
    • Digital Transformation and IT Architecture
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Server
    • Transition to Cloud

Second-semester subjects, along with content:

  • Cloud Computing
    • Introduction to Cloud Terminology
    • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
    • Data and AI in the Cloud
    • PowerPlatform and Office 365
    • Cloud Security
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:

  • The machine MUST be able to handle virtualization
  • 1 TB SSD storage
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Core i5 or newer

We do not recommend MAC with M1 processor, as the machine does not handle certain software and virtualizations.

All necessary software is provided to students through Noroff – or by downloading for free from the Internet.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

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