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Cloud Computing Architecture

Cloud Computing Architecture is an AWS Academy curriculum designed to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and prepare them for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam. The curriculum is delivered through instructor-led classes, hands-on labs and project work.  (12 meetings) (6 CEUs)

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AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment through a variety of practical exercises. You will have access to instructor-led training, videos, LMS-hosted content, assessments, and hands-on labs. You must be at least 17 years old.  Prerequisites: Cloud Computing Architecture requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills. (10 meetings) (2 CEUs)

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Who should attend these courses?

This class is for IT practitioners who desire to learn more about cloud computing in AWS.

  1. Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  2. Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  3. Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  4. Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements
  5. Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices
  6. Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms

These are non-credit, short-term training programs through CTC Continuing Education.

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Web Developer*

Potential Earnings: (2017) $32.69 hourly, $67,990 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2016-2026) - much faster than average (15 %)

Computer Support Specialist*

Potential Earnings:  (2017) $25.39 hourly, $52,810 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2016-2026) - faster than average (11 %)

Computer Network Architect*

Potential Earnings:  (2017) $50.31 hourly, $104,650 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2016-2026) - as fast as average (6%)

Network and Computer Systems Administrators*

Potential Earnings: (2017) $38.99 hourly, $81,100 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2016-2026) - as fast as average (6 %)

 * Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

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Degrees and Certificates

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Delivery Mode


Upon successful completion of the AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture curriculum, students get access to vouchers for a free practice exam and discounted AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam. AWS Certifications recognize individuals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and operations on AWS. The examination is not offered as a part of the class.  Students are responsible for their own exam registration and payment for the examination.

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