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NJIT Continuing Professional Education Now Offering On-site Cloud Technologies Training to MTA Employees

Employees at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in New York City now have the opportunity to receive on-site training in CloudTechnologies offered by the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Division at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The university recently received an on-site training contract with the MTA to offer its 96-hour non-credit CloudMASTER™ Certificate Program.  The MTA joins the large numbers of businesses and government agencies that are migrating to the “cloud” and is one example of the kinds of professional development which CPE offers both on-ground—be it at companies or the university—and online. 

“Many organizations and professionals are seeking solutions to build cloud competencies to manage and utilize new technologies,” said Gale Tenen Spak, PhD, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT.  “This growth translates to a need for cloud experts who can help organizations use technology to enable and drive business in the 21st century.”

The CloudMASTER™ Certificate Program provides a strong foundation in cloud technologies, overall cloud architecture and management of cloud infrastructure, as well as a solid technical background in modern web services deployment and administration.  Students will learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern cloud-enabled business environment.  The program is comprised of three 32-hour training modules—Cloud Technologies, Cloud Architecture and Design, and Cloud Operations Management—each of which can be completed as a stand-alone course.  Upon successful completion of each module, NJIT awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and an NJIT and NCTA certificate.  After satisfactory completion of all three modules, students will take the final online examination for CloudMASTER™ Certification.

NJIT is a founding Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of NCTA and serves on the NCTA Academic Advisory Council (AAC). 

Offering a variety of academic credit-bearing educational and non-credit professional development training programs and a flexible course delivery system, CPE has spent more than 50 years teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals the latest on what they need to know while maintaining a full-time job.  For more information about the Cloud Technologies training program at NJIT, visit http://adultlearner.njit.edu/programs/noncredit/cloudtech.php and for other professional development and educational programs offered by the university, visit http://www.njit.edu/continuing/.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.