(July 25, 2018) – UTSA is celebrating the graduation of the first students who have completed the inaugural cloud computing certificate program. Under the direction of Jeff Prevost, co-founder and co-director of the UTSA Open Cloud Institute and assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, UTSA launched the graduate certificate program in fall 2017. Azmeena A. Narsingani ’18, a UTSA master’s of sciences in computer sciences graduate and Anjali Nagaraj '18, who earned his master’s in computer engineering degree, are the first two students to earn the cloud computing graduate certificate.
Prevost and researchers with the UTSA Open Cloud Institute realized the value this program would be to UTSA students after discovering an immediate need based on market trends. Microsoft reported that by 2017, at least 2.7 million cloud-computing workers will be needed by North American Corporations. Microsoft further states that the current supply cannot meet this demand. A certificate that would demonstrate proficiency in areas related to cloud computing would serve students and the community, allowing corporations access to the trained workforce required to compete in today’s high-tech landscape and provide opportunities for UTSA students to compete for some of the best technical jobs available.
The graduate certificate in cloud computing is a 12-semester-credit-hour program designed to equip technical professionals with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for a career in an organization that leverages cloud computing. The wide-range of use of cloud computing in today’s business, government and academic environments requires a broad range of competencies and understanding of how cloud computing influences a particular area. This certificate is designed to give a common framework of understanding cloud computing, as well as allow for specialization in specific areas such as cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure and applications in cloud.
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UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Register now.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Future Roadrunners and families prepare for everything they need to know before the fall semester.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Join us for cupcakes and lots of Roadrunner spirit as we celebrate the day UTSA was created by the Texas Legislature.Sombrilla, Main Campus and Frio Street Commons, Downtown Campus
Join us as we celebrate this momentoud day in UTSA history by paying homage to the moment Governor Preston Smith signed the legislation creating UTSA exactly 50 years ago on June 5, 1969.The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
The State of Hand Stitch is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. Opening reception is June 5 at 5pm. Exhibit continues through Aug. 9.Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
For the 48th year, the ITC brings culture to life with music, dance, artisanship, food and hands-on experiences that connect Texans to their roots.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The fifth annual SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF) is a regional event that highlights the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff and students working to improve health outcomes.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106),Main Campus
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