Virtualization and Cloud Computing

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Program description - January 2024

Information Technology is an ever-changing field with two of these new areas of expertise being Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Organizations are migrating physical infrastructure (computers and networking) of their organizations to a virtual/cloud environment. The virtualization strategy allows companies to plan and replace existing infrastructure with public, private or hybrid cloud solutions driving cost savings, better management and reduction of infrastructure support. Furthering this, companies are also purchasing or leasing cloud services as a means of provisioning services without any onsite installations of hardware. In order to help organizations succeed, specialist skills in these fields are required. This two-semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate program concentrates on hands-on experiential practices and techniques commonly employed in Virtualization and Cloud Computing. You will gain valuable skills and knowledge in evaluation, design and implementation of cloud infrastructure and services, distributed workloads, business continuity, cloud migration strategies and disparate solutions integration. Graduates will have the skills required to move into more senior IT and Data Centre positions.

Program details

Code: 1523
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: January 2024
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

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Canadian

International

Tuition
$6082.12
$14935.00
Ancillary Fees
$1222.10
$2327.20
Total Fees
$7304.22
$17262.20

Canadian fee details

Description Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3041.06 $3041.06
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $201.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Legal Protection $20.10 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $3797.66 $3506.56
Year Total   $7304.22

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International fee details

Description Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $7467.50 $7467.50
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $201.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $355.10 -
CSI Legal Protection $20.10 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8954.20 $8308.00
Year Total   $17262.20

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

Financial assistance is not available for this program.

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Delivery sequence - January 2024 - Waterloo

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