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Foundation Certificate in Cloud Computing Architecture

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
06 Nov 2024 (Wed)
Next intake(s)
2 months to 3 months
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
Deadline on 30 Sep 2024 (Mon)
2587 3210
2571 8480
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The cloud computing market in Hong Kong continues to grow since 2016. With the maturity of cloud computing architecture, foundation and technologies. The adoption of cloud technologies keeps increasing. Many Hong Kong enterprises have realized the advantages of cloud. They are willing to leverage cloud services to boost their business performance and to create innovative service offerings. With the increasing volume of data will be stored on clouds, there is a strong demand for cloud computing technology professionals in Hong Kong.

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HKU SPACE announced at the Internet Economy Summit 2018 on 13 Apr 2018 that this programme will be launched in co-operation with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, and Cyberport. As a member institution of AWS Academy, HKU SPACE has access to an authorized cloud computing curriculum, developed and maintained by AWS.


Programme Objectives

The programme aims to equip students with the basic knowledge and practical skills in cloud computing for business. It provides students with fundamental knowledge of cloud computing as well as experiences in practical laboratories. Students will learn the best practices in deploying and implementing cloud computing applicable for unique business requirements.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Describe the values and benefits of cloud computing for business;
  2. Identify suitable methods and tools to minimise business risks in cloud computing;
  3. Select the appropriate options in optimizing resources for cloud computing in business; 
  4. Apply architectural principles and best practices in automating the deployment of cloud resources. 


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Programme Details

There are 2 modules in the programme.




Management and Optimization of Resources for Cloud Computing (27 hours)



Deployment and Implementation of Cloud Computing in Business (18 hours)




Students will be assessed by continuous coursework including lab worksheets, projects, and final examination.

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Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centres on Hong Kong Island

Professional Accreditation


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6600 (Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall :

1)      Have completed Senior Secondary Curriculum  and gained Level 2 in English Language in the DSE Examination; OR

2)      Have completed Secondary 5 education and gained Level 2 (obtained in or after 2007) or Grade E (obtained before 2007) in English Language in the HKCEE.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Foundation Certificate in Cloud Computing Architecture
COURSE CODE 34C148458 FEES $6,600 ENQUIRY 2587-3223
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Foundation Certificate in Cloud Computing Architecture

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [2])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 

Partner Details


AWS academy

Offering an AWS curriculum for higher education institutions to help students develop in-demand cloud computing skills and prepare for industry-recognized AWS Certification.

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Cyberport is an innovative digital community with over 1,000 technology companies.  It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government.  With the vision to become a main force in developing the digital tech industry as a key economic driver of Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow in the digital industry by connecting them to strategic partners and investors, driving collaboration with local and international business partners to create new opportunities, and accelerating digital adoption amongst corporates and SMEs. 

Cyberport focuses on building key clusters of digital tech, namely FinTech, Big Data/AI, e-commerce and IoT/Wearables, to foster the development of Hong Kong into a “Smart City”.  With a committed team of professionals providing all rounded value added services to support our digital community and an array of state-of-the-art tech facilities, Cyberport is the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital tech industry.

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