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AWS Cloud Foundations

Gain an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts

Collaborating with AWS Academy, this course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Upon successful completion of this course, students get access to a free practice exam and a discounted certification coupon for AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification Exam.

This is course #1 in a series focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS), including: AWS Cloud Architectures (Course #2), AWS Data Analytics in Cloud (Course #3), and AWS Machine Learning in Cloud (Course #4). Take one class or all four in the series.

This program is designed for:

  • Individuals who want to get a job in cloud computing.
  • Individuals in the IT industry who want to advance their career.
  • Professionals who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles.
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    Program Format: Hybrid (in person and online). The course consists of an initial 3-hour in-person session with the instructor and labs, followed by 20 hours of online self-guided work.

    Cost: $499.00

    CEUs (Continuing Education Units): 2.3

    Length of Program: 23 hours

    What You'll Learn

    When you've completed the program "AWS Cloud Foundations," you will be able to:

    • Define the AWS Cloud
    • Explain the AWS pricing philosophy
    • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
    • Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud
    • Create a virtual private cloud
    • Demonstrate when to use different compute services
    • Differentiate between cloud storage services
    • Demonstrate when to use different database services
    • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud
    • Explore key concepts related to auto scaling and monitoring

    Topics Covered

    This program will include:

    • Cloud Concepts Overview
    • Cloud Economics and Billing
    • AWS Global Infrastructure Overview
    • Cloud Security
    • Networking and Content delivery
    • Compute, storage & databases
    • Cloud Architecture
    • Automatic Scaling and Monitoring

    Program Author

    Ron Chiang

    Ron C. Chiang is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His research interest includes cloud computing, and computer systems. He works extensively with AWS and is an AWS Educate Cloud ambassador, an AWS Academy accredited educator, and an AWS certified professional.

    Program Details

    Program Format: Hybrid (in person and online). The course consists of an initial 3-hour in-person session with the instructor and labs, followed by 20 hours of online self-guided work.

    Cost: $499.00

    CEUs (Continuing Education Units): 2.3

    Length of Program: 23 hours

    What You'll Learn

    When you've completed the program "AWS Cloud Foundations," you will be able to:

    • Define the AWS Cloud
    • Explain the AWS pricing philosophy
    • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
    • Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud
    • Create a virtual private cloud
    • Demonstrate when to use different compute services
    • Differentiate between cloud storage services
    • Demonstrate when to use different database services
    • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud
    • Explore key concepts related to auto scaling and monitoring

    Topics Covered

    This program will include:

    • Cloud Concepts Overview
    • Cloud Economics and Billing
    • AWS Global Infrastructure Overview
    • Cloud Security
    • Networking and Content delivery
    • Compute, storage & databases
    • Cloud Architecture
    • Automatic Scaling and Monitoring

    Program Author

    Ron Chiang

    Ron C. Chiang is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His research interest includes cloud computing, and computer systems. He works extensively with AWS and is an AWS Educate Cloud ambassador, an AWS Academy accredited educator, and an AWS certified professional.

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