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CIS 500 Introduction to Cloud Computing

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

The course will provide students with a thorough treatment of cloud computing and its applicability to commercial application development as well as research computing needs. The lectures cover topics related to infrastructure and software stack, programming models (e.g., MapReduce and Pregel), underlying distributed storage layers (e.g., HDFS and HBase), as well as enabling technologies such as virtualization. Students will also be exposed to various cloud frameworks and libraries (e.g., Mahout, Pig, and Hive).

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 64-72
  • Homework hours/semester: 128-144
Prerequisites: CIS 117 or CIS 254 or CIS 278
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU