Cloud and network services

Large data centers, or clouds, have changed how user data and applications are managed. From a technical perspective, cloud technology has greatly contributed to the rapid scaling up of Internet as a whole. Consequently, the underlying big forces, cloudification and virtualization, also have an impact on network architectures and technologies.

Control functions of network elements are centralized to operator’s cloud data centers in pursuit of cost, scale, and flexibility benefits. This trend is visible both in the core and radio access networks where control software is being virtualized and centralized.

Studying university courses on cloud and network services helps a student better understand e.g. the applications and deployment challenges of the emerging private 5G networks and services. Designing application-level software for the advanced machine-type and time-sensitive use cases requires good knowledge of 5G network functions as well.

Teaching and application period

FITech offers cloud services courses from basic to advanced level. Stepwise progress toward more advanced courses is necessary. Please, pay attention to the prerequisites of each course before applying.

To find out the exact application period, see the details of each course below. If the application period is not active, you can subscribe to the course. This way, you will receive an email notification when the application period starts or other course information is changed.

All studies are free of charge. FITech reserves the right to change the course information without prior notice.

NB! You can take one or more courses but it is not mandatory to complete all of the courses in the specialization. Some courses have limits on the amount of FITech students. Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university have preference to those courses.

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