Cloud Administrator


  • NQF: 5
  • SAQA ID. 101408
  • CREDITS: 282

What is a Cloud Administrator? 

Cloud administrators manage software and hardware associated with the use of cloud-based services (e.g., Dropbox, G Suite, Microsoft Office 365). 

Did you know? 

The estimated salary potential for Systems Administrator Cloud will increase 28% over 5 years. 


Cloud administrators are one of several possible job options in technology that offer vital cloud services that support businesses in their endeavors. A career as a cloud administrator may be a good fit for someone who has a passion for IT systems management and a skill set that emphasises cloud services. This qualification enables students to work with cloud engineers and other cloud management staff, to assist the client establish their cloud services and maintain smooth network operation. 

Students gain an understanding of the principles of performance management, business planning concepts, product costing, and general ethical behaviour and its impact on the workplace. They will be well-equipped in how the industry works with the right workplace knowledge and people skills acquired through this qualification. 


Career Fields

Security Engineer
Incidence Response
Management & Administration
Testing & Hacking
Admission Requirements
  • NQF Level 4 qualification

Certification & Examination Authority

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Cloud Administrator from the QCTO. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.

EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience.

Duration and Work-Integrated Learning


Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guides are available on the Student Portal


Enquire at Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.


Introduction to Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Elements

Containers, Cloud Native and Kubernetes

Cloud Security, Risks, Vulnerabilities and Mitigation

Data and Databases in the Cloud

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Platforms

Introduction to Cloud Computing Governance, Legislation and Ethics

4IR and Future Skills

Design Thinking Principles for Innovation

Practical Skill Modules

Ensure Compliance in terms of Legal Cybersecurity Requirements and National and International Standards 

Assess Risks and Vulnerabilities and Current Security Measures 

Implement Protection, Prevention and Detection Measures to Mitigate Risk, Violations and Vulnerabilities 

Apply Logical Thinking and Math’s 

Apply Basic Scriptwriting for Cybersecurity Toolsets 

Access and Visualise Structured Data Using Spreadsheets 

Apply Design Thinking Methodologies 

Function Ethically and Effectively as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Team

Work Experience Modules

Compliance with Legal Cybersecurity Requirements 

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation 

Cybersecurity Detection, Protection and Prevention Processes


Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.