Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Las Positas College has created a Cloud Computing certificate, which incorporates content from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning.
Cloud computing—which delivers vast data capacity to organizations of all shapes and sizes without requiring expensive on-site servers—is widely considered the biggest growth arena in technology today. It is also set to open a world of opportunity for Las Positas College students, in one of the highest paying IT fields.
In just 16 units, LPC’s Cloud Computing Certificate gets students ready to pursue a career in cloud computing and introduces students to AWS technologies. AWS courses cover cloud services introduction, storage and database management, programming, security and web services, and other essentials.
Spring 2022 two online sections
- CIS 81A (A01, CRN #32555) - Intro to Cloud Computing, January 18 thru March 18 (week 1 thru 8)
- CIS 82A (A01, CRN #32940) - AWS Cloud Practitioner Prep, March 21 thru May 20, (week 9 thru 18)
Course outline: CIS 81A
Course outline: CIS 82A
Fall 2021 two online sections
- CIS 81B (A01, CRN #23037) - Database Essentials in the Cloud, August 18 thru October 84 (week 1 thru 8)
- CIS 81C (A01, CRN #23250) - Compute Engines for the Cloud October 11 thru December 10, (week 9 thru 18)
Course outline: CIS 81B
Course outline: CIS 81C
Fall 2021 - CIS 81B - Database Essential in the Cloud
This course addresses cloud database management which supports a number of different approaches for storing data. In the course, students define, operate and scale both SQL and noSQL data storage solutions. This course considers factors that should be balanced during the design of a storage solution. Principles are applied by performing exercises using Amazon RDS and SQL to create and fill tables, retrieve and manipulate data. Object-based APIs are used to serialize objects to Amazon DynamoDB for noSQL solutions. Topics include automated backups, transaction logs, restoration and retention.
Fall 2021 - CIS 81C - Compute Engines for Cloud
In this course, students explore how cloud computing systems are built using a common set of core technologies, algorithms, and design principles centered around distributed systems. Students will use current cloud platforms such as AWS, AZURE to provision, load-balance and scale their applications. The course discusses, from a developer perspective, the most important reasons for using cloud computing and examines the underlying design principles of scalable cloud applications.