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Cloud Network Engineer Certificate and Degree Program

Cloud Network Engineer Career Training in as Little as 11 Months*

The Cloud Network Engineer Program at Asher College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding IT career. We’ve designed our Cloud Network Engineer Certification Program to work with your schedule — that’s why it’s available via Hybrid or Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) delivery.

If you’re detail-oriented, technical-minded and are interested in getting established in a professional IT career, you could be well-suited to succeed as a Cloud Network Engineer.


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Cloud Network Engineer

$83,510 median annual salary***


  • Graduates hired by software security companies, consulting businesses, & insurance agencies
  • Advance into Cloud Network Architecture, Software Engineering, Cloud Network Development and much more!

*** https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm#tab-5 visited on December 1, 2020. Salary source for network and computer systems administrators with lowest 10% earning $52,370 to the highest 10% of workers earning $132,520.

Becoming a Cloud Network Engineer

This program will prepare you with the knowledge to administer the operations and day-to-day management of a Microsoft 365 cloud infrastructure for an enterprise organization. Within the cloud framework, you will get hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing a variety of operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Windows 10, and Linux. And throughout the program, you will be exposed to current best practices in network operations and cybersecurity.

This program is available via Hybrid or IDL delivery. Students enrolled in the Hybrid model attend campus one day a week. While on campus, students can meet with faculty, attend lectures, participate in hands-on training, work on course material or complete exams. Like their IDL counterparts, students in the Hybrid model will submit course materials through the student portal.

Students enrolled in IDL complete their program online. They participate in virtual lectures, attend online instructor meetings, and complete and submit all course material through the student portal.

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Get Certified and Start Applying for Your New Career as You Train

Take courses you know will lead to industry-recognized certifications. Asher College offers you training in courses that give you the chance to get certified by the likes of Microsoft and CompTIA.

Core Certifications

  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Cloud Network Engineer program, you may start your career in supervisory or management positions including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Technician
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Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

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Classes Start Every Two Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every second week so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

Career Success Class

Career Service courses and activities are on-going throughout the program at Asher College.

An instructor works with you one-on-one to teach you about the soft skills that employers look for when hiring. Learn about the communication skills, resume preparation, cover letter writing, and interview tactics that will help prepare you for your new career.

Here’s what will you learn in the Cloud Network Engineer program:

Windows OS

MOS102 Windows OS

Students will be able to deploy and maintain Windows 10 on a single computer, configure system connectivity, & manage devices and data. The associated industry exam is MD-100, Windows 10. (Microsoft)

Prerequisite(s): None

Managing Modern Desktops

MOS103 Managing Modern Desktops

Student will be able to deploy and update Windows 10 across multiple computers in a cloud-based enterprise network; manage large numbers of systems easily using policies and profiles; secure enterprise devices using various compliance features; and manage apps and data.  The associated industry exam is MD-101, Managing Modern Desktops. Certification: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate* (*Combination of passing the MD-100 & MD-101 exams)

Prerequisite(s): MOS102 Windows OS

Server Basics

MAD100 Server Basics

Students will be able to apply the concepts and the technologies of Windows Server administration. Students should have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts. The associated industry exam is 98-365, Windows Server Administration Fundamentals.  MTA.* (*Microsoft Technology Associate) Certification: MTA* Windows Server Administration Fundamentals *Microsoft Technology Associate)

Prerequisite(s): None

Cloud Fundamentals

CFO100 Cloud Fundamentals

Students will be able to demonstrate foundational-level knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model.  They will also understand cloud concepts, core Microsoft 365 services and concepts; security, compliance, privacy, and trust in Microsoft 365. The associated industry exam is MS-900, Microsoft 365 Fundamentals. Certification: Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals

Prerequisite(s): None

Cloud Identity and Services

MCS100 Cloud Identity and Services

Students will be able to design and implement Microsoft 365 services, manage user identity and roles, manage access and authentication, and plan Office 365 workloads and applications. The associated industry exam is MS-100, Microsoft 365 Identity, and Services.

Prerequisite(s): MOS102 Windows OS, MOS 103 Managing Modern Desktops, CFO100 Cloud Fundamentals

Cloud Mobility and Security

MCS101 Cloud Mobility and Security

Students will be able to implement modern device services; implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management and manage Microsoft 365 governance and compliance. The associated industry exam is MS-101, Microsoft 365 Mobility, and Security. Certification: Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert* (*Combination of passing the MS-101, MD-100, MD-101 & MS-100 exams)

Prerequisite(s): MOS102 Windows OS, MOS103 Managing Modern Desktops, CFO100 Cloud Fundamentals, MCS100 Cloud Identity and Services

Introduction to VM Ware

VMW101 Introduction to VM Ware

Students will be able to create virtual machines and manage virtual computers which contain multiple operating systems.  Students will be taught the foundational knowledge and practice using Virtual Machines.

Prerequisite(s): None

Administering Linux

OSL200 Administering Linux

Students will be able to use a Linux operating system to determine and configure System Architecture, manage Linux installation and package management, and install GNU and Unix commands. Students will also spend time managing devices, Linux file systems and Hierarchy Standard. Configuring Shells, Scripting and Data Management are also included in this course along with managing user interfaces, customizing administrative tasks and managing networking and security. The associated industry exam is LX0-004. Certification: CompTIA, Linux+

Prerequisite(s): None

Network and Operational Security (Elective Option)

SEC101 Network and Operational Security (Elective Option)

Students will be able to apply cybersecurity risk mitigation concepts to execute appropriate level security responses. They will practice analyzing and differentiating malware, social engineering, wireless and application attacks along with the use and application of cryptography concepts, tools and products. This foundational course also includes procedures to establish host, application and data security along with authentication services, authorization and access control. The associated industry exam is SY0-601. Certification: CompTIA, Security+

Prerequisite(s): NET102 Introduction to Networking

Intro to Coding (Elective Option)

CS101 Intro to Coding (Elective Option)

Students will be able to write HTML code for use in a variety of work environments. This course teaches students to create simple web pages using HTML5 tags, format web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and manage HTML web pages.

Prerequisite(s): None

Career Success

CS101 Career Success

Student will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development and how their DiSC style relates to others.

Prerequisite(s): None

Advanced Career Development

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals first, it is time you did as well.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 80% of their program.

Six General Education Courses:

Critical Thinking (elective option)

GE101 Critical Thinking*

Students will be able to comprehend, analyze, and create inductive and deductive arguments. This course presents a variety of topics essential to a student’s development in critical thinking in additions to arguments, such as informal fallacies, modes of persuasion, perspective and bias, language and meaning, culminating in the development of reasonable strategies for belief formation. *This is an elective course. Students may substitute for GE107 Introduction to Psychology. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Business Communication

GE102 Business Communication

Students will be able to develop all types of business communication including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal communication.  The course also includes topics of resumes, application letters, interviewing tips, and employment follow-up documents. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Business Math

GE103 Business Math

Students will be able to apply math fundamentals to business applications.  Topics include a basic math review, business statistics, profit calculations, payroll, banking, interest calculations, insurance, taxes, and other business topics. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Introduction to Business

GE104 Introduction to Business

Students will be able to understand business in an increasingly global society with an introduction to business terminology, concepts, environments, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include an overview of the business environment, business ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements of business. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Principles of Management (elective option)

GE105 Principles of Management*

Students will be able to apply effective management principles to today’s dynamic business environment.  Students will gain an understanding of the Principles of Management within the dimensions of the planning-organizing-leading-controlling (P-O-L-C) framework.  Topics include roles of personality and values in determining work behaviors, setting goals and objectives, and communication within organizations.  In addition, students will define organizational culture, structure and change while examining the role of strategic human resource management (SHRM). *This is an elective course. Students may substitute for GE108 Leadership. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

American Government

GE106 American Government

Students will be able to understand the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights.  This course explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life; describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics; details the branches of government and how they operate; and shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Introduction to Psychology (elective option)

GE107 Introduction to Psychology*

Students will be able to intelligently discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and understand theories of motivation proposed for instincts, drive reduction, self-efficacy, and social motives. In this course students will learn about the history and understand the score of study in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. *This is an elective course. Students may substitute for GE101 Critical Thinking.  

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Leadership (elective option)

GE108 Leadership*

Students will be able to understand and apply leadership’s crucial skill areas; those related to the foundational elements, conceptual elements, human elements, technical elements, and political elements of effective leadership. Students will hone their skill bases in these areas through assessing their own level of competence in each skill and practicing the skills to improve their leadership effectiveness. * This is an elective course. Students may substitute for GE105 Principles of Management. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the certificate level courses

Get the hands-on training you need to transform your career goals into reality. Asher College's courses were designed in consultation with industry professionals so that you get the core skills employers demand
I couldn't have done it without Asher. The instructors are brilliant. They have no problems answering any questions... I can't convey how grateful I am for Asher College coming into my life.
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Get first-hand practice and job-preparation with our PC clinics. Asher College hosts a PC clinic every week onsite, where free repairs are offered to the community. This gives you a chance to see how you would deal with various situations while on the job. You’ll feel confident and capable when you’re able to successfully make PC repairs by yourself.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

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