Online Cloud Engineering Bootcamp

Did you know the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects cloud computing employment will grow 15% by 2031? There’s never been a better time to bolster your IT skill set and earn an industry-aligned cloud engineering certification.

The UC Santa Barbara’s 100% online Cloud Engineering Bootcamp can prepare you to become a cloud engineering professional in 12-20 weeks.

  • Duration 12-20 Weeks
  • Upcoming Part-Time Cohort  
  • Upcoming Full-Time Cohort  

At a Glance: Cloud Engineering Bootcamp

  • Designed for entry-level cloud engineering jobs, no experience needed
  • Affordable
  • Full-time and part-time programs
    (12 and 20 weeks)
  • 100% online instruction
  • Dedicated career services
  • Beginner-friendly IT instruction

Explore the UC Santa Barbara's Cloud Engineering Learning Experience

UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Capstone Project

Impactful Projects and Assignments

During the program, students will work on several projects that simulate real-world challenges and scenarios, preparing them to tackle similar situations they may encounter in their future careers. The final project will serve as tangible evidence of the skills and knowledge acquired during the bootcamp, showcasing practical application and competence to prospective employers.

UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Mentoring

Virtual Hands-On Lab Experiences

Your cloud engineering courses will feature several lab assignments that allow you to apply concepts in a virtual hands-on "sandbox environment" that provides a controlled and secure space for students to experiment without the risk of causing damage or compromising actual systems.

UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Dedicated Certification Preparation

Our bootcamp includes dedicated certification preparation (exam preparation, targeted reviews, and mock exams) during the final weeks of the program, designed to help students review and solidify cloud engineering skills prior to taking the industry-aligned AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C02) certification exam. The AWS exam preparation course ($2,300), study guide ($70), and exam ($100) costs are all included in your bootcamp program price, for a savings of $2,470.

UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Comprehensive Student Support Services

Comprehensive Student Support Services

Our bootcamp offers comprehensive student support services to enhance the learning experience and foster a supportive learning environment; helping students succeed in mastering cloud engineering skills; including weekly virtual office hours, with real-time interaction with instructors as well as personalized 1:1 mentoring sessions and access to a 24/7 AI tutor.

UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Extensive Career Services

Extensive Career Services

This online bootcamp equips you with the tools to secure an entry-level cloud engineering role. You will have access to a suite of resources, including a career services platform featuring job opportunities and a talent portal where hiring organizations can contact you. It also offers guidance on how best to market your new cloud engineering skills.

  • Career Coaching

    Focus on achieving your career goals through 30-minute sessions with a career coach.

  • Interview Prep

    Learn how to ace your cloud engineering interviews through constructive mock interviews.

  • Resume Building

    Build your cloud engineering resume and portfolio with the help of QuickStart's career coach.

High Growth, High Potential Cloud Engineering Jobs

Our program prepares students for a range of cloud computing roles. While salaries and positions will vary, explore the career opportunities typically available to our program graduates.

Role Average Salary
Cloud Support Engineer (L1)
  • Monitor systems and network services
  • Track and troubleshoot issues
  • Report incidents
Cloud Administrator
  • Manage cloud resources (networks, storage, virtual machines)
  • Track and troubleshoot issues
  • Work with IT department to deploy, configure, amd monitor computer, storage, and networking services in the cloud

Source:, 2024

Alumni Success Stories

Students who have completed our bootcamp programs have secured positions at notable organizations nationwide, including:

  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Apple Logo
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification AT&T
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Oracle Logo
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Meta Logo
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification American Airlines Logo
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Capgemini
  • Charles Schwab
  • Cognizant
  • Cisco
  • Fidelity
  • Fiserv
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Home Depot
  • Norton Lifelock
  • Revature
  • Shake Shack
  • Skillstorm
  • Tesla

Choose Your Learning Track

Our part-time and full-time program options are designed to accommodate your learning style, your schedule and your entry into the IT field.



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  • Instructor-led sessions 2x weekly
  • Hands-on labs
  • Capstone projects
  • Dedicated certification preparation
  • 20-25 hour weekly commitment
  • Career services

Cloud Engineering Bootcamp


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This pacing option offers a balanced approach to virtual learning. Part-time learners engage in primarily asynchronous course content, complemented by live class sessions 2x weekly. This format is ideal for students who want instructor support and have a more flexible schedule.

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Next Cohort:  
  • Live, online instructor-led sessions, Monday- Friday
  • Hands-on labs
  • Capstone projects
  • Dedicated certification preparation
  • 35-40 hour weekly commitment and additional ~10 hour weekly
  • Career services

Cloud Engineering Bootcamp

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The full-time training option condenses the program into a 12-week timeline for motivated cloud engineering students. Learners participate in synchronous class sessions to advance their skills with instructor support.

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  • Virtual Hands-On Labs Hands-on labs provide an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations.
  • Virtual Office Hours Scheduled live sessions held on a weekly basis where students have the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, and interact with the facilitator.
  • Capstone Projects Capstone projects will demonstrate to employers the skills and knowledge you acquired through the bootcamp.
  • Career Services QuickStart’s career services assist students in their efforts in finding a role in Cloud Engineering through resume building, mock interviews, and internship and job opportunities access.
  • Annual Program Access Students will have 12 month access to program content (6 month for labs) after bootcamp completion.

Cloud Engineering Bootcamp


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Students attend instructor-led sessions that result in 18 course-hours per week. This accelerated format supports information retention and supports certification preparation, and provides real-world experience through lab work and projects.

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Bootcamp Courses

Through our partnerships with top technology organizations, we’re able to offer leading-edge IT training and coursework designed for the future of the field.

Curriculum Overview
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Introduction to IT Fundamentals

    Introduction to IT Fundamentals

    Part Time: Week 1-2
    Full Time: Week 1
    • Learn computing basics and the value of data and troubleshooting
    • Explore applications software and the various components of an operating system
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Networking Foundations

    Networking Foundations

    Part Time: Week 3-5
    Full Time: Week 2
    • Understand the mechanics of how network connected devices transmit and receive data
    • Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity
    • Explain security concepts and network attacks to harden networks against threats
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Cloud Essentials

    Cloud Essentials

    Part Time: Week 6-7
    Full Time: Week 3
    • Analyze the different cloud models to design the best solution to support business requirements
    • Troubleshoot capacity, automation, connectivity, and security issues related to cloud implementations
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Career Simulation 1

    Career Simulation 1

    Part Time: Week 8
    Full Time: Week 4
    • Organize a high-level design of cloud models most suited for the case study provided
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Linux Essentials

    Linux Essentials

    Part Time: Week 9-10
    Full Time: Week 5
    • Gain proficiency in using the Linux command line, including navigating the file system, managing files and directories, and executing basic commands
    • Establish a foundational understanding of the Linux command-line interface, allowing you to perform essential tasks efficiently
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Career Simulation 2

    Career Simulation 2

    Part Time: Week 11
    Full Time: Week 6
    • Complete a Linux project that provides hands-on experience working in the terminal and Identifying users and accounts
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    Part Time: Week 12-13
    Full Time: Week 7
    • Learn about cloud computing concepts, models, and services, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud, in addition to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS)
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Career Simulation 3

    Career Simulation 3

    Part Time: Week 14
    Full Time: Week 8
    • Deploy network services (VPC, subnets), compute services (Azure VMS), storage services (Azure Storage), and Configure IAM requirements (IAM)
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Cloud Operations on AWS

    Cloud Operations on AWS

    Part Time: Week 15-16
    Full Time: Week 9
    • Identify the AWS services that support the different phases of Operational Excellence, an AWS Well-Architected Framework pillar
    • Manage access to AWS resources using AWS accounts and organizations and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • Maintain an inventory of in-use AWS resources by using AWS services, such as AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Final Career Simulation

    Final Career Simulation

    Part Time: Week 17-18
    Full Time: Week 10-11
    • Determine on which region in AWS to deploy EC2
    • Create a virtual private cloud (VPC), which is a logically isolated set of services in AWS
    • Create key pairs and a security group, which are needed to access the virtual machines or containers in AWS
  • UC Santa Barbara Best Cloud Certification Exam Preparation for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    Exam Preparation for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    Part Time: Week 19-20
    Full Time: Week 12
    • Review and refresh your knowledge of exam topics
    • Complete practice AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exams and receive study tips to obtain the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner credential

Learn from Industry Experts

Our instructors have years of experience in information technology and cloud engineering. With the support of our instructors, you will develop the framework to solve problems cloud engineering professionals face daily.

Jesus Sandoval


Jesus is an experienced DevOps Engineer who excels in start-up and enterprise environments by enhancing operational efficiency and speed by integrating development and operations. His cloud technology and Linux administration expertise has helped him to streamline organization processes, cut costs and boost performance to deliver scalable, high-quality solutions tailored to diverse business needs.

Cloud Engineering Bootcamp Outcomes

The UC Santa Barbara's Cloud Engineering Bootcamp prepares students for successful IT careers. We pride ourselves on helping students achieve their career goals by empowering them with applied and in-demand skills and certification.

  • Learn Top Cloud Engineering Skills

    Study industry-aligned competencies and develop skills through virtual hands-on projects

  • Earn an Employer-Aligned Certification

    Master the skills to pass a top cloud engineering certification

  • Start Your New Career Path

    Complete the program prepared for an entry-level cloud engineering role and equipped with career resources from QuickStart

Cloud Engineering Bootcamp Admissions Process

Submit a Request More Information Form

  • 1

    Our admissions team will review your form. If you have not scheduled a call with an advisor by the time your form is reviewed, one of our team members will reach out to you to schedule an interview.

  • 2

    You’ll interview with an admissions advisor to verify that the Cloud Engineering Bootcamp is the right fit for your career goals. Your advisor will also answer your questions, cover financing options, and discuss next steps.

  • 3

    Upon enrollment, you will receive access to recommended coursework to prepare for the start of classes and get a head start on your learning.

  • 4

    Begin learning new skills in the UC Santa Barbara’s Cloud Engineering Bootcamp.

Hear from Our Students

The Cloud Engineering Bootcamp gave me the confidence to properly market my skills. It also gave me a deeper grasp and understanding of the Linux operating system.

Henry Ike

The Cloud Engineering Bootcamp helped me gain the necessary skills and also the career services department helped me prepare for interviews, find jobs, and kept me accountable to keep applying for jobs.​

Nathan George

How We Compare to Other Bootcamps

We offer one of the most accessible and affordable bootcamps for aspiring cloud engineers. Discover the advantages of choosing the UC Santa Barbara for your IT training.

Our Benefits Fullstack Academy Clarusway CodePlatoon
Duration (part-time) 20 weeks 26 weeks 37 weeks 28 weeks
Admissions assessment No Yes Yes Yes
University branded Yes No No No
Exam voucher for industry certification Yes No No Yes
Dedicated exam preparation Yes No No No
Tuition $7,900 $14,495 $13,800 $19,000

Cloud Engineering Bootcamp FAQs

What kind of bootcamps do you offer?

We offer cybersecurity, software engineering, data analytics & visualization, and cloud engineering bootcamps on part-time and full-time learning tracks.

Our part-time and full-time tracks allow you to choose a pacing option that can accommodate your lifestyle needs. Our full-time program requires an average time commitment of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 12 weeks. We recommend students not be employed during training due to the rigor of this program in the full-time option.

Bootcamp tuition ranges based on the program pace selected. The full-time Cloud Engineering Bootcamp costs $12,000, while the part-time option costs $7,900.

On average, cloud engineering bootcamps take between 20 (part-time) and 12 weeks (full-time) to complete, depending on the modality that you choose.

Bootcamp scholarships are not offered at this time.

All online bootcamp programs are designed to accommodate students with varying levels of expertise, but certain prerequisites should be satisfied in order to ensure a smoother learning experience. Students should possess a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations, such as file management, software installation, and system navigation.

  • File Management: Ability to create, rename, move, and delete files and folders
  • Software Installation: Proficiency in installing and uninstalling software, including the process of downloading software, running installation wizards, and managing software updates
  • System Navigation: Ability to navigate the operating system interface with ease

Our bootcamps prepare students for entry-level roles. Our career services team is available to provide guidance to online learners in obtaining those roles.

Yes, our career coaches will help you with resume building, mock interviews, and internship/job opportunities.

Read more about our refund policy here.

  • Intel i3 processor or better, 64 bit
  • 8GB RAM memory (16GB highly recommended)
  • 100GB of available main drive space (not USB or external)
  • Windows 10/11 (Home or Pro) (not S mode)

Please note the current lab environment does not support the Apple chip’s that are not Intel based.

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