The minor in Cloud Computing with DevOps teaches undergraduate students how to design and implement services on a variety of Cloud providers to satisfy an organization's needs. Organizations are not buying their own servers. They are relying on resources provided by Cloud computing services. This minor will explore a variety of Cloud providers and how to architect the services they offer to build globally available services like social media platforms, video streaming services, and more.
Students who complete the minor will be able to explain, "What is the Cloud, and what can it do?" They will be equipped to analyze, build and evaluate things built on the Cloud. Students will learn about DevOps — which is the use of software development skills to manage digital infrastructure operations. With the skills and knowledge from this minor, students will be able to step into the roles of technology management or systems administration.
Students should meet the regular USC admissions standards and have a declared USC major. Students will complete an application for the minor with the Viterbi School of Engineering. For specific information on admission and application procedures, contact the Information Technology Program at (213) 740-4542.