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 2021 two online sections
- CIS 81A (A01, CRN #32647) - Intro to Cloud Computing, Jan 19 - Mar 15, (week 1 thru 9)
- CIS 82A (A01, CRN #33118) - AWS Cloud Practioner Certification Prep Mar 15 -May 21, (week 10 thru 18)
Course outline: CIS 81A
Course outline: CIS 82A
Spring 2021 - CIS 81A - Intro to Cloud Computing
This course introduces cloud computing which shifts information systems from on premises computing infrastructure to highly scalable internet architectures using current cloud platforms such as AWS. The course provides a basic understanding of cloud computing technologies and provides students with the understanding required to effectively evaluate and assess the business and technical benefits of cloud computing and cloud applications. Students analyze a variety of cloud services (storage, servers, software applications), then learn to configure, deploy, and manage cloud facilities. The course also demonstrates/makes available the AWS platforms for educational, industry career path guidance and career opportunities. This course surveys cloud careers and explores industry demand for cloud skills.
Spring 2021 - CIS 82A - AWS Cloud Practioner Certification Prep
This introductory course provides an overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, basic security, architecture principles, pricing, and technical support. Students gain an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. Review of core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud. This course prepares students to pursue becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner using official AWS Academy Cloud Foundations material