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Professional Certificate in Cloud Computing

Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology (HKIIT)
Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology (HKIIT)
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Programme Code
Subject Area
Information Technology
Programme Type
Professional Certificate
Offering Institution
Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology (HKIIT)
Contact Hours
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Programme Fee
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks Class Status
IT524135P-1 2024.09.03 Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)
Cantonese supplemented with English

On completion of the programme, learners will be able to:


a. describe the features of cloud computing and cloud computing services in cloud infrastructure;

b. identify suitable cloud computing services to build a basic cloud computing infrastructure; and

c. demonstrate proficiency in using popular cloud computing platforms, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, to deploy and manage cloud-based applications and services.


The professional certificate programme offers the following modules:


Architecting Cloud Applications (36hrs)

- Learn the building block of Cloud Applications;
- Identify and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to design Cloud Applications; and
- Demonstrate the ability to architecting and building well architected Cloud Applications.
DevOps in Cloud (36hrs)
- Learn the fundamentals of developing applications on cloud;
- Use the Cloud software development kits (SDKs) to develop secure and scalable cloud applications;
- Interact with cloud using code, and understand key concepts, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for developing applications on cloud;
- Apply the cloud coding pattern and create Microservices in different situation; and
- Learn the concepts of continuous integration and continuous development to select the most appropriate deployment strategies based on a set of business and technical requirements.
"Professional Certificate in Cloud Computing" is an in-service training course recognized at Level 4 of the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework.
The course content includes two AWS-approved professional classroom trainings: AWS Technical Essentials and Architecting on AWS.


- The course will commence in the first week of September 2024, with one lesson per week. Classes will be held on a weekday from 18:30 to 21:30.

- In special circumstances, some lessons may be conducted in online mode.

- Duration: 72 hrs. The normal duration for completion of the programme is around 7 months.


Entry Requirements

Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, plus at least one year of relevant work experience, or equivalent; or
Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language or equivalent with 2 years relevant working experience; or
Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board plus at least one year of relevant work experience; or
Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above plus at least one year of relevant work experience AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or
At least two years of relevant work experience plus other relevant verifiable prior learning that are deemed appropriate by respective Programme Board AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or
Mature applicants, i.e. those aged 21 or above, with at least 2 years’ relevant work experience AND a pass in the entrance assessment

Financial Assistance Scheme

Vplus Creative Industries 

As a part of the Vplus Subsidy Scheme, Vplus Creative Industries is supported by the HKSAR Government to encourage working adults to pursue higher qualifications for career advancement and to promote lifelong learning. 


Successful applicants can be reimbursed 60% of the tuition fees paid for the programme, maximum HK$36,000 per person. Applicants may apply for reimbursement for more than one eligible programmes. 


Original tuition fee: $32,000
Tuition fee after funding: $12,800

More Details 


Application deadline: 31 July 2024 (Wed)

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⦁ Applicants who fulfil the entry requirements will receive a payment notice later. Applications are not required to pay the tuition at this moment.

⦁ In general, course enrollment is made on a first-come-first-served basis.

⦁ Subject to the availability of the classes, applicants will be informed to change to another class if the applied class was full.

⦁ Any change in class selection will be put on the waiting list.


(Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00)

Website: hkiit.edu.hk


Enrollment and Enquiry:

Tel: 2835-7403

e-mail: hkiit-skillsup@vtc.edu.hk


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